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Information and Policy Officer
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Treoir, in partnership with its member agencies, promotes the rights and best interests of unmarried parents and their children through providing specialist information and advocating for their rights. Treoir’s vision is an Ireland where non-marital families are afforded the same legal and constitutional recognition and protection as families based on marriage.
Overview of the position
There have been unprecedented legislative and social changes in Ireland in the last two decades in the areas of children’s rights, changing family structures, and family law. The work of Treoir is at the heart of these changes. The Information and Policy Officer is a key front-line position for Treoir. The officer works to deliver high quality, specialist, relevant and tailored information for unmarried parents. This involves daily interaction with unmarried parents through Treoir’s telephone service, social media and drop-in services. The Information and Policy Officer researches, develops and contributes to core policies and the advocacy work of Treoir. The officer prepares and disseminates information resources to various target groups, liaises with other organisations working with unmarried parents to develop partnerships and services, and contributes to maintaining and developing relationships with funders.
Please forward a completed application form, accompanied by a CV and a cover letter focusing on how your skills and attributes match the post. These should be emailed to email@example.com no later than 12pm on Monday the 19th September, 2022. Successful candidates should be available for interview during the week of 26th September.
Applications will only be considered on receipt of the attached application form accompanied by a CV and cover letter.
Treoir is an equal opportunities employer.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Prepare and produce targeted and specialist information based on research and review of current and emerging legislative and policy developments.
- Plan, produce, test and disseminate information materials and publications.
- Develop, draft and review Treoir policy papers and submissions to relevant government bodies including the Departments of Justice, Social Protection and Equality, Children, Inclusion, Disability and Youth.
- Act as secretary to Treoir’s Policy Subcommittee and draft policy papers for its consideration.
- Publish articles that address misinformation and/or new developments in relation to unmarried parents.
- Increase the involvement of Treoir’s membership in policy development.
- Respond to information calls and requests, as required.
- Organise regular information briefing events for Treoir and member agencies on relevant topics.
- Prepare advocacy materials and campaign for improvements in the rights and circumstances of unmarried parents.
- Oversee the annual revision and dissemination of the Information Pack, especially to all maternity hospitals.
- Contribute to the preparation of grant applications, attend funder meetings, collect statistics and write reports.
- Input accurate data into Treoir’s database (Salesforce CRM system).
- Contribute to the maintenance and review of Treoir’s data collection systems in line with emerging themes.
- Assist with any other duties, as requested by CEO.
Core Competencies and Skills
- Research and writing skills
- Analytical skills
- Communication skills
- Planning and Organisation skills
- Team work
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Interpersonal and relationship building
- The officer will be a self-starter with a positive can-do attitude at all times, be dependable and flexible, and be committed to working as part of a team with a commitment to the values and principles of Treoir.
- A relevant third level qualification is essential, preferably in social science, equality, law, or applied social research.
- At least 3 to 5 years relevant experience and a proven track record in policy and information work.
- Strong drafting and report writing experience.
- Strong IT skills, including database management.
- Experience using databases.
- Experience of information provision to vulnerable groups and an understanding of the issues relevant to unmarried parents.
The Information and Policy Officer reports to the CEO.
Terms and Conditions
This is a full-time post based on a 35 hour week. There is a probationary period of six months.
This post is dependent on the ongoing provision of resources from Treoir’s funders.
The post is based in Treoir’s office in Dublin city centre. Hybrid working options may be available. The role will require occasional travel.
The salary will be commensurate with experience and based on Treoir’s Category 3 scale (€40,000 to €49,000).