Family Carers Ireland: Information Officer – Intensive

Family Carers Ireland

 Information Officer – Intensive

Areas of support: Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary, Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly, Carlow & Kilkenny.

(Open to Public Competition)

Family Carers Ireland (FCI) is the national charity supporting over 500,000 family carers across the country who dedicate their lives to caring for loved ones such as children or adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, frail older people, those with palliative care needs or those living with chronic illnesses or addiction. We provide a range of supports and services for family carers nationally from our local support centres. We initially proposed the concept of a Carers Guarantee to both the government and the HSE in 2018. The principle was to tackle the postcode lottery by providing a core offering of supports and services to family carers across Ireland, regardless of where they live. The 2020 Programme for Government committed to delivering this guarantee and we recently received confirmation that we will receive a (recurring) increase in our annual funding to enable us to implement an evidence-based framework of support for family carers throughout the country.

Family Carers Ireland is currently recruiting an Information Officer – Intensive. This Information Officer - Intensive will be working within the geographic area of Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary, Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly, Carlow and Kilkenny. This role will report to our Support Manager’s: Intensive (SMI’s). The Information Officer: Intensive (IOI) will support the SMI’s in their designated area. This will involve responding to queries from family carers and where appropriate, triaging them to internal supports using the agreed triage process based on the Carer Outcome StarTM. The IOI will support the SMI in the actioning of targeted and intensive supports identified as needed through the wellbeing review process. The IOI will oversee all office activities and carer reception area within their designated Family Carer Support Resource Centre. They will also provide support to their Network team as required.

Role Criteria: The successful candidate should possess the following essential criteria.

  • Minimum Leaving cert (or equivalent) and pursued further studies in Office Administration or IT;
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a busy office environment;
  • Experience of working remotely;
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and work within a dynamic environment;
  • Excellent IT Skills- mainly Microsoft 365, SharePoint, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and experience setting up video calls through platforms like Zoom, MS Teams.
  • Flexibility in attitude and approach to the job and a willingness to help others;
  • A reflective approach to their work and a willingness to learn and desire to implement a culture of continuous improvement;
  • A strong work ethic with excellent attention to detail;
  • Effective time management skills and organisation skills with the ability to manage multiple activities and keep stakeholders informed;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to establish rapport with a diverse range of people;
  • The ability to work autonomously and within a team;
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal);
  • Have experience working in a highly confidential environment;
  • Full drivers licence with access to own car.

Terms & Conditions: Permanent, full-time contract (37 hours per week; Monday - Friday). The successful candidate will adhere to a hybrid model of working i.e. from their home location and from Family Carers Ireland, National Office, Market Square, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Flexibility to travel to meetings as required is essential. The remuneration for this role includes an annual salary of €30,000 and access to a defined contribution pension scheme. The annual leave entitlement of 23 days per year.

Application Process - Applicants are invited to submit their up-to date CV and cover letter demonstrating how they meet the above criteria to no later than Tuesday, 7th February 2023. Prospective candidates may contact us for a copy of the job description if they wish.

Family Carers Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Jan, 2023
Hybrid / Co Offaly
Expiry Date
7th Feb, 2023