Senior Policy & Public Affairs Advisor

Dublin, Leinster
On Application
03 May 2019
24 May 2019
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time

The National Disability Authority is a statutory public body with functions to  provide independent information and advice to the Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities. It also operates a statutory Centre for Excellence in Universal Design promoting design of the built environment, products, services and ICT so that they can be easily used by everyone regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.

The Authority is recruiting for the following position:

Senior Policy & Public Affairs Advisor

(Permanent, Full-Time)

The Senior Policy & Public Affairs Advisor will be required to assist in the review and analysis of issues as relevant to persons with disabilities in Ireland, and the development of practical policy advice on this basis. In the first instance, the post-holder may be focused on work related to specific policy areas regarding justice matters and international instruments,  including the implementation of UNCRPD in Ireland, while being flexible and available to contribute to or take on other policy areas as organisational needs may require.

The Officer will be required to foster and develop a number of key relationships with colleagues and personnel from a range of government departments and agencies and representative organisations of people with disabilities. A high degree of flexibility and creativity will be required. Strong analytical, written and oral communication and project management skills are among the requirements for this role.

Full details of the job description, qualifications, experience and competencies required for this position is available at

To apply, complete the Application Form and forward, together with covering letter (max. 2 pages), outlining evidence of your suitability for the role, by email to, or by post to Corporate Services Manager, National Disability Authority, 25 Clyde Road, Dublin D04 E409.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 24th May at 11.00am (GMT).

The National Disability Authority is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications would be particularly welcome from persons with disabilities who meet the job requirements.

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