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A caring attitude is essential for Health and Safety – you need to be passionate about getting the message across to people and telling them why it is so important. After all, no-one wants to see anyone suffer harm or be in pain.

For astronomy, a yearning for answering the unanswered questions is a must. You also need to be dedicated and focused and not put off by the weather


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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19 New Jobs with Effective Software

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19 New Jobs with Effective Software

Monday, August 10, 2015 

19 New Jobs with Effective Software

Effective Software, an Irish technology start-up in the health and safety sector, plans to increase its staff count from 16 to 35 in the next two years having raised €1m in funding. Recruitment is already under way for eight positions.

Providing compliance management systems, Effective Software has an office in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin, as well as another office in London.

Darragh Geoghegan, chief executive of the company commented: “We’re a sales-orientated company and the intention is to grow that aggressively. There’ll be investment in building the sales team in Dublin,” “On the back of that, we’ll be looking at heavy investment in the tech side of things.”

Current jobs advertised with the company include:

  • Senior Marketing Executive
  • Customer Support Representative

For more information including details on how to apply click here.

About the company

Effective Software was formed in 2007 by brothers Darragh and Colm Geoghegan with business partner Billy O’Brien.

The company helps organisations streamline compliance and minimise risk by providing the world’s smartest, most flexible, most affordable, compliance management system.

For more information on the company including contact details you can visit their website here.


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