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Senior Social Worker

Galway County CouncilGalway

County Galway is the second largest County in Ireland having an area of over 6,000 square kilometres, with an extensive coastline. Galway County Council is the local authority for the County of Galway serving a population of 179,048 and providing a forum for effective, accountable and democratic representation, the efficient performance of functions and the delivery of a range of services for the County. An opportunity now exists in Galway County Council for the position of Senior Social Worker. The Social Workers unit of the Housing Department provides a social work service to Galway County Council tenants and prospective tenants who may require such a service. Social work in the Housing Department is directed towards enhancing the personal and social functioning of an individual, family or group. A key member of the Senior Management Team of the Housing Department, the Senior Social Worker will contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards and ensure that staff comply with same. S/he will provide clinical and professional leadership in the delivery of a high-quality social work service, including the provision of appropriate clinical supervision of staff. The successful candidate will: • Hold a professional qualification in Social Work prescribed under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (as amended) or, have a Letter of Validation issued by CORU/National Social Work Qualifi cations Board; • Be eligible for registration with CORU.

12 days ago

City And County Librarian

Galway County CouncilGalway€67,909 - €87,225 per yearFull-time

The Role Reporting to a Director of Service, the City and 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 citizens of Galway. The County and City Librarian is also charged with formulating the overall objectives, policies and plans for the development and operation of the service. 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. S/he 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. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has declared that the qualifications for the position of City and County Librarian shall be 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: (i) Hold a degree (level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications) in the area of Library and Information Studies or possess an equivalent qualification, (ii) Have satisfactory experience of library work including satisfactory experience at a strategic management level, and (iii) Have a satisfactory knowledge of public service organisation. The ideal candidate shall also have:  Satisfactory relevant experience at an appropriate level;  Experience of planning strategically to manage and implement initiatives to enhance services, infrastructure and library collections;  Experience of leading, managing, motivating and encouraging staff in a library setting;  Experience which demonstrates a commitment to achieving maximum benefit from financial resources while operating at all times within budget;  Experience of networking effectively and forming links with national and community organisations in the context of future library development;  Experience of engaging with and leveraging emerging technologies in library services and operations;  A demonstrated commitment to modern and innovative service delivery;  Possess an ability to initiate a comprehensive programme of public library information, learning cultural services for communities and individuals;  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;  An ability to foster and develop a library service for the Local Authority in the spirit and practice of universal access for all;  A thorough knowledge of Local Government in Ireland or a demonstrable ability to quickly acquire same;  A thorough knowledge of national public library policy and strategy or a demonstrable ability to quickly acquire same. KEY COMPETENCIES A new Competency model has been developed for the City and County Librarian role. Strategic Management and Change Strategic Ability Displays the ability to think and act strategically. Thinks long term. Can translate organisational mission and vision into clear specific and achievable objectives. Demonstrates innovation and creativity to secure successful strategic outcomes. Political Awareness Has a clear understanding of the political reality and context of the organisation. Networking and Representing Develops and maintains positive and mutually beneficial relationships. Builds networks of technical and professional contacts. Promotes and sustains an appropriate, positive, and cohesive image for the organisation it represents. Bringing about Change Effectively introduces change, fosters a culture of creativity in employees and overcomes resistance to change. Demonstrates flexibility and an openness to change. Delivering Results Problem Solving and Decision Making Can pinpoint critical information and address issues logically. Understands the context and impact of decisions made. Can act decisively with complex information and multiple stakeholders. Operational Planning Plans projects to determine rationale, objectives and deliverables, resource requirements, timelines and milestones, reporting requirements, and evaluation methods. Establishes high quality service and customer care standards. Delivering Quality Outcomes Promotes the achievement of quality outcomes in delivering services. Organises the delivery of services to meet or exceed the required standard through collaborating with, instructing and motivating employees and by managing resources effectively. Performance through People Leading and Motivating Motivates others individually and in teams to deliver high quality work and customer focused outcomes. Develops effective and productive workplace relationships. Leads by example in terms of commitment, flexibility and a strong customer service ethos. Managing Performance Effectively manages performance. Empowers people to achieve or exceed organisational goals by delegating sufficient authority, responsibility and accountability. Communicating Effectively Has highly effective verbal and written communication skills. Presents ideas effectively to individuals and groups. Personal Effectiveness Relevant Knowledge Keeps up to date with current developments, trends and best practice in their area of responsibility. Demonstrates the required specialist knowledge, understanding and training for the role. Has strong knowledge and understanding in relation to statutory obligations of Health and Safety legislation and its application in the workplace. Resilience and Personal Well Being Demonstrates appropriate and positive self-confidence. Remains calm under pressure and operates effectively in an environment with significant complexity and pace. Integrity Behaves in an honest, trustworthy and respectful manner and is transparent, fair and consistent in dealing with others. Personal Motivation, Initiative and Achievement Is enthusiastic about the role and sets challenging goals to achieve high quality outcomes. Is self-motivated and persistent when faced with difficulties. Engages in regular critical reflection in order to identify how own performance can be improved. PRINCIPAL CONDITIONS OF SERVICE The Office The office is whole-time and permanent. The City and County Librarian will be an employee of the Local Authority and subject to the terms and conditions of the Local Authority including reassignment within the Authority. Probation Where a person is permanently appointed, the following provisions shall apply - (a) there shall be a period after appointment takes effect, during which such a person shall hold the position on probation; (b) such period shall be one year but the Chief Executive may, at his discretion, extend such period; (c) such a person shall cease to hold the position at the end of the period of probation unless during this period the Chief Executive has certified that the service is satisfactory; (d) the period at (a) above may be terminated on giving one weeks notice as per the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts; (e) there will be assessment(s) during the probationary period; Salary The salary scale for the position of City and County Librarian effective from 1st September 2019 is: €67,909; €68,516; €71,096; €73,677; €76,263; €78,820; €81,394; LSI 1 €84,314; LSI 2 €87,225. Entry point to this scale will be determined in accordance with Circulars issued by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. 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. Hours of Work The successful candidate’s normal hours of work will be 37 hours per week. The Council reserves the right to alter your hours of work from time to time. Annual Leave Annual leave entitlement for the position of City and County Librarian is 30 days per annum. Residence Holders of the office shall reside in the district in which their duties are to be performed or within a reasonable distance thereof, as determined by the Council. Location The successful candidate will be based in Library Headquarters, Island House, Gaol Road, Galway.

12 days ago

Architects In The Civil Service

The Office of Public Works, The Department of Education and SkillsNationwide

Architects in the Civil Service Vacancies currently exist for Architects in the Office of Public Works (Dublin and Trim) along with vacancies in the Department of Education and Skills (Tullamore, Co. Offaly). The successful candidates will be registered on the Register of Architects as set out in Section 14 of the Building Control Act, 2007. They will have strong technical and design skills, project management experience, record of achievement in the design and delivery of projects and a proficiency in AutoCad. In addition, they will have the ability to work effectively as part of a team. A panel will be formed from which future vacancies in the Civil Service may be filled.

12 days ago

Junior Planner | Galway

Kirby Group EngineeringGalwayPermanentGraduate

Junior Planner | Galway For more information on this Junior Project Planner/ Junior Planner position or other Project Planner / Planner opportunities based in Ireland, the UK or Europe contact the Talent Acquisition Team in Kirby Group confidentially on +353 (0)1 454 0411 or apply in confidence.

11 days ago

Post-doctoral Research Assistant

The Marine Institute IrelandRinville, GalwayTemporary

Summary of the Role: The Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) will work closely with the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Principal Investigator on delivering the research for the MEESO project. They will help produce important ecosystem data and information on the nature of the Deep Scattering Layer/Mesopelagic community and the ecosystem that supports and drives that community. The main tasks will be: A detailed job description can be downloaded here. Duration of Contract: The maximum duration of this temporary specified purpose contract of employment will be four years. The successful candidate will be on probation for the first six months of this contract. How to Apply: A full C.V. together with a letter of application, summarising experience and skill sets applicable to the position should be emailed to recruitment [at] marine [dot] ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, H91 R673. All correspondence for this post should quote reference FEAS/PDRA/Oct19. Closing date for Applications: All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Thursday 14th November 2019 . Please note that late applications will not be accepted Use of Data – all personal data and the information submitted for this application will be used solely for the purpose of this campaign, after which it will be deleted in line with our data and documents policy. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence and accessed only by those involved directly in the campaign. The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

11 days ago

Retail Betting Assistant

Paddy Power BetfairGalway

Role Title: Retail Betting Assistant Team: Retail Operations Department: Irish Retail Reporting Relationship: Shop Manager Location: Ireland Who They Are: We lead the market through innovation, offer best-in-class and personalised gambling experiences, provide entertainment and a safe responsible gambling experience. Our Retail Betting Assistants are at the core to making this happen. They are the first point of contact with our customers; responsible for meeting, greeting and providing them with the “best in-class and personalised” customer service. They will be on hand to help by answering questions, demonstrating product knowledge and taking bets. What do they do: Our Retail Betting Assistants … • Welcome customers and visitors into the shop. • Handle cash quickly, accurately and responsibly. • Floor walk and greet customers. • Promote products and services. • Provide a friendly and efficient service so as to encourage repeat business. • Ensure they remain fully compliant with all company policies and procedures at all times. How do they do it: Our Retail Betting Assistants … • Are proactive, ambitious and focussed on their shop’s goals and objectives. They grab opportunities with energy and drive, and can be counted on to ‘get stuff done’. • Live to meet and exceed their customers’ expectations. It’s what makes their shop successful and their job enjoyable. • Have excellent communication and listening skills, which is essential in ensuring a successful shop • Treat customers and colleagues with respect • Embrace change with curiosity and an eagerness to learn new initiatives and products • Remain curious and always learn from their mistakes in order to deliver “best in-class” customer experience. Essential Skills & Experience: • Minimum one year cash handling and customer service experience • Strong knowledge of sport • Excellent verbal communication • Team Player • Strong Computer & Numeracy Skills • Flexible approach to working hours If you think you have the skills and behaviours required for this role, then apply for a job today with us! Equal Opportunities Employer & Supports Workforce Diversity

11 days ago

Senior Lecturer In Biomedical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering

NUI GalwayGalway

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering (Galway University Foundation) For further information and to make an online application for the above post please visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. Closing Date: Tuesday, 10th December 2019

11 days ago

Chief Executive Officer-insight

NUI GalwayGalway

Chief Executive Officer, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics For further information and to make an online application for the above post please visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. Closing Date: Thursday, 5th December 2019

11 days ago

Senior Lecturer/lecturer Above The Bar In Atmospheric Composition

NUI GalwayGalway

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Above the Bar in Atmospheric Composition (Galway University Foundation) For further information and to make an online application for the above post please visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. Closing Date: Tuesday, 10th December 2019

11 days ago

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer Above The Bar In Applied Mathematics

NUI GalwayGalway

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Above the Bar in Applied Mathematics (Galway University Foundation) For further information and to make an online application for the above post please visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. Closing Date: Tuesday, 10th December 2019

11 days ago
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