We employ qualified and skilled staff at all our services. Our staff are highly trained to work in challenging and sensitive situations. They often have to deal with the many complex issues relating to homelessness, such as poor mental and physical health, challenging behaviour, alcohol and drug addiction, family and relationship issues, difficulty accessing services and supports and more.
Our emergency shelter and five high support houses are staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
In 2015, Cork Simon employed:
Alongside paid staff, 22 full time volunteers and up to 1,000 part-time volunteers support our work across all our services, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
It takes trained professionals with diverse skills and expertise, working together efficiently and effectively, to support the life changing work that we do.
Among the full time posts resourced by Cork Simon, 79% are care posts:
Despite year-on-year growth since 2008 in the number of people needing our services – and over €1 million in cuts from our statutory funders during that time, we have increased the level and quality of existing services and developed and opened new services. At the same time we have been constantly looking for ways to become more efficient. Over the last few years we have:
At Cork Simon there are:
Remuneration of Cork Simon’s Director
As the principal employee at Cork Simon Community, the annual salary of our Director, Dermot Kavanagh, is €89,800. Dermot does not have a company car, a car allowance, a bonus, or any other entitlement – no one at Cork Simon does. Dermot is reimbursed for any necessary work-related travel upon submission of appropriate receipts. Cork Simon makes a 5% maximum contribution per member to its defined contribution pension scheme, of which Dermot is a member.