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Admin Assistant - Communications Job Ref - CES-2120534

Contract Type Community Employment
Contract Duration 12 months, Part-time
Job Location Inchicore, Dublin 8
Job description: 

About Age Action

Age Action is Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people. Age Action works to ensure that older people’s voices are heard at the highest level of Government and that the lived experience of older people informs policy responses to their needs.

Age Action supports and advocates for equality and human rights for all older people.

Everything we do is based on a recognition of the diversity of identity and situation among older people and a concern for equality for all older people. In addressing ageing, our work includes a concern to influence perspectives on and responses to ageing. This pursuit of equality and human rights is underpinned by our work to promote ageing in place, life‐long learning, and health and wellbeing for older people, empowering them to live as active citizens.

Our work is driven by an organisation that is professional in its operations and lives out its values of dignity, participation, diversity, social justice, and professionalism.

Advocacy & Communications

Age Action is a campaigning organisation, working with older people to secure their human rights, improve policies and promote equality.  We engage with the Government, policy-makers, statutory agencies, other advocacy groups and the media to ensure the needs of older people are put on the agenda. We empower our members to fight for a fair State Pension, better homecare, an end to ageism to promote positive ageing. At the heart of all that we do is the lived experience of our members and of all of us who hope to grow old in Ireland.  Communications involves working with the media, creating digital and print communications content including our bimonthly magazine Ageing Matters, running an information service and a reference library. The team is also responsible for advising and supporting other teams on issues related to policy, research and evaluation in their own work.

Post:                           Administrative Assistant

Department:              Advocacy & Communications

Responsible to:         Celine Clarke, Head of Advocacy & Communications

Hours of Work:         19.5 hours per week

Competencies:  Willingness to learn howevers some experience of administration and IT would be an advantage

The main duties and responsiblities are to assist in the following areas:

  • Using a variety of software packages such as Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint and publisher)

  • Attending meetings, and keeping notes/minutes

  • General typing including

  • Filing and keeping accurate records in relation to all aspects of administration

  • Keeping up to date and accurate records on the CRM

  • Record and redirect post

  • Answering phones and redirecting calls to the appropriate department

  • Monitoring and ordering of stationery

  • Maintain an up-to-date organisation inventory

  • To maintain communications and advocacy office area, to ensure that it remains clean, tidy and well stocked with relevant material

  • To ensure compliance with all Age Action’s policies and procedures

  • To maintain a flexible approach to all aspects of the job

  • To attend meetings and training courses when necessary

  • Carry out all reasonable requests of the Head of Advocacy & Communications

How to Apply: 

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Find details of your local employment office here.  Job Reference Number  CES-2120534 will be required.

Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over for the Childcare, Health and Social Care sectors and 25 years of age or over for all other areas. Applicants must also be in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. 

Applications by email to outlining why you would like to be considered for the post with an up to date CV and details of two referees. I should be grateful if you would confirm that you are eligible.

Age Action Ireland is totally opposed to age discrimination and the best candidate will be appointed regardless of age. Being over 50 years of age will not be a disadvantage

Closing Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 13:30