Head of Policy, Research & Public Affairs

Dublin, Leinster
On application
25 September 2020
15 October 2020
Position / level
Department Head, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time

The National Disability Authority (NDA), as the independent statutory body provides information and evidence informed advice to the Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities. We have a role to assist the Minister for Justice and Equality in the co-ordination of disability policy.

We work through our Centre for Excellence in Universal Design to promote the universal design of the built environment, products, services and information and communication technologies so that they can be easily  accessed and used by everyone, including persons with disabilities.

The Role
The Head of Policy, Research & Public Affairs will be part of the Senior Management Team. Reporting to the Director the appointed candidate will be responsible for leading a team of researchers and policy advisors in fulfilling the Authority’s strategic objectives and statutory functions in relation to research and statistics, information and advice on disability policy and practice. The Head of Policy, Research and Public Affairs will manage a cross-functional team and oversee a busy work programme of multiple projects.

The Person
The successful candidate will have previous experience working at a senior management level with a proven track record in leading and developing high performing teams. They will have the ability to lead on stakeholder engagement, research and policy development.

The successful candidate will also possess excellent judgement and decision making skills coupled with the drive to deliver results in their area of work.

Further Information
Further information on this role is available at www.consciatraining.com.
All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Conscia Recruitment Team by email to nda@consciatraining.com.

Your Application
Completed applications must be sent to nda@consciatraining.com.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm, 15th October 2020.

Conscia will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of the NDA.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to NDA.

The NDA is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities.

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