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Join the ISPCC

 Why not consider opportunities where you make a difference every day – with Ireland’s national child protection charity, the ISPCC.

  • Help to effect real change in the lives of children and young people in Ireland
  • Our recruitment process is simple
  • All vacancies will be advertised on this site
  • If you would like to find out more about potential opportunities in ISPCC, please reach out to us on [email protected]

How We Hire

  • If you have the skills and experience to match an ISPCC vacancy, submit your application for that role.
  • If you are selected to progress to the next stage of our recruitment process, you will be called for interview.
  • Following interview, an offer may be made subject to pre-employment checks. These include:

    • References – the ISPCC asks for three professional / academic references to be provided prior to the awarding of any role.

    • Garda vetting is required for all prospective ISPCC employees and volunteers.

Read more about the ISPCC’s vetting policy.

  • If you are selected for a position and successfully pass reference checks and Garda vetting stages, we will ask you to complete some pre-employment documentation before you commence in your new role.

Cornerstones Of The ISPCC’s Work

  • Inclusion:
    • Promoting the social inclusion of children and preventing exclusion due to behaviour, mental health difficulties, ethnicity, social status or any other factor.
  • Support:
    • Ensuring that children can access the help they need to overcome emotional adversity.
  • Protection:
    • Preventing cruelty to children and young people.
  • Consultation and Participation:
    • Ensuring that children are given the opportunity to participate in an active way in the main social structures impacting their lives.
  • Citizenship:
    • Ensuring that children’s rights as citizens are acknowledged in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Please note, the ISPCC cannot accept unsolicited applications for either student placements or potential paid positions within the organisation. The ISPCC will link directly with colleges regarding any open student placement positions.

ISPCC Vetting Policy

Vetting of all ISPCC Staff and Volunteers (updated 31st July, 2018)

Since the commencement of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 on the 29th April, 2016, the ISPCC shall NOT permit any person to undertake relevant work or activities on behalf of the organisation unless a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau is received in respect of that person.

Any disclosures may ultimately affect the suitability of a person to work within the ISPCC. The ISPCC recognises that there are some areas/ instances, in particular that would automatically deem an individual unsuitable to work with the organisation. These exclusion clauses are outlined below:

The Irish Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Children consider the following as reasonable grounds for the organisation not to proceed with either an interview or an appointment of an individual (for volunteer and staff positions) where that individual:

  • Has been dishonest in their application and / or Garda Vetting Form.
  • Has been convicted of a crime that relates to the ill treatment or neglect of children / minors / vulnerable people.
  • Has drug and/or alcohol related charges / convictions, especially where there was evidence that children were involved.
  • Has charges / convictions relating to the ownership, production, possession or distribution of child pornography.
  • Is known to the child protection services where this knowledge would involve concerns around the candidate’s suitability to work with children.
  • Has a finding of ‘confirmed’ child abuse or neglect by the Health Services Executive but may not have attracted a criminal conviction. (There are three categories that the Health Service Executive can confirm abuse – 1. through a medical examination, 2. through an admission of guilt by the alleged perpetrator or 3. via a ruling of a court).
  • Has serious driving related charges / convictions
  • Has public disorder and/or assault related charges / convictions.
  • Has damage to public property related charges / convictions, including larceny.
  • Has any other offence that in the organisation’s opinion deems the person unfit to work with the ISPCC. (This would include crimes of deception / fraud / domestic violence / assault etc.).

All information pertaining to this process will be received, process and maintained in line with GDPR regulations.

For an overview chart of the ISPCC’s Vetting Process, click here.

ID submitted for Garda Vetting purposes must have a combined score of over 100, from the 100 Point Check list. Click here to find out more.