Advocacy Officer – we’re hiring

Advocacy & Policy Officer (Part-Time)

Fixed Term Contract of 30 Months

Polio Survivors Ireland is recruiting a part time Advocacy & Policy Officer (18 ½ Hours per week) based in our office in Dublin. Reporting to the CEO, the Advocacy & Policy Officer will undertake research on key issues affecting the quality of life of polio survivors, develop policy proposals and advocate and campaign for changes to public policy and improved State support. Attendance in the office two days a week is a requirement.


€22,000 per annum for 18 ½ hours, plus pension contribution of 7% from 2nd Quarter, 2023


Reports to the CEO of Polio Survivors Ireland

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research & build knowledge of issues concerning polio survivors
  • Develop & submit policy submissions on improving the lives of people with polio
  • Liaise & collaborate with other disability, older person, migrant and other voluntary organisations to campaign on issues affecting polio survivors
  • Advocate to Government Departments & Statutory agencies on policy & service changes needed to improve the lives of people with polio

Essential Experience Required

  • Educated to degree level in social sciences, humanities, social policy or other relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a policy and advocacy role
  • Experience of undertaking research
  • Strong communications & presentational skills
  • Excellent writing & literacy skills & experience of drafting & publishing reports & policy papers
  • Competent in the use of MS Office programs & Zoom

A full job specification is available by clicking here: Advocacy Policy Officer Job Description

To apply please complete the Advocacy Policy Office Application Form and submit along with a full CV to Please note, only applications with a completed application form and accompanying CV will be considered.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18th December, 2022

This position is funded by the Dept. of Rural & Community Development under the Scheme to Support National Organisations.

Polio Survivors Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

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The Scheme to Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development.

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