Barnardos: Community Engagement Administration Worker


Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting:

Community Engagement Administration Worker, Dublin

Location: Better Finglas ABC Programme, St. Malachy’s MNS, St. Helena’s Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

Contract: Part-Time, 28 hours per week over 5 days. 20 hours are permanent and 8 hours are fixed term to end of May 2023.

Salary: €17,897 - €27,725 D.O.E. This is the pro-rata salary for 28 hrs per week.

Job purpose

  • To actively promote and support the engagement of community members to the Better Finglas project and its services.
  • To support external communications for the project including written, print and social media, alongside co-ordinating interagency events which highlight and promote the work of Better Finglas.
  • To provide an efficient and flexible administrative support service to the Better Finglas ABC Programme which includes working alongside the Parenting Support Mentor to oversee the programme enquiries admin hub and the evaluation activities of the project.

Personal attributes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with good interpersonal skills appropriate for representing the programme to both parents and professionals.
  • Ability to build good relations, liaise effectively, and work cooperatively with other service providers in the community.
  • Awareness of confidentiality and the ability to deal with sensitive queries.
  • A team player, highly motivated and well organised.
  • Ability to work autonomously, act on own initiative and consult where appropriate.
  • Energetic, confident and pro-active.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise information.
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.
  • Commitment to the delivery of high quality services to children and families.


  • Minimum of two years’ directly relevant experience essential.
  • Knowledge/awareness of the impact of discrimination on minority groups and marginalised families is essential.
  • Awareness of and/or an interest in understanding the impact of trauma on children and the importance of working in a trauma informed way is essential.
  • Experience of monitoring and updating a website and other social media such as Facebook, Instagram, newsletters, etc. is essential.
  • Experience of working in schools or in a community, setting with children and families is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community development principles and practices is desirable.
  • Competence in mixed research methods and data analysis skills are highly desirable.
  • Experience of producing press releases or publicity materials for media dissemination is highly desirable.
  • Experience of working within areas of disadvantage and working with a preventative and early intervention approach is highly desirable.


  • Junior Cert or equivalent minimum level of education. A working ability in IT systems is essential.
  • A relevant 3rd level qualification is highly desirable, such as:
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
    • Social Care/Social Work
    • Community Development/Youth Work
    • Communications/Research

Please Note:

The post-holder is initially assigned to work in the Better Finglas ABC Project, Dublin 11, but may be required in the future to work in other locations in the Dublin area in line with organisational needs.

For full job description and to apply please visit

Closing date: 4pm, Thursday 14th July 2022
Interview date: Thursday 28th 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
23rd Jun, 2022
Dublin 11
Expiry Date
14th Jul, 2022