One in five people in Northern Ireland have a disability.  Disability Action believes in human rights for all and works to promote, protect and uphold the human rights of people with disabilities.  We are a Northern Ireland wide pan disability organisation working with disabled people with various disabilities; physical, mental, sensory, learning and hidden.

Disability Action wishes to appoint for the following position:  

Role: Public Affairs & Engagement Officer (Ref PAEO2020)

Contract: Full Time (35 hours)

Duration: Fixed Term contract until 31 August 2021

Salary: £29,094 per annum

Location: Belfast

The Policy, Advocacy and Communications Unit within Disability Action advocates for and with disabled people in Northern Ireland. We seek to influence elected representatives and other key stake holders to ensure there is equality of opportunity for disabled people in Northern Ireland. We are the only pan disability organisation in Northern Ireland and as a membership organisation with over 100 members we are well placed to effect change, legislative, policy and more, for disabled people in Northern Ireland.  

The Public Affairs and Engagement Officer will have the responsibility for communicating and building relationships with Government, primarily in Northern Ireland but also across the UK and Europe as required.

They will work to influence government policy and legislation through developing and promoting agreed policy positions in collaboration with disabled people. Through Disability Action's Engagement Policy Framework, the successful candidate will ensure the engagement of people with disabilities in all areas of work.

Application packs can be downloaded below. The application pack is available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, etc, on request.  

Download the Job Advert

Download the Recruitment Information Pack Guide for Applicants

Download the Application Form

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Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 2pm on Friday 25 September 2020.