Part-time Senior Organisational Systems Support Officer

Fairtrade Ireland: Part-time Senior Organisational Systems Support Officer (3 days a week) Reporting to: Executive Director

Location: Dublin, some work from home by agreement
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience


Fairtrade Ireland works to promote fair trading practices between Ireland and developing countries. It is a founder member of Fairtrade International.

Fairtrade Ireland is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation established in 1992 and our main activities include: Fairtrade business development and education and advocacy to raise public awareness of Fairtrade in Ireland.


The functions of the job are to;

  1. support the implementation of organisational systems and platforms across a range of activity areas including; administration systems, technical platforms, reporting and compliance systems
  2. support the Executive Director with delivery of specific project-based work as agreed Duties and Responsibilities
  3. Support implementation of key organisational systems and platforms. These systems include; office management and information systems, (Microsoft 365) databases, project management system, Salesforce CRM, and identify others as necessary.
  4. Coordinate specific project activities to enhance organisational performance, compliance and governance. These project activities can include, identifying training supports, internal report writing, liaison with statuary bodies and project collaboration with colleagues internationally.
  5. Liaise with a small number of colleagues to ensure the Organisational System Support work is both aligned supporting the organisations objectives and strategies.
  6. Liaise with relevant service provides and colleagues in other Fairtrade organisations on systems innovation and implementation.
  7. Some office administration tasks required

Other duties as may be required by the Manager.

Key Competencies


  1. Fluent knowledge of main electronic systems and platforms (see above)  Quick learner with a focus on achieving measurable outcomes
  2. Self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative
  3. Excellent people, communication and influencing skills
  4. Adaptive and flexible in handling multiple priorities


  1. Openness, passion and sectoral expertise

Qualifications / Experience


  1. Relevant third level qualification required and/or relevant work experience



  1. 5 (+) years specific job-related knowledge and experience and/or other relevant sector knowledge.
  2.  Track record of managing of organisational performance, compliance and/or governance related work.
  3.  An ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  4. Good working knowledge of the voluntary and NGO sector
  5. Experience of working in a small flexible team
  6. Understanding of Fairtrade issues including development and trade


  1. A high degree of emotional intelligence
  2. A track record of volunteering in the voluntary/NGO sector  A proven passion for social and environmental justice

Other Requirements

  1. Some travel requirements
  2. Full driving license with access to a vehicle an advantage  Some evening and weekend work required
  3. Availability to work flexible hours

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.

Fairtrade Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

APPLICATION PROCESS Please send your CV and a cover letter to Peter Gaynor at by 5pm on Friday 16th September.
Please mention “Organisational Systems Support Officer” in the email subject and include your full name in the file names.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you do not hear back from us, unfortunately your application has not been selected.

Fairtrade Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer