Join the team!


We are recruiting for a Paid Relevant Person’s Representative/Independent NHS Complaints Advocate to join the Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service.

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £22,909 per annum

Based: Pegswood and working flexibly throughout Northumberland

The post is permanent subject to funding.

Please see the Job Description/Person Specification for further details.

We deliver statutory Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), Care Act Advocacy and NHS Complaints Advocacy under contract to Northumberland County Council. The service also provides RPR (Relevant Person’s Representative) and Court of Protection Rule 1.2 representatives.

Find out more about Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service.

Please see below the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form. Please send completed Application Forms along with the GDPR consent form to:

For an informal discussion about the above post please contact Chris Barker on 07413 271321 or by email:

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 12 November 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via Zoom during week commencing 22 November 2021.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

GDPR Consent Form



We’re Recruiting – Independent Advocates


We are recruiting for two Independent Advocates to join Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service at Adapt (NE); one part time post and one full time post.

Post:                      Independent Advocate, RPR and 1.2 Representative

Hours:                   37 hours per week (full time) and 15 hours per week (part time)

Location:               Pegswood office, working flexibly throughout Northumberland (due to the COVID-19 pandemic staff are currently working from home. It is anticipated staff will return to Adapt offices and face to face visiting in due course)

Accountable to:     Project Lead and Director

Rate of Pay:           £24,396 per annum (pro rata for 15hr post £9,890)

Contract:               Permanent (subject to funding)

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 Advocacy, NHS Complaints Advocacy, Relevant Person Representative and 1.2 Representative roles and could include providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Completed application forms should be returned by email to by 5.00pm, Friday 14th May 2021. Interviews will be held remotely via Zoom on Thursday 27th May.

Please tell us how you meet the person specification within the application form and state whether you are applying for the full time or part time post, and return along with the GDPR Consent Form.

For an informal discussion about the above posts please contact Chris Barker on 07413 271321 or by email

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

GDPR Consent Form