The Alzheimer Society of Ireland: Advocacy Engagement and Participation Officer (Part-Time)
Advocacy Engagement and Participation Officer
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocates for the rights of people affected by dementia to quality supports and services.
Our vision is an Ireland where people on the journey of dementia are valued and supported.
A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is person centred, rights-based and grassroots led with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core.
The Society is recruiting an Advocacy Engagement and Participation Officer. Location base is flexible, however regular travel (when situation allows) will be required to Dublin and across Ireland, for this reason a full drivers license is essential.
This position is a 6 month fixed term contract (with possibility of extension) working part time hours (17.5) and reporting to the Advocacy Manager.
We are seeking a self-starter who will be responsible for the co-ordination and development of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN) and associated Regional Groups. He/she will organise the work of the members and support and enable them to carry out their advocacy work.
The ASI strives to ensure that that the voice of the person with the lived experience of dementia is included and promoted within the ASI and across Irish life. For this purpose the DCCN was established in 2014. Members of the DCCN all have experience of caring for a loved one with dementia. They work to raise awareness of dementia with multiple stakeholders across a variety of platforms and they advocate publically for the changes and supports needed for family carers.
He/she will work with the Committee of the DCCN to ensure the successful delivery of an agreed work programme and will be a self-starter as well as a valued member of the ASI Advocacy & Public Affairs team.
To be successful in this role you will be an excellent communicator, be experienced in working with and empowering people. You will be a strong relationship builder and you will have experience in the dementia / ageing sector.
If you are interested in applying for this post, please submit a full and up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining why you feel you could undertake this role and send it to email@example.com
A detailed job description is attached.
Closing date for applications is: Friday 29th January 2021.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.