AHEAD: WAM Project Officer


AHEAD, established in 1988, is a non-profit organisation working on creating inclusive environments in education and employment for people with disabilities.

Job Details: AHEAD are hiring a WAM Project Officer reporting to the Employment Manager.

Duration: This position is offered on a permanent basis commencing as soon as possible and is subject to continued funding.

Location: AHEAD offices are located within the UCD Smurfit Business School campus in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, however AHEAD is in the process of moving to a hybrid-working model and it is expected that the majority of staff will work in-office 1-2 days per week and from home 3-4 days per week.

Hours: The successful candidate will work full-time (8 hours per day including 1 hour for lunch) Monday to Friday with flexible start times on agreement between 08:00 and 10:00. Occasional weekend/evening work may be required for out of hours events.

Deadline for Application: Sunday 17th July 2022.

Full details about this position are available on the AHEAD website.

About The WAM Programme

The WAM (Willing, Able and Mentoring) Programme works with employers to change attitudes towards graduates with disability and to create inclusive environments that build disability confidence it the workplace. This is done through encouraging employers to create internships for graduates with disabilities and facilitating the placement of those graduates. For more on WAM, click here.

Nature and Scope

The WAM Project Officer will work alongside a team of Project Officers reporting directly to the Employment Manager. The WAM Project Officer will work with and support employers in the recruitment for WAM Placements, build systems to manage disability in the workplace and to assess the support and workplace accommodation needs of gradates with disabilities starting on internship programmes. The WAM Project Officer will participate in a diverse range of activities alongside engaging with stakeholders including organising and managing employer training events both on and offline and promote inclusive workplace practices.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send a tailored CV and cover letter in one document to AHEAD’s Operations officer, Angela Glancy via email angela.glancy@ahead.ie with the subject line as “WAM Project Officer Application” by Sunday 17th July 2022.

For shortlisted candidates, first round interviews will take place virtually the week of 25th July with second round interviews taking place week of 8th August with an immediate start date if possible.

AHEAD is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from people from diverse backgrounds are welcome and AHEAD will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities where appropriate, as identified through our needs assessment process.


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Jun, 2022
Blackrock, Co. Dublin / Hybrid
Expiry Date
17th Jul, 2022