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Advocate – Greater Dublin Region – Clondalkin

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is seeking to recruit for a position in the Greater Dublin Region.

Advocate (Full Time/Permanent)

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:


 Greater Dublin, Dublin, Fingal and Wicklow


 Northeast & Midlands 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



Salary: €42,658 – €46,195 (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).

Incremental Credit: It is expected, that all new entrants to NAS will be appointed at point one of the salary scale. However, NAS operates an incremental credit process for appointments higher than point one. 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 only. A request for incremental credit from a successful candidate must be made within the first 3 months of employment. The decision on whether or not to award an incremental credit is a decision made by the Board and is subject to the availability of funding.


Location: Greater Dublin Region

Hours: The positions are full time (35 hours per week) and may involve working some unsocial hours.


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


The Advocate will be asked to obtain Garda Clearance before they begin work.



Full information on the role is available in the Candidate Pack

A regional panel of qualified candidates may be formed from which permanent and temporary full-time Advocate posts which arise in a specified period, up to a maximum of 12 months, will be filled.


Application Procedure

The completed application form and a cover letter should be emailed (as an attachment) to stating ‘2301ADVGDR’ 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: Friday 3rd February 2023 at 12 Noon.

The National Advocacy Service is an equal opportunities employer.

Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.

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