Current Vacancies

Respond is a leading Approved Housing Body and a service provider working across Ireland for almost 40 years. We are growing rapidly in response to the housing crisis and are now looking for the right person who has the passion and skills to help us realise our vision. 

Our vision is that every family and individual in Ireland will have high-quality housing as part of a vibrant and caring community. This means working proactively with partners to create sustainable and vibrant communities where people want to live.

This Health and Safety Manager position is a new position and will be a key appointment to ensure the health and safety of all our employees.

Health and Safety Manager

Location: Dublin

Reporting To: Head of Human Resources

Terms:   Permanent – Full Time

Job Purpose:

To ensure legal and regulatory compliance with all Health and Safety Requirements and promote and ensure a safe system of work across Respond and ensure that internal policies are adhered to.

Responsibility  for Health and Safety

  • Develop and execute health and safety framework and plans in the workplace according to statutory  guidelines
  • Prepare and enforce policies to establish a culture of health and safety
  • Evaluate practices, procedures, and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law
  • Monitor and report on  compliance to policies and laws by inspecting buildings, and operations
  • Inspect equipment and work set up to observe possible unsafe conditions
  • Investigate accidents or incidents to discover causes
  • Recommend solutions to issues, improvement opportunities, or new prevention measures
  • Promote and report on health and safety awareness, issues, learning, and statistics
  • To monitor developments in health and safety to ensure ongoing safety in our work.
  • Establish arrangements to ensure a safe system of safe working in line with statutory requirements

Understanding of policy

  • Providing board, management, and staff with clear and succinct briefings on health and safety /legislation.
  • Support line managers to ensure a safe and compliant work environment
  • Conduct training and presentations for health and safety matters and accident prevention


  • Develop and promote a positive health and safety culture in Respond through supporting and encouraging managers and teams to create and maintain safe and healthy work environments
  • To foster strong and trusting relationships with managers and employees to promote partnership and co-operation in creating and sustain a healthy and safe workplace
  • Develop staff understanding through positive engagement, training, and support across the business
  • Assisting, the service areas to ensure ongoing safe and healthy environments for tenants and service users
  • Support internal teams engaging with 3rd party suppliers (e.g. contractors) to ensure the appointment of suppliers with strong health and safety cultures


  • Adopt an approach of continuous learning and personal development.
  • To positively promote healthy and safe working throughout the organisation and its service
  • Any other duties, which are consistent with your role

Key Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Analysis and Planning.
  • Project Management
  • Leadership Capability.
  • Influence and Communicating
  • Results-focused.
  • Customer/Client-focused.

To view the full job description, please click here.

Please send a CV and a covering letter to before the closing of business Friday 2nd July 2021.

Early Year’s Manager

Location: Acorns Lisduggan, Waterford

Terms: 39  hours per week Monday to Friday

Job Purpose: This position will focus on the development, management, delivery, and review of
services and lead a team of dedicated staff


  • To provide oversight to standards and work within policy framework and legislation.
  • To undertake the duties of the designated person for the service under the Children’s First. National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children.
  • To oversee the implementation of the National Quality and Curriculum Frameworks, Síolta and
  • Aistear.
  • To promote qualities practices in line with the pre-school regulations
  • To manage and develop the service appropriate to the needs of the community and ensure that
  • quality and sustainability are central to the practice.
  • To foster a culture of reflective practice and continuous development.
  • To contribute to the development of models, strategies, practice,s and procedures of Respond
  • work with children and families.
  • To prepare reports as required in relation to the work in your area of responsibility.
  • To facilitate team meetings and also liaise with members of the management team


  • Third Level qualification (Degree) Desirable, Level 7 in Early Care and Education is essential
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in a management role
  • Strong understanding and experience in Early Childhood care
  • Experience in implementing the suite of Pobal funding programmes
  • Experience in financial management and budgeting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

To view the full job description, please click here.

To apply for the above role please send C.V. and a covering letter before the closing of business on 25th June 2021.


Resettlement Support Worker

Terms:                  Fixed-term (18 months) 39 hours per week Contract

Location:             Meath County


Working with service providers and local communities the work of the resettlement support programme will be divided into three phases:
1. To support refugees in the first week’s post-arrival in the community

2. To develop programmes and activities to promote participation and inclusion in society

3. To develop mechanisms that promote self-sufficient and independent living.

To view the full job description, please click here.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS is close of business on Friday, 18th June

To apply: Please email CV and cover letter

Translation, Interpretation, and Inter-Cultural Worker

Reporting To:      Resettlement Support Worker, Meath

Terms:                  Fixed-term (18 months) 39 hours per week Contract

Location:             Meath County


The main objective of the role is to provide interpretation, translation, and cross-cultural support for recently arrived refugees who will be resettled in Meath.  It will involve assisting the Resettlement Support Worker, volunteers, and relevant services to interact effectively with the new arrivals via interpretation and translation of documents.

To view the full job description, please click here.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS is close of business on Friday, 18th June

To apply: Please email CV and cover letter

Night Contact Worker – Suaimhneas Homeless Service

Location: Ballygrennan, Limerick

Reporting to: Service Manager

Terms: Fixed-term Contract – 38 Hours (Flexible Mon to Sun)

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the role is to ensure the efficient operation of the service while on duty and to provide support to the families living in the service.

To view the full job description, please click here.

 CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS is close of business on Thursday 17th June

 To apply: Please email CV and cover letter