Peer Advocacy Project Co-Lead

We are looking for a …

Peer Advocacy Project Co-Lead

(Co-ordinating innovative, engagement work with people residing in secure care settings - Learning Difficulties and/or Autism)

to join our bemix team.

Do you want to improve the chances of people in secure care moving into the community and living full lives?

Are you interested in being part of an innovative pilot project in the health and social care system.

Are you passionate about co-production and committed to working in a way that values people with lived experience as experts?

If so, then we have a fantastic opportunity to work with our peer advocacy team who are embarking on a new project to find ways of supporting people from secure care settings into the community.

Main aim: Lead on the coordination and delivery of Peer Advocacy in Secure Settings in Dartford and Purley. Coordinate and support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to take part as Peer Advocates for people in Secure Care.
Support Experts by Experience to take part in Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews.
Support people with lived experience to be involved in other ad hoc co-production projects.

Hours: Minimum 4 days per week with the flexibility to increase to 5 according to the need and opportunity.

Location: For Peer Advocacy work, your main places of work will be at the Tarentfort Centre, Dartford and Warren Court, Purley. The role will include occasional work in Canterbury or further afield, with some remote work from home. We are offered C(E)TRs in Kent, near Kent, and sometimes further away in England, which may need overnight stays.

Salary and benefits: £26,000 - £30,000 pro-rata depending on experience.
The level of pay reflects the fixed-term nature of this contract.

. Generous 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata) plus Pension Scheme.

If you have…

  • Great interpersonal skills and are a natural communicator; you must be able to make people feel valued and understood.
  • An understanding of co-production and working in a co-produced way.
  • The ability to work flexibly and respond positively to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding and Prevent policies and keeping people safe as part of your role.
  • The ability to present and communicate information in a way that is easy to understand.

…we’d love to hear from you!