FAQs About Dublin Simon Community

Changing jobs or embarking on a new career is a big decision, so to help you find the best role for your skills and experience we have compiled the answers to the questions our recruitment team hear most frequently.

1. How do I know if my work and education background is suitable for Dublin Simon Community?
Dublin Simon has a wide variety of opportunities for people with different educations and professional backgrounds. What we are most interested in is that all of our staff, from entry-level to senior management, share our values.

2. What are the benefits of working with Dublin Simon Community?
Alongside our competitive salary, we offer comprehensive training and development and career progression within the organisation.

3. I see a role that I want to apply for, what do I do next?
Complete our online application form, attach an up-to-date CV and submit the application. Make sure you have answered all the questions on the application form. After the application form is submitted, a member of our recruitment team will review your application.

4. If my application is successful what happens next?
The first step in our recruitment process will be a short call between yourself and a member of the recruitment team. This call is a great opportunity for us to learn more about you and your experience. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
If you are shortlisted from this call, the next step is an interview. Generally, these are held on online but occasionally it will be in person. The panel will be made up of two managers and a member of the recruitment team. We know that interviews can be intimidating but we see it as an opportunity to get to know you so try and relax!

5. I have accepted a role with Dublin Simon Community, what is the onboarding process?
For all frontline staff, Garda Vetting is mandatory which can take between 2 – 4 weeks. If you are office based, we will advise the process at offer stage. Regardless of the role, two references from your most recent managers are required.

6. What training will be given during my induction week?
You will be provided with a wide range of training before you join our team. This will take place on your first week and cover a variety of topics such as MAPA training, Suicide Prevention, Fire Marshal and First Aid.

7. I am a current employee, how do I refer a friend?
If you are a current employee we would love to encourage your friends, family, and college colleagues to apply directly to Dublin Simon Community for a job, and ask them to put your name on the application form!

8. What happens to my data?
We know that your personal data is important to everyone so only collect what is permitted by law. Our Privacy policy can be read here.

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