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Volunteer Advocate
  • Salary Travel expenses and up to £5 reimbursed for lunch
  • Location Clerkenwell, Greater London
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Advice, Information , Advocacy
  • Sectors Mental Health
  • Job Reference : Advocacy

Job Description

About the role:

You will be providing support for people impacted by hoarding behaviour who may be facing a variety of situations including legal, financial, psychological and discriminatory abuse and neglect. You will be working with trained colleagues to alleviate housing, benefits, mental health and other problems experienced by HUK’s participants.

  The role consists of:

· Volunteering at HUK a minimum of a half-day (4 hours) each week.

· Providing accurate and timely support  to those using the service.

· Maintain a caseload of up to four clients at each advice session

· Taking responsibility for ongoing casework as required.

· Complying with HUK’s case-management procedures, training programme and other relevant policies and procedures.

Training on hoarding, advocacy and other relevant areas of advice will be provided.

 We are looking for:

· Experience working with vulnerable adults

· Experience of providing support in one or more of following areas: mental health; housing; social care; legal.

· The ability to work sensitively and professionally with people facing difficult circumstances

· A commitment to volunteering with us for one year.

· A commitment to values and ethos of HUK.

HoardingUK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.​  Applicants will not be negatively assessed if they request support for the application process. HUK promotes equality of opportunity for all, through diversity, giving each individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.

If you are interested, please email Ron Aitken, Advocacy Services Manager, for an application form/for further information.  For those who do not want to use the apply online feature, we have provided a copy of our expression of interest form.  This can be emailed or posted back.

If applicants need support they will not be negatively assessed, instead helped through the process.  Please get in touch.