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Advocate: Galway (Fixed Term Contract)

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is seeking to recruit an Advocate for a temporary fixed term contract. The contract is expected to run until November 2020. The post will be based in Galway City.


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:

Region Including
Greater Dublin Dublin, Fingal and Wicklow
Midlands Northeast Region Cavan, Laois, Longford, Louth, Kildare, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath,
Western Region Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo.
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:     Western Region (Galway)

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 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 WESTADV0720) 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.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION: Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 5 p.m.

The National Advocacy Service is an equal opportunities employer. 

Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.


Advocate – Job Description and Person Specification

Advocate Post Application Form

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