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Fitness Advisor

Newry, Mourne & Down District CouncilNewryScale 3, SCP 7-8, currently £24,294 - £24,702

Main Purpose of Post/Job Summary The postholder will provide customer service support to individual and group patrons of Leisure Facilities and other Recreational Facilities to help ensure visitor comfort, safety and enjoyment. This includes fitness instruction, gym supervision, fitness class coaching (where qualified), and cleaning and upkeep of facilities and equipment as required. Duties and Responsibilities 1. Responsible for undertaking fitness instructor duties, as determined by rota, to professionally recognised standards: a) Keeping a close watch over the fitness suite and clients b) Communicating effectively with clients and colleagues c) Anticipating problems and preventing accidents d) Intervention to prevent unsafe behaviour e) Identifying emergencies quickly and taking appropriate action f) Giving immediate First Aid to any casualty g) Assisting with crowd control, including the evacuation of the building in an emergency. 2. Liaise as directed with Gym Members and prospective Gym members in order to achieve highest possible levels of membership retention and new sales. 3. Assist in the administration of membership sales ensuring membership and direct debit forms etc. are completed appropriately and receipts issued at reception. 4. Carry out induction sessions to ensure new clients are instructed in the safe use of fitness equipment. 5. Ensure that each client receives a personal exercise programme, which must be updated after each session. 6. Review and evaluate personal exercise programmes as required to ensure clients achieve exercise and fitness goals. 7. Liaise with appropriate medical profession with regard to clients participating in Exercise Referral Programmes and clients with a negative health check. Keep an up to date personal file on all these people. 8. Maintain fitness equipment and air conditioning units with regular cleaning and minor servicing, as determined by Centre Management, reporting faults as directed. Leisure Attendant Duties and Responsibilities 9. Undertake a range of duties at the designated Leisure facility, to include: (i) Patrolling, supervision and security of assigned facilities (ii) Emergency Response (iii) Assembling and dismantling all equipment to be deployed at the facility (iv) Cleaning and Housekeeping (v) Customer Service & Hospitality (vi) Promotional & Public Relations Activities (vii) Access Control (viii) Traffic Control 10. Responsible for applying Pool / Centre Safety Operating Procedures, Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan to direct the behaviour and oversee the general safety of the public. 11. Responsible for undertaking the duties of First Aider, with due care to the needs of the recipient, to standards recognised by Council as compliant with relevant legislation and / or Approved Codes of Practice. 12. Perform emergency Basic, Advanced and Extended Life Support duties, and provide appropriate aftercare, by the application of Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation techniques in accordance with European Resuscitation Council, and / or by the competent use of Oxygen Insufflation Devices and Automated External Defibrillators. 13. Perform housekeeping, cleaning and customer service duties as required to standards prescribed in the facility’s I.S.O. 9000 Procedure Manuals and other Quality System Documents. 14. Enforce rules and regulations appropriately for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons. 15. Monitor and assess the conduct of patrons throughout the facility with special regard to the need to protect children and vulnerable adults from danger or inappropriate behaviour, applying Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures, as required. 16. Provide support and advice to customers and members of the public, dealing with service requests and / or complaints appropriately and sensitively. 17. Assist in the administration of the facilities by preparing a variety of written records including Incident Reports, Accident Reports, Witness Statements, Accident Book Entries, Casualty Observation Charts, Quality System and General Housekeeping Records, as required. 18. Provide relief cover for Receptionist / Cashier at meal and tea-breaks, including basic operation of computerised till and booking system, cash-handling, income management and use of telephone switchboard / public address systems etc. 19. Assist in the control of facilities by denying entry to unauthorised persons and by the appropriate application of access control procedures, e.g. inspecting, controlling and collecting user tickets, tokens and session wristbands etc. 20. Participate in the full interchange of duties, hours of work, etc, to cover for staff shortages at all leisure facilities, brought about by sick leave, holiday leave, staff vacancies or any other reason. 21. Participate fully in an annual training needs assessment and thereafter attend regular weekly and other training sessions to ensure Council’s statutory obligations with regard to competency of staff are adhered to at all times. This will include the acquisition and maintenance of qualifications such as National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Statutory First Aid at Work Certificate, A.E.D. Competency and others, as deemed appropriate. 22. Responsible for safekeeping of assigned equipment, uniforms, lifeguarding aids etc General 23. Carry out duties for all jobs up to and including those in the grade / scale set for this post provided such duties are deemed to be within the area of work. 24. Carry out duties in compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Order 1978 (as amended); Acts of Parliament; Statutory Instruments and Regulations and other legal requirements; and all Council Policies and Procedures including Dignity at Work, Health and Safety, Attendance and all relevant Codes of Conduct 25. Complete all documentation associated with the duties of the post. 26. Participate in staff training and development activities to ensure that knowledge, skills and competence required to fulfil the role in full are up to date. 27. Undertake the duties in such a way as to enhance and promote the positive reputation of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. 28. Undertake all aspects of work respecting confidentiality. 29. By its nature the post will require flexible working to meet the needs of the service. 30. Contribute to Corporate, Departmental and Regional working groups as required. The list of duties / responsibilities must not be considered comprehensive nor exhaustive. They are simply a summary of the main duties / responsibilities that the post holder will be required to undertake. No Job Description can cover every issue that may arise within the post at various times and the post holder is expected to carry out other duties from time to time which are broadly consistent with those in this Job Description Education / Qualifications / Experience • Level 2* REPS** or CIMPSA*** accredited fitness instruction qualification or equivalent qualification **(REPS - Register of Exercise Professionals)/CIMPSA *** (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) • A current recognised First Aid at Work Certificate (e.g. British Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance, Order of Malta) - If not in receipt of this qualification candidate must be willing to undertake same Experience Technical Skills and Knowledge Have a good knowledge of: • Health and Safety • First Aid • Fitness equipment • Designing Fitness Programmes Salary: £24,294 - £24,702 per year

1 day agoPermanent

Fitness/GP Referral Instructor

Newry, Mourne & District CouncilLeisure Centre, Downpatrick, DownScale 4 SCP9-13, currently £25,119 - £26,873

*Please read the recruitment pack before completing your application forms.* Main Purpose of Post/Job: To form part of a trained team of frontline staff who will provide fitness assessment and advice to individual users including GP referrals. To deliver a high quality service in a professional manner in accordance with Leisure Services policies and procedures, including a nationally accredited quality scheme. Duration of Appointment: Permanent Hours of Work: Average of 28.875 hours per week The post holder must be prepared to work outside normal office hours, including evenings, weekends, and Public and extra Statutory Holidays for which the appropriate payment will be made or time in lieu granted if relevant. ​​​​​​​ Work Pattern: ​​​​​​​See Terms & Conditions of Employment for work pattern.

1 day agoPermanent

Store Manager

SpecsaversGorey, County Wexford

Hours: Full-Time  Benefits: Competitve Basic Salary and the opportunity to work with a friendly , hard working, customer focussed team to provide the very best in eye care and audiology to our customersLoads of opportunities for career developmentFull training provided Experience – Previous optical experience is desirable but not essential for this role Are you a natural leader with a true desire for coaching and the ability to build strong lasting relationships with others? As a Store Manager at Specsavers, you’ll bring the energy to motivate and encourage the wider team, ensuring our high standards are maintained at all times. Leadership skills are crucial. This means leading by example and inspiring others to strive for excellence, providing the best possible customer care. With your retail experience and solid knowledge of what an excellent store looks like – you’ll manage day-to-day operations, ensure financial & performance goals are met, develop commercial opportunities and support with the recruitment & induction of new staff members. We’re looking for an expert team leader who is organised, approachable and supportive – making people feel confident and free to input their ideas and suggestions. If you’re as passionate about what you do as we are, you’ll soon be on the road to even bigger and better things, because we pride ourselves on providing exciting, long-term careers.

2 days agoFull-timePermanent

Stock Controller

AvocaDunboyne, County Meath

Avoca operates in 14 Store locations, Central Bakery & Kitchen, Central Stores and Weaving Production Mill across Ireland. After all this time, the ethos of Avoca remains the same. We cherish our time-honoured traditions, which have been lovingly passed down through several generations. Today, there are third generation weavers working at the Mill. Our skills might be steeped in a long and rich tradition, but our attitude is to look to the future. Now heralded as one of Ireland’s most exciting retail stores, there are Avoca ceramics, clothing, perfumes, soaps and more from our own design studio. We have a host of award-winning cafes and restaurants, Food Markets crammed with artisanal ingredients from near and far, as well as a best-selling range of Avoca cookbooks. There are also gardens to explore at many of our stores, as well as florists and garden centres. The list goes on. And all of this from a modest handweaving mill, established in a rural Irish village in 1723. Description of the role: The opportunity has arisen for a full-time Stockroom Controller to work in Avoca Dunboyne, Co. Meath. This is a full-time permanent position with an immediate start, reporting to the General Manager, Avoca Dunboyne. Responsibilities

2 days agoFull-timePermanent

Higher Executive Officer - Education Office

Mary Immaculate CollegeLimerick€56,558 - €71,226 per year

1. PREAMBLE Mary Immaculate College is an autonomous, university-level, Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, and linked academically with the University of Limerick, MIC is the oldest higher education institution in Limerick. Significant expansion in recent decades has seen the College’s menu of educational programmes expand across two impressive campuses, one based in the heart of Limerick City and one in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The diverse student community is made up of more than 5,000 learners, participating in fifteen undergraduate degree programmes and a wide range of postgraduate programmes up to and including doctoral level. Academic staff members engage in professional academic research activities, and research underpins all teaching and learning at the College. MIC seeks to prepare its students for professional excellence and to nurture their capacity to lead flourishing lives. 2. CANDIDATE PROFILE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION Mary Immaculate College wishes to make an appointment to the post of Higher Executive Officer in the Education Office on a full-time, permanent basis. In addition, a panel will be formed from which permanent and temporary vacancies for the post of Higher Executive Officer, Education Office, will be filled during the life of the panel. Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills: In order to be considered for this position candidates must have: a) A third level qualification at level 7 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications and a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience, preferably at supervisory and/or management level; Or A minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience, preferably at supervisory and/or management level; b) Excellent people management/supervisory skills, with evidence of successfully managing and coordinating the work of multi-disciplinary teams to agreed outcomes; c) Demonstrable ability to lead and manage change within organisational environments, including a capacity for inclusive consultation, consensus-building and persuasion; d) Advanced IT skills along with excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis and visualisation skills and experience in using data capture and interrogation tools such as Microsoft Excel; e) Experience of engagement with data management systems analogous to the Student Records System maintained at MIC; f) Excellent problem-solving abilities and demonstrable ability to lead and manage change within organisational environments, including a capacity for inclusive consultation, consensus-building and persuasion; g) Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with good organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative; h) The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, students and clients of the College; It is also desirable that candidates have; • Experience and working knowledge of organising examinations and of meeting the requirements of students and awarding bodies; • Experience of creating and managing budgets; Cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais ó dhaoine go bhfuil dearcadh dearfach acu i leith na Gaeilge. Applications are welcome from people who have a positive outlook to Irish. 3. JOB DESCRIPTION Reporting Relationship The appointee is required to carry out the duties attached to the post, under the general direction of the Director of Operations, Faculty of Education, to whom they report, and to whom they are responsible for the performance of these duties. The appointee will also report to the Dean of Education, Vice-President Academic Administration, the VicePresident Administration and Finance and the College President, as well as to such other College Officers as directed by the President from time to time. The appointee will liaise with the Vice-Presidents, Deans of Arts and Education, Heads of Departments, Course Leaders, Heads of Professional Services functions and other College personnel and with relevant College bodies in carrying out the duties attaching to the post. The reporting relationship is subject to review and may be altered from time to time, in line with service needs and developments in the College. Duties and Responsibilities The post holder duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following: • Timely and effective mangement of Faculty operations. • Actively review all processes on an ongoing basis to identify and implement process improvements and efficiencies. • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for all key tasks. • Set key performance indicators and metrics for all processes and monitor same to ensure maintenance of standards and identify opportunities for improvement. • Operational Management of an effective and efficient school and early childhood placement process, ensuring that all students are placed each academic year in line with placement criteria. • Ensure that all faculty committees and boards are managed in line with college governance protocols. • Support an accurate and efficient exam process, including: o management of exam papers o engaging with the external examiner process o creating, managing and manipulating excel-based and system-based grades data o interpretation of academic regulations and accurate enactment o production of accurate and on-time exam board reports and presentation to relevant exam boards, and o provision of caring and confidential support for students. • Build Academic Programme Dashboards in advance of Exam Boards that inform and facilitate decisions in relation to student progression and awards and that offer operational and strategic insights to senior management. • Maintain an up to date and detailed understanding of the regulations, frameworks and processes to which the faculty must strictly adhere. • Know and understand the student lifecycle and advise and direct students on actions they must take to comply with College procedures. • Develop and maintain knowledge and expertise with regard to all programmes provided by theFaculty of Education. • Promote and document faculty initiatives and achievements across a range of platforms. • Draft, interpret and ensure adherence to College regulations. • Lead in the implementation of effective information systems and prepare reports and statistics for internal and external use. • Oversee new initiatives and projects defined by the organisation and prioritised by the faculty. • Manage staff at Executive Officer and Clerical Officer level in line with college HR policies, including the assigning of role duties and monitoring of staff performance. • Support the development of a culture of teamwork, collaboration and best practice in line with the college’s strategic plan. • Support the management and building of faculty budgets and ensure compliance to finance and procurement protocols. The duties are broadly defined and the list of duties is not exhaustive. The performance of the entire range of duties is not necessarily confined to any one individual, as the work requires that the staff function in a flexible manner, and work together as a team. The College retains the right to assign new duties and/or to reassign staff to other areas of the College, in response to service needs. 4. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT General All persons employed will sign an appropriate contract, which will contain terms and conditions of the employment. A job description is given to all applicants for employment and this will form part of the contract documentation. Place of Work The appointee’s place of work will be Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The College reserves the right to require the appointee to work from any other location. It is a requirement of the College that the appointee must reside within a reasonable distance of the College. Exclusivity of Service and Outside Work The person appointed will be required to devote their full-time attention and abilities to their duties during their working hours in the College and to act in the best interest of the College at all times. Therefore, for as long as the successful applicant is working in the College, they may not, without the prior written consent of the Vice President Administration and Finance, be actively engaged or concerned in any way, either directly or indirectly, in any other business or undertaking where this is or is likely to be in conflict with the College’s interests or the performance of the duties that the person has been employed for. The appointee will not, during their tenure of office, undertake paid outside work unless they have received the permission of the Vice President Administration and Finance (VPAF) of Mary Immaculate College to undertake such work on the terms and conditions as agreed for the particular undertaking in question. In every case, it is the duty of the appointee to seek in writing the prior permission of the VPAF. It is also the duty, in every case, of the appointee to inform the person or body for whom the work is being undertaken, that the work is being conducted in a private capacity and that the College cannot in any circumstances be responsible for such work. Probationary Period The appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the standard 6-month probationary period. The probationary period may be extended at the discretion of the College but will not in any case exceed 11 months. Absences during the period of probation will extend the probationary period. Performance and conduct during the probationary period will be monitored through a process of assessment meetings. Termination of the acting appointment during the probationary period, for any reason or no reason, will be at the discretion of the College. The disciplinary procedure will not apply to a dismissal during probation where the probationary employee has been employed by MIC for less than 12 months. Hours of Attendance Full time hours are 35 hours per week. The normal hours of duty are Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.00pm with a 1-hour lunch break each day and Friday 9am to 4.45pm with a 45-minute lunch break. However, the duties attaching to the position are such that the post holder may be required to work evenings/weekends on occasion to accommodate service needs. Subject to College policy, the post holder may avail of “Time-Off-In-Lieu (TOIL)” or overtime where working hours exceed 35 hours per week. The College reserves the right to adjust starting and finishing times or days of duty to meet service needs. Salary The Salary scale for this position has been approved by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Higher Education Authority in line with Government Policy on Public Sector remuneration. The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. The appointment will be made on the salary scale at a point in line with current Government Pay Policy. New entrants to the Civil or Public Sector, as defined in Circular 18/2010, will commence on the first point of the salary scale. With effect from 1st June 2024, the annual salary scale for Higher Executive Officer (Grossed up) is: €56,558, €58,210, €59,860, €61,509, €63,162, €64,813, €66,463, LSI 1 €68,848, LSI 2 €71,226 Increments are awarded in line with national pay agreements. Salary will be paid on a monthly basis on the 25th of each month, or the previous Friday if 25th falls on a weekend, using the Paypath facility. Payment of salaries and wages are subject to statutory deductions, i.e. Income Tax (PAYE), Superannuation Contributions, Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) and Universal Social Charge (USC). Superannuation New entrants appointed will be required to participate in the Single Public Service Pension Scheme and pay Superannuation contributions at the appropriate rates in accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act, 2012. Details of this scheme can be obtained from the College’s website. All other eligible appointees are automatically included in the Colleges of Education Pension Scheme on taking up appointment. In compliance with the Colleges of Education Pension Scheme, deductions amounting to 6.5% are made from salary. Details of the regulations concerning the Colleges of Education Pension Scheme may be obtained from the College’s Human Resources Office. The appointee will be required to pay Additional Superannuation Contribution (ASC) under the provisions of the Public Service and Pensions Act 2017. Appointees who commenced employment in the public service between 1st April 2004 and 31st December 2012 and have not had a break in employment of greater than 6 months will have no mandatory retirement age. All other appointees will have a mandatory retirement age of 70. Pension Abatement If an appointee has previously been employed in the Civil or Public Service and that appointee is entitled to or in receipt of a pension from the Civil or Public Service or where a Civil/Public Service pension comes into payment during the appointee’s re-employment that pension will be subject to abatement in accordance with Section 52 of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and other Provisions) Act 2012. Please note: In applying for this position, the applicant is acknowledging that they understand that the abatement provisions, where relevant, will apply. It is not envisaged that the College will support an application for an abatement waiver in respect of appointments to this position. Annual Leave The annual leave entitlement for this grade is 27 working days per leave year. Annual leave should be taken when students are off campus and the taking of leave must have the prior approval of the relevant Line Manager. Public Holidays are granted in accordance with the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. Sick Leave There is a discretionary sick pay scheme, details of which are available from the Human Resources Office. Employees who have a minimum 3 months’ continuous employment with the College may be granted sick pay subject to the terms of the Public Service Sick Leave Scheme. Sick pay is contingent on full cooperation and compliance with the College’s absence management procedures. Confidentiality In the course of working in Mary Immaculate College, the person appointed may have access to or hear information concerning staff and/or students and/or the functioning and the business of the College. Such information acquired in the course of employment with the College, including any aspect of the College’s responsibilities or operations, is considered to be confidential information. On no account must information concerning students, staff or other College business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duties and, unless authorised to do so, this information shall not be communicated to a third party. In addition, records must never be left in a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required. Health & Safety Mary Immaculate College attaches the highest regard to the safety, health and welfare of its employees. It is the duty of each employee to take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and of other people in the workplace. Each employee must comply with all health and safety policies and procedures in operation in Mary Immaculate College and familiarise themselves with the Safety Statement. Employees are obliged to wear any PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that they may be provided with and no person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse any appliance, protective clothing or other equipment provided in the workplace for health and safety purposes. Employees are statutorily/legally obliged to ensure that any accidents/incidents which may occur are reported promptly to the Health and Safety Officer on the MIC Accident/Incident Report Form. College Policies, Rules and Regulations The College is a Public Sector employer and is bound by National Agreements. It is also bound by regulations, circulars and directives issued on behalf of Government by the Department of Finance, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Higher Education Authority. Employees are at all times subject to the provisions of the Code of Conduct for Staff, College policies, rules and regulations. These policies include but are not confined to Disciplinary & Grievance Policies, Dignity at Work, Examination Rules & Regulations, Policy on Responsible Computing and Use of Information Technology Facilities. All employees are required to familiarise themselves with the contents of Policies and Procedures, available on the College’s Staff Portal. Termination of Employment At least 2 calendar months’ written notice is required to resign a permanent appointment at this grade. On the termination of employment but before departing from the College, staff members are required to return to the College all books, reports, memoranda, correspondence, papers, records, reports, files including data held on electronic files, computer disks, electronically recorded discs, and any other documentation, and all other property, including office keys, belonging to the College or relating to its business or affairs which are in the possession of a staff member or under their control when the employment is terminated. CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.

2 days agoFull-timePermanent

Finance Executive Officer

Mary Immaculate CollegeLimerick€36,820 - €58,831 per year

1. PREAMBLE Mary Immaculate College is an autonomous, university-level, Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, and linked academically with the University of Limerick, MIC is the oldest higher education institution in Limerick. Significant expansion in recent decades has seen the College’s offerings expand across two modern campuses, one based in Limerick City and one in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The student community consists of more than 5,000 learners, participating in fifteen undergraduate degree programmes and several postgraduate programmes extending to PhD/Doctoral level. Academic staff engage in a wide range of academic research areas, and research underpins all teaching and learning at MIC. MIC seeks to prepare its students for professional excellence and to nurture their capacity to lead flourishing lives. 2. CANDIDATE PROFILE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION Mary Immaculate College wishes to make an appointment to the post of Finance Executive Officer on a fulltime, permanent basis. The appointment will be at Executive Officer grade and in the area of Student Finance. Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills: 1) A relevant third level qualification at level 6 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications and a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience, preferably in a large finance office or third level education administrative setting. or A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, preferably in a large finance office or third level education administrative setting; 2) Excellent IT skills, in particular a high degree of proficiency in MS Excel; 3) Experience in the use of integrated financial management systems, preferably for a large organisation; 4) Strong communication (written and verbal) skills and excellent interpersonal skills; 5) Proven administrative and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, manage and complete a variety of tasks on time; 6) A high level of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail; 7) Excellent problem-solving capabilities with an aptitude for process optimisation and improvement; 8) A proven ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team and on own initiative. It is desirable that candidates will also have: 9) Experience in the use of Agresso or Student Records Systems; 10) Supervisory management experience. 3. JOB DESCRIPTION Reporting Relationship The appointee is required to carry out the duties attached to the post, under the general direction of the Finance Manager, to whom they report to, and to whom they are responsible to for the performance of these duties in the first instance. The appointee will also have a reporting relationship to a Senior Finance Manager and Director of Finance. The appointee will report through the Finance Manager, to the College President and/or to such other College Officers as the President may designate from time to time. They will liaise with the Deans of Arts and Education, Heads of Departments, Course Leaders, Heads of Professional Services functions, and other College personnel and relevant College bodies in carrying out the duties attaching to the post. The reporting relationship is subject to review and may be altered from time to time, in line with service needs and developments in the College. Duties and Responsibilities The general duties of a Finance Executive Officer are as follows – a detailed job description will be provided for each role: Duties and Responsibilities – Finance Executive Officer • Responsible for the planning, co-ordination, implementation and performing data validation checks of finance processes within area of responsibility, including regular cross departmental communication ensuring all deadlines are met. • Manage financial systems processes within area of responsibility, including daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks to ensure correct functioning of financial systems processes. • Preparation of regular reconciliations. • Supervision of and delegation to clerical officer staff. • Ensure GDPR compliance. • Maintain up-to-date procedures, policies and cross-training for finance processes. • Assist Finance Manager in maintaining the Finance Internal Control Framework (ICF). • Liaise with auditors. • Continuously work as part of a team within the finance department to identify and progress areas for improvement/development. • Other tasks, including project work, as directed by the Finance Manager or Senior Finance Manager. The initial assignment of the post-holder will entail the discharge of the list of duties and responsibilities for the Student Finance. However, this is subject to reassignment to another Executive Officer role within Finance as service needs dictate: Duties and Responsibilities – Student Finance • Responsible for the planning, co-ordination, implementation and performing data validation checks of all student finance processes, including regular cross departmental communication ensuring all deadlines are met. • Manage Student Record Systems processes, including daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks to ensure correct functioning of Student Record Systems processes. • Preparation of student finance supporting documentation for publication on the MIC website and intranet. • Preparation of regular reconciliations across the student finance function. • Supervision of and delegation to clerical officer staff. • Oversight of the Student Finance Department email accounts. • Regular debt collection in line with MIC governing policy. • Ensuring student accounts are accurate, including review of receipt allocation, refund processing, invoice and credit note creation, sponsorship allocation and reconciliation of same. • The creating & sending of bulk email & text messages to students. • Fee status assessment for HEA Free Fees Initiative (FFI) & non-EU nationals. • Attendance at MIC information/open days and contribution to student orientation & new academic year prospectus & student handbook (shared). • Ensure GDPR compliance. • Maintain up-to-date procedures, policies and cross-training for all student finance processes. • Assist Finance Manager in maintaining the Finance Internal Control Framework (ICF) for Student Finance. • Liaise with auditors. • Continuously work as part of a team within the finance department to identify and progress areas for improvement/development. • Other tasks, including project work, as directed by the Finance Manager (Student Finance Operations) or Senior Finance Manager (Planning and Revenue). The list of duties and responsibilities as detailed is not exhaustive. The performance of the entire range of duties is not necessarily confined to any one individual, as the work requires that staff function in a flexible manner, and work together as a team. The College retains the right to assign new duties and/or to re-assign staff to other areas of the College, in response to service needs. 4. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT General All persons employed will sign an appropriate contract, which will contain terms and conditions of the employment. A job description is given to all applicants for employment and this will form part of the contract documentation. Place of Work The appointee’s place of work will be Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The College reserves the right to require the appointee to work from any other location. It is a requirement of the College that the appointee must reside within a reasonable distance of the College. MIC operates a blended working policy, which offers scope for the post holder to combine office attendance with remote working, subject to the provisions of the policy. Exclusivity of Service and Outside Work The person appointed will be required to devote their full-time attention and abilities to their duties during their working hours in the College and to act in the best interest of the College at all times. Therefore, for as long as the successful applicant is working in the College, they may not, without the prior written consent of the Vice President Administration and Finance (VPAF), be actively engaged or concerned in any way, either directly or indirectly, in any other business or undertaking where this is or is likely to be in conflict with the College’s interests or the performance of the duties that the person has been employed for. The appointee will not, during their tenure of office, undertake paid outside work unless they have received the permission of the VPAF of Mary Immaculate College to undertake such work on the terms and conditions as agreed for the particular undertaking in question. In every case, it is the duty of the appointee to seek in writing the prior permission of the VPAF. It is also the duty, in every case, of the appointee to inform the person or body for whom the work is being undertaken, that the work is being conducted in a private capacity and that the College cannot in any circumstances be responsible for such work. Probationary Period The appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the standard 6-month probationary period. The probationary period may be extended at the discretion of the College but will not in any case exceed 11 months. Absences during the period of probation will extend the probationary period. Performance and conduct during the probationary period will be monitored through a process of assessment meetings. Termination of the appointment during the probationary period, for any reason or no reason, will be at the discretion of the College. The disciplinary procedure will not apply to a dismissal during probation where the probationary employee has been employed by MIC for less than 12 months. Hours of Attendance The full-time working hours are 35 hours per week. The normal hours of duty are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 05:00 pm, with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break each day and Friday, 9.00 am to 4.45 pm with a 45-minute unpaid lunch break. However, the duties attaching to the position are such that the post holder may be required to work evenings/weekends on occasion to accommodate service needs. Subject to College policy, the post holder may avail of “Time-Off-In-Lieu (TOIL)” or overtime where working hours exceed the contract hours per week. The College reserves the right to adjust starting and finishing times or days of duty to meet service needs. Salary The Salary scale for this position has been approved by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Higher Education Authority in line with Government Policy on Public Sector remuneration. The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. The appointment will be made on the salary scale at a point in line with current Government Pay Policy. New entrants to the Civil or Public Sector, as defined in Circular 18/2010, will commence on the first point of the salary scale. This post is at Executive Officer grade. With effect from 1st June 2024, the annual salary scale for Executive Officer (Non-New Entrants Grossed up) is: €36,820; €39,050; €41,167; €43,066; €44,900; €46,729; €48,518; €50,327; €52,097; €53,974; €55,233; €57,027(LSI 1); €58,831 (LSI 2). With effect from 1st June 2024, the annual salary scale for Executive Officer (New Entrants Grossed up) is: €33,853; €36,044; €36,820; €39,050; €41,167; €43,066; €44,900; €46,729; €48,518; €50,327; €52,097; €53,974; €55,233; €57,027 (LSI 1), €58,831 (LSI 2). Increments are awarded in line with national pay agreements. Salary will be paid on a monthly basis on the 25th of each month, or the previous Friday if 25th falls on a weekend, using the Paypath facility. Payment of salaries and wages are subject to statutory deductions, i.e. Income Tax (PAYE), Superannuation Contributions, Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) and Universal Social Charge (USC). Superannuation New entrants appointed will be required to participate in the Single Public Service Pension Scheme and pay Superannuation contributions at the appropriate rates in accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act, 2012. Details of this scheme can be obtained from the College’s website. All other eligible appointees are automatically included in the Colleges of Education Pension Scheme on taking up appointment. In compliance with the Colleges of Education Pension Scheme, deductions amounting to 6.5% are made from salary. Details of the regulations concerning the Colleges of Education Pension Scheme may be obtained from the College’s Human Resources Office. The appointee will be required to pay Additional Superannuation Contribution (ASC) under the provisions of the Public Service and Pensions Act 2017. Appointees who commenced employment in the public service between 1st April 2004 and 31st December 2012 and have not had a break in employment of greater than 6 months will have no mandatory retirement age. All other appointees will have a mandatory retirement age of 70. Pension Abatement If an appointee has previously been employed in the Civil or Public Service and that appointee is entitled to or in receipt of a pension from the Civil or Public Service or where a Civil/Public Service pension comes into payment during the appointee’s re-employment that pension will be subject to abatement in accordance with Section 52 of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and other Provisions) Act 2012. Please note: In applying for this position, the applicant is acknowledging that they understand that the abatement provisions, where relevant, will apply. It is not envisaged that the College will support an application for an abatement waiver in respect of appointments to this position. Annual Leave The annual leave entitlement for this grade is 25 working days per leave year. Annual leave should be taken when students are off campus and the taking of leave must have the prior approval of the relevant Line Manager. Public Holidays are granted in accordance with the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. Sick Leave There is a discretionary sick pay scheme, details of which are available from the Human Resources Office. Employees who have a minimum 3 months’ continuous employment with the College may be granted sick pay subject to the terms of the Public Service Sick Leave Scheme. Sick pay is contingent on full cooperation and compliance with the College’s absence management procedures. Confidentiality In the course of working in Mary Immaculate College, the person appointed may have access to or hear information concerning staff and/or students and/or the functioning and the business of the College. Such information acquired in the course of employment with the College, including any aspect of the College’s responsibilities or operations, is considered to be confidential information. On no account must information concerning students, staff or other College business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duties and, unless authorised to do so, this information shall not be communicated to a third party. In addition, records must never be left in a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required. Health & Safety Mary Immaculate College attaches the highest regard to the safety, health and welfare of its employees. It is the duty of each employee to take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and of other people in the workplace. Each employee must comply with all health and safety policies and procedures in operation in Mary Immaculate College and familiarise themselves with the Safety Statement. Employees are obliged to wear any PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that they may be provided with and no person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse any appliance, protective clothing or other equipment provided in the workplace for health and safety purposes. Employees are statutorily/legally obliged to ensure that any accidents/incidents which may occur are reported promptly to the Health and Safety Officer on the MIC Accident/Incident Report Form. College Policies, Rules and Regulations The College is a Public Sector employer and is bound by National Agreements. It is also bound by regulations, circulars and directives issued on behalf of Government by the Department of Finance, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Higher Education Authority. Employees are at all times subject to the provisions of the Code of Conduct for Staff, College policies, rules and regulations. These policies include but are not confined to Disciplinary & Grievance Policies, Dignity at Work, Examination Rules & Regulations, Policy on Responsible Computing and Use of Information Technology Facilities. All employees are required to familiarise themselves with the contents of Policies and Procedures, available on the College’s Staff Portal. Termination of Employment At least 2 calendar months’ written notice is required to resign this post. On the termination of employment but before departing from the College, staff members are required to return to the College all books, reports, memoranda, correspondence, papers, records, reports, files including data held on electronic files, computer disks, electronically recorded discs, and any other documentation, and all other property, including office keys, belonging to the College or relating to its business or affairs which are in the possession of a staff member or under their control when the employment is terminated. 5. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS Method of Selection for Recommendation Shortlisting An expert group will convene to conduct shortlisting of applicants, measured against pre-determined criteria. The criteria that will be used to shortlist candidates for this appointment are: • A relevant third level qualification at level 6 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications and a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience, preferably in a large finance office or third level education administrative setting. or A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, preferably in a large finance office or third level education administrative setting; • Excellent IT skills, in particular a high degree of proficiency in MS Excel; • Experience in the use of integrated financial management systems, preferably for a large organisation; • Excellent problem-solving capabilities with an aptitude for process optimisation and improvement; Normally, the number of applications received for a position exceeds that required to fill the position. While a candidate may meet the eligibility requirements of the competition, if the numbers applying for the position are such that it would not be practical to interview everyone, the College may decide that a limited number will be called to interview. This is not to suggest that other candidates are necessarily unsuitable to undertake the job, rather that there are some candidates, based on their application, appear to be better qualified and/or have more relevant experience. It is incumbent, therefore upon the applicant, to ensure that all relevant information is included in their application and that they clearly identify how they meet the specified candidate criteria. CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.

2 days agoFull-timePermanent

Head Of Operations, Primark Cares

PenneysDublin

Head of Operations– Primark Cares Primark exists to serve the ‘Savvy Shoppers’ of the world, creating MAXIMUM JOY AT MINIMUM COST. We make LOOKING GOOD and FEELING GOOD cost less. With a culture of maximum care: for our customers and colleagues, our partners and the planet. With minimum waste, damage or disrespect. We are PRIMARK. We are a £9bn+ turnover business with operations across 400+ stores and 16 international markets (and growing). Over the past 15 years, we’ve transformed into a true Retail giant with a global footprint that covers 16 selling markets and now employs over 80,000 colleagues worldwide. As Head of Operations & Delivery of Primark Cares , and part of the Customer Leadership Team (CLT), you will work seamlessly with teams across the business, supporting in-market teams, playing a critical role in delivering our purpose, proposition, strategy, and values. What You’ll Do: In your role, you’ll collaborate with different people across a range of skillsets. Here’s a flavour of your day-to-day: Ready? Great! because we can’t wait to see what you can offer. You’ll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you’ll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you’re excited about this role but don’t meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark. Apply to be part of our future and we’ll help you develop yours. If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility requests, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist. All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss. 129315BR

2 days agoPermanent

Legal Assistant

Fingal County CouncilFingal, County Dublin€49,706 - €59,456 per year

1.    The Role Fingal County Council’s Law Department provides a comprehensive service to the County Council in the entire area of local government law including conveyancing, litigation (including statutory enforcement) and dispute resolution, procurement, commercial and E.U. law. The Legal Assistant will be required to work under the supervision and direction of the Senior Legal Assistant, Chief Clerks and the Law Agent. 2.    Duties The successful candidate will be required to carry out all duties as assigned by the Chief Clerks and the Law Agent from time to time. The duties will mainly comprise of local authority litigation including debt collection and regulatory code enforcement, conveyancing and housing matters and include but are not limited to the following: ·                 general litigation, civil and criminal, in all Courts ·                 general advice on litigation matters ·                 debt collection including rates recovery ·                 preparation of cases and briefs and attending in all courts including regulatory code enforcement ·                 matters relating to planning, environmental law and judicial review ·                 Acquisition and disposal of property and local authority housing stock ·                 Completion of online stamp duty returns, first registrations, scheduling of title documents and preparation of files for archiving ·                 Statutory Vestings ·                 attend at arbitrations/oral hearings ·                 legal research and advisory work ·                 cases involving the statutory functions and powers of local authorities ·                 Attending training appropriate to the role ·                 Operate an electronic case management system. 3.    Qualifications and Requirements of the Post CHARACTER Each candidate must be of good character. HEALTH Candidates shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, ETC. Candidates must on the latest date of receipt of completed application forms: (a)            have attained a good standard of general education (b)            have at least three years’ experience as a Clerk in a solicitor’s office in litigation, conveyancing, or other legal work. The ideal candidate shall: ·       Have at least 5 Years satisfactory experience working as a Legal Executive in a Solicitor’s office in litigation, conveyancing or other legal work or the law department of a corporate entity ·       Have strong interpersonal communications and advocacy skills and have the ability to engage with a wide range of people; ·       Be able to work independently or within multi-disciplined teams; ·       Be capable of working on his/her own initiative; ·       Possess good organisation skills; ·       Possess good IT and presentation skills including a working knowledge of case management systems together with an ability to manage and develop IT services and resources. ·       Have an ability to lead a team ·       Understand the changing environment and be capable of adapting to change in order to deliver quality services to our citizens. ·       Have an ability to work effectively within a team to achieve a common goal, take instruction and ensure standards are adhered to and maintained. ·       Candidates should be a holder of a full driving license, Category B free from endorsement and provide their own vehicle for use in carrying out their Council duties. Their motor insurance policy must indemnify the Council. ·       Have knowledge and experience in conveyancing processes which apply to the functions of Local Authorities including acquisition and disposal of property, complete online stamp duty returns and preparation of land registry applications. ·       Have knowledge and experience in litigation including the preparation of briefs and attending solicitors and counsel in court. ·       Be able to interview clients and advise them on the best course of action to take ·       Have a sound knowledge of Local Government statutory requirements and its functions. ·       Have an understanding of the Council’s purpose, goals and priorities and knowledge of public service organisation in Ireland. ·       Understand the role of the elected council and the representational role of the elected members. ·       Have a sound knowledge of the Housing Acts and their application ·       Have a good understanding of safety management in the workplace including health and safety legislation and regulations ·       Have a good understanding of data protection management in the workplace. 4.    Benefits At Fingal County Council, we value our employees and want to support them to develop their careers. We offer flexible working arrangements, competitive salaries and pension benefits, a positive work environment, training and development opportunities, a defined career path in a supportive and inclusive culture and the opportunity to make a difference, along with the following benefits: Ø  Standard working day is 9-5 with Flexitime (up to 13 flexi days per year) Ø  Excellent Work/Life balance with Family Friendly Schemes such as Shorter Working Year and Work-sharing Ø  Opportunities for promotion and career development Ø  Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programme Ø  Pension Scheme Ø  Blended Working available - up to 2 days per week Ø  Ongoing training and higher educational support Ø Cycle to Work Scheme 5.    Particulars of Employment The employment is wholetime, 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). Persons who become pensionable employees of a local authority who are liable to pay the Class D rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 5% of their pensionable remuneration. 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 pensionable remuneration in accordance with the terms of the Scheme. PROBATION (a)   there shall be a period after such employment takes effect during which such persons shall hold such employment on probation, (b)   such period shall be one year but the Chief Executive may at his or her discretion extend such period, (c)   such persons shall cease to hold employment at the end of the period of probation unless during such period the Chief Executive has certified that the service of such persons is satisfactory. SALARY €49,706, €51,193, €52,709 €54,256, €55,816, €57,633 (1st LSI), €59,456 (2nd LSI) Persons who are not serving local authority employees will be based on the minimum of the scale. 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 post or in respect of any services which they are required by or under any enactment to perform. HEALTH For the purpose of satisfying the requirement as to health it will be necessary for successful candidates, before they are employed, to undergo a medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner to be nominated by the Local Authority. RETIREMENT AGE The retirement age is 70 years. Recruitment A local authority may decide, by reason of the number of persons seeking admission to a competition, to carry out a shortlisting procedure. The number of persons to be invited, in these circumstances, to interview shall be determined by the local authority from time to time, having regard to the likely number of vacancies to be filled. Selection will be by means of an interview conducted by or on behalf of the local authority. Candidates will be required to pay any expenses incurred by them in attending the interview. Panels may be formed on the basis of such interviews. Candidates whose names are on a panel and who satisfy the local authority that they possess the qualification declared for the post and that they are otherwise suitable for employment may, within the life of the panel, be employed as appropriate vacancies arise. The local authority shall require a person to whom employment is offered to take up such employment within a period of not more than 6 weeks and if he or she fails to take up the employment within such period or such longer period as the local authority in its absolute discretion may determine, the local authority shall not employ the person. CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.

2 days agoPermanentFull-time

Warehouse Operative

DCC VitalCork

The Opportunity

3 days agoFull-timePermanent

Receptionist

Audi KilkennyKilkenny€28,000 per year

Here at Audi Kilkenny, we prioritise excellent customer service which starts with our receptionist as our front-of-house and first port-of-call for customers. The Candidate

3 days agoFull-timePermanent
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