Advocacy Officer

Employer National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities
Job Type Advocacy Campaigning Communications Development
Location Dublin and the East
Closing Date €32,937 to €42,573
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Advocacy Officer: Patient Advocacy Service

National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is seeking to recruit 4 Advocacy Officers for a Full time Fixed term contract (End date June 2021).  The post will be based in Dublin.

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) provides an independent, confidential and free, representative advocacy service that works exclusively for the person using the service and adheres to the highest professional standards.

Following a competitive tendering process, the contract to operate a new Patient Advocacy Service has been awarded to the National Advocacy Service. It is anticipated that the service will become operational in the second half of 2019. In addition to the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities, the new Patient Advocacy Service will provide a free and independent service to support users of public acute hospitals making or intending to make a formal complaint through the Health Service Executive (HSE) investigation process in "Your Service Your Say", and for patient safety incidents.

Reports to:   Advocacy Team Lead

Salary:             €32,937 to €42,573 (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:      Dublin

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.

Advocacy Officers will be asked to obtain Garda Clearance before they begin work.

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


Application Procedure

The completed application form and a covering letter should be emailed (as an attachment) to [email protected] (stating ‘AO’ in the subject line)

Shortlisting may apply.

Canvassing will disqualify.

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


2pm on the 23rd August 2019

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing the 9th September

Osborne Recruitment have been appointed by the National Advocacy Service to process data on its behalf in connection with your application. The National Advocacy Service will share your personal data including name, contact information, application form and CV with Osborne for this purpose. Osborne Recruitment will retain that data for the duration of the interview process, and will delete all data held by them thereafter. Osborne Recruitment is fully compliant with GDPR and will process your personal data only in accordance with the instructions of the National Advocacy Service.

The National Advocacy Service is an equal opportunities employer

Only registered members can apply for jobs.