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Advocate: Cork (Permanent, Full Time)

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is seeking to recruit an Advocate for a full time, permanent contract. The post will be based in Cork.

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) (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: Southern Region (Cork)

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.

A national panel may be formed of qualified candidates from which temporary full and part-time 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 ADVPERMCORK 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.

Download Advocate Job Description and Person Specification

Download Advocate Application Form

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