The Consultation & Advocacy Promotion Service

CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use, or have used mental health services.

CAPS works with mental health service users as individuals or as members of a group to set their own agenda, to find a stronger voice, to get their point across, and influence decisions which affect their lives.

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Recruitment - Collective Advocacy Development Worker

We are recruiting for a

Collective Advocacy Development Worker
(East Lothian & Midlothian)

Part-time 22.5 hours per week over 3 days
Starting salary £23,232 (£14,420 pro rata)

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm Monday 18 August 2014.
Interview date 29 August 2014 (to be confirmed).

The post-holder will support and develop our collective advocacy services. You will be working with groups of people who use mental health services in East Lothian and Midlothian, enabling them to give their views, and encourage their involvement in the planning, commissioning and provision of services. You will be aware of the issues faced by people using mental health services, have excellent group work skills, be able to use a community development approach and have the ability to make policy documents accessible to a range of people.

Application packs can be downloaded here:

Annual Report 2013

Our latest Annual Report is available to download here:

We moved in March 2013

We’re now settled into our new office in Musselburgh!

Our contact details are:

CAPS Independent Advocacy
Old Stables
Eskmills Park
Station Road
EH21 7PQ

Individual Advocacy: 0131 273 5118
Collective Advocacy & Administration: 0131 273 5116
Fax: 0131 273 5117

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2014