Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing

At Amnesty International Ireland we recognise that prioritising diversity, inclusion and wellbeing is more than a legislative requirement, it is essential to our success in challenging injustice as a human rights organisation.

We are committed to:

  • Being a truly diverse, inclusive and safe movement.
  • Ensuring that our people feel valued, respected, heard and seen.
  • Providing a safe and healthy environment that prioritises mental health and wellbeing.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework translates our vision into actionable goals. It provides a shared commitment and direction so we can work together to respect and value our diversity and build a more inclusive and sustainable movement.

The priority areas in this Framework are:

  • Identifying and working to breakdown systemic barriers and identifying gaps to D&I by embedding D&I into policies and practices and by supporting managers to effectively manage diversity and be accountable for the results.
  • Fostering a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility and fairness to enable all employees to contribute to their potential and creating processes and practices that meet the diverse needs of our staff and other stakeholders.
  • Fostering a culture where we challenge ourselves and others on our biases and work to overcome barriers to D&I.
    We are committed to an ongoing journey of improvement. While these are the key areas of focus, other areas for action will be prioritised over time.

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