UPDATED: Senior Compliance Support Officer, Child Safeguarding Statement Compliance Unit

Children’s Services Regulation Office, Tusla, Estuary House, Henry St. Limerick
 Salary:  See Description for Details
Other   Permanent
Closing Date: 09/06/2020 Closing Time: 12:00
Recruitment start: 23/04/2020


Job Summary

The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of services for the development, welfare and protection of children and the support of families ever undertaken in Ireland. It is an ambitious move which brings together some 4,000 staff who were previously employed within Children and Family Services of the Health Service Executive, the National Educational Welfare Board and the Family Support Agency.

The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:

  • Child Welfare and Protection Services, including family support services
  • Family Resource Centres and associated national programmes
  • Early years (pre-school) Inspection Services
  • Educational Welfare responsibilities including School completion programmes and Home School Liaison
  • Domestic, sexual and gender based violence services
  • Services related to the psychological welfare of children
  • Adoption & Alternative Care

Further information is available on www.tusla.ie

Details of Service:

Tusla under Articles 12 & 13 of the Children First Act 2015 enacted December 2017 are responsible to maintain a register of non-compliance with child safeguarding statements by relevant persons or organisations.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Tusla Stakeholders and Other regulatory agents in the state.
  • Providers of Relevant work with children

Job Objectives

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • To Manage the Child Safeguarding Compliance Support Unit administrative processes.
  • To oversee the processing and assessment of notified information to the office.
  • To oversee the business planning for the office.
  • To control, monitor and report business activities within the remit of the unit.
  • To manage stakeholder information and communications.
  • Assist with the roll out of process and systems training and briefings where required
  • Identify business needs, set expectations and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Be able to take responsibility for managing all aspects of the unit, managing resources, timelines and delivering status reports feeding into the overall aims of the unit.
  • Have a core understanding of best practice in Quality Assurance and regulatory compliance in relevant Children’s Services.
  • Have a core understanding of best practice in examination of child safeguarding systems.
  • Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • To oversee the implementation of National Business Plans and strategic targets.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

  • To demonstrate an ability to build effective professional rapport with colleagues and other key stake holders.
  • To create and maintain a positive work environment.
  • Demonstrates good organisational skills
  • Demonstrate good customer service and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build and maintain partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain effective reporting, recording and administrative systems.

Analytical Skills, Evaluating Information and Decision Making

  • Demonstrate competent data analysis and information screening.
  • Possess excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating and ability to focus on higher level overview.
  • Demonstrate ability to evaluate information and provide sound judgement
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Excellent decision making and analytical skills.
  • Will oversee the enforcement functions of the office.
  • Make recommendations to the Head of Registrations in respect of enforcement actions.


Health & Safety

  • Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Have a working knowledge of ethical standards in regulation practice.

The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 

Please refer to the Candidate Information pack attached to this campaign for full and further detail.

Skills Required

Each candidate must, at the latest date of application:


  • Be registered in the Social Workers Register maintained by the Social Workers Registration Board at CORU




  • Maintain live annual registration on the Social Workers Register maintained by the Social Workers Registration Board at Coru





  • Hold a professional qualification in social care, or psychology, at a minimum of level 8.


  • Have three years relevant post qualification experience




  • Must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability, professional and managerial ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.


A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.


Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character


Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation Act, 2004). 

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