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County Librarian

Kildare County CouncilKildare€75,350 - €99,581 per year

Introduction The Local Government sector in Ireland is made up of 31 Local Authorities and 3 Regional Assemblies. Local Authorities are the closest and most accessible form of Government to citizens. They have responsibility for delivery of a wide range of services in their local area with a focus on making cities, towns and countryside attractive places to live, work and invest. The Council is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for inclusion on a panel for the position of County Librarian. The Role Reporting to the Director of Service, the County Librarian is charged with the responsibility for the planning and management of the library services for the Local Authority. This is a senior management role within the Local Authority which includes determining the organisational framework of the library in what is a very challenging environment. The County Librarian is responsible for the planning and management of the Library services for the Local Authority. The Library Service meets the wide-ranging information, education, research and cultural needs of the people of its respective geographical area of operations. They formulate overall objectives, policies and plans for the development and operation of the service. This is a senior role which includes determining the organisational framework of the library in what is a very challenging environment. They will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing smooth operation of the service and the co-ordination of both staff and activities in the Library service. Kildare County Council has a network of 15 branch libraries throughout the county. This network is supplemented by a Mobile Library Service, a Local Studies, Genealogy Service and County Archive. Kildare is a dynamic county that has seen tremendous growth in population. Approximately two thirds of the population reside in the larger towns of Leixlip, Naas, Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge, Maynooth and Athy. A large full-time library is contained within each of these towns and these libraries act as a network to support 8 part time libraries and a mobile library service. Our vision is to embed the library within the county as an unsurpassable community space; an environment that acts as the gateway to creativity, inspiration and support responding to the needs of its communities. Duties of the role: • To understand, interpret and implement the legislative provisions, policy context and operational environment within which the statutory functions and operating requirements the local authority and library service operates; • To determine the nature, level and pattern of demand for the service in the directorate/function and to recommend both service level and strategic policy priorities to the Director of Service; • To implement the agreed strategies to meet and to expand or improve the range, effectiveness, quantity or quality of existing services and to recommend changes in strategies as required; • To support the work of the Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) and Corporate Policy Group (CPG). • Working with the senior library management team to plan and deliver the local authority library development programme. • Contribute to forward planning, capital development and policy formulation. • Leading change across the library service to enable delivery of quality services to the public. • Participation in both national and local council committees for the development and implementation of new, innovative services. • Development of community engagement and supervision of the roll out of strategic programmes for service development. • Planning and oversight for Budgets, Procurement and ICT. • Branch library development, including collections, services and facilities. • Cultural programming and liaising with local authority, local community and key stakeholders. • Management of administrative functions, including HR, finance and eServices. • Supervise and Participate in the Performance Management Development System Library Team Plan development and roll out to branch network. • Manage and ensure good governance of library buildings, health and safety, child protection, data protection, sustainable development and business continuity in accordance with Council policies. • Management of Government funding applications • Collection development, with particular emphasis on non-book materials • To ensure good governance and acting in the public interest at all times; To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibilities as may be required or assigned from time to time ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage has declared that the qualifications for the position of County Librarian are as set out hereunder: Character Each candidate must be of good character. 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. Education, Training, Experience etc. Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms: (a) Hold a degree (level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications) in the area of Library and Information Studies; (b) Have satisfactory experience of library work, including satisfactory experience at a strategic management level, and (c) Have a satisfactory knowledge of public service organisation. The ideal candidate shall also have: • Have experience and skills in leadership and management ability; • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; • Have experience in people management and team membership skills; • Have experience in change management and project management skills; • Have knowledge of current issues and the future direction of libraries and Local Government; • Be committed to the public interest; • Have satisfactory IT skills including knowledge and understanding of relevant technical ICT packages. Candidates must also: • Have the knowledge and ability to discharge the duties of the post concerned; • Be suitable on the grounds of character; • Be suitable in all other relevant respects for appointment to the post concerned; Candidates, if successful, will not be appointed to the post unless they: • Agree to undertake the duties attached to the post and accept the conditions under which the duties are, or may be required to be, performed • Are fully competent and available to undertake, and fully capable of undertaking, the duties attached to the position. Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms, meet the above essential criteria. The Office The office is whole time, permanent and pensionable. The holder of the office shall not engage in any gainful occupation, other than as an officer of a local authority, to such an extent as to impair the performance of their duties as an officer of a local authority or in any occupation which might conflict with the interests of the local authority or which might be inconsistent with discharge of their duties as a local authority officer. Probation Where persons who are not already permanent employees of a local authority are appointed, the following provisions shall apply: (i) There shall be a period after such appointments take effect during which such persons shall hold the position on probation; (ii) Such period shall be a maximum of 12 months; (iii) Such persons shall cease to hold the position 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 The salary shall be fully inclusive and shall be as determined from time to time. The holder 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 the post or in respect of any services, which they are required by or under any enactment to perform. The salary scale effective from 1st October 2023 is: €75,350 – €76,022 – €78,977 – €81,953 – €84,934 – €87,883 – €90,851 – LSI 1 €94,217 – LSI2 €99,581 Salary for the post shall be in accordance with existing practice as set out in relevant circulars. Starting pay for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale. Entry point to this scale will be determined in accordance with Circulars issued by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. In accordance with Departmental Circular letter EL 02/2011, a person who is not a serving local authority employee on or after 1st January 2011, will enter the scale for the position at the minimum point. Rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy. Residence The holder of the office shall reside in the district in which their duties are to be performed or within a reasonable distance thereof. Start Date 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 three months and if they fail 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 them. Duties In accordance with Section 159(3) & (4) of Local Government Act 2001 an employee of the local authority shall perform the duties of the office and give the local authority under the general direction and control of the Chief Executive or of such other officer as the Chief Executive may from time to time determine, such appropriate services of an executive, administrative or management nature as are required for the exercise and performance of any of its powers, functions and duties and to exercise such powers, duties and functions as may be delegated to him or her by the Chief Executive from time to time including the duty of servicing all committees that may be established by the local authority and such duties as may be required in relation to the area of any local authority. The holder of the office will, if required, act for an officer of a higher level. Hours of attendance Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than 35 hours gross per week. The successful candidate will be required to work such additional hours from time to time as may be reasonable and necessary for the proper performance of their duties subject to the limits set down in the working time regulations. The rate of remuneration payable covers any extra attendance liability that may arise from time to time. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance for the position of County Librarian is 30 days. This allowance is subject to the usual conditions regarding the granting of annual leave in the public service, is based on a five-day week and is exclusive of the usual public holidays. Sick Leave Pay during properly certified sick absence, provided there is no evidence of permanent disability for service, will apply on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with the provisions of the sick leave circulars.

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Customer Care Specialist With German

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About the role We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, passionate and professional individual, with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment to join our Customer Care Team as a  Customer Care Specialist with German  based in Naas, Ireland The Customer Care Specialist acts as the key contact between the customer and the company and will be responsive to customer's requirements at all times, (both internal and external) and resolve customer queries quickly and will direct their efforts to maximise the customer experience. The role is based in Naas, Ireland and will require full attendance for the training period over a number of weeks, the role will then become a hybrid role, working from the office 3 out of 5 days a week. This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract About Kerry Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment. What will I be doing?

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Security Personnel

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Business Analyst, WM

Kerry GroupNaas, Kildare

About Kerry Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment. About the role We have an exciting opportunity for a SAP Business Analyst to join our ICT team in our competency centre in Naas deploying and enhancing our global template worldwide. The successful candidate will work as part of the Manufacturing workstream which is part of the ICT Integrated Operations Platform Team, which covers the areas of Engineering, Operations or Production Execution, Quality and Warehouse. This role will require travel to mainland Europe, US and Asia to support the deployment of our Global SAP Kerryconnect Project (20% Travel). The team is situated at our Global Centre in Naas, the successful candidate will be required to adhere to the Naas Office Agile working policy, with a minimum of 3 days in the office. Key responsibilities Get in touch today! In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally. ​Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We look forward to meeting you!

8 days ago

Road&A Analytical Senior Scientist

Kerry GroupNaas, Kildare

About Kerry The aim to shape the future of food might seem ambitious to some, but to us in Kerry, it's all in a day’s work. Kerry is dedicated to helping create better-tasting, more authentic and nutritious food, and beverages. We produce safe, quality products that help feed millions every day. Wherever you are, we can work together to create inspiring solutions that nourish life. About the role We are recruiting for a RD&A Analytical Senior Scientist to join the R,D&A team in Naas. The focus of this role is to support our research and development functions by applying analytical knowledge and skills to a wide variety of food matrices. To provide insights, by utilising a broad range of sample preparation techniques and analytical instrumentation. The main activities of the role are to produce, interpret and report analytical data from foods, food ingredients, raw materials and intermediates to support of the product development process as well as innovation projects. What will I be doing? Get in touch today! In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally. ​Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We look forward to meeting you!

8 days ago

Road&A Analytical Senior Scientist

Kerry GroupNaas, Kildare

About Kerry The aim to shape the future of food might seem ambitious to some, but to us in Kerry, it's all in a day’s work. Kerry is dedicated to helping create better-tasting, more authentic and nutritious food, and beverages. We produce safe, quality products that help feed millions every day. Wherever you are, we can work together to create inspiring solutions that nourish life About the role We are recruiting for a R,D&A Analytical Senior Scientist to join our R,D&A team in Naas. This role provides information to flavour creation teams on what compounds make up the aroma/flavour of a sample. This is used for all matching projects, can be used for analysis of real-world samples (e.g. grilled cheese sandwich), as well as troubleshooting off-notes. This role also supports the quality functions across UK and Ireland by providing analysis to support customer and QC complaints. The focus of this role is to support our research and development functions by successfully isolating and analysing flavour and aroma ingredients from a variety of food matrices using a range of sample preparation techniques and analytical instrumentation. Main activities of the role are to provide, interpret and report compositional analytical data from match analysis of competitor products, as well as foods, flavours, flavour raw materials and intermediates to identify and quantify volatile flavour compounds in support of the product development process. What will I be doing? Get in touch today! In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally. ​Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We look forward to meeting you!

8 days ago

Food Safety & Quality Supervisor

Dawn FarmsNaas, Kildare

Your recipe for a rewarding career starts here! Why Dawn Farms? We can offer an excellent opportunity to be part of a world-class team, equipping our teams with the knowledge and the necessary skills to achieve their full potential. Innovation is a key ingredient of our success in protecting our market position and keeping our competitive edge. To be truly innovative, we invest in recruiting and developing a highly skilled, ambitious and talented team. Job Purpose Dawn Farms is currently seeking for a Food Safety and Quality Assurance Supervisor to join our Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department to be based in our Head Offices in Naas, Co. Kildare . The FSQA Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the Food Safety and Quality Management System through verification, validation and routine trouble-shooting, so as to ensure the production of food-safe products that meet specification. Contribute towards the development and implementation of these systems through procedures, skills development, training, problem solving, team working, and influencing people. Positions: Full-Time, Permenant Location: Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland Working Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm some flexibilty required Role Responsibilities & Duties 'Dawn Farm Foods Ltd. is an equal opprtunities employer'

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Supervisor

AsicsKildare

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