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WALK, a Leinster-based service provider for people with disabilities, has been providing community-based supports for over 50 years. Through its 16 models of support the organisation specialises in tailoring the types and supports it provides to suit the individual. Our focuses on engagement is in community settings; broadly in the areas of employment, training and community living. The organisation empowers people with disabilities to live self-determined lives in an equal and inclusive society. This means that people are facilitated to access any community facility that will support their life-time ambitions. At WALK we believe that every person who wants to work, have a job or a career, can do so. We know it is the person’s drive and ambitions that enables them to reach their goals, our role is as a facilitator in their journey. The people WALK supports enables us to work towards our vision, that is, of being an inclusive society where communities value and treat all people as equal citizens.

WALK is an innovative and dynamic organisation where change is rapid and constant. The organisation has achieved both national and international quality awards for high quality service delivery and human resource management.


We are currently recruiting for: 

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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WALK is embarking on a challenging and exciting phase of development guided by our most recent strategic and operational plans, and we are establishing the post of Deputy CEO as part of our internal management restructuring.

The Deputy CEO will be primarily responsible for managing and developing the organisations clinical supports and our internal and external communications and for providing oversight and support to the senior management the team. The role will also involve providing ongoing support to the CEO and deputising for him in his absence.

Essential requirements for the post are:

  • A minimum of 5 years senior management experience in the intellectual disability sector
  • A relevant third level qualification in the areas of health, social care or equivalent
  • A third level qualification in a relevant management discipline
  • A track record of achievement in leading and supporting organisational development and change
  • Proven knowledge and commitment to social inclusion and rights based approaches to providing supports for people with intellectual disability
  • Experience of working directly with people who have intellectual disability

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and current CV to joe@walk.ie to arrive by 5pm on Friday 23rd July.

Financial Accountant

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Financial Accountant (Full-Time Permanent) - WALK (Dublin)

WALK is a section 39 community-based provider of supports for people with intellectual disability.  Based in Dublin and Louth our main supports are in the areas of living accommodation, employment, career development, education, and training. It has an annual budget of over €8.5 million and a staff complement of 200. We are now recruiting for the post of Financial Accountant.

Financial Accountant Job Description

Enquires may be made to Brid Nolan. Director of Finance by email to bridcn@walk.ie

Applications by CV with ‘Financial Accountant’ in the subject line to recruitment@walk.ie by 30th July 2021.

Relief Staff

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We hire on an ongoing basis for our Relief Panel.  

Please see here for Relief Advert

Hourly rate depends on qualifications and experience. 

If you would like to apply, send a CV and cover letter clearly stating ‘Relief Panel Application’ to recruitment@walk.ie

Crisis Cover

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Social Care Worker Job DescriptionWe are one of the organisations signed up to www.crisiscover.ie There are many job roles to be filled in the charity sector. If you are in a position to make yourself available for work please find out more at www.crisiscover.ie

What we offer

There are many benefits to working at WALK.

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Scheme (operated by VHI)
  • Performance Development System
  • Dedicated learning and development plans
  • Up to 25 days Annual Leave.
  • Various leave types (conditions apply) marriage/civil partnership, paternity, compassionate, adoptive.
  • Paid maternity leave (conditions apply)
  • Permanent Health Insurance (conditions apply)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary 
  • Pension 7% Employers Contribution (subject to HSE funding)
  • Death in Service benefit of four times salary (conditions apply)
  • Further Education Scheme
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Travel (bike-to-work schemes/tax saver commuter tickets)

Our Address

our address

WALK Head Office, 1 Longmile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

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Phone: +353 (0)1 465 03 88
Email: info@walk.ie

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WALK is a registered Charity. Charity number is CHY 10777. Companies Registration Number 322400. Registered Charity Number (CRA Number) 20028008
Accredited by: Trusted Charity
WALK is the trading name for Walkinstown Association for People with an Intellectual Disability Limited. All rights reserved. © WALK 2015
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