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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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The charity sector in Ireland is very large, with thousands of registered charities covering every aspect of Irish life. A charity is a specific type of community or non-governmental organisation that have charitable status. Charities can have a variety of goals: to relieve poverty, educate people, religious goals or to provide some benefit to a community. A key aspect is that they are non-profit in nature.

In pursuit of their goals, charities may carry out any of a variety of activities. Examples of charity activities include conducting research and policy advocacy, offering education and training on best practices in areas such as environmental or diversity best practice, providing services such as healthcare or promoting and organising sport and culture activities. Many charities will take on a combination of activities, with funding coming from the state, corporate donations or donations from the public.

Occupations in Charities
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Charity Officer

The title applies to various roles within charity work. The number of positions and nature of charity officer roles can differ greatly depending on the size of the organisations; some large charities require charity officers specialising in specific areas, for example marketing, fundraising, finance, public relations, or project/volunteer management.

Aid Worker - Humanitarian

Aid workers typically operate in front line conditions, facilitating the effective distribution of humanitarian aid to people who have been hit by human or natural disasters.

Sociologist / Social Researcher

Studies human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organisations.

Health Educator / Promotion Officer

Also known as Health Promotion Officer. Encourages and helps people to live a healthy lifestyle and value their well-being.