Visit Officer – Pobal – Dublin

Role Purpose
Working as part of a team, the Visit Officer is responsible for visiting allocated childcare services contracted in the Early Year’s programmes and ensuring that these services are complying with rules and standards set out by Pobal and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). In relation to the National Childcare Scheme (NCS), the Visit Officer will be operating in a regulatory environment checking adherence to the relevant legislation supporting the scheme. Compliance checks under NCS will be conducted as “reviews” under the Childcare Support Act 2018, with the Visit Officer being appointed as an “Authorised Officer” in order to conduct such checks. This appointment bestows additional powers on the Visit Officer as outlined in the Act.
The appointment/designation as an Authorised Officer (AO) is subject to being issued with a warrant card by Pobal and the powers of an AO are not valid until such time as the warrant is received. The appointment as AO and the issuing of a warrant is at Pobal’s discretion and is for a fixed period which can then be renewed or revoked at any time at Pobal’s discretion.
The Visit Officer will liaise effectively with colleagues in the compliance section and occasionally across the Directorate to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of all activities. They will also work collaboratively across the company on working groups etc. from time to time. This job description outlines the core responsibilities of the role.
Please see Job Description and Person Specification attached below.

Selection Process
A shortlisting exercise will be employed. Eligible applications will be shortlisted according to how well the experience and skills as described by applicants match the needs of Pobal for this post. Those candidates whose applications, in the opinion of the review panel, appear best suited to the position will be short-listed for interview.
The complete job spec (attached below), application form and further information can be found on the Pobal website
To apply, please complete the application form provided and email to

Deadline for application: June 21st, 2023
Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

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