Barnardos: Guardian ad Litem Administration Manager

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Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting: Guardian ad Litem Administration Manager, Dublin

Location: Barnardos National Office, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 and hybrid

Contract: Part-time (22.5 hours per week) with flexibility on days and Specific purpose for duration of the GAL Service est. 3-4 years

Salary: €24,078 -€34,603 scale DOE

Job purpose

As a member of the Guardian ad Litem Management Team, the Guardian Ad Litem Administration Manager has responsibility for overseeing the Guardian Ad Litem Service day to day support functions, managing, supervising and supporting administration and finance staff, planning and co-ordinating administrative procedures, reviewing and implementing system and process improvements across all aspects of Guardian ad Litem Finance and Administration processes. The post holder will oversee the administrative preparation of the service to exit Barnardos on the establishment of the National Guardian ad Litem service. As such, this post is limited to the anticipated continued duration of the service within Barnardos of 2 – 4 years.

Personal attributes

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage in a dynamic and busy environment.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and in collaboration with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands, manage projects and deliver on outcomes.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in terms of tasks and time is essential for this post.
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and adaptable approach to a variety of tasks and projects.
  • Ability to manage the staff team in a constructive way, ensuring that a high level of service provision.
  • Ability to write clear reports as required as well as ability to summarise and present complex information clearly, accurately and concisely for a range of audiences for internal and external publication.
  • Ability to manage relationships internally and work effectively in partnership with external stakeholders relevant to your service.
  • Go to person with can do approach.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an accounting, finance, project management role with a minimum of 2 year posts qualification experience
  • Familiarity with GDPR and other data protection legislation
  • Experience in a management and leadership role
  • Experience of managing a team
  • High level of Microsoft Office skills.


  • Relevant primary degree essential, e.g. Business related
  • CA/ ACCA/ CIMA qualified
  • Other business qualification advantageous

For full job description and to apply please visit

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 30thJune 2022

Interview date: 6th July 2022


Shortlisting will apply (please note, CVs are not accepted on their own, candidates must complete and submit our application form through Barnardos website).

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Jun, 2022
Dublin 8 & hybrid
Expiry Date
30th Jun, 2022