Water Safety Ireland


Job Description: Data Officer

Grade: Executive Officer

Water Safety Ireland is the statutory body established to promote water safety in Ireland. We focus on reducing drownings and aquatic accidents through public awareness and education. On average, 115 people drown each year in Ireland. We strive to reduce these fatalities by targeting specific groups with water safety messages and courses and by changing attitudes and behaviours so that our aquatic environments can be enjoyed with confidence and safety.


To this end, and through a suite of supporting initiatives, WSI produces national awareness campaigns and supports a network of thirty community-based Water Safety Area Committees (WSAC) nationwide. The organisation’s drowning prevention programmes include coordinating the training of Lifeguards and lifesaving classes for the public, implementing policies to further a positive change in public skills, attitudes and behaviours around water, and the promotion of drowning prevention messaging to at-risk groups. The Data Officer’s role is crucial to inform drowning prevention programmes and the delivery of water safety marketing and education campaigns to the relevant at-risk groups.


Reporting directly to the Marketing Manager and working closely with the Marketing, and Education Teams, this role will be based in our Galway Headquarters.


Salary Range:

€32,625 to €54,481


The Role:

The key purpose is to produce statistics and analyse data related to drowning, lifeguard services and WSI education courses. To interpret this data and advise on key statistical trends that influence strategic marketing and education decisions.


For further information – Data Officer Job spec

Application form  – Data Officer Application Form


Deadline for application submission is Monday April 17th, 2023 at 5pm, GMT.

To apply for this job email your details to jenniferoneil@watersafety.ie