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Northern Ireland Advocacy Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for The British Kidney Patient Association as Patient Support & Advocacy Officer for Northern Ireland.

The British Kidney Patient Association wish to appoint an enthusiastic, sensitive and ambitious individual who has excellent communication skills and the ability to work with patients, carers, health professionals and relevant health and community stakeholder groups throughout Northern Ireland. The successful applicant will join our team of experienced Advocacy Officers. Full training will be provided. The position will be home-based; travel within the region will be required. This opportunity may suit someone with kidney disease, a carer or family member or someone who has worked closely with people with long term conditions.

The British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA) is the leading national charity which works to improve quality of life for kidney patients through advocacy, direct grants, educating and informing patients, counselling and funding patient-centred research, healthcare professionals and projects. The charity was established 40 years ago to address the many issues associated with kidney disease and kidney failure.

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Closing date for applications: 13 February 12pm

Interview date:  21st February 

Interviews to be held in: Belfast

Starting date: To be confirmed on appointment

To apply: Send a CV and covering letter to Nicholas Palmer, Head of BKPA Patient Support Services, to the address below. It should be clearly marked “Advocacy Application” with the post reference (“NIAO”) on the application


A full job description and person specification are available by request

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Phone: 01420 541424

Adddress: British Kidney Patient Association, 3 The Windmills, St Mary’s Close, Turk Street, Alton, GU34 1EF.