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Metal Fabricator

Cross Fabrications LtdTipperaryContract

Title: Qualified Metal Fabricator Location: Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Tipperary. Due to continued and sustained growth we require an experienced Metal Fabricator to join our company. Cross Fabrications Ltd specialises in Mild steel and stainless steel. Ideally the right candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in both but not essential as training may be provided. Work will be based in our workshop in Borrisoleigh but you will also be required to work on various sites as and when required. On-going training will be provided. The candidate must be highly motivated, with a can-do attitude and have the ability to understand and interpret drawings. Applicants must be able to work on their own and in a team. You must have a full clean driver licence. Excellent salary available for the right candidate.

8 days ago

Caretaker

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training BoardCarlow€13.94 per hourContract

Title of Post: Caretaker- Fixed term Nature of Position: Employment with Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board shall be on the basis of a fixed term contract. Reporting to: Centre Coordinator or designated personnel Hours of Work: Caretaker – up to 30 hours per week The Successful candidate will be required to work flexibly as needs arise. Caretaker - Duties and Responsibilities: The duties of a Caretaker are listed below: 1) Ensure that the centre’s are safe and secure during and the conclusion of classes, examinations or functions. 2) Take care of the premises and contents and to prevent as far as possible any damage to the structure, furniture and equipment. 3) To keep the centre’s premises, furniture and equipment secure. 4) To keep the centre’s premises, furniture and fittings in a clean condition. 5) To keep in a clean condition all glass doors, windows, rooms etc. cleaning duties may form part of the post. 6) To carry out painting of walls, woodwork and window frames as directed by the Centre Manager. 7) To see to the heating requirements of the building and safeguard the heating and water pipes during the cold period of the year. 8) To keep in safe custody the keys of all rooms in the building and to ensure that no unauthorised person has access to any part of the building 9) When night classes, examinations or centre functions are being held, the Caretaker will be obliged to be on duty half an hour before the start of such classes or functions and have rooms in readiness for class. 10) To give such assistance as may be required outside the centre’s building as directed by the Centre Manager. 11) To keep the centre’s grounds in good order, including garden maintenance. 12) To open and close the centre as directed by the Centre Manager. To control the entry of learners to and their exit from the centre and have all classrooms ready for classes at least half an hour before the official time of commencing 13) To note and arrange for the receipt of furniture, equipment, stores, fuel, timber, parcels of glass and other materials for general use and for the transfer of stores, equipment and similar transactions. 14) To perform any other duties as may be required from time to time by the Committee, the Chief Executive or Centre Manager. 15) To complete all relevant documentation as required under Health and Safety legislation. 16) To undertake the duties of the post as an effective and supportive member of the centre’s team. 17) To carry out the duties of the post in a manner which is respectful of the centre’s culture. 18) To provide cover for other centre’s during holiday periods. 19) To perform any other duties as may be required from time to time by the the committee, the Chief Executive or Centre Manager. Person Specification Essential Requirements  Proven experience/ability to undertake caretaking duties.  Experience in grounds keeping (eg garden maintenance).  Understanding/experience in electrics, plumbing, painting and carpentry.  Experience and understanding of Health and Safety issues.  Experience of taking responsibility for the security of a building.  Ability to follow instructions on equipment, materials etc.  Clean Driving Licence.  Punctual, reliable and trustworthy.  Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the centre’s team.  Good interpersonal and communication skills.  Good organisational and time management skills.  Flexible with the ability to deal with unexpected events and changing work activities.  Willingness to work flexibly and outside normal hours as required.  A willingness to undertake further training and development as required.  A respect for centre’s culture. Desirable Requirements  Experience of working in a trade would be an advantage. The Shortlisting Process  It is important to note that while you may meet the essential qualification/s and eligibility requirements of the position, if the numbers applying for the position are such that it would not be practical to interview everyone, Kilkenny and Carlow ETB may decide to employ a short listing process to select candidates for interview.  During the shortlisting process, the shortlisting board will examine the application forms and assess them against criteria based on the requirements of the position and the quality of your application form. It is therefore in your own interests to provide a detailed and accurate account of your qualifications/experience/skills on the application form in a clear and concise manner.  Candidates who are not shortlisted are not necessarily deemed unsuitable, or incapable of undertaking the job, rather that those candidates who were shortlisted demonstrated more clearly their suitability for the specific position in terms of their qualifications/experience/skills.  Each recruitment competition is independently assessed by the shortlisting board and considered in the context of the needs of the specific position advertised. Accordingly scores may differ from competition to competition.  General Terms and Conditions of Employment: Hours of Work: Carlow Adult Education Centres Caretaker hours of work will be up to 30 hours per week to be delivered in a flexible manner over the year. Hours may be allocated between the hours of 8.30am and 10.00pm Monday to Friday. Annual Leave: Holidays must be taken at times to coincide with centre’s holidays and by prior agreement with management. Remuneration: Caretaker: The rate of pay is currently €13.94 per hour and is subject to the conditions set out by the Department of Education and Skills from time to time. Privacy Notice: By applying for any position with KCETB, you acknowledge that your personal data shall be processed by KCETB. The Privacy Notice which is available on www.kcetb.ie gives you some helpful information about who we are, what personal data we collect about you, why, who we share it with and why, how long we keep it, and your rights. If you need any further information, please see our Data Protection Policy which is also available on www.kcetb.ie Garda Vetting: Employment is subject to the Garda Vetting Procedure and compliance with all appropriate Child Protection and Department of Education and Skills guidelines will be required. Closing Date for the above positions: Friday, 30 August 2019 (12.00 noon)

1 day ago

Assistant Staff Officer

Waterford City & County CouncilWaterford€28,049 - €45,554 per yearContract

Post of Assistant Staff Officer (Grade IV)   THE COMPETITION Waterford City & County Council is currently inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the above competition. Waterford City & County Council will, following the interview process, form 2 panels for the post of Assistant Staff Officer (Grade IV) from which future relevant vacancies may be filled subject to sanction approval from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. 50% of posts filled at Grade IV level will be filled by Open Competition and 50% of posts will be confined to the Common Recruitment Pool. These panels will exist for 12 months and may be extended for a further period of 12 months. Suitably qualified persons are invited to apply for the following panel(s) : -      Panel A (Common Recruitment Pool Competition) -      Panel B (Open Competition)   Panel A (Common Recruitment Pool Competition) will comprise of successful applicants from within the Common Recruitment Pool only, i.e. candidates serving in a local authority, health board, vocational education committee in the State, institute of technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly and have at least 2 years satisfactory experience at a level not lower than that of Clerical Officer.   Panel B (Open Competition) will comprise of all successful applicants in order of merit and may include internal and external applicants.   job description The Assistant Staff Officer is a key support position within the Council and is assigned to a service delivery area or to support a functional area as required. The Assistant Staff Officer will work under the direction and management of the Staff Officer or analogous grade or other employee designated by the Administrative Officer, Senior Executive Officer or Director of Services as appropriate. The role involves supporting managers and colleagues and working as part of a team in meeting work goals and objectives and delivering quality services to internal and external customers.   Essential Requirements for the Post The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate that they have sufficient experience and a proven track record in the following:   ·         Customer service ·         Working effectively as part of a team ·         Planning and prioritisation of workloads ·         Dealing effectively with conflicting demands ·         Working under pressure to tight deadlines ·         Adapting to change ·         Problem solving ·         Administration and report writing ·         Operation of ICT systems and standard office software packages ·         Project management ·         Budget management ·         Acting on own initiative ·         Ability to communicate effectively across different levels within an organisation ·         Maintaining confidentiality   Competencies for the Post This is a competency based competition and the interviews will be competency based. The competencies listed below are the Local Authority competencies for this post. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate sufficient evidence within their application form of competence under each of these. Please take particular note of these when completing the application form as any short-listing or interview processes will be based on the information provided by candidates in Section D of the application form :   Purpose and Change: ·       Knowing section purpose and its priorities. ·       Understanding the role of the Elected Council. ·       Understanding and adhering to the code of conduct for all employees. ·       Maintaining a positive image of the Council. ·       Co-operating with change. ·       Safety, Health and Welfare at work.   Delivering Results: ·       Identifying problems and contributing to solutions. ·       Co-operating with decisions and implementing solutions. ·       Taking care of council resources and equipment. ·       Complying with all council rules. ·       Delivering quality work and services.   Personal Performance: ·       Accepting direction. ·       Contributing positively. ·       Co-operating to reduce conflict. ·       Communicating effectively.   Personal Effectiveness: ·       Skills, Experience and Knowledge. ·       Resilience and personal well being. ·       Integrity. ·       Personal motivation and initiative.   Key Duties   Details of Key Duties are outlined under “Particulars of Post”.       WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL City Hall, The Mall, Waterford City Tel: 0761 10 2020 Web: www.waterfordcouncil.ie   Post of Assistant Staff Officer  Qualifications for the post   Common Recruitment Pool (Panel A)   1. Character Candidates shall be of good character.   2. Health Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.   3. Education, Training, Experience, etc. Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms -   (a)     be a serving employee in a local authority, health board, vocational education committee in the State, institute of technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly and have at least two years satisfactory experience in a post of Clerical Officer or an analogous post.   4 . Age Each candidate must be under 65 years of age on the latest date for receipt of completed Application Forms for the office if they are deemed not to be new entrants to the Public Service as defined by the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004.   However, the age restriction of 65 years does not apply to "new entrants" to the Public Service as defined by the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 Post of Assistant Staff Officer (Grade IV) THE COMPETITION Waterford City & County Council is currently inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the above competition. Waterford City & County Council will, following the interview process, form 2 panels for the post of Assistant Staff Officer (Grade IV) from which future relevant vacancies may be filled subject to sanction approval from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. 50% of posts filled at Grade IV level will be filled by Open Competition and 50% of posts will be confined to the Common Recruitment Pool. These panels will exist for 12 months and may be extended for a further period of 12 months. Suitably qualified persons are invited to apply for the following panel(s) : - Panel A (Common Recruitment Pool Competition) - Panel B (Open Competition) Panel A (Common Recruitment Pool Competition) will comprise of successful applicants from within the Common Recruitment Pool only, i.e. candidates serving in a local authority, health board, vocational education committee in the State, institute of technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly and have at least 2 years satisfactory experience at a level not lower than that of Clerical Officer. Panel B (Open Competition) will comprise of all successful applicants in order of merit and may include internal and external applicants. JOB DESCRIPTION The Assistant Staff Officer is a key support position within the Council and is assigned to a service delivery area or to support a functional area as required. The Assistant Staff Officer will work under the direction and management of the Staff Officer or analogous grade or other employee designated by the Administrative Officer, Senior Executive Officer or Director of Services as appropriate. The role involves supporting managers and colleagues and working as part of a team in meeting work goals and objectives and delivering quality services to internal and external customers. Essential Requirements for the Post The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate that they have sufficient experience and a proven track record in the following: • Customer service • Working effectively as part of a team • Planning and prioritisation of workloads • Dealing effectively with conflicting demands • Working under pressure to tight deadlines • Adapting to change • Problem solving • Administration and report writing • Operation of ICT systems and standard office software packages • Project management • Budget management • Acting on own initiative • Ability to communicate effectively across different levels within an organisation • Maintaining confidentiality Competencies for the Post This is a competency based competition and the interviews will be competency based. The competencies listed below are the Local Authority competencies for this post. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate sufficient evidence within their application form of competence under each of these. Please take particular note of these when completing the application form as any short-listing or interview processes will be based on the information provided by candidates in Section D of the application form : Purpose and Change: • Knowing section purpose and its priorities. • Understanding the role of the Elected Council. • Understanding and adhering to the code of conduct for all employees. • Maintaining a positive image of the Council. • Co-operating with change. • Safety, Health and Welfare at work. Delivering Results: • Identifying problems and contributing to solutions. • Co-operating with decisions and implementing solutions. • Taking care of council resources and equipment. • Complying with all council rules. • Delivering quality work and services. Personal Performance: • Accepting direction. • Contributing positively. • Co-operating to reduce conflict. • Communicating effectively. Personal Effectiveness: • Skills, Experience and Knowledge. • Resilience and personal well being. • Integrity. • Personal motivation and initiative. Key Duties Details of Key Duties are outlined under “Particulars of Post”. WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL City Hall, The Mall, Waterford City Tel: 0761 10 2020 Web: www.waterfordcouncil.ie Post of Assistant Staff Officer Qualifications for the post Common Recruitment Pool (Panel A) 1. Character Candidates shall be of good character. 2. Health Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 3. Education, Training, Experience, etc. Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms - (a) be a serving employee in a local authority, health board, vocational education committee in the State, institute of technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly and have at least two years satisfactory experience in a post of Clerical Officer or an analogous post. 4. Age Each candidate must be under 65 years of age on the latest date for receipt of completed Application Forms for the office if they are deemed not to be new entrants to the Public Service as defined by the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004. However, the age restriction of 65 years does not apply to "new entrants" to the Public Service as defined by the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004   The current salary scale applicable to the post is €28,049 to €45,554.

1 day ago

Staff Officer

Wexford County CouncilWexford€42,041 - €50,490 per yearContract

DESCRIPTION OF THE POST The Staff Officer is a supervisory position and is assigned functional responsibility for the administration and management of a work area, section or team. The Staff Officer will work under the direction and management of the Administrative Officer or analogous grade or other employee designated by the Senior Executive Officer or Director of Services as appropriate. The Staff Officer will work as part of a multidisciplinary team within the Council, assisting with the implementation of work programmes to achieve goals, targets and standards set out in Departmental and Team development plans. The Staff Officer will be expected to use initiative and work to a high standard and will be required to operate the Council’s existing and future IT systems as part of their work. The Staff Officer role requires excellent administrative, employee supervisory, interpersonal, communication and other particular skills and expertise depending on assignment. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out their duties in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence and ensures impartial decision making. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST 1. CHARACTER: Candidates shall be of good character and references shall be sought. 2. HEALTH: Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render an efficient service. 3. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE ETC.: Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed Application forms: (a) be a serving employee of a Local Authority, Health Board, Vocational Education Committee in the State, Institute of Technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, or the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly, and have satisfactory experience in a post at a level not lower than that of Assistant Staff Officer or at least two years satisfactory experience in the post of Clerical Officer or in an analogous post; (b) possess a satisfactory knowledge of the functions and duties of local authorities; and (c) possess a satisfactory knowledge or experience of office organisation. THE PERSON The person appointed will be able to clearly demonstrate the key competencies as set out in this Booklet on page 5. In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following:  A clear understanding of local government services in order to achieve effective service delivery;  Knowledge of current local government issues & key policies guiding the local government sector;  A clear understanding of the role of Staff Officer;  Ability to supervise and motivate a team effectively and maintain productive working relationships within the organisation and with customers;  Experience of planning / prioritising to meet targets and delegating work appropriately;  Experience of managing resources and budgets in particular monitoring, assessing, evaluating and adhering to them;  Experience of problem solving/ decision making;  Experience of ability to retrieve and evaluate information effectively in the decision making process;  Experience at a sufficiently high level;  Openness and a willingness to adopt new ways of working and involve others in change; and  Be capable to working under pressure to tight deadlines in the delivery of key operational objectives. DUTIES OF THE POST The duties of the post shall be to give to the local authority under the direction and supervision of its appropriate employee, such services of an executive, supervisory and advisory nature as are required for the exercise and performance of any of its powers and duties; these shall include the duty of deputising for other employees of the local authority, when required, and such duties as may be required in relation to the area of any other local authority, and may include the following:  To be responsible for the supervision of a section or function within the Council;  To support the Administrative Officer or designated Senior Official to ensure the section or department work programmes are implemented to deliver on the Council’s Corporate Plan and Operational plans;  To support the Administrative Officer or other nominated senior official to communicate, implement and manage all change management initiatives within the relevant area of responsibility;  To supervise employees in supporting roles up to the position/grade of Assistant Staff Officer (Grade IV) or analogous grades, including assigning duties and workload;  To provide on-going support to employees in the department or section, including handling day to day problems and identifying training and development requirements as appropriate;  To ensure full compliance with all organisational policies and procedures including grievance and disciplinary, performance management and attendance management;  To communicate and liaise effectively with employees, supervisors and managers in other sections, senior managers and customers in relation to operational matters for their section;  To compile, prepare and present reports as necessary, including the preparation of reports or letters, which may be sensitive and/or confidential in nature;  To support the implementation of good practices with transparent reporting and communications to deliver accountable services in the department or section;  To provide assistance in the understanding and interpretation of the Council’s policies and procedures to employees in their area of responsibility and to customers as appropriate;  To carry out duties in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence and ensures impartial decision making;  To organise and facilitate internal and external meetings and participate and engage in discussions as appropriate;  To support the Council and Municipal District operations;  To carry out duties in a politically neutral manner, with a clear understanding of the political reality and context of the local authority;  To provide specialist administrative assistance and support in the delivery of projects as required;  To support the Administrative Officer or designated Senior Official in the management and implementation of Health and Safety for the section or department;  To deputise for the Administrative Officer or analogous grade as required; and  To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility, as may be required, or assigned, from time to time. COMPETENCIES FOR THE POST Key Competencies for the post include the following and candidates will be expected to demonstrate sufficient evidence within their application form of competence under each of these. Please take particular note of these when completing the application form as any short-listing or interview processes will be based on the information provided by candidates: <ad> Management and Change Has a clear understanding of the role, objectives and targets and how they fit into the work of the unit and Department/Organisation and can communicate this to the team. Understands the need for change and gets this across persuasively to others. Implements change in an orderly and determined manner. Effectively deals with a range of information sources, investigating all relevant issues. Delivering Results Converts operational objectives into specific work plans, programme activities and schedules, taking into account the broader operation plan when setting priorities. Constructively challenges existing approaches to improve efficient customer service delivery. Allocates resources (staff and equipment) across jobs to ensure that priorities are met and that work is executed in the most efficient manner possible to deliver quality work and services. Performance through People Manages team performance to achieve corporate objectives. Leads by example to motivate staff in the delivery of high quality outcomes and customer service. Effective written and verbal skills. Personal Effectiveness Is enthusiastic about the role and is highly motivated. Manages time and workloads effectively. Takes initiative and seeks opportunities to exceed goals. Understands the structures and environment within which the local authority sector operates and the role of the Staff Officer in this context. Knowledge of current local government issues. SELECTION PROCESS Applications will only be accepted on the official Wexford County Council application form as advertised with the post. Application forms must be typed and as fully complete as possible. Applications will not be accepted after the specified closing date and time. Applications will only be accepted by email to: recruitment@wexfordcoco.ie no later than the closing date and time of: 5.00pm Thursday, 22nd August 2019. The selection process may include any or all of the following: • The number of persons seeking admission to a competition generally exceeds that required to fill the available posts and while candidates may meet eligibility it is not practical to interview everyone. In those cases, the Local Authority may employ a shortlisting procedure. The number of candidates to be invited for interview shall be determined by the local authority. The shortlisting will be carried out by or on behalf of the Local Authority against criteria specified for the position and only on the basis of the information contained in the candidates application form; • Completion of an online questionnaire or any other tests or exercises deemed appropriate by the Local Authority; • A competitive preliminary and / or final interview, conducted by or on behalf of the Local Authority, • The Local Authority may create a panel from which future vacancies at the specified grade may be filled. Any attempt by a candidate, or by any person(s) acting at the candidate’s instigation, directly or indirectly, by means of written communication or otherwise to influence in the candidate’s favour, any member of the staff of the County Council or person nominated by the County Council to interview or examine applicants, will automatically disqualify the candidate from the position being sought. Wexford County Council will not be responsible for any expense a candidate may incur in attending for interview. The Local Authority shall require a person to whom an appointment is offered to take up such appointment within a period of not more than one month and if he/she fails to take up the appointment within such period or such longer period as the Local Authority in its absolute discretion may determine, the Local Authority shall not appoint him/her. You will receive an acknowledgement receipt of your email application. Should you not receive an acknowledgement, please email recruitment@wexfordcoco.ie. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 1. Tenure: The post is whole-time, permanent and pensionable. Persons who become pensionable employees of a Local Authority who are liable to pay the Class A rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the Local Authority at the rate of 1.5% of their pensionable remuneration plus 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependent or qualified children). All persons who become pensionable employees of a Local Authority will be required in respect of the Local Government (Spouses and Children’s Contributory Pension) Scheme to contribute to the Local Authority at the rate of 1.5% of their net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependent or qualified children) in accordance with the terms of the Scheme. For new entrants under the Single Public Service Pension Scheme effective from 01/01/2013, superannuation contributions are 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration and 3% of pensionable remuneration. 2. Probation: Where a person who is not already a permanent employee of a local authority is appointed, the following provisions shall apply:- (a) there shall be a period after such appointment takes effect during which such person shall hold such employment on probation; (b) such period shall be one year but the Chief Executive may, at his discretion, extend such period; (c) such person shall cease to hold such employment at the end of the period of probation, unless during such period the Chief Executive has certified that the service of such person is satisfactory. 3. Salary: The salary shall be fully inclusive and shall be as determined from time to time. Holders of the post shall pay to the local authority any fees or other monies (other than their inclusive salary) payable to or received by them by virtue of their employment or in respect of services which they are required by or under any enactment to perform. An allowance may also be payable in respect of travel expenses and subsistence. SALARY: €42,041 - €50,490 (2nd LSI)

30+ days ago

Administrative Officer

Wexford County CouncilWexford€48,978 - €63,672 per yearContract

DESCRIPTION OF THE POST The Administrative Officer is a middle management supervisory position within the local authority and the most senior grade within a five tier administrative structure. The administrative structure ranges from the entry grade of Clerical Officer, through to Assistant Staff Officer, Staff Officer, Senior Staff Officer and Administrative Officer. An Administrative Officer will generally work under the direction and management of a Senior Executive Officer or Director of Services and may from time to time be required to deputise for senior staff. An Administrative Officer is responsible for the efficient management, direction and deployment of resources for the department or function to which they are assigned and will generally work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within one of the previously outlined Local Authority Directorates to deliver a range of both front line and internal services. Front line services include social housing; transportation infrastructure; environmental protection; water, wastewater, recreation, amenity and cultural services such as the arts and public library service. Local Authorities also play a key role in supporting economic development and enterprise promotion at local level. An Administrative Officer is responsible for day to day operations and management of one or more sections or units within the local authority and is the primary point of contact and liaison with other sections in relation to service delivery for their area of responsibility. An Administrative Officer is also expected to contribute to the development and implementation of policies and strategies within the local authority and work closely with senior management, elected representatives, external agencies and relevant stakeholders to deliver services to the highest standard. The ideal candidate must therefore be a highly motivated person, with a strong sense of commitment to delivering quality public services and willing to take on a challenge. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST 1. CHARACTER: Candidates shall be of good character. 2. AGE: Each Candidate who reaches the age of 65 years prior to appointment will cease to be eligible for appointment. 3. HEALTH: Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 4. EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, ETC. : Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed Application Forms: (a) be a serving employee of a Local Authority, Health Board, Vocational Education Committee in the State, Institute of Technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, or the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly, and have satisfactory experience in a post at a level not lower than that of Assistant Staff Officer; (b) have not less than two years satisfactory experience in that post or in a post at a level not lower than that of Clerical Officer in one of the organisations set out in paragraph 4 (a) above; (c) have satisfactory experience in administrative procedures, including adequate practical experience in work of an executive nature, office organisation and control of staff. THE PERSON The person appointed will be able to clearly demonstrate the key competencies as set out in this Booklet on pages 5 & 6. In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following:  Be able to work within, and where necessary lead, multi-disciplined teams and have the ability to motivate, empower and encourage employees to achieve maximum performance;  Be capable of delivering the full range of quality services and implement policy decisions;  Demonstrate relevant administrative experience at a sufficient high level;  Have a satisfactory knowledge of local government  Have a career record that demonstrates a high level of competencies in the management of staff;  Have strong interpersonal and communication skills  Have the ability to management financial resources with a budgetary control framework;  Have a good knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations, their implications for the organization and the employee, and their application in the workplace;  Be capable of deputising at senior level; DUTIES OF THE POST The duties of the post shall be to give to the local authority under the direction and supervision of its appropriate employee, such services of an executive, supervisory and advisory nature as are required for the exercise and performance of any of its powers and duties and shall include the duty of deputising for other employees of the local authority, when required, and such duties as may be required in relation to the area of any other local authority. <ad> The duties shall include but are not limited to:  To manage and supervise staff up to the position/grade of Senior Staff Officer or analogous grades and to ensure the training and development of such staff;  To implement strategies to meet and to expand or improve the range, quantity or quality of existing services.  To identify and agree work programmes, targets and deadlines and ensure their subsequent implementation;  To deputise for the senior officer as required;  To manage finance and budgets and ensure value for money;  To deliver change programs aligned to organizational objectives;  Providing high level administrative support based on a thorough understanding of the overall workings and policy of a section.  Representing the Council at a variety of meetings.  Attending inter-departmental meetings on behalf of the section to which you are assigned.  Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with external agencies as appropriate to the activities of the section.  To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibilities as may be required from time to time. COMPETENCIES FOR THE POST Key Competencies for the post include the following and candidates will be expected to demonstrate sufficient evidence within their application form of competence under each of these. Please take particular note of these when completing the application form as any short-listing or interview processes will be based on the information provided by candidates: Management and Change Clear understanding of political reality and context of Wexford County Council; Embeds good governance practices into day to day activities, practices and processes; Establishes, develops and maintains positive and productive professional relationships both internally and externally to enhance service delivery; Effectively manages change, foster a culture of creativity in employees and overcomes resistance to change; Delivering Results Develops operational and team plans having regard to corporate priorities, operational objectives and available resources; Acts decisively and makes timely, informed and effective decisions, pinpointing critical information and address issues logically; Practices and promotes a strong focus on delivering high quality customer service, for internal and external customers; Proactively identifies areas for improvement and develops practical suggestions for their implementation; Ensures compliance with legislation, regulation and procedures; Performance through People Leads by example to motivate staff in the delivery of high quality outcomes and customer service; Works with the team to facilitate high performance, developing clear and realistic objectives to ensure corporate policies and strategies of Wexford County Council are delivered; Effectively manages performance of individuals and teams to achieve operational plan, targets and objectives; Places high importance on staff development, training and maximising skills and capacity of team. Demonstrates an excellent level of verbal and written communication skills; Acts as an effective link between staff and senior management; Personal Effectiveness Does more than is required or expected, anticipates situations and acts to pre-empt problems. Creates new opportunities; Strives to perform at a high level, investing significant energy to achieve agreed objectives; Demonstrates appropriate and positive self-confidence; Operates effectively in an environment with significant complexity and pace; Has high levels of expertise and broad Local Authority knowledge relevant to his/her own area. Salary: The salary shall be fully inclusive and shall be as determined from time to time. Holders of the post shall pay to the local authority any fees or other monies (other than their inclusive salary) payable to or received by them by virtue of their employment or in respect of services which they are required by or under any enactment to perform. An allowance may also be payable in respect of travel expenses and subsistence. SALARY: €48,978 - €63,672 (2 nd LSI)

30+ days ago

Senior Staff Officer

Wexford County CouncilWexford€46,770 - €57,157 per yearContract

DESCRIPTION OF THE POST The Senior Staff Officer is a middle management position within the Wexford County Council and is assigned responsibility for managing the performance of a section/department or handling an area of the local authority’s activities. The administrative structure ranges from the entry grade of Clerical Officer, through to Assistant Staff Officer, Staff Officer, Senior Staff Officer and Administrative Officer. The Senior Staff Officer will work under the direction and management of the Administrative Officer or analogous grade or other employee designated by the Senior Executive Officer or Director of Services as appropriate A Senior Staff Officer’s operational duties may include the day to day running of a section, the supervision and management of staff within that section, the planning, allocation and prioritisation of work in order to achieve relevant goals, targets and standards as per Team and Departmental plans. Reporting of progress under relevant corporate plans and strategies is also expected. Other duties may include representing their Department or the Council on various committees and contributing through the business planning process. The Senior Staff Officer will be expected to use initiative and work to a high standard and will be required to operate the Council’s existing and future IT systems as part of their work, requiring excellent administrative, employee management, interpersonal, communication and other particular skills and expertise depending on assignment. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out their duties in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence and ensures impartial decision making. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST 1. CHARACTER: Candidates shall be of good character. 2. AGE: Each Candidate who reaches the age of 65 years prior to appointment will cease to be eligible for appointment. 3. HEALTH: Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 4. EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, ETC. : Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed Application Forms: (a) be a serving employee of a Local Authority, Health Board, Vocational Education Committee in the State, Institute of Technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, or the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly, and have satisfactory experience in a post at a level not lower than that of Assistant Staff Officer; (b) have not less than two years satisfactory experience in that post or in a post at a level not lower than that of Clerical Officer in one of the organisations set out in paragraph 4 (a) above; and (c) have satisfactory experience in administrative procedures, including adequate practical experience in work of an executive nature, office organisation and control of staff. THE PERSON  The person appointed will be able to clearly demonstrate the key competencies as set out in this Booklet on page 5. In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following:  Knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of local government, of local government issues and priorities and key concerns of local government;  Understand the role of a Senior Staff Officer;  Relevant administrative experience at a sufficiently high level;  Experience of managing and supervising staff;  The ability to motivate, empower and encourage staff to achieve maximum performance;  Understand the changing operating environment of local government and be capable of leading change in order to deliver quality services to our citizens;  An understanding of the representational role of elected members;  Effective financial and resource management skills;  Proven management analysis, report writing and presentation skills;  Knowledge and experience of operating various I.T. systems;  Be capable to working under pressure to tight deadlines in the delivery of key operational objectives; DUTIES OF THE POST The duties of the post shall be to give to the local authority under the direction and supervision of its appropriate employee, such services of an executive, supervisory and advisory nature as are required for the exercise and performance of any of its powers and duties and shall include the duty of deputising for other employees of the local authority, when required, and such duties as may be required in relation to the area of any other local authority but may include the following:  Leadership and management of employees in supporting roles up to position/grade of Staff Officer including assignment of duties and workloads;  Supporting management in the implementation of work programmes as required;  Supporting line manager to communicate, implement and manage all change management initiatives;  Responsibility for the management of a section or function of the Council;  Delivery of a specific department/organisational goals;  Management of conflicting demands within a team environment and to prescribed timelines and deadlines;  Provide leadership, motivation and support to employees, including resolving day to day problems and identifying training and development requirements as appropriate;  Ensure full compliance with all organizational policies and procedures including grievance and disciplinary, performance management and attendance management;  Compile, prepare and present reports as necessary, including preparation of reports and letters, which may be of a sensitive nature and/or confidential in nature;  Support implementation of good practices with transparent reporting and communications and to deliver accountable services in the department;  Other such duties as may be assigned from time to time. COMPETENCIES FOR THE POST Key Competencies for the post include the following and candidates will be expected to demonstrate sufficient evidence within their application form of competence under each of these. Please take particular note of these when completing the application form as any short-listing or interview processes will be based on the information provided by candidates: <ad> Management and Change Contributes to the development of policies in own area and is effective in translating corporate policies and strategies of Wexford County Council into operational plans and outputs; Embeds good governance practices into day to day activities, practices and processes; Establishes, develops and maintains positive and productive professional working relationships; Effectively manages change, fosters a culture of creativity in employees and overcomes resistance to change; Delivering Results Acts decisively and makes timely, informed and effective decisions and displays good judgement and balance in making decisions or recommendations; Maintains a strong focus on meeting the needs of customers at all times; Allocates resources effectively to deliver on operational plans; Ensures all outputs are delivered to a high standard and in an efficient manner; Ensures compliance with legislation, regulation and procedures; Performance through People Leads by example to motivate staff in the delivery of high quality outcomes and customer service; Addresses any performance issues in a timely, appropriate and constructive manner; Ability to foster and maintain productive working relationships within the organisation and with relevant stakeholders externally; Has excellent written and verbal skills; Personal Effectiveness Develops the expertise necessary to carry out the role to a high standard and shares this with others; Manages time and workloads effectively; Takes initiative and seeks opportunities to exceed goals. Is proactive in keeping up to date on issues and key developments that may impact on their Department or Local Government; SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will only be accepted on the official Wexford County Council application form as advertised with the post. Application forms must be typed and as fully complete as possible. Closing date: 5.00pm Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Applications will only be accepted by email to: recruitment@wexfordcoco.ie The selection process may include any or all of the following: • The number of persons seeking admission to a competition generally exceeds that required to fill the available posts and while candidates may meet eligibility it is not practical to interview everyone. In those cases, the Local Authority may employ a shortlisting procedure. The number of candidates to be invited for interview shall be determined by the local authority. The shortlisting will be carried out by or on behalf of the Local Authority against criteria specified for the position and only on the basis of the information contained in the candidates application form; • Completion of an online questionnaire or any other tests or exercises deemed appropriate by the Local Authority; • A competitive preliminary and / or final interview, conducted by or on behalf of the Local Authority, • The Local Authority may create a panel from which future vacancies at the specified grade may be filled. Any attempt by a candidate, or by any person(s) acting at the candidate’s instigation, directly or indirectly, by means of written communication or otherwise to influence in the candidate’s favour, any member of the staff of the County Council or person nominated by the County Council to interview or examine applicants, will automatically disqualify the candidate from the position being sought. Wexford County Council will not be responsible for any expense a candidate may incur in attending for interview. The Local Authority shall require a person to whom an appointment is offered to take up such appointment within a period of not more than one month and if he/she fails to take up the appointment within such period or such longer period as the Local Authority in its absolute discretion may determine, the Local Authority shall not appoint him/her. You will receive an acknowledgement receipt of your email application. Should you not receive an acknowledgement, please email recruitment@wexfordcoco.ie CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 1. Tenure: The post is whole-time, permanent and pensionable. Persons who become pensionable employees of a Local Authority who are liable to pay the Class A rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the Local Authority at the rate of 1.5% of their pensionable remuneration plus 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependant or qualified children). All persons who become pensionable employees of a Local Authority will be required in respect of the Local Government (Spouses and Childrens Contributory Pension) Scheme to contribute to the Local Authority at the rate of 1.5% of their net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependant or qualified children) in accordance with the terms of the Scheme. For new entrants under the Single Public Service Pension Scheme effective from 01/01/2013, superannuation contributions are 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration and 3% of pensionable remuneration. 2. Probation: Where a person who is not already a permanent employee of a local authority is appointed, the following provisions shall apply:- (a) there shall be a period after such appointment takes effect during which such person shall hold such employment on probation; (b) such period shall be one year but the Chief Executive may, at his discretion, extend such period; (c) such person shall cease to hold such employment at the end of the period of probation, unless during such period the Chief Executive has certified that the service of such person is satisfactory. 3. Salary: The salary shall be fully inclusive and shall be as determined from time to time. Holders of the post shall pay to the local authority any fees or other monies (other than their inclusive salary) payable to or received by them by virtue of their employment or in respect of services which they are required by or under any enactment to perform. An allowance may also be payable in respect of travel expenses and subsistence. SALARY: €46,770 - €57,157 (LSI 2) per annum. Entry point to this scale will be determined in accordance with Circulars issued by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. Appointees who are not existing public servants will enter at the minimum point of the scale.

30+ days ago

Production Operations Associate

DellCorkContract

Production Operations Associate Cork Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Production Operations Associate on our team in Cork.Dell is ground-breaking at every level: in our design rooms, sales teams, marketing and in our factories. As the primary logistics contact internally, Production Operations steers the daily workflow activities within the factory, managing operations processes and people to achieve a quality output. Focused on achieving the required level of production on an hour-to-hour, daily, monthly and yearly basis, we oversee the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods, processes and operations. To do this, we work with a range of internal teams, including Operations, Logistics, Distribution and IT. Key Responsibilities Desirable Requirements Typically requires 1+ years of related experience or equivalent Benefits We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.If you would thrive in a high-tech manufacturing environment, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell. Closing date: Friday 26th July 2019. Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here. · Performs periodic Inventory Scans. Assists in Inventory Reconciliations. · Applies knowledge of the job, and company policies and principles to complete a wide range of tasks. Complete understanding of the general and technical aspects of the job. · Projects are assigned and require ordinary problem resolution using standard policies, procedures and practical application of the general and technical aspects of the job. · Works under limited supervision. Routine work requires no instruction. General instructions given for new assignments. · Contribute to production goals of assigned Dept. Good understanding of Job Function and requirements to succeed. Capable of applying knowledge in all assembly areas and product prep for shipments. Job Family:  Production Job ID:  R42807

21 days ago

Special Needs Assistants

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board / DDLETBDublinContract

Job Summary Primary Function: The SNA provides the necessary non-teaching services to pupils with assessed educational needs. The SNA acts in a care and support role that is non-teaching in nature and works under the guidance and supervision of the Principal and class teacher. The SNA’s primary function is to ensure the care and support needs of the students are met on a daily basis. Working Relationships:  Principal and school management team.  Members of the teaching staff  Other members of the support staff  ETB Administrative Head Office  Students  Parents  External Support Agencies Remuneration: The remuneration offered is the SNA scale as determined by the Department of Education & Skills. Job Objectives Key Tasks (Circular 12/05 and 30/2014): The duties involve tasks of a non-teaching nature such as: 1. Preparation and tidying up of classrooms. 2. Assisting pupils to board and alight from school buses. Where necessary travel as escort during school hours on school buses may be required. 3. Special assistance as necessary for pupils with particular difficulties e.g. helping special needs pupils with typing or writing or computers or other use of equipment. 4. Assistance with clothing, feeding, toileting and general hygiene and being mindful of health and safety needs of the pupil. 5. Assisting on out-of-school visits, walks, examinations and similar activities. 6. Assisting the teachers in the supervision of pupils during assembly, recreation and dispersal from the classroom for one reason or another. 7. Accompanying individuals or small groups who may have to be withdrawn temporarily from the classroom for one reason or another. 8. General assistance to the class teachers, under the direction of the Principal, with duties of a non-teaching nature. (Special needs assistants may not act as either substitute or temporary teachers. In no circumstances may they be left in sole charge of a class or group of children). 9. Participation with school development planning, where appropriate, and co-operation with any such changes with policies and practices arising from the school development process. 10. Engagement with parents of special needs pupils in both formal and informal structures as required and directed by school management. 11. Other duties appropriate to the grade as may be determined by the needs of the pupils and the school from time to time. Special Needs Assistants may be re-assigned to other work appropriate to the grade when special needs pupils are absent or when particular urgent work demands arise. Skills Required Person Specification/Profile: Essential Requirements:  Good communication and interpersonal skills.  The ability to build good relationships with pupils and colleagues/adults.  Excellent organisational and planning skills.  A passion for working with children and the ability to manage groups of pupils.  Ability to manage difficult behaviour effectively.  Flexibility and creativity.  Ability to work as part of a team.  Good record-keeping and report-writing skills, with ICT skills an advantage.  Shows discretion in sensitive situations.  The minimum standard of education for appointment to the post of SNA is FETAC Level 3 major qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications, OR a minimum of three grade Ds in the Junior Certificate, OR Equivalent. [Circular 0021/2011]

12 days ago

Drivers/Owner Drivers

DPDWexfordContract

We currently have positions for Drivers/Owner Drivers. Please forward your CV or brief details to ann.obrien@dpd.ie

21 hours ago
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