Recruitment Wish

We’re Hiring: Advocate, Sheffield

We’re hiring an independent mental health advocate to provide gender-specific advocacy for women in Cygnet Hospital, Sheffield.

Please note that we are also advertising for a role in Doncaster and would consider combining the two roles for the right candidate. You would need to travel by car. You can see the application pack for that role here.

Wish is a user-led campaigning organisation providing long-term, gender-specific, trauma-informed services and support to women and girls in their journey through the mental healthcare and criminal justice systems, and in the community. You can find out more about us here.

Advocacy role, Cygnet Hospital
Cygnet Hospital, Sheffield

Job description

We are looking to appoint a part-time Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) to be based at Cygnet Hospital, Sheffield (83 East Street, Sheffield, S2 3PX). The advocate will provide statutory advocacy, following Wish’s model of Gender Specific Advocacy, to enable women to address issues around treatment and care, and to support the process of self-advocacy.

Hours: 7 hours per week

Pay: FTE 25,481 – 27,041 pro rata (experience dependent, within NJC scale 19-22).

Candidates should have experience:

  • Working as an advocate
  • With women and/or girls as a principal client group
  • Or empowering individuals with complex needs.

As a user-led organisation, Wish welcomes applications from women with experience of using mental health services.

Please find the application pack below, including:

  • Cover letter
  • Job description
  • Application form
  • Equal opportunities monitoring form. The data from this form will only be used for general statistical and monitoring purposes and will not be taken into account when assessing your application
  • General information about Wish.

Please return the form by 5pm on Monday 10th May 2021 by email to Maria Ryan (

Closing date: 5pm Monday 10th May 2021

Sheffield Advocacy Cover Letter

Sheffield Advocacy Application Form

Sheffield Advocacy Job Description

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Wish General Information

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