Job Details: After Schools Education & Support Programme: General Manager


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
After Schools Education & Support Programme: General Manager
SALARY: €**Apply on the website**K to €**Apply on the website**K
(depending on experience)
HOURS: Full time (min **Apply on the website**.5 hours)
CLOSE OF APPLICATIONS: **Apply on the website**th March **Apply on
the website**
INTERVIEWS: To be arranged

AFTER SCHOOLS EDUCATION & SUPPORT PROGRAMME (ASESP)

ASESP is a community resource, Early Years Education & youth services
which opened its doors in August **Apply on the website** and since
then has developed significantly with the support of dedicated long
serving staff, funding agencies, many dedicated local supporters.

ASESP are looking for an innovative and strategic General Manager to
help bring our programme to a new level of development and growth.
Candidates should have a deep understanding of Community development,
Childcare, Youth work and Social enterprise experience with a firm
commitment to the goals of the ASESP in order to deliver the right
combination of strategic and hands on approach to develop our services
.

The role of the General Manager will be to lead, develop and manage
ASESP during a very exciting phase in its development. The General
Manager will report to the Board of Directors and leads a talented
childcare and youth team.

ASESP General Manager will have the overall responsibility for the
development, implementation and continual review of the programmes
Strategic Plan while leading the delivery of services and operations
in full compliance with all legal and statutory frameworks. The remit
of General Manager is broad with respect to the day to day activities.

OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

* Develop and prepare future strategic plans and annual budgets for
approval by the Board of Directors/ Sponsors
* To develop and lead new programmes and ensure that targets are met
* Operate within annual budget and ensure management and HR policies
are up to date and in use
* Establish and monitor key indicators of the organisation’s
impact and financial health
* Ensure the effective and smooth operation of the community
services
* Lead staff to deliver on the Strategic Plan and the Board’s
priorities and policies
* Manage the appraisal and development of Staff to maximise their
potential and use resources to the best advantage

POLICY AND REPRESENTATION

* Represent the organisation in the media and public domain
* Build relationships with relevant politicians, media, government
officials and statutory bodies, voluntary bodies, private businesses,
and other external stakeholders
* Responsible for sourcing ongoing core funding for the organisation

EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE

* Prepare and provide an annual report for ASESP
* Supply reports to the Board and attend Board meetings
* Ensure the ASESP fulfils its legal, contractual, statutory, and
regulatory responsibilities
* Deliver the ASESP business plan

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

* Applicants should have a relevant third level qualification,
ideally to master’s level, in Community development and Early years
Education as well as several years’ experience in a senior
management role in a similar size programme.
* Minimum of three years’ experience of paid Community Development
work
* Project management experience
* Staff Support and Supervision
* Understanding of Employment Law & Practice
* Understanding of Community Development principles and practices
* Knowledge and experience of Family Support in a community-based
setting
* Experience in setting up new initiatives
* Knowledge of local authority and partnership structures

COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS SKILLS

* Good Verbal and written communication skills, including ability to
develop funding proposals
* Ability to communicate relevant information to all stakeholders to
increase awareness and understanding of the importance and impact of
ASESP work.
* Ability to network and build relationships with key target
audiences.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

* Experience managing teams and team workloads
* Strong Financial Management Skills and experience
* Good experience in the community/ childcare and youth sector at a
senior level

PERSONAL SKILLS

* Self-starter with initiative and drive and an ability to work
independently, think creatively and identify opportunities.
* Self-motivated with high level of organisational ability,
accuracy, and attention to detail.
* Ability to prioritise, plan and organise own workload
* Proven ability to meet targets
* Diplomatic and tactful with the ability to build and maintain
relationships with a diverse range of people
* A team player with an open and flexible attitude
* Strong empathy with and commitment to the ASESP goals.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

* At least 3 years’ experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team
* A relevant 3rd level qualification (e.g. Early Years Education,
Programme Management, Community Development, Social Science, Social
Care, Youth Work)
* A service ethos and a commitment to a culture of respect and
putting the client at the centre of everything they do
* The ability to combine strategic vision with a practical hands-on
approach to day to day management of all aspects of the ASESP
* A good understanding of the unique challenges within the community
sector
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Proven ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal
and external stakeholders.
* An exceptional individual is required, who combines strategic
vision and a deep understanding of, and empathy with, the objectives
of the programme with the ability to motivate and effectively lead the
team. Previous experience in Early Years Education, Programme
management, Community Development, Social Science, Social Care, Youth
Work) sector is essential.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

* The role will be offered on a full-time, one-year contract basis
initially, on a salary scale from €**Apply on the website**,**Apply
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website** p.a. The starting point depends on qualifications and
experience.
* Applicants should in the first instance submit a cv (maximum 3
pages) and a covering letter outlining, in no more than **Apply on the
website** words, their suitability for the position.
* Applications should be addressed to the Chairperson, ASESP and
submitted by post to Board of Management 1 & 4 Crinan Strand, Lower
Sheriff Street Dublin 1 D**Apply on the website** XC**Apply on the
website** or send by e-mail to: **Apply on the website** to arrive
no later than 5.**Apply on the website**pm **Apply on the website**th
March **Apply on the website**
* Applicants may be shortlisted



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