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Barnardos: Administrator (Part Time) - Bawnlea & Special Needs, Tallaght

Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting: Administrator Part-time - Bawnlea, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Location: Bawnlea & Special Needs, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Contract: Part-time (24 hours per week) and Specific Purpose (maternity cover) Work days: Monday to Thursday (negotiable) Salary: €16,031 - €24,834 Depending on Experience. (This is the pro-rated salary for 24 hours) Working with Barnardos means

  • Opportunity to support trauma informed work practices with vulnerable children and families, including work with children of different ability and with additional needs

  • Team working environment with regular support and supervision

  • Family Friendly

  • Access to Health and Wellbeing initiatives such as Regular Breath, Body, Mind sessions and free Employee Assistance Program for employees and their immediate family members


  • Bawnlea Child and Family Centre 31 Bawnlea Green, Tallaght, D24, D24 T2HF

  • Barnardos Special Needs Service, Chamber House, Chamber Square, Tallaght, D24

Contact Details:

  • Deirdre, Telephone: 01- 403 2080

Would you like to make a difference in a child’s life? And, work in a friendly supportive environment? At Bawnlea we provide a trauma-informed family support service, delivering services and interventions for children and their families, living in the areas of Dublin 12 and 24. The Barnardos Special Needs Service is a community-based, family focused, early intervention service for children under 6 years of age, with a wide range of special needs. The service provides family support alongside structured group and individual programmes for children. Barnardos work is partnership-based – working in close partnership with families, statutory bodies and voluntary agencies, to bring about better outcomes for children, using a mind, heart and body approach. Bawnlea Child & Family Centre, is based in Jobstown, Tallaght, and the Special Needs Service is based at Chamber House next to Tallaght Library, Dublin 24. Job purpose To provide an efficient and flexible administrative support service to the Bawnlea Centre and Special Needs Service, in an integrated way with the wider Barnardos organisation. Personal attributes

  • Good communications and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Awareness of confidentiality and the ability to deal with sensitive queries

  • Teamwork required and the ability to work in collaboration with others

  • Ability to work on own initiative and to consult where appropriate

  • Ability to prioritise competing demand

  • Flexibility and adaptability in terms of tasks and time is essential for this post.


  • Minimum of two years’ directly relevant experience essential.

  • Experience of working in schools or within a community setting with children and families is highly desirable.


  • Junior cycle certificate of achievement or equivalent minimum level of education.

  • A working ability in IT Systems, word processing and finance skills are essential

The post-holder is initially assigned to work in Tallaght at the Bawnlea Centre, with one day at the Special Needs Service, but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Dublin area in line with Organisational needs. Barnardos is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. For full job description and to apply please visit Current Job Vacancies – Barnardos Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 7th December 2023 Interview date: Thursday 14th December 2023 Shortlisting will apply (please note, CVs are not accepted on their own, candidates must complete and submit our application form through Barnardos website).

  • Children & Youth

Date Entered/Updated: 29th Nov, 2023 Expiry Date: 7th Dec, 2023 Region: Dublin 24

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