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Pieta: Administrative Officer - Public Engagement & Advocacy

Administrative Officer - Public Engagement & Advocacy Pieta is a not-for-profit organisation based in Ireland providing care to those impacted by suicidal ideation, self-harm and those bereaved by suicide. The charity provides a comprehensive range of prevention, intervention and postvention services through its network of centres across the country, remotely via phone and video and its 24/7 helpline. In addition, Pieta provides a suicide-bereavement liaison service. Location: Remote- occasional travel required Position Type: Permanent Contract: 35 hours per week over 5 days (Mon – Fri, 9am-5pm) Salary: €40,000 - €45,000 About the role: At present, Pieta relies heavily on the public’s generosity to enable it to continue providing its life-saving services to individuals, families and communities across Ireland. A key focus of the work of the Advocacy and Public Engagement Team in 2023 involves engaging with a variety of statutory and non-statutory stakeholders to highlight the extent of Pieta’s service delivery and advocate for sustainable resourcing to ensure we can continue to always be there for those who need us. The Advocacy and Public Engagement Team sits within Pieta’s Finance and Operations Team; however the role requires engagement across the organisation, particularly with the Clinical Team and Executive Management Team. Responsibilities: As Administrative Officer you will provide essential support to the Advocacy & Public Engagement team as well as the wider Operations team. You will be responsible for providing support on programme activities and initiatives including but not limited to analysing clinical data, developing business plans, producing informed briefing materials and presentations. A list of key responsibilities is outlined below:

  • Analyse and review clinical data to provide insights for service development, business planning and external engagement

  • Arrange, prepare materials and support in briefing colleagues including HSE, NOSP, Oireachtas members and other key stakeholders

  • Identify opportunities for development and capacity building on established programmes and services offered by Pieta in line with “Connecting for Life” and “Sharing The Vision” policies

  • Support the management of relationships with key stakeholders

  • Monitoring updates, news, new policies, developments and events in the suicide and self-harm / mental health services sector, condensing information, assessing potential implications for Pieta and informing the team where relevant

  • Provide necessary support and guidance as required on projects to maximise their effectiveness

  • Update Manager and stakeholders in tracking the progress of work to ensure schedules and deadlines are being met

  • Generate reports, information materials, proposals and presentations to support engagement

Skills & Experience required:

  • Third-level qualification or equivalent

  • Experience in the community or voluntary sector is desirable but not required

  • Awareness of relevant and appropriate legislation, statutory regulations and publications in the area of mental health

  • Experience in the preparation of professional documents and presentations thereby demonstrating proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel and Power Point

  • Ability to analyse data, interpret findings, discern implications, draw conclusions, and make recommendations

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to develop relationships internally and with external stakeholders

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with 24 days annual leave + 2 concessional days on Good Friday and Christmas Eve

  • Access to training & development opportunities including annual CPD allowance

  • Access to contributory pension scheme

  • Life Assurance benefit

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Travel Pass/Bike to Work Scheme

Applications should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to by 25th April 2023. PIETA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

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Date Entered/Updated: 11th Apr, 2023 Expiry Date: 25th Apr, 2023 Region: Remote

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