CORU Employment Opportunities - Osborne

CORU Clerical Officer – Registrations Dept. – 6 Month Contract


About our client, CORU

CORU regulates Health & Social Care Professionals. Our role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals. CORU was set up under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (as amended). It comprises the Health and Social Care Professionals Council and individual Registration Boards, one for each profession named in the Act.

The designated professions under the Act are clinical biochemists, counsellors, dietitians dispensing opticians, medical scientists, occupational therapists, optometrists, orthoptists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, radiation therapists, radiographers, social care workers, social workers and speech and language therapists. In the future, the Minister for Health may add other professions to be regulated by CORU.


Job Purpose: 

To provide administration support in the Registration Department by following and maintaining processes for registration of professionals including project planning and implementation. The position involves working under the supervision and guidance of the executive team as well as part of a team reporting to the Registration Manager. 


Key Activities:

  • Process registration applications in a timely manner in line with statutory requirements.
  • Assist in delivering the decisions of the registration boards in line with statutory requirements and timelines.
  • Coordinate queues of applications for one or more professions in a timely manner as delegated/allocated by the Executive Officer action feedback as given by the Executive Officers and management team
  • Become a subject matter expert with regard to at least one of the CORU regulated professions especially relating to the approved qualifications and the nature of employment for that profession.
  • Take meeting minutes as required.
  • Thoroughly review applicant documentation with regard to applicant exceptions and prepare accurate information for presentation to registration boards to enable the board make a registration decision.
  • Prepare applicant related documentation for meeting packs for registration boards and Committee meetings, developing reports and policy papers under the supervision and guidance of the Executive Officers.
  • Deal with queries through phone and e-mail and provide administrative support and backup to the department and in line with CORU query management policy.
  • Become fully familiar with governing legislation (HSCPC Act (as amended) and ByeLaws), EU directives and government policy relating to their area of direct responsibility.
  • Undertake the training process to become a National Vetting Bureau Liaison Person
  • The administration of vetting applications to the NVB and relevant follow up correspondence.
  • Administer processes and identify opportunities for improvement in the registration process where necessary.
  • Participate fully in any cross functional initiatives from time to time.
  • Participate fully in and actively contribute to the performance management and development system.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Registration Manager, Head of Registration or the CEO from time to time.


Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • A minimum of two years relevant administrative experience is essential.
  • Educated to leaving certificate level (or equivalent) with a further relevant qualification.


Essential skills/characteristics:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work accurately within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to receive and action feedback as well as provide feedback in a productive manner.
  • Proven organisational skills and ability to work towards tight deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritise workloads.
  • Adaptability and flexibility are important.
  • Demonstrable customer service skills.
  • Ability to work with confidentiality and discretion to a high degree is expected.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of office processes and equipment is important.
  • PC proficiency is vital.


Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of CORU and our work.
  • Experience of process work within a statutory framework and to statutory deadlines.
  • Experience working for a similar organisation.

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