National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities: Advocate (Specified Purpose)

National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is seeking to recruit an Advocate for a temporary (specified purpose) contract to cover a secondment.

The contract is expected to run until 30 June 2021.
The post will be based in Dublin.

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:

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

Reports to: Regional Advocacy Manager

Salary: €42,658-46,915 (pro-rata) (NAS operates an incremental credit process for appointments higher than point one of the salary scale. This process is applicable to new entrants into NAS. Incremental credit criteria, based on the competencies for the role, are assessed against employment history as laid out in the application form. A request for incremental credit from a successful candidate must be made within the first 3 months of employment.)

Location: Greater Dublin Region

Hours: The position is full time (35 hours per week).

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

The Advocate will be asked to obtain Garda Clearance before they begin work. Please note the National Advocacy Service has established a normal retirement age of 65.

A regional panel may be formed of qualified candidates from which full and/or part-time temporary Advocate 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 cover letter should be emailed (as an attachment) to (stating GDRADV1120) in the subject line)

Shortlisting may apply.

Canvassing will disqualify.

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


The National Advocacy Service is an equal opportunities employer.

Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.

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Job Description & Person Specification 18.21 KB
Application Form 25.17 KB

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
20th Nov, 2020
Expiry Date
4th Dec, 2020