Collective Advocacy Worker – “Oor Mad History” project

  • Part time
  • £25,027 – £27,702 pro-rata
  • Lothian
  • Closing 25th August 2022

  • Advertised from 27th July 2022
  • 28 hours per week


CAPS is looking for a new Collective Advocacy worker to facilitate the Oor Mad History collective advocacy project. Building on the successful launch of the recent book, “Oor Mad History: Ten Years On” this role will help the collective advocacy group members to identify their next challenge.

As well as helping the group create a community course around Madness as part of our Education as Advocacyprogramme and developing the 30+ year old archive of the Mental Health User Movement in Lothian, you will be led by people in the group to take forward other identified actions, and make sure their views and wishes are expressed.

You will work collaboratively with the team at Queen Margaret University who are delivering Mad People’s History and Identity and the Mad Studies MSc., connecting with students and encouraging activism as people draw on their experiences and learning to bring about change.

The role offers autonomy and flexibility, working as part of our enthusiastic team of Collective Advocacy workers. You should be friendly and approachable, with the ability to form trusting relationships with group members and colleagues. Some working from home is possible and regularly attending meetings in and around Edinburgh will be necessary. This is a great opportunity to work with an expanding organisation that’s making a real difference to people’s lives. Find out more about CAPS Independent Advocacy at:

There will be a 6-month probationary period attached to this post. This post will be subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate check.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is Thursday 25th August 2022 at 12 noon. Interview date to be confirmed.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Catherine Street on or 07971 951 502

CAPS Independent Advocacy is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Scottish Charity Number: SC021772