Live Your Best Live

Our Vacancies

We do not currently have any vacancies for paid staff, but please take a moment to look at our volunteering opportunities!


Volunteer Receptionist – Carlisle/Barrow/Workington

Flexible Hours

Welcoming people to our buildings, answering phones and carrying out basic admin tasks


PFIA-Volunteer-Receptionist-Role-Description-May-2016 – PDF

Volunteer Independent Advocates – Carlisle/Barrow/Workington

Supporting people during crisis situations to resolve problems,understand their rights and speak up.

PFIA Volunteer Independent Advocate Role Description May 2016

PFIA-Volunteer-Independent-Advocate-Role-Description-May-2016 – PDF

Volunteer Self Advocacy Support Workers – Carlisle/Barrow/Workington

Flexible Hours

Supporting groups of people who have learning difficulties to develop new skills, speak up and have fun


PFIA-Volunteer-Self-Advocacy-Support-Worker-Role-Description-May-2016 – PDF

Thank you for expressing an interest in working for us.

People First Independent Advocacy has been supporting people in Cumbria for over 25 years. We now provide a wide range of support and information services aimed at helping people to live informed, respected, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Our organisation is user-led meaning that our customers are at the heart of all decision making. People First is a person-centred organisation, we care deeply about the rights of each and every customer that we support.

We have teams of staff based in Carlisle, Barrow and Workington, all working from our Best Life Buildings. We are also working in the North East Region and Liverpool.

Application Forms


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All applicants must complete a People First application form.

We will not accept CV’s alone for our vacancies, however a CV can be included as supporting documentation.

Voluntary : Applications for Voluntary Roles will be considered and welcome all year round.

Please note that late applications are unable to be accepted after the closing time. Any forms received after this time will not be processed.

Submitting your application

Your completed application form should be submitted via email to the email specified in the application information pack.

If you have any issues, please contact:


Referral Form"

Helpline: 03003 038037

Call our helpline for information, guidance and support.
9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
If we cant help you we will help you find someone who can!