Vacancy: Senior Advocate: National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities - Dublin Region

June 2018

Senior Advocate: National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

Providing free, confidential and impartial information, advice and advocacy services to the public on social services, rights and entitlements.

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is seeking to recruit a Senior Advocate on a permanent basis. The post will be based in (Dublin Region).

NAS provides an independent, confidential and free representative advocacy service that works exclusively for people with disabilities. The service is person centred, accountable, accessible, impartial and independent of service providers, families and other supports.

The organisation has a particular remit for adults with disabilities who are isolated from their community and services, have communication differences, are inappropriately accommodated, live in residential services, attend day services and have limited informal or natural supports.

The National Advocacy Service is provided through four regions and a National Office which is based in Dublin.

The four regions are:

Region Including
Greater Dublin Dublin, Fingal and Wicklow
Northeast & Midlands Region Cavan, Laois, Longford, Louth, Kildare, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath
Western Region Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo
Southern Region Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford

Reports to: Regional Advocacy Manager

Salary: €47,675-53,022 (pro-rata) (It is anticipated that new entrants to the National Advocacy Service will be appointed on the 1st point of the scale however, incremental credit, should it be awarded, will be based on previous relevant experience as set out on application form).

Location: Greater Dublin Region

Hours: The position is full time (35 hours per week) and may involve working some unsocial hours.

The position entails travel; therefore access to use of a car is a requirement for the post.

The Senior Advocate will be asked to obtain Garda Clearance before they begin work.

A national panel may be formed of qualified candidates from which Advocate posts which arise within the next 12 months will be filled, should vacancies arise in this period.

The completed application form and a covering letter should be emailed (as an attachment) to recruitment@advocacy.ie (stating 180531SADublin in the subject line)

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Shortlisting may apply.

Canvassing will disqualify.

Applications and covering letter must be typed. CVs, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION:

25th June 2018 at 12 noon

The National Advocacy Service is an equal opportunities employer.

Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.