Job Details: Hedgelaying Association of Ireland: Service Provider (Part-Time) - Executive Officer Services


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Hedgelaying Association of Ireland: Service Provider (Part-Time) - Executive Officer Services
[Hedgelaying Association of Ireland]

SERVICE PROVIDER – PART TIME EXECUTIVE OFFICER SERVICES

Hedgelaying Association of Ireland (HLAI) is a not-for-profit charity
dedicated to the conservation of hedges on the island of Ireland and
within that context, a particular focus on promoting the traditional
craft of hedgelaying.

It is an inclusive organisation whose primary objectives are;

* To generate awareness of hedges amongst policy makers and the
general public;
* To develop projects and sustainable management strategies aimed at
ensuring the future viability of hedges throughout the island of
Ireland.

THE SERVICE

The Board of Management of Hedgelaying Association of Ireland (HLAI)
is seeking a Service Provider to provide Part -Time Executive Officer
services to support the running of the Company’s operations. This
service provision will be responsible for leading the organisation in
the delivery of its objectives, the annual business plans and Hedge
Conservation and Management Strategy as defined in annual and periodic
Plans.

The successful service provider will address technical, administrative
and organisational functions to achieve this. Cooperation and
collaboration with key staff across Government departments,
organisations and hedge conservation stakeholders are vital components
to this role.

The service provider will primarily be focused on the promotion and
the provision of technical support for the hedge conservation and
management sector in Ireland. Inherent in the provision of service
will be the efficient and effective delivery of operations within the
HLAI Work Plan and for the provision of service and support as
required by the HLAI Board. The successful contractor service provider
will:

* Advocate for the delivery of high performance and best practice
across the hedge conservation and management sector and advocate for
the implementation of a national hedge inventory, classification and
development of sustainable management standards to be used in support
schemes operated by Dept. Agriculture;
* As part of the provision of service provide training to relevant
stakeholders by organising and running specific courses on hedge
conservation and management, particularly hedgelaying;
* Lead the HLAI project ensuring that it is effective, efficient,
relevant and responsive to the needs of its supporters and
stakeholders;
* Manage the day to day operations of HLAI;
* Be responsible for developing and reporting on the HLAI Work Plan;
* Develop annual and periodic work plans on cooperation and liaise
with the Board in line with the strategic objectives of HLAI;
* Determine budgets in line with agreed business plans and within
pre-assigned limits;
* Apply for, and draw down annual core funding from HLAI sponsors
and explore other potential funding sources.

KEY AREAS OF SERVICE PROVISION

* The service provider will be responsible for the implementation of
the HLAI Strategy and Work Plan and its supporting mechanisms;
* As part of the service provision Lead and manage HLAI in the
delivery of appropriate training courses to all relevant hedge
conservation and management stakeholders;
* Support, through the provision of service, key hedge conservation
and management initiatives such as the proposal by Birdwatch Ireland
to employ a hedgerow officer and upgrading the status of hedges in the
National Biodiversity Action Plan.
* As HLAI is a Charity, ensure as part of the service provision
compliance and adherence to all appropriate Company policies and
procedures as set out in the charities governance code;
* Interface with relevant bodies, experts and committees to deliver
on the strategic priorities as part of the service provision;
* Be the point of contact for operational enquiries and issues as
part of the service provision;
* Build and maintain constructive relationships with other agencies
and stakeholders both internally and externally;
* Working with external and internal stakeholders, identify the key
relevant issues and new projects, and oversee the development and
implementation of plans;
* Represent HLAI both nationally and internationally as required and
liaise with relevant external bodies, agencies and organisations;
* The EO will work independently to ensure maximum efficiencies in
the utilisation of resources and to assist other organisations
relevant to hedge conservation and management policy, where deemed
necessary or appropriate;
* Support application of policies, procedures and systems of work to
ensure compliance with relevant regulations and codes of practice.

The successful service provider will be self-employed and engaged as
an Independent Contractor with the Hedgelaying Association of Ireland.

QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO THE PROVISION OF SERVICE

* A Primary degree in Management, Business, Science, Finance or
relevant appropriate discipline is required.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AS A SERVICE PROVIDER

_ESSENTIAL_

* Previous Management experience in a service provision is essential;
* Budget planning experience is essential, with a track record of
managing budgets and state agency cooperation;
* Experience of working with statutory and semi state bodies like
County Councils, Tidy Towns etc.
* Proven leadership qualities;
* Proven ability to deliver on organisational goals and plans;
* Familiarity with digital media, the Charities Governance Code and
company regulation;

_DESIRABLE_

* A knowledge and interest in Irish hedge heritage, history and
culture;
* A deep understanding of the agriculture, biodiversity and ecology
sectors;
* Awareness of current biodiversity and climate change;

SKILLS

* Excellent interpersonal, influencing, negotiating and networking
skills are required;
* Excellent written, verbal and on-line communications skills;
* Strong skills in MS office suite and comfortable with web and IT
systems;
* Technical, organisational and administrative skills are essential;
* Ability to multitask and attention to deadlines with a focus on
delivering excellent service to stakeholders;
* The successful service provider will have a track record of
effective performance and selfmanagement;
* Highest standards of professional integrity.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS IN THE PROVISION OF SERVICE

* A full clean driving licence is required and use of a car is
essential;
* The suitable service provider must be available to travel
nationwide in the delivery of the service provision;
* Prepared to deliver service outside of normal hours as necessary.
* Provision of appropriate insurance policy and tax certificate.

FEES FOR PROVISION OF SERVICE

€**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** - €**Apply on
the website**,**Apply on the website** per annum depending on
experience.

LOCATION

Remote Service Provider (providing service from service providers
home)

CONTRACT

Contract for Services for 1 year, **Apply on the website** hours per
week.

FURTHER INFORMATION / APPLICATION:

For further information or to express an interest in the provision of
service, please outline all relevant experience and Cover Letter
quoting the reference HLAI**Apply on the website** to **Apply on the
website** by 5pm Friday 4th December **Apply on the website**.

_HEDGELAYING ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND (HLAI) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYER_


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