We’re hiring maternity cover for our Head of Advocacy. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, 9 September.
Period: 9 Months fixed term
Hours: Part time (21 hours per week)
Starting date: September 2019
Holidays: 24 days per annum pro rata
Reporting to: Chief Executive
We are a patient-led charity with a vision to cure blindness, support people living with sight loss and empower patients. We are the only Irish charity funding research into treatments for sight loss. To date, we have invested over €18 million in more than 100 research and clinical projects.
We provide professional counselling and therapeutic services for individuals and families living with vision impairment and blindness. We advocate for equity of access to timely and appropriate diagnosis, healthcare, therapies and support services and, through education and information provision, we work to empower the 247,000 children and adults in Ireland who are blind or visually impaired.
Over the past 35 years, we have grown from a small support group for families affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to a nationally recognised brand.
The role is responsible for implementing the organisation’s advocacy strategy; this will involve developing and delivering advocacy campaigns as well as building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders such as elected representatives, Government departments, statutory bodies, and NGOs. The ideal candidate will have in-depth experience of advocacy strategy and campaign management in the Irish healthcare context. They will have a keen interest in the charity sector and will want to use their skills to make a real difference and influence change.
Position based at Fighting Blindness office, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2, with occasional national and European travel as required. Interested candidates should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Anna Moran at email@example.com no later than 4pm on Monday, September 9. Fighting Blindness is an equal opportunities employer.