The NDA is the independent statutory body that provides information and evidence-informed advice to Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of people with disabilities.

Our functions include:

  • Research

  • Assisting the development of standards

  • Producing Codes of Practice

  • Monitoring implementation of standards and Codes of Practice

  • Monitoring the employment of persons with disabilities in the public sector

  • Recognising the achievement of good standards and quality

  • Operating a Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, promoting the universal design of the built environment, products, services and information and communications technology, so that they can be accessed, understood and used by all persons regardless of their age, size, ability or disability

Recruitment is carried out directly by the NDA and advertised on this website, via the Public Appointments Service and other forms of media.

The NDA is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications for vacancies are particularly welcome from persons with disabilities. Reasonable Accommodations can be provided.

Pay/Grading Structures

The NDA is staffed by public servants employed on a permanent basis. Occasionally, a need arises to hire temporary staff on a contract basis.

The majority of staff are paid on the standard Civil Service pay scales. Some staff – Clerical Officer Grade III and Grade IV (Clerical) – are paid on the Department of Health’s consolidated salary scales.