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Senior Advocate – Midlands Northeast, Kildare – Specified Purpose Contract to end of July 2024

Senior Advocate – Midlands Northeast, Kildare – Specified Purpose Contract to end of July 2024

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is seeking to recruit a Senior Advocate for a temporary (specified purpose to end July 2024) contract. The post will be based in the Midlands Northeast Region in Naas, Co Kildare.

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.

Salary: €47,675-53,022 (pro-rata)

 

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: Naas, Co Kildare, Midlands Northeast Region (hybrid working available)

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

 

Full information on the role is available in the Candidate Pack

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

 

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

 

Application Procedure

The completed application form and a cover letter should be emailed (as an attachment) to recruitment@advocacy.ie stating ‘2022SAMNE’ 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 December 9th, 2022.

The National Advocacy Service is an equal opportunities employer.

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