Jobs and Opportunities

Jobs and Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for two Independent Advocates; one based in Hexham and one based in Pegswood. Read on for more details.

Independent Advocate, RPR and 1.2 Representative, part time, Hexham

Hours: 15 hours per week (Wednesday and Friday)

Location: Hexham office, working flexibly throughout Northumberland

Accountable to: Project Lead and Director

Rate of Pay: £23,685.56 per annum (pro-rata)

Contract: Permanent

Independent Advocate, RPR and 1.2 Representative, full time, Pegswood

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Pegswood office, working flexibly throughout Northumberland

Accountable to: Project Lead and Director

Rate of Pay: £23,685.56 per annum

Contract: Permanent


Training will be provided for the role.  If you do not currently hold the Independent Advocacy Qualification you may be required to complete this.  Personal development support will be provided.

Overall purpose

To provide Independent Advocacy, which supports flexible service delivery across the county.  A professional, customer-focused attitude is essential.

This post provides statutory advocacy services to the public in relation to the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act, NHS Complaints Regulations 2009 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and their regulations and codes of practice.  The post involves providing Independent Care Act Advocacy, General Advocacy, Mental Health Advocate, NHS Complaints Advocacy, Relevant Person Representative and 1.2 Representative roles and could include providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy.

Key tasks and functions of the role

The role includes working with people of all ages including those with learning disabilities, people with mental health needs, people with physical and sensory impairment and older people.

The role involves supporting individuals to speak for themselves, or to provide representation if required.  The role will also involve delivery and facilitation of workshops and training sessions for service users around self-advocacy and negotiation skills.

The closing date for both posts is Thursday 30 May (5.00pm).

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emma Aljoe on: 01434 600599 (select option 3).

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Person Specification

Job Description – Hexham

Job Description – Pegswood

Engagement and Insight Officer

Engagement and Insight Officer

Adapt (NE) has delivered Healthwatch Northumberland since 2013. Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for users of health and social care in the county. This is an opportunity to join the team.

Full time, permanent dependent on funding. £23,685 per annum.

Based in Hexham with travel across Northumberland

Are you passionate about improving local
NHS and social care services? Do you enjoy talking to people and listening to their experiences? Do you write and present in an engaging and insightful way?

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Volunteering Opportunity Trustee Board Recruitment

Volunteering Opportunity Trustee Board Recruitment


Adapt (North East) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee operating as a successful social enterprise. Adapt has been very successful over the last ten years and is looking for additional trustees to join its current board. This is a volunteer role. We have exciting plans to develop further, therefore if you have experience in business development and/or marketing and wish to support a local successful social enterprise we would be delighted to hear from you .

For more an informal chat please contact Liz Prudhoe on 01434 613471