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Join Our Team! We Are Hiring Senior Governance & Data Officer

Position: Senior Governance & Data Officer
Report to: Head of Finance and Governance
Contract: Full time

Young Social Innovators 
Young Social Innovators (YSI) is a national not for profit organisation providing transformative social innovation programmes for young people primarily at post primary level in Ireland. Our social innovation programmes empower and strengthen youth voice and participation and develop active local and global citizens. 

Consider joining our passionate and multi-talented team with a great vision ‘to inspire, empower and equip young people to change the world for good.

Purpose of this Role
The Senior Governance and Data Officer will support the Head of Finance and Governance in ensuring YSI maintains the highest levels of governance and compliance. The role touches on a number of areas including the oversight of administration; human resources and IT and data management. This role works closely with YSI’s IT providers. The role of Office Administrator reports to the position.

The Person
You will be highly enthusiastic and passionate with a track record of proven experience working in a professional office environment. A great team player who is eager to make a difference by contribution to YSI’s work and is willing to get hands on involvement in the work. You will be organised and have good time and project management skills, with an ability to prioritise conflicting priorities. You will be highly proficient in technology and Microsoft applications, and general office systems and procedures.

You will hold excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation as well as with stakeholders and external agencies/suppliers. You will be highly motivated, a self-starter who contributes to a positive work culture and you will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment on multiple cross cutting projects.

Key Accountabilities:

Operations oversight

Governance & Compliance

Support the Head of Finance & Governance) in the:

Data & IT Systems

Human Resource Support


Skills Requirement Essential Desirable
Relevant experience of managing a SQL database X -
Relevant experience in a similar role - X
Experience of the not-for-profit sector - X
Excellent writing, verbal and presentation skills X -
Excellent IT skills using Microsoft Office suite X -
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills X -
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail X -
Strong teamwork skills X -
Passion for education, youth, or children an advantage - X
Candidate Profile Essential Desirable
Flexible, adaptable, and self-confident X -
A self-motivator with the ability to work on own initiative as well as an integral part of a team - X
Versatile and results oriented X -
Excellent interpersonal skills X -
Pro-active and positive attitude to own personal development and to the development of the organisation - X

Location: This role is based in our Dublin office 2 days per week with remote working available on the other 3 days. Suitable access workspace and to Wi-Fi is required to avail of remote working option.

How to Apply: Please send a comprehensive CV with a cover letter – outlining what you can bring to the role – to our HR department at hr@youngsocialinnovators.ie by midnight on Thursday the 8th of December 2022.

Young Social Innovators is committed to equal opportunities and all recruitment decisions will be based on merit, suitability for the role and experience. All recruitment decisions will not be influenced by race, colour, nationality, religion, sex, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, disability, age or membership of the Traveller Community. Young Social Innovators fully endorses a working environment free from discrimination and harassment.

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