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Advocate Western Region (Galway) – Maternity Leave Temporary Cover  

Office Location – Galway City, County Galway.

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is seeking to recruit an Advocate for a temporary full-time position to cover a maternity leave. The post will be based in the Western Region in Galway City, County Galway.

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

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. 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: Galway City, County Galway.


Hours: The position is full time 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.


A regional panel may be formed of qualified candidates from which 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 “WESTGALWAYADV2024” 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.

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