Are you passionate about improving independent Advocacy?

We are looking for independent, freelance assessors to join our Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) assessor team. The QPM is the UK’s independent quality performance mark for organisations providing all types of statutory and non-statutory independent advocacy. Our assessors have significant experience and knowledge of the best practice delivery of independent advocacy and the broader Health and Social Care Sector; they understand advocacy providers’ unique and essential role in upholding people’s rights and enabling people’s voices to be heard.

The QPM is a supportive and developmental process. As an assessor, you will need a good understanding of organisational development and be able to communicate strengths and areas for improvement clearly. If you are passionate about people accessing high-quality, independent advocacy and want to be a part of the team ensuring QPM standards continue to be met, inspire and drive improvement, we would love to hear from you.

In order to ensure that assessments are impartial and that conflicts of interest are minimised, QPM assessors are not directly involved in currently providing advocacy services. If you would like to know more about this role or have any questions, please get in touch with our Advocacy Lead and QPM Manager, Gail Petty, via

We value diversity
We are passionate about ensuring our people reflect the communities we work with. We are taking positive action to address a current under-representation within our workforce and particularly welcome expressions of interest in free-lance work from disabled people and people from black and ethnic backgrounds.

In expressing an interest, we ask that you complete our online Equality and Diversity Monitoring form, which will help us in our journey to create a diverse and inclusive organisation. The form is not compulsory, and the information you share will be anonymous. The form can be accessed and completed online here.

Ready to apply?
The Assessor Role Profile can be found here and Expression of Interest Form can be found here. We ask that your completed application is submitted to 

We will close the opportunity when we have recruited enough people. To find out more about the QPM, please visit our dedicated website at