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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Office Support Administrator (Maternity Cover)


Office Support Administrator (Maternity Cover) – National office Reference No: VA244 Location: National Office, SVP House Dublin 1 Duration: Specific Purpose (Maternity Leave Cover) Hours: 37.5 hours per week Published: Tuesday 21st November 2023 Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 3rd December 2023 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Office Support Administrator to join our National Office Team. The Primary purpose of this role is to provide efficient reception, facilities and administration duties for National Office and Shared Services. Given the diverse nature of the Society, there is a requirement for the post holder to be flexible in their approach to ensure the needs of the organisation are met. This is a great opportunity to join one of Ireland’s largest voluntary organisations and make a difference in your community. Why work with SVP? SVP Benefits All SVP Benefits are subject to the prevailing policy and associated length of service requirements

  • 23 days annual leave for all staff; Additional day’s leave at 5, 10, 15 & 20 years, with a cap of 27 annual leave days

  • Pension: 5% employer and employee contribution with an option to increase to 7% on a matching basis

  • 2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve)

  • Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF)

  • Paid Sick Leave: Sick Pay following 13 weeks, with entitlement increasing with length of service (Subject to terms of policy)

  • Education Support for job relevant courses (Subject to terms of policy)

  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (18 weeks full maternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service & 2 weeks full paternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Life Assurance – four times annual salary

  • Life Appreciation Recognition: Additional one-off 5 days annual leave allocated in year that 25-, 30-, 35- & 40-years’ service achieved, plus €250 voucher

  • Christmas Voucher: €250 voucher for all staff (Subject to terms of policy)

  • Retirement: Staff with 10+ years’ service will receive a €250 voucher on retirement

  • Hybrid/Flexible Working Available: SVP support and embrace Flexible Working, including working from home, in line with the SVP Flexible Working Policy (Where appropriate and subject to role requirements and policy)

  • SVP Experience Day: Up to one discretionary day per year to experience a different aspect of the work of SVP (Subject to conditions).

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Educated to Leaving Certificate level or equivalent is essential.

  • Qualification if office administration or relevant 3rd level education would be beneficial.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing high quality, fast paced and varied administrative support in an office environment is essential.

  • Experience of co-ordinating high-volume activity and support the organising of events.

  • Experience of operating CRM database and confident user of MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint to the best advantage of the task/project at hand and efficiency of same.

  • Customer focused with excellent communication skills by telephone, face to face and by email in a professional, empathic and compassionate is essential.

  • Ability to provide high level administrative and organisation skills and attention to strong detail and accuracy is essential.

  • Ability to follow up with stakeholders in a supportive manner.

  • Have an ability to quickly establish and maintain rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Ability to carry out tasks with a high level of initiative in a fast paced working environment.

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Knowledge of the Society and of its mission and values

  • Knowledge of needs and issues of the poor and disadvantaged

About SVP: SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 700 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing, community care, shops, administration and other specialist areas How to Apply: If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please complete the online application - www.svp.ie/jobs. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted. SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Date Entered/Updated: 21st Nov, 2023 Expiry Date: 3rd Dec, 2023 Region: Dublin 1

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