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Depaul: Receptionist - Spire

Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We strive to empower our service users to make choices and decisions about the way they live their lives. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations. Depaul is an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We offer a standard 35 hour working week, generous leave entitlements and a pension scheme. We support all staff with regular supervision and a wide learning and development programme. Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role: Receptionist Spire Full time 35 hours a week Salary €24,411.21 per annum 1. Role: This role offers a fantastic opportunity to provide support to one of our Dublin services. Depaul is a values-led organisation working with a number of homeless services throughout Dublin and Belfast. This role will report to the Local Management Team and will be responsible for providing administrative support to all the staff at the service. The ideal candidate for this post will be a good communicator, show an ability to be flexible, use their initiative and apply sound decision making skills. A willingness to work as part of a wider team is essential. This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse team of talented individuals. 2. Key Areas of Responsibility GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • To be an integral part of the team in the service, in offering support and care to homeless.


  • To work as part of the team in the service, ensuring service users are treated with respect at all times.


  • Relay messages for service users and staff

  • Manage the intercom/fob system

  • Ensure all staff, service users and visitors are made to feel welcome

  • Ensure all visitors & staff sign the appropriate Sign In/Sign Out book on arrival and when departing

  • Take delivery of post and distribute post to Service Users and staff, ensuring all outgoing post is posted each day etc.

  • Deal with all enquiries at the desk in a cordial and professional manner.

  • Take in service Charge from Service Users, as required, and link with staff, when service users arrive without due payments (as per the local Service Charge Management Procedure)

  • Keep the reception area in order.

  • Maintain the Notice boards in the reception area, ensuring notices are up-to-date and accurate.

  • Any other duties relating to managing the Reception


  • Carry out a range of routine clerical activities such as sending out routine replies, photocopying, fax dissemination, typing letters, reports and minutes of meetings and other such duties, when requested by the management

  • Provide full administration support to management team

  • Support the managers in ensuring all shifts in the rota are covered

  • Oversee the Stationery and Cleaning Products orders and support the management in Invoice Management.

  • Manage service charge records and highlight to management discrepancies and when service users are falling into arrears.

  • Ensure that all administrative duties are carried out in accordance with the required timelines.


  • Ensure that Health and Safety standards are met within the Service in accordance with the Depaul's Health and Safety policy.

  • Record and report all health and safety and security issues, as appropriate to the role.

  • Adhere fully and cooperate with project staff in the management of any emergency situations, when they arise.


  • Work as a member of the team in the best interests of the Service Users

  • Participate fully in Depaul’s and local consultation processes

  • Be flexible in regard to working work hours (in agreement and after negotiation with the management), for the benefit of the service.

The above list is not exhaustive; additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time. Proficient use of IT required in role, including email in a professional capacity 3. Person Requirements

  • 1 years’ experience using MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point and MS – ESSENTIAL

  • Experience setting up and maintaining both manual and computerised filing systems.

  • Proven analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • An understanding of the current issues facing homeless people

Online Application Procedure: Please apply though our online application process on the vacancies page of our website For more information, please contact Human Resources: Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail Closing date for all applications: Friday 29th September 2023 at 5:00pm Panels will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled WHY WORK FOR US? Depaul is a cross border charity supporting some of the most marginalised individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it. Would you like to help us to meet our mission? We are a values led organisation and aim, at all times, to live and breathe these values in our everyday work. Our values are based on four key principles:

  • We celebrate the potential of people

  • We put our words into action

  • We aim to take a wider role in civil society

  • We believe in rights and responsibilities

If you choose to work for Depaul we offer: Comprehensive induction – all new staff are provided with a robust induction and probationary period to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to carry out your role. Exciting training initiatives – we have extensive training courses staff can avail of, here are just a few

  • Depaul’s Vision, Mission and Values course, this involves travel to meet the Depaul International family.

  • Emerging Leaders, supporting workers that would like to develop their leadership skills and to progress to a management role.

  • Online learning resources within Depaul’s award nominated online learning platform, Moodle.

  • Mandatory training including, MAPA, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Fire Safety, and First Aid

Support – We have a supervision model that means you will receive one to one time with your line manager on a 4-6 week basis. The purpose of supervision is to have a holistic approach; it is not just about supporting you to reach your goals and potential it is also about your wellbeing. It is encouraged to be a two way process, so you have opportunity to feedback to your manager about how supported you feel. Expolink - We understand it can be difficult for you to bring sensitive workplace issues to our attention. We also recognise that giving you the opportunity to report your concerns to an independent organisation, whilst protecting your identity, may make it easier for you to speak up. HSF Health – Each staff member gets access to a health cash plan so you can claim money back, up to set limits, on a number of treatments. this includes dental, optical, acupuncture and many more. Your children under 16 are also included on the plan. Employee Assistance Programme (Spectrum Life) – EAP is a confidential counselling service that provides support to company employees and their family. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year covering; Counselling, legal advice, financial information, career guidance, life coaching, mediation, health information, cancer support, autism support, infertility and pregnancy loss, elder care support, parent coaching and international employee support. Enhanced terms and conditions – 35-hour working week, 25 days annual leave plus 10 statutory holidays, occupational sick pay, occupational maternity pay, income protection insurance and contributory pension. Both annual leave and occupational sick pay increase with length of service.

  • Community

Date Entered/Updated: 18th Sep, 2023 Expiry Date: 29th Sep, 2023 Region: Dublin

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