Careers at Barnardos

At Barnardos we seek to ensure that we have the best people working with us to support our work with children and families.

We offer a range of employment opportunities from working directly with children and families in one of our services through to supporting that work in advocacy, fundraising or administration.

If you are interested in becoming a Project Worker please click below

Project Worker Application Forms

Why work at Barnardos?

The benefits of working with Barnardos are designed to promote continual professional development and a work-life balance for the most rewarding working experience.

  • Barnardos offers a competitive salary – recognising the experience you bring to the role
  • Generous annual leave entitlements plus discretionary Company days
  • Positive working environment with family friendly ethos and work - life balance policy
  • 37 hour working week
  • Tax saver and bike to work schemes in operation
  • Employee pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Paid sick leave
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including Employee Assistance programme

Vetting of Barnardos staff

As Barnardos staff work with children and vulnerable adults, checks will be made to make sure that anyone who might pose a risk to children or vulnerable adults is not appointed.

Relevant applicants who will be working with children and vulnerable adults as part of their role are required to complete the E-Vetting process as part of the selection process and again in the course of their employment. Candidates are also required to obtain police clearances for any overseas addresses.

Gender Pay Gap

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    Gender Pay Gap

    Barnardos’ mean gender pay gap on 25th June 2022 is -18.6%, which indicates that in June 2022, the women in the organisation are paid 18.6% more than men.

    A higher proportion (88%) of all employees are women.  Of the women, 69% are employed for 4.5 days or less a week, while 27% of males are employed for 4.5 days or less a week. 

    A median pay gap of -7.22%  shows the real gender pay gap is smaller once averaging is removed. All pay in Barnardos are on pay scales associated with the role.  There are no bonus or payments subject to benefit in kind tax in Barnardos.

    The quartile analysis shows a slightly higher proportion of females in Quartiles 2 and 3, compared to the other quartiles  Women continue to be represented much higher proportionally across all pay quartiles in Barnardos.






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Contact Us

If you have any questions or queries about working for Barnardos please contact us.

Barnardos HR Department
Christchurch Square, Dublin 8

01 453 0355
[email protected]