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The Patient Advocacy Service is seeking to recruit a Communications Officer

Communications Officer: Patient Advocacy Service

The Patient Advocacy Service is seeking to recruit a Communications Officer for a Full Time Fixed Term Contract (End date June 2021). The post will be based in Dublin.

The Patient Advocacy Service is a new service which provides a free and independent service to support users of public acute hospitals making or intending to make a formal complaint through the Health Service Executive (HSE) investigation process in “Your Service Your Say”, and for patient safety incidents. The service became operational in October 2019 and will grow over the course of the next 18 months.

The contract for the Patient Advocacy Service was awarded to the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities following a competitive tendering process.

Reports to: Service Manager

Salary: €44,078 – €53,022 (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: Dublin

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

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

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

A national panel may be formed of qualified candidates from which Communication Officer posts which arise within the next 12 months will be filled, should vacancies arise in this period.

Communications Officer, Patient Advocacy Service
National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

Application Procedure

The completed application form and a covering letter should be emailed (as an attachment) to recruitment@patientadvocacyservice.ie (stating ‘CO’ in the subject line)

Shortlisting may apply.

Canvassing will disqualify.

Applications and covering letter must be typed. CVs, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION:

2pm on the 2nd March 2020

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing the 16th March 2020

The National Advocacy Service is an equal opportunities employer

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