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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.

Barnardos is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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

Gender Pay Gap

Barnardos’ mean gender pay gap on 25th June 2023 is -6.38%, shows that women are paid more than men 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 mean pay gap is 0.33%

A higher proportion (90%) of all employees are women.  Of the women, 54% are employed for 4.5 days or less a week, while 20% of males are employed for 4.5 days or less a week.

The quartile analysis shows that women continue to be represented much higher proportionally across all pay quartiles in Barnardos.






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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.

Contact Us

Barnardos People & Culture Department

Christchurch Square, Dublin 8
01 453 0355
[email protected]

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