This vacancy has now closed

Children and Young People’s Individual Advocacy worker

  • Part time
  • £24,657 pro-rata
  • East Lothian and Midlothian with occasional work in Edinburgh and Scottish Borders
  • Closing 8th October 2021

  • Advertised from 13th September 2021
  • £10,883 - 16 hours per week (worked over 3 days). Fixed term for 12 months (continuing thereafter subject to continued funding from the Scottish Government)


This post is an exciting opportunity to join CAPS’ Children and Young People’s Team which provides individual advocacy to children and young people who are going through the Children’s Hearings system. CAPS is the main provider of advocacy for this issue to children and young people aged 5-18 in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS is also the alternate provider for this work in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders, so some work in these areas will also be expected.

The focus of the work is the provision of independent advocacy to support children and young people to express their views and wishes when going through the Children’s Hearings process. Experience of working with children and young people is required as well as excellent skills in communicating with them.

This post is fixed term for 12 months and will continue thereafter subject to continued funding by Scottish Government.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 8 October 2021 at 12 noon.

The interview date is to be confirmed.

CAPS Independent Advocacy is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Scottish Charity Number: SC02177