Job Details: Business in the Community Ireland: Head of Education


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Business in the Community Ireland: Head of Education
[Business in the Community Ireland]

HEAD OF EDUCATION

Business in the Community Ireland is a movement for change. Our
purpose is to inspire and enable business to bring about a
sustainable, low carbon economy and a more inclusive society where
everyone thrives.

JOB TITLE: Head of Education

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent - Full time – **Apply on the website**
hours per week

OFFICE LOCATION: Phibsborough, Dublin 7. A hybrid working model is in
place, including remote/virtual working, with some travel within
Dublin and nationally expected

SALARY BAND: €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** to
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PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST HOLD CURRENT ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN IRELAND
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is a unique organisation.
Since **Apply on the website**, we champion the business transition to
more sustainable and inclusive models that leave no-one behind. We
pioneer initiatives and strategic support services for business. Over
**Apply on the website** of Ireland’s largest companies are members.

We engage with the education sector and manage a flagship initiative,
THE SCHOOLS’ BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP. BITCI’s current 3-year strategy
has a key goal on inclusive workplaces and thriving communities. Our
education programmes are fundamental to achieving that goal of
inclusion. The programmes aim to positively impact and address key
issues in areas of educational inclusion in Ireland. We do this by
matching targeted School Completion/DEIS schools with local businesses
and engaging in various programmes. Programmes include Student
Mentoring, World of Work, Time to Read and Time to Count. We also
provide leadership series for principals and industry insights for
teachers.

A unique opportunity has arisen for a senior manager to join our
organisation and lead our education programmes and activity during a
critical phase for schools and students.

The Head of Education plays a vital role in the organisation.
REPORTING TO THE CEO AND A MEMBER OF THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM,
working with a team of twenty colleagues, the Head of Education will
be responsible for implementing our Strategic Action Plan’s
education goals and objectives. The team of experienced Regional
Coordinators manage the partnerships and all activity in that
geographical region. We ensure national best practice across the
country and undertake impact measurement and gather together regularly
and for an annual two day Think In. We also have three administrators
who ensure our materials, social media, marketing, event management is
all supported nationally.

THE KEY AIMS OF THE ROLE ARE:

* Grow and deepen our existing schools’ business partnerships
* Encourage BITCI member companies and non-members to participate in
the education programmes and positively impact on addressing
educational disadvantage
* Lead and support the team on the implementation of new areas of
support and pilot programmes
* Ensure the financial sustainability of all activity by fostering
strong relationships with funders and sponsors
* Work with Head of Communications & Stakeholder Relations to ensure
effective communications.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

LEAD AND MANAGE EDUCATION TEAM AND BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE SENIOR
LEADERSHIP TEAM

* Understand the values that underpin our work and organisation
* Lead and manage the Education team of approximately **Apply on the
website** people in an effective manner
* As a member of the Senior Team, engage in regular meetings and
updates; participate in strategy development and ongoing change
management.
* Support the CEO and HR Manager on internal communications
including monthly all-staff meetings, bi-annual staff days, regular
updates and own team meetings
* Provide developmental opportunities for the team in line with
organisational strategy
* Re-structure the team as appropriate to ensure expansion and
ongoing development
* Ensure the performance management framework is implemented,
holding appraisal meetings and appropriate reviews
* Ensure appropriate training, coaching and support is provided for
each role
* Ensure that staff’s time is used efficiently and effectively
* Recruit and induct staff, or volunteers, as required.

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIC PLANS

* Develop and implement an annual action plan and KPIs for the team,
aligned with strategic objectives
* Maximize funding streams and ensure adequate resources are in
place to achieve the plan

DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS

* Engage with key stakeholders including Government, funders,
sponsors, participating companies and education players to develop
partnerships and programmes for impact
* Ensure that member companies are encouraged to engage in education
programmes
* Ensure a pipeline of potential business participants around the
country
* Provide annual impact measurement (evaluation) reports to all
funders and advise when risks present themselves

DELIVERING RELEVANT PROGRAMMES AND SUPPORTS TO SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS

* Monitor current programmes and ensure ongoing programme development
in liaison with the programme coordinators
* Ensure evaluation and impact measurement is conducted in a robust
manner informing ongoing programme development and value for funders
* Support programme coordinators on an ongoing basis to ensure
annual objectives are met
* Liaise with Tusla, Department of Education officials, educators
and business leaders to define the key business supports that BITCI
can provide to education sector
* Monitor research produced by ESRI, OECD, Education Research Centre
(ERC) and other key research agencies to ensure BITCI’s education
supports are focussed on the top areas of need.

MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES

* Liaise with CEO to ensure that staffing resources meet the needs of
the strategic plan
* Agree the budgets with the CEO on an annual basis
* Ensure that income is sufficient for expenditure and is collected
on a timely basis
* Ensure purchasing is in line with BITCI procurement policy and all
relevant policies
* Be cost efficient in all areas and undertake regular reviews of
management accounts with Finance Department
* Ensure proper monitoring and payment of staff travel and expenses
are in place and in accordance with agreed BITCI rates and any other
allowances and budget.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY

* Ensure the CEO is kept aware of all relevant matters
* Ensure relevant Government Departments are regularly communicated
with and demonstrate value for money to funders and sponsors
* Provide reports and KPI’s for all Board meetings and attend
Board meetings as required
* Ensure high level of communication with
MST/Employment/Communications teams in particular and other teams as
appropriate
* Ensure best practice communication with key stakeholders
* Obtain ongoing feedback from stakeholders and participants via the
annual evaluation process; produce and distribute high quality reports
* Lead team communications, meetings appropriate to team needs.

OTHER

* Leading and disseminating thought leadership
* Speaking at events in Ireland and at European Level
* Writing/Posting articles as appropriate
* Research emerging trends in education and business, new
technologies, methodologies and information relevant to the job
* Promote a safety culture within one’s area of responsibility and
ensure team members attend health and safety training as required
* Carry out other duties as required which are consistent with the
role.

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

* Minimum of seven years’ experience of senior management in either
business, education or not- for-profit sector, ideally on one of the
following areas: education, inclusion, career guidance or business
leadership
* A proven track-record in managing teams with a focus on learning
and development and coaching talent
* Strong knowledge of the business, education sectors and key
influencers in Ireland, with a good network of contacts and
relationships
* Strong understanding of educational issues particularly concerning
marginalised groups
* Good understanding of CSR and sustainability
* Experience of leading multi-stakeholder dialogue
* Experience in building relationships at senior level with
business, government and education
* Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Dynamics and
SharePoint/OneDrive

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

* The above knowledge to have been acquired by relevant experience or
relevant degree.

SKILLS/ PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

* Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a large team with
multiple tasks and deadlines
* Professional demeanor
* Work to high degree of attention to detail and thoroughness
* Excellent presentation, facilitation, research and writing skills
* Confidence in speaking externally to range of audiences and media
* Strong planning, time, and project management skills
* Diplomacy and sensitivity to different opinions and approaches
* Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
* Committed to the values of Business in the Community Ireland
* Passionate about educational inclusion and improving society

WHAT WE OFFER

* Competitive compensation and benefits
* Generous Annual leave: **Apply on the website** days annual leave
per year pro rata, rising to **Apply on the website** days after 1
year
* PRSA: Option to join the Company’s PRSA scheme after six months'
service.
* Flexible working practices
* Training and Development Opportunities
* Two days’ paid leave per annum for volunteering in the community
and voluntary sector
* Employee Assistance Programme
* Cycle to work and TaxSaver commuter scheme
* Supports to set-up home office and provision of necessary IT
infrastructure for remote working
* Open culture encouraging interaction and sharing of ideas and
opinions

_Please email your CV and cover letter to Anna Rychlik, HR Department,
at __**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** __by COB on October **Apply on the
website**__th__. Please include HEAD OF EDUCATION in the subject line
of your email._

_Business in the Community Ireland is committed to creating a diverse
environment and is proud to be an inclusive employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or
socio-economic status._


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