Data Analyst

Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 with travel as required.

General Information

Name of Service: Barnardos Childrens Services - Electronic Record Keeping Team

Address/Location: National Office, 4 Christchurch Square, Dublin 8

What will the Data Analyst do?

The purpose of the Data Analyst is to contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic goals through the analysis of data in a timely, effective and efficient way.

The position is located and line managed within the Children’s Services department. However, the outputs generated may be utilised by other departments in the organisation.

The primary element of this role is to develop and maintain the strength of our data collection through design and usage of the Barnardos Children’s Services database.

This role will work to monitor outcomes and track longitudinal data on programme effectiveness and assist in the translating of evidence into practice across the organisation.



Job Description

Post: Data Analyst
Location: National Office, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8
Responsible to: Manager, Electronic Record Keeping
Works with: Barnardos management and staff, external partners and agencies as required.


Job Purpose

The purpose of the Data Analyst is to contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s operational and strategic goals through the development and analysis of services related data in a timely, effective and efficient way.

Core Job Requirements

  • Participate in the development, implementation and utilisation of Barnardos Children’s Services information collection and analysis systems and databases.
  • Monitor integrity and completeness of services data.
  • Support management in identifying and obtaining missing or additional data.
  • Support project workers and administrators in the accurate recording of their work and in the resolution of any recording issues they encounter in their day-to-day work.
  • Ensure data errors are addressed on a timely basis or escalated where necessary.
  • Analyse and interpret complex data to identify and track trends and patterns and contribute to the development of case-studies, enabling the data to tell a story.
  • Produce reports, graphs, tables, charts, etc., that effectively present data for review by Management, Board of Directors, and Barnardos’ project staff to assist with both operational and strategic requirements.
  • Work with field staff to assist their understanding and utilisation of Barnardos Children’s Services systems and databases.
  • Provide oral and written guidance on issues related to data collection and reporting for Barnardos staff.
  • Contribute to systems and processes to make data available to all stakeholders including families, staff, funding agencies, and the general public.
  • Assist in the support of the reporting portal housing the dashboards.


  • Ensure that the protection and welfare of children is a primary concern of all staff and that, when child protection issues arise, Barnardos policies and procedures are fully adhered to.
  • Participate in the development of organisational policy and plans to ensure they are implemented within your area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that the services within your area of responsibility operate in a cohesive way and to participate in organisational development.
  • To undertake specific organisational tasks in agreement with your line manager.

Requirements of all Barnardos staff

  • Commitment to the purpose of Barnardos and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations.
  • To participate in regular supervision with your line manager.
  • To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice with your area of work and within Barnardos as a whole.
  • To report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner.
  • To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.
  • Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice.
  • Participate in and engage with a performance management programme.
  • Identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities appropriate to the role.
  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or local Health & Safety Officer.
  • To be vigilant to any concerns regarding the protection and welfare of children and to bring them to the attention of the Barnardos Designated Person in a timely manner, in keeping with the Barnardos Child Protection policies.
  • To participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate.
  • To undertake other duties as may be requested by the line manager from time to time.
  • To undertake your work in a manner that is friendly, flexible and informal.

Note: This Job Description will be reviewed and updated in line with the needs of the work.

Person Specification

Skills and abilities

  • Proficient in managing and undertaking the collection, cleaning, analysis and reporting of data.
  • Ability to create custom reports and dashboards and build automated reports.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively and to be flexible.
  • Ability to inspire enthusiasm and curiosity and enthusiasm for data.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage competing demands in tight timescales.
  • Ability to produce clear, succinct written material.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and contribute to the sharing of information.
  • Ability to travel nationwide (flexibility and availability are essential).
  • Positive, solution focused approach.

The postholder is initially assigned to work in the Electronic Record Keeping team in the National Office, Dublin 8 but may be required in the future to work in other locations in the Dublin area in line with organisational needs.


A minimum of 3 years experience with:

  • Proven qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.
  • Experience working with data visualisation software such as Power BI,Tableau, Qlikview, etc.
  • Experience in SQL query writing.
  • Knowledge of and experience with CRM Dynamics.
  • Experience of disseminating data analysis to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience of working with people at a variety of levels in an organisation.
  • Strong statistical computing skills, including SPSS.


Education to leaving certificate or equivalent minimum level of education essential.

A relevant qualification in data analysis and/or evaluation highly desirable.

An interest in issues affecting the wellbeing of children and families in Ireland would be beneficial.

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete this application form and submit it through our website before the closing date.

Applicants may also attach a CV or other supplementary information in respect of our application.

Attaching a CV alone will result in the applicant not being considered for shortlisting. 

Shortlisting will apply

Candidates who are moved to the 2nd stage of our Recruitment process are required to complete a medical questionnaire and the E-Vetting process. References will be taken up at this stage.