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Calls For Expressions Of Interest: Legal Support Unit Lead;
and Cybersecurity & Data Protection Unit – Information Systems Coordinator

Call for expressions of interest
Sage Advocacy is the National Advocacy Service for Older People and is currently extending its services to meet the needs of survivors of institutional abuse. Since it was established in 2014, with the support of the HSE and The Atlantic Philanthropies, it has built a strong reputation for independence of thought and action and is a ‘go to’ service in relation to issues of capacity and decision making. It provided information, support, independent advocacy and safeguarding to over 8,000 people in 2023 and its systemic advocacy work has had an important influence in addressing underlying issues commonly experienced by those we serve. Our motto is: ‘Nothing about you / without you’.


Arising from our work linked to the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Acts and the needs of Survivors of Institutional Abuse, and in the context of emerging legislation regarding adult safeguarding and deprivation of liberty in places of care, Sage is seeking expressions of interest for a person to lead and develop the work of our Legal Support Unit on a full-time basis and provide legal support to our Information & Support Service, our Regional Advocates and to our case management, service management, safeguarding and complaints structures. The Unit will not provide legal support directly to clients.
Expressions of interest are now invited from people with relevant legal skills and experience, a strong vocational commitment and an ability to lead, manage and supervise a small team of paid staff and volunteers.

Initial expressions of interest should be sent to and there will then be an opportunity to engage in a process of discussion. The closing date is Friday 30th August.


Arising from significant growth in the demand for our services, with a related need to process significant levels of sensitive data in an environment in which personal empowerment and safeguarding are important considerations, Sage is seeking expressions of interest in the role of Information Systems Coordinator. The post holder will work alongside the Unit Lead and external providers and will support them in securing and protecting the cloud-based systems and data of Sage staff and volunteers involved in governance structures and in ensuring effective and timely support with all ICT devices. As a publicly funded service there is a need to anticipate and manage cybersecurity challenges from a range of sources and to provide assurance to funders, clients and the wider public that Sage is working to meet the highest possible cybersecurity and data protection standards.

Initial expressions should be sent to and there will then be an opportunity to engage in a process of discussion. The closing date is Friday 30th August.