Work with us

Thank you for your interest in working with Amnesty International Ireland.

Amnesty International is a democratic worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognised human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. We believe human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere. Outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world, we work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity.

When you get a job at Amnesty International, you’re working for people whose human rights are under attack. If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills and experience to change the world then we might just have the right role for you.

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Current Vacancies

There are currently no job vacancies.

Internship Opportunities

There are currently no internship opportunities.

Our commitment to diversity, inclusion and wellbeing

Human rights must be our identity, not only our demand. Amnesty International must always live the values we advocate for others. And we must do this more authentically and visibly, as a resolutely anti-racist and anti-sexist organisation.

Racism and sexism present a clear and present threat to our human rights mandate: to our staff, to our members and to our ability to carry out our work. Whilst there are no easy fixes, we must create and sustain appreciative, and empowering working environments across our movement, in which everyone is able to thrive and feels valued and respected. We must be rights, to do rights better.

Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International

Wellbeing

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment that prioritises the mental health and wellbeing of our movement.

Accessibility

We are committed to providing an accessible and inclusive work environment to enable people with a disability, caring or parenting responsibilities to fully participate in all aspects of employment. If you require any adjustments or accommodations during the recruitment process or require an alternative format to any of the job application material, please contact [email protected]

Diversity and Inclusion

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of more than 10 million people which campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Our vision is of a world where those in power keep their promises, respect international law and are held to account.We pursue an internal culture that reflects our vision and values – committed to racial equality, diversity, and inclusion. One of respect, trust, and kindness. All employees contribute to this culture and take ownership of these values.

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills and experience to change the world then we might just have the right role for you.

Learn more about wellbeing, diversity and inclusion.

What we offer

Our employees are passionate about what they do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement.

To compensate our employees for the wonderful work they do we provide an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package.

A key consideration behind our pay and benefits is the fact that we are funded by individual subscriptions and must balance this with the need to attract and retain staff with the right skills, knowledge and expertise.

Our aim is to reward employees through a combination of salary and benefits, high levels of engagement and involvement and a commitment to employee development.

We offer employees a supportive working environment and many fantastic benefits including:

Working hours and leave

  • Full-time is 35 hours per week
  • Flexible working arrangements through flexi-time and flexi-Fridays when staff can finish work early
  • Most roles offer hybrid working between home and office
  • 20 days of annual leave plus 5 office closure days
  • After 5 years of service, or if on top of salary scale, staff receive an additional day of annual leave each year, up to a maximum of 10 additional days
  • Compassionate leave
  • Additional flexible leave for a variety of purposes, e.g. moving house, study

Family friendly

  • Maternity Leave pay: 13 weeks full pay less state benefits, 13 weeks half pay less state benefits
  • 10 days of paid Paternity Leave
  • Seven weeks of paid Parent’s Leave

Pay progression and other benefits

  • All staff progress annually by one increment within their salary scale, up to a maximum of 13 increments
  • Contributory pension (staff contribution 5%, organisation’s contribution 6%)
  • Flexible benefits policy: staff who choose not to avail of pension have the option of availing of a range of other pre-agreed benefits up to the annual value of €1,500 (e.g. health insurance, dental insurance, extra annual leave, travel ticket)
  • Income protection
  • Death in service (4 times annual salary)
  • Paid sick leave: 13 weeks full pay less state benefits, 13 weeks half pay less state benefits
  • Opportunities for training and workplace learning
  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Program, including access to external, professional and confidential counselling sessions
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Active and supportive Union – all colleagues encouraged to join

Find out more about how we are run.

FAQ

Where are vacancies based?

All of our vacancies are based in our Dublin office in 48 Fleet Street. We currently offer hybrid working for most roles.

Do you have advice on the application process?

In order to facilitate fair and consistent shortlisting process, we ask all candidates to complete our application form and send it to [email protected]

Please note that we assess applications solely on the merit of the information provided through the application form and therefore do not accept CVs or other further submissions through email or post.

Do answer every question thoroughly in the application form as we need this information to consider your suitability.

As part of the pre-employment checks required before you start your new role, we ask you to provide the contact details of your two most recent professional referees. One referee must be your current / most recent employer and the other should be your previous employer. We will not approach your referees without your permission.

Please note, our recruitment process takes on average 20 – 30 days.

We try to communicate with all applicants. However, due to the high number of applications we sometimes receive, we are not always able to answer individual queries or respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

If you are not available for any stages of the process for any reason, for example, pre-arranged holidays, we may not be able to process your application as alternative dates may not be available.

What do I do if a suitable role is not advertised?

We recommend that you check our live vacancies on a regular basis and apply for roles that are a suitable match when they come up. You can also keep up with us on LinkedIn where we post most vacancies.

Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs or applications and we are unable to respond to you on that.

What are the arrangements for interviews?

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone or email to reserve an interview slot.

We will confirm if this is to be a remote interview conducted by phone or video and will work with you to ensure we have the correct connection in place, or if the interview is to take place in person.

You may be asked to take practical online tests to assess your technical ability to perform in the role. Some tests may require advance preparation but please be advised that this is usually not the case.

We endeavour to provide you with feedback on your interview performance and tests on request and we will let you know when we have a decision about your application.

Following an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment checks only when you give us your permission to proceed. This relates to your right to work, any relevant background checks and contacting your two most recent professional referees.

Can I make an application if I have a disability?

Of course. Equality and diversity are at the core of our values. All employees will work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected. Please do flag to the recruitment team if you require any adjustments to the assessment process by contacting [email protected] and the team will work with you to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to enable fair selection. Once recruited for a role, we will assess your needs and make reasonable adjustments around your disability to enable you to work successfully.

Are internships a route to employment?

We highly value the contribution our interns provide for Amnesty International, but we emphasise that this is not a guaranteed entry in to paid staff work with our organisation.

Some of our current employees have previously completed internships for Amnesty International or similar organisations and it is an experience that will be of great value to you should you wish to start a career in this field.

What will you do with the data that is collected throughout the recruitment process?

Amnesty International Ireland is committed to the responsible handling of personal information collected as part of the recruitment process. Information provided by you in connection with your application will only be used by Amnesty internally in relation to recruitment and selection processes and will not be disclosed to a third party without your consent, except as required by law and except to our service provider (see our Privacy Policy for more details).

Unsuccessful applications will be retained for a period of one year after the conclusion of the selection process.

The Interview Process

Assessment

Your application will be fairly and competitively assessed against the competencies required to successfully perform the role you have applied for; these will be in line with the job description advertised. Please note that we assess applications solely based on the merit of the information provided in the application form and are therefore unable to accept any additional information by email or telephone. We are also unable to discuss your suitability for a position outside of the formal recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend an interview. In some cases the process might consist of two rounds of interview and/or a skills based assessment or presentation.

The Interview Panel

The interview panels will generally consist of the line manager for the role, a colleague or peer and the HR Manager. In addition to assessing your suitability the panel will provide you with further information about Amnesty International, who we are and what we do and how the role fits in to the organisation.

Offer

Following a successful interview you will be contacted directly with the good news to discuss the offered terms and pre-employment checks; we have pre-set reward frameworks and we operate a salary scale. Please see the staff pay & benefits section for more information.