Expressions of Interest for Benchmarking Services Invited

December 2022
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Children’s Books Ireland is seeking expressions of interest to undertake a salary and benefits benchmarking exercise. As a resource organisation, our staff are our most valuable assets, and we wish to ensure that we pay them fairly and appropriately for the excellent work they do.

Outputs from this exercise should include a report with recommendations for the Board of Directors of Children’s Books Ireland. It should contain recommended salary levels for current roles, salary bands and recommendations for future increments as well as a review of roles and workloads. It should ideally compare these against salary bands in other sectors.

The report should draw on the fifth edition of the National Guide to Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations as well as other sources.

The CEO and Financial Controller of Children’s Books Ireland will be happy to work closely with the successful candidate to share, in confidence, current salary and role information and to provide internal benchmarking work already carried out. Children’s Books Ireland currently has twelve staff members in full-time and part-time roles and one seasonal contract staff member.


Ideally, this working relationship will start in early January 2023, with a report completed by the end of February 2023.


Budget for this project should be included in the proposal, including the number of working days anticipated. All quotes should include VAT if VAT is chargeable as well as all expenses, time for meetings and preparation of documents.

How to express your interest

If you wish to work with Children’s Books Ireland, please write to Elaina Ryan, CEO, on with a detailed proposal.

Your proposal should include:

  • Your previous relevant experience
  • Information on any other personnel who would be assigned to work with Children’s Books Ireland
  • Your proposed approach
  • A timeline with clear, achievable targets.

Expressions of interest should be received by 4 p.m. on Thursday 15th December. Late submissions will not be accepted If you have any questions, please contact Elaina Ryan, CEO, at the link below.

About Children's Books Ireland

Children’s Books Ireland’s vision is simple: every child a reader. Our mission is:

  • to inspire a love of reading in children and young people in Ireland,
  • to share our expertise and enthusiasm with the adults who guide and influence them, and
  • to champion every child’s right to excellent books and live literature events and support the artists who make that goal possible across the island of Ireland.

Children’s Books Ireland is a registered charity, celebrating its 25th birthday in 2022. We deliver numerous projects that bring the joy of reading to children all over the island of Ireland including Laureate na nÓg (the children’s literature laureate), the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards, Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinics, a magazine and annual reading guide, an annual conference and various book-gifting schemes (supported by corporate and philanthropic partners) which ensure that children and young people in areas of need have access to books. Children’s Books Ireland is the go-to organisation for children’s book coverage across various media. For more information,  read our Strategic Plan at the below link.