Self Advocacy Worker X2

West Cumbria & South Cumbria

Between 4 days (30 hours per week) and 5 days (37.5 hours per week)

£19,573 FTE

Fixed term one year (PF are actively pursuing funding for continuation)


We are seeking highly motivated, creative, and tech-savvy individuals who are confident in both their digital and interpersonal skills and abilities to help us grow our Self Advocacy network.

You will play a primary role in connecting people across Cumbria to engage with Self Advocacy and to experience the positive effects it brings.

Self Advocacy makes a profound difference to the lives of people with learning difficulties and/or autism. It provides a safe and supportive environment in which a community of peers share experiences, ideas and conversation.

You must be passionate about supporting people with learning difficulties and /or autism to get their voice heard

You will join a dynamic organisation committed to supporting people across the North West; and you’ll enjoy generous benefits including a 6% employer pension contribution.

If you’re passionate about helping people to live happy and healthy lives, we want to hear from you.


Find out more:


To apply:

Please complete and submit the following to


The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 25th January.


Independent Advocate


24 hours per week

£21,100 FTE


An opportunity has arisen for an Independent Advocate to join our team.

As an Advocate, you will work alongside a range of people to help them achieve their goals.

This will include supporting people to understand information, navigate processes and have their rights and choices respected.

You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and knowledge of health and social care.

You’ll join an organisation that proudly looks after its people, offering flexible working arrangements, enhanced benefits, a commitment to workplace respect, training and development.

Sounds like you’d be a good fit?


Find out more:


To apply:

Please complete and submit the following to


The closing date for all applications is 5pm Friday 29th January 2021



Experts by Experience for Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews

North East Region

Hours as required

£20 per hour (up to 7 hours per day)


An opportunity has arisen for Experts by Experience for Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews to join an expanding charitable organisation at an exciting time of growth and development. We are seeking Experts who are passionate about the rights of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. You will work as a member of a Care (Education) and Treatment Review panel to carry out an assessment of a person’s care and treatment in an inpatient setting or in the community. We are seeking experts with lived experience and family carers with an understanding of services.


For more information follow the links below:


To apply please complete and submit the following to


Should you need to discuss any of the information on our website prior to application, please contact Cathy Mellstrom, CTR co-ordinator by email

or call Cathy on 03003 038037 and press option 3


Healthwatch Cumbria (HWC) Board Member

Voluntary Role


Healthwatch Cumbria is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of health and social care service users in Cumbria, with the goal of making services better and improving health and well-being.

Do you care about your health and care services?

Do you fundamentally believe that patients and their families are in the strongest position to know how services can and should be improved?

Do you have some time to devote to supporting a dedicated team of staff in carrying out this very worthwhile task by providing them with guidance and scrutiny to ensure they work to the best of their ability and achieve as much impact as possible?

If you have answered yes to all of the above, then a role on the Board of Healthwatch Cumbria may well help you to feel that you are making a difference.

For more information on the role, an application form, and details on how to apply, please see the Healthwatch Cumbria website:

HWC is delivered by People First Independent Advocacy Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered Charity No. 1184112 Company No. 5438407)