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Administrative Assistant at The Cheshire Foundation in Ireland

The Cheshire Foundation in Ireland
Administrative Assistant
Expiry Date
15 Jun 2023
Posted by
Sharon Dunne Donohoe
Posted on
01 Jun 2023

Administrative Assistant – Permanent 30 Hours per week contract – Ardeen Cheshire Home – Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow.

 We are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for the above position. Candidates must be highly motivated, creative, and experienced with a passion for engaging with the people we support daily.


About Cheshire Ireland

Cheshire Ireland provides quality services to adults with physical, sensory, and neurological disabilities at a medium and high level of need. More information on our organisation can be found at


What we do

We provide individualised supports for people to meet their physical, psychological, and social care needs in an environment that encourages independence and promotes their rights and well-being. Our services provide a friendly, cooperative, and positive working environment within busy residential and community services. The right candidate will share our values and will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of the people we support. 


How we work

Our services are based on clear principles of supporting people “one person at a time”. As a member of the team, you will be committed to high quality rights-based, person-centred service delivery, be willing to embrace change and help foster a culture of continuous improvement.


What you will do

You will provide administrative support to management, employees, and service users. You will handle all office ad-hoc duties such as answering phones, organising files, drafting letters and scheduling meetings. You will maintain databases, audits, and prepare reports as required. You will be responsible for payroll while maintaining management systems. You will be required to establish and maintain relationships with the people we support that are based on respect and equality and that promote their rights and independence. It is critical that when undertaking your work that you do so in a manner that is consistent with Cheshire Ireland's values, operating ethos, and standards.


Who we are looking for.

At least 2 years' experience in an Administration role is essential.

Experience of a Workforce Management System – Preferably Softworks.

Excellent computer skills especially in Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and the ability to adapt to changing computer technology. 

Experience of working in a care-delivery capacity and have awareness of HIQA desirable but not essential.

Driving license and willingness to drive for work.

Desire for personal and professional development.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Eligibility to work in Ireland is essential.

Good Standard of verbal and written English.

Computer literate (experience with online care management systems an advantage).

Personal integrity and trustworthiness.

Positive attitude.

Willing to embrace change and is committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning throughout the service.

Committed to the principles of rights-based, person-centred services.


Why work for us

Flexibility in working hours.

€15.45 - €22.10 per hour

Career opportunities.

Induction and ongoing training.



Sick pay benefit.

Company Pension Scheme.

Maternity benefit.

Bike/Cycle to work scheme.

Employee assistance programme.

Death in Service benefit for pension members.

Employee Referral bonus.



Closing Date: -                       15th of June 2023


Reference:                             2023209


To Apply: -



Cheshire Ireland is an equal opportunity employer.

All successful candidates will be subject to vetting by the Garda National Vetting Bureau


15 - 17 Leinster Street South
Dublin 2

t. 01 541 4770

RCN: 20043964
CRO: 335412

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