Part-time Administrator with FirstLight

6-month Contract – with the possibility of extension

FirstLight – a long-established, national charity providing professional crisis intervention and counselling services to parents and families suddenly bereaved, is seeking to recruit a part-time Administrator. The position is for a 6-month period, 20 hours per week and may be extended.

Reporting to FirstLight’s General Manager, the Administrator will support FirstLight’s core staff team and interact with FirstLight’s Register of outsourced therapists.

An empathy with FirstLight’s mission and objectives is essential, as is a values-driven approach to work based on integrity and service.

FirstLight has adopted a hybrid working model. Details regarding its practical implementation will be discussed with the shortlisted candidates.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

The successful candidate will be a team player and, while being able to progress tasks independently, will have the confidence to know when to seek support and direction. S/he will possess an excellent telephone manner and be IT literate. A good working knowledge of the Office 365 suite of programmes is essential, in particular Word and Excel.

Experience in the utilisation of digital marketing tools will be a distinct advantage.

Prior experience of working in an administration role, including experience of the provision of administrative support for the invoicing and payments function, is required.

Good organisational and time keeping skills are essential.

A qualification to a minimum of Level 7 in a relevant discipline is a necessary requirement.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an adaptable and flexible manner with a process improvement mind-set
  • Promote and maintain the ethos of FirstLight and its values of compassion, empathy, respect and hope.
  • Possess excellent oral, aural and written communication skills and have experience in interacting successfully with persons from a broad range of backgrounds.
Desirable experience
  • Previous experience of working in the not-for-profit sector.
Employment Terms and Remuneration

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), 6-month contract position which may be extended for a longer period.

Salary: €18,000 p.a.

Please note - that an offer of employment is subject to Garda vetting and reference check.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter outlining their motivation for applying for this position and how they meet the requirements for the role by Email to [email protected].

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 23 September 2022, at 17h00.

First-round interviews will be held on Thursday, 29 September 2022.

FirstLight welcomes applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

  • Dated: Sep 02


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