Working for Barnardos
Barnardos seeks to attract the best people to our workforce by offering competitive terms and conditions of employment, a dynamic, flexible and challenging work experience, work life balance structures as well as opportunities for advancement and development.
We offer a range of employment opportunities from working in children's services, advocacy, fundraising, our shops, administration and management.
To check out our current vacancies, please click here.
Please note that applications will only be accepted for advertised vacancies.
Benefits of working for Barnardos
There are a range of benefits for Barnardos staff, including:
- Barnardos maternity/adoptive/paternity leave pay scheme
- Sick pay scheme
- VHI Health Insurance group scheme
- Work Life Balance programmes and a variety of special leave options
- Employer pension contribution – employers pension contribution of 6%
- Life assurance
- AVC deduction facility
- Support, supervision, training and development
- Membership of Barnardos' Training and Resource Service library
- Team working and team building
- Credit Union scheme
- Rail travel tax deductible
- Two Barnardos flexible leave days + Good Friday (pro-rata for part-time staff)
- Union deduction from source and access to union benefits
Vetting of Barnardos staff
As Barnardos works with vulnerable children and families, checks will be made to make sure that anyone who might pose a risk to children is not appointed. All applicants either in a paid or unpaid capacity will be required to complete a Garda Vetting Form requesting a statement that there are no convictions recorded against you in the Republic of Ireland or elsewhere, or a statement of all prosecutions successful or unsuccessful, pending or completed in the State or elsewhere as the case may be.
It is not possible for the Garda Central Vetting Unit to check addresses outside of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Other arrangements are in place for obtaining clearance for UK addresses and successful applicants will be required to complete the necessary enquiry forms. Applicants who have lived or worked outside these areas will be required to provide Barnardos with an original copy of an up to date police records check carried out in all countries where you have resided.
It is part of our policy to request proof of ID to verify details provided on Garda Vetting and police records checks. Full instructions on completing the Garda Vetting Form are included with all vacancies advertised on this website.
Vetting service for childcare providers
If you are a childcare provider, who requires your staff to be Garda vetted please click here.
If you are a non-EU/EEA national you will require current and valid permission to work and reside in the Republic of Ireland. Information on legislation and guides to the procedures in relation to obtaining Green Card Permits, Work Permits, Spousal/Dependent Permits is available on the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment’s website www.entemp.ie.
If you have any questions or queries about working for Barnardos please contact us.
Barnardos HR Department
A: Christchurch Square, Dublin 8
T: 01 453 0355
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