Garda Vetting Administrator

    Reference No:   GVANO0622
    Location:   SVP House, Dublin 1
    Duration:   Temporary Part-Time
    Hours:   22.5 hours per week
    Published:   14 June 2022
    Closing Date:   4PM Tuesday 28 June 2022


    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Garda Vetting Administrator to join our Garda Vetting team in National Office. The post holder will support the vetting administration team and operations across regions, services and personnel with verification of identity processes and follow with Regional personnel & applicants.
    The ideal candidate will have experience providing high level fast paced and varied administrative support in a dynamic office environment, experience of working with Irish Garda vetting systems and excellent interpersonal skills.
    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

    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%.

    2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve)

    Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF)

    Paid Sick Leave (following probation period with entitlement increasing with length of service)

    Education Support for job relevant courses

    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.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Good level of education (Minimum Leaving Certificate Level).

    • A relevant 3rd level education and office administration / computer course qualification is desirable.

    • At least 2 years’ experience in providing high level fast paced and varied administrative support in a dynamic office environment.

    • Experience of working with Irish Garda vetting systems.  

    • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues and management from different functions.

    • Experience of co-ordinating high-volume activity and other professional events and multitasking various projects and routine activity at any given time.

    • Customer focused in an environment of change and continuous improvement of services and practices.  

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

    • Experience of generating reports, and designing and delivering training/presentations

    • High level administrative and organisation skills and attention to detail.

    • Good numeracy, negotiation and influencing skills.

    • Highly confidential attitude and approach in all aspects of work.

    • Confident user of MS Office, CRM databases, MS Outlook, IT literate.

    • An ability to quickly establish and maintain rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders and to manage on-going working relationships and work plans.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills remaining person-centred and customer-focused both internally and external to the organisation including the ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of adversity/challenging times.

    • Resilient and able to work in an organisation undergoing ongoing change.

    • High level of initiative and can work efficiently and effectively both independently and as part of a team and knowing the difference when to distinguish.

    • Excellent time management skills.

    • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines while demonstrating excellent customer service skills.

    • Ability to multitask and function well in a fast-paced environment.

    • Ability to work on own initiative, including home/remote working, and as part of a team


    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.
    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

    How to Apply

    If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form. CVs will not be accepted


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