Join the team

At Saint Joseph’s Shankill we aspire to lead the way in dementia care in Ireland.  We have created six new homes especially for people living with dementia; these lodges are a home from home for our residents and are the foundations for our vision of becoming Ireland’s first ever dementia village.  We care for our residents in a very specific way depending on their needs and their stage of dementia and we focus on making them know they matter to us.

We need the very best people to join the team!

The right people will to ensure that all our residents living with dementia, feel wanted and needed, supported and loved and most of all that they feel alive.

Are you one of these people, that can make a difference every day?

Current Job Vacancies:

1. Staff Nurses

We require someone who:

  • has the vision to lead a person centred team
  • is intuitive, emotionally intelligent, spontaneous and flexible
  • is aware of what matters most in life
  • wants to work in the only home in Ireland dedicated to dementia care

The successful candidate should be flexible and committed and fulfil the following criteria:

  • be registered with An Bord Altranais
  • demonstrate excellent communication (both verbal and written), organisational skills, flexibility and commitment


Experience in care of the elderly/ dementia would be an advantage.


A full job description is available on request from Human Resources Department on 01 277 1509 or by email to

Informal enquiries to Ms. Norma Sheehan, Director of Nursing, on 01 271 9200.

A panel will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled.
We are an equal opportunities organisation.

To apply, please forward full curriculum vitae to:

Adrian Doherty
Human Resource Officer
Saint John of God Hospital
Co Dublin.

Volunteer Roles available:

Activities and Hospitality Volunteers and Day Trip Volunteers

Activities brighten people’s day, stimulate memories and learning and ensures socialisation and interaction between all our residents living with dementia. Or we need volunteers to accompany us on our days out as we visit local amenities is always lots of fun!


Do you play a musical instrument or are you a singer? Do you have a talent that could entertain small or large groups of people? Perhaps you are a magician or a poet, a juggler or a ventriloquist or maybe you simply enjoy tickling the ivories and making tunes. If you have a talent and would like to share it with our residents, why not volunteer with us today?

Fundraising Volunteers

Can you assist the Fundraising Manager in organising events, administration of the events and establishing connections with corporate donors / companies? Do you know companies or people that would like to help a local organisation making a real difference in the lives of people with dementia?

Administration and Reception Volunteers

Administration volunteers will be required to use their IT skills and administration skills to assist us with the office jobs of Saint Joseph’s Centre. If you think you could spare some time to help us during the day, we certainly can give you plenty to keep you busy!  Or do you have a winning smile? Are you welcoming and hospitable? If so, this is the perfect volunteer role for you – come and be a part of the team of volunteers who welcome visitors and families to Saint Joseph’s Centre every day, outside of office hours.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Elaine Byrne on +353 1 282 3000 or email