Advocacy and Policy Worker – COPE Galway

COPE Galway is a local organisation providing supports & services for people affected by Homelessness, women & children experiencing Domestic Violence, and for Older People.

COPE Galway helps to Improve Quality of Life in a Home Of Your Own by Supporting Home, Promoting Community & Reducing Isolation.

We are currently recruiting for an

Advocacy and Policy Worker
Reporting to the Assistant CEO the Advocacy and Policy Worker will be a key resource to the Advocacy Forum, management and frontline services of the organisation. The post holder is required to develop and deliver the policy and research elements of COPE Galway advocacy positions and campaigns and to support front line services of the organisation in responding to the implications of public policy impacting on clients of those services.

The ideal candidate will have:
A degree in a social policy or politics (or a related field)
Extensive experience working in this or a related field in an advocacy department.
A keen interest in and understanding of social policy and policy development; specifically in the area of social care, social welfare and housing. (Evidence of previous research / position papers will be sought)
A demonstrated ability to affect change in a policy / advocacy context
Writing and presentation skills in a range of formats for a range of audiences.
Experience of working independently and deliver projects to a high standard and on time.

Terms & Conditions
2 year part time fixed term contract – 19.5 hours per week

Hours of work – over 5 days or 3 x 6.5 hour days.

Garda clearance will be required for this role

A detailed Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form is available by emailing

Applicants should submit completed application forms to the Human Resources Department ( by 10am on the 3rd of April 2017

COPE Galway, Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway

COPE Galway is an Equal Opportunities employer

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