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08 April 2024

PFC are seeking an Advocacy Support Worker to join our team. The PFC provide advocacy, advice and support victims and survivors of the conflict in Ireland. We currently have offices in Belfast, Derry and Armagh, with a Dublin office supporting those in the Republic of Ireland through our sister organisation, Justice for the Forgotten. Further information about our work can be found on our website:



Role Title: Advocacy Support Worker
Salary: NJC PO1 Pt29 - £37,336.00 per annum
Location: PFC operate a hybrid working policy. However, the successful candidate will be required to work a minimum of 40% in the Armagh office to support clients based in the Armagh/ Mid-Ulster area. The remaining working hours can be fulfilled working from home or based in our Belfast office, in agreement with the Advocacy Support Manager.

Background to this role

The Advocacy Support Worker offers support, advocacy and advice to families bereaved as a result of the conflict on the island of Ireland and to other victims and survivors. The successful post holder will be required to support, advocate for and advise families who wish to engage with statutory bodies.

The post-holder will be expected to work with the advocacy team on a number of PFC projects, details of which can be found on our website here: Projects | The Pat Finucane Centre

In particular we are keen to develop our new project entitled ‘British Legal Impunity: The Stories of Women, Men and Children killed by the British Army and RUC’. This was developed under the Peace IV ‘Recording Lived Experiences’ programme and comprises of video interviews with bereaved families sharing their experiences of British legal impunity. We hope the post-holder will assist in the extending this initiative to include the experiences of other victims and survivors, and to organise events and talks to showcase this project and other PFC projects.

The applicant must have relevant experience, a sound working knowledge of human rights institutions, standards and research into human rights issues, and be fully cognisant of the status and roles of statutory and other organisations relevant to the work of the Pat Finucane Centre Ltd (PFC).

This post will require travel within and beyond the north of Ireland. 

It is a condition of employment that all staff at the PFC respect the strict confidentiality that applies to all areas of PFC work, as outlined in the contract of employment. This applies during and after employment at the Centre. Applicants should be in agreement with the aims, goals and ethos of the PFC.

The Job Description and Personal Specification for this role are attached, along with the Application Form that must be fully completed for your application to be considered.

Please email completed Application Form & Monitoring form to with the subject 'Advocacy Support Worker Application" before the stipulated closing date. Any applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

Specific Duties:

  1. Providing families with information about relevant statutory and other organisations to help them make a properly informed judgement on whether or not to engage with such organisations, and to help them to consider all options available to them.
  2. Preparing families for meetings with relevant organisations and witnesses
  3. Maintain and update files on each case, and ensure all files are properly archived.
  4. Research individual cases to ensure that families and PFC are fully prepared for meetings with relevant agencies.
  5. Correspond with any relevant bodies to gather information on each case.
  6. Organise meetings with client groups and/ or families for the purposes of sharing information or planning events.
  7. Conduct research with families to document the impact of the Conflict related incident and broader issues that provide a contextual background to cases.
  8. Facilitating meetings between families and relevant organisations.
  9. Liaising with Health & Well Being Managers and Caseworkers in the sector to ensure that health & well-being support is available where required. 
  10. Maintaining and updating the family liaison database.
  11. Planning and organising conferences, meetings etc as relevant to the work of the Pat Finucane Centre.
  12. Representing the PFC at public meetings, conferences and NGO subgroups.
  13. Ensuring that all other staff are kept fully aware of all relevant developments relating to the work of the Advocacy Case Worker to ensure that all aspects of the Centre’s work are properly coordinated and that there is no unnecessary overlap or duplication of work.
  14. Undertake further training as required by Pat Finucane Centre.
  15. Day-to day staffing of the Pat Finucane Centre’s Armagh office. The foregoing is a broad range of duties and is not intended to be a complete description of all tasks. It is important to note that the responsibilities may change to meet the evolving needs of PFC.

The PFC is a non-party political, anti-sectarian human rights group advocating a non-violent resolution of the conflict on the island of Ireland. We believe that all participants to the conflict have violated human rights. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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