The Arts Council is the government agency for developing the arts in Ireland. We work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.
We currently have an exciting
full-time, permanent contract at Executive Officer Grade for an Access Officer.
The core role of the access Officer is to provide or coordinate assistance and guidance for persons
with disabilities so they can access the services and information provided by the Arts Council.
This role is required under section 26 of the Disability Act 2005. An Access Officer promotes equality and social inclusion by making sure that
persons with disabilities can access public services. This is an important part of creating a society where everyone is treated with dignity, has access to human rights and does not suffer from discrimination.
The role of the Access Officer
is vital to protecting rights, and for this reason is set out in a law that requires all public bodies as defined by Part 3 of the Disability Act to have an Access Officer. The Disability Act (2005) says that:
"Each head of a public
body referred to in subsection (1) shall authorise at least one of his or her officers (referred to in this Act as “access officers”) to provide or arrange for and co-ordinate the provision of assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities in
accessing its services."
Disability Act 2005. Part 3, Section 26 (2)
closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 19 May 2023.
Further information is contained in the following: