Relevant Person's Representative (RPR)

Cloverleaf Advocacy is a highly successful charity providing independent advocacy to vulnerable adults, across the Yorkshire and Humberside area and has an exciting opportunity for a Relevant Person's Representative (RPR) to join our team working on a part or full time basis for up-to 37.5 hours per week on a fixed term basis (one year in the first instance).

We are looking for person-centred, motivated individuals with experience of working with people with dementia or complex needs to fulfil a Relevant Person's Representative (RPR) role under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). The role will largely be based in the Bradford area but the ability to travel to areas is desirable.

The key tasks of this role will include:

To provide a DOLS RPR Service as described in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), its Regulations and Code of Practice. The key functions of the DOLS RPR include:

  • Helping the client to understand the DOLS authorisation.
  • Acting in the best interests of the person you represent according to the ‘best interest’ principle of the MCA.
  • Maintaining regular contact with the person deprived of their liberty.
  • (Using formal and informal complaints procedures where needed.)
  • Requesting a review if appropriate.
  • Challenging authorisations on behalf of clients where appropriate including supporting clients to take their case to the Court of Protection.
  • Keeping up-to-date with relevant case law and any changes in legislation
  • Maintaining accurate case records and writing reports.

Training and support will be provided to successful candidates.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced with barred list check. Two satisfactory references and evidence must be provided of a right to work in the United Kingdom.

Please note: Candidates not contacted within 2 weeks of the closing should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  ** Previous applicants need not reapply ** 

** Strictly, no agencies **

For more information, please contact mick.oldfield@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

Closing date: 14th August 2017 9:00am
Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week
Salary: ££19,000 p.a. FTE (pro-rata)
Salary Frequency: Per annum
Further details available at: http://www.cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk
This job is connected with: Cloverleaf Advocacy