Work for us – Lead Advocate


£21,000 pro rata (£12,600) Permanent Contract

22.5 hours per week (flexible working) 

Location – flexible, North West preferred

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our vision is of a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available and where nobody feels ashamed to ask for help.

We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

The Charity’s Advocacy service is the only one of its kind in the UK. Working with people who have OCD to secure their rights to access quality treatment and to be treated fairly at home, in education and at work. The service has recently secured 5 years funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

In this role you will be responsible for providing direct advocacy to a small number of people with OCD and, with the National Advocacy Manager, for the recruitment, training, supervision & support of a team of volunteers.

You will be an experienced advocate with excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of relevant legislation. You will have successfully managed volunteers in previous roles and will have a proven track record in developing productive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To apply for this role, please send a C.V along with a cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification supplied and why you wish to make this application. Applications should be sent to or by post to Collette Byrne, OCD Action, Suite 506 Davina House, 137-149 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7ET.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this exciting role, please telephone Collette Byrne, Advocacy Manager on 020 7253 5272.

Closing date for all applications is 5pm 18th February 2015

Interviews will take place in London on 26th February 2015

Person Specification Lead Advocate

Job Description Lead Advocate