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Information Officers

Citizens InformationNationwide€29,821 - €42,659 per yearFull-time

Full-time locations: Part-time locations: Dublin City Centre Finglas/Cabra/Ballymun Coolock Dublin South City Carndonagh, Donegal Manorhamilton, Leitrim Limerick City and Clare County (4 roles) Tipperary Town Cork City Mallow (2 posts) Youghal Cobh Macroom Tralee Dundalk/Drogheda Information Officer - Job Description Responsible to: Reporting to the Development Manager on a day-to-day basis. Purpose of the job: The provision of information, advice and advocacy services to members of the public and assisting the Development Manager in the work of the information service. Main Duties:  The direct delivery of information, advice and advocacy services as determined by the Board of Directors and in line with the Citizens Information Board guidelines for the provision of Citizens Information Services  The delivery of outreach services through Citizens Information Services and other outlets as required  Follow up work arising from information and/or advocacy sessions with clients.  Assisting the Development Manager in the development of innovative processes for the provision of quality information to clients in various formats using the Citizens Information Board Citizens Information website www.citizensinformation.ie as an information tool, supplemented by other relevant information sources.  To co-operate with other service providers in the area and more generally, both statutory and voluntary, in the development of information and advocacy provision and on jointinitiatives from time to time.  Operation of query management, advocacy case management and data collection/statistical analysis systems  Operation of systems for monitoring and evaluation of the service  Undertaking publicity and promotional initiatives appropriate to the development of the service.  Assisting in any research and/or social policy initiatives appropriate to the development of the service.  Identifying and feeding back to the Citizens Information Board, issues that have social policy implications  Representing the CIS at conferences etc. as decided by the Board or Development Manager.  Such duties (including administrative duties) as may be assigned from time to time by the Development Manager Information Officer - Person Specifications Minimum Education Qualifications and Attainments  Educated to Leaving Certificate standard, or equivalent, with a minimum of one year’s experience of working in an information, advice, or advocacy setting. or  Less formal academic qualifications with a minimum of three years’ experience of working in an information, advice, or advocacy. Essential Knowledge and Experience  An understanding of the issues around the provision of, and access to information, advice and advocacy services.  Working knowledge and understanding of how the social welfare, health and income tax systems operate in general and a working knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: employment, housing, immigration, consumer rights, education  Excellent organisational, administrative and IT skills. Desirable Skills, Abilities and Experience  Demonstrated ability to absorb, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.  Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing  Have previous experience in the information or voluntary sector  Proven ability to represent, negotiate and communicate on a client’s behalf  Ability to work on own initiatives and as a member of a team, working effectively within the support and supervision structures operated by the CIS  Ability to interpret and implement organisational policy. Successful Candidate will be  Committed to the provision of free, confidential, impartial, local and independent information, advice and advocacy services  Have an understanding and knowledge of the range of information, advice and advocacy services provided by the Citizens Information Services supported by the Citizens Information Board and knowledge of volunteering, with reference in particular to the distinctive characteristics of an organisation which provides a service to the public through the agency of trained volunteer personnel  Be open to work unsocial hours as may be required from time to time and willing to attend evening and occasional week-ends. Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) arrangements apply in all such circumstances. Salary: Scale range of €29,821, €31,996, €34,193, €35,828, €37,411, €39,544, €41,096, €42,659 (pro rata). Incremental Credit: The Citizens Information Service operates an incremental credit process for appointments higher than point one of the salary scale. This process is applicable to new entrants into the CIS. Incremental credit criteria, based on the competencies for the role, are assessed against employment history as laid out in the application form. A request for incremental credit from a successful candidate must be made within the first 3 months of employment. Pension: A company pension scheme is in place, and membership is obligatory upon commencement. Employee contribution; 5% of salary, Employer contribution; 7% of salary. Annual Leave: Calculated on a pro rata basis for part year service as follows:  23 days  24 days (upon completion of 2 years’ service)  25 days (upon completion of 5 years’ service) Full terms and conditions are contained in a Staff Handbook, which is issued with and forms part of the Employee Contract at CIS.

13 days ago

Regional Administrators

Citizens InformationNationwide€27,844 - €41,093 per yearFull-time

Locations: Purpose of the job: The primary role of the Regional Administrator is to provide and ensure high-level administrative support to the CIS Regional Manager. The Regional Administrator will assist the Regional Manager and Board of Directors as appropriate in the work of the CIS and the development of its services, and will ensure the maintenance and development of high quality administrative systems and practices throughout the organisation. Reporting to: The Regional Manager Overview: The Regional Administrator will take primary responsibility for ensuring the development and maintenance of efficient, effective and carefully documented systems and practices across a range of key areas, and will ensure organisational compliance (under the direction of the Regional Manager) with all relevant legislation and with the requirements of the Citizens Information Board. These areas to include: Main Duties and Responsibilities Financial Administration  To prepare and maintain, in cooperation with the Regional Manager and Board of Management, full and proper financial records of all transactions carried out on behalf of the company and where appropriate, preparing weekly payroll, bank transactions and submitting PAYE/PRSI returns.  Monitor income and expenditure and assist Manager with preparation and monitoring of budgets  Undertake all bookkeeping responsibilities, including payments and invoicing  Liaison with creditors, debtors and financial institutions  Monitor financial compliance and record-keeping as per Citizens Information Board (CIB) financial controls and any national/public sector guidelines/requirements applicable to Citizens Information Services  Prepare regular financial reports (as per CIB reporting requirements, and as required by the Regional Manager, Treasurer and Board of Management) Company Governance  Provide administrative support in relation to CIS Board Meetings, including organisation of meetings; distribution of documentation; maintenance of contact lists; minute-taking if required – Board and Sub Committee Meetings; General Meetings (AGM/EGM)  To prepare and assist in the collection of data for the monthly, quarterly and annual reports. Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board 5 September 2019  Assist the Regional Manager with the production of reports as may be required – for submission to the Board of Management, Citizens Information Board and other internal and external bodies  Prepare and file correspondence on behalf of the Regional Manager and Board of Management  To be responsible for the compiling and collating of statistics for the Company and the Citizens Information Board.  Maintain a contracts register for the company Office Management  To provide secretarial and administrative support, including typing, record keeping, filing, input and maintenance of data information etc. as required, in compliance with company’s responsibilities under Data Protection law and the GDPR  Ensure the day-to-day running of the office is carried out in a professional and efficient manner, including responsibility for ensuring:  Adequate stocks of stationery and supplies  Maintenance, cataloguing and effective/accessible storage of an adequate stock of information resources  Ordering, auditing and maintenance of equipment  Effective storage systems and office layout  Liaising with contractors as required Other Responsibilities  Update the Regional Manager on a regular basis with respect to key administrative tasks and targets  Undertake training and development to maintain and improve performance and assist in identifying self-training and support needs  Attend seminars and meetings when directed by the Regional Manager and the Board.  Provision of reception cover during opening hours of the service if required.  Such other administrative duties as might be assigned by the Regional Manager.  Liaison with Citizens Information Board and external service providers re all issues relating to ICT hardware and software Regional Administrator - Person Specifications Essential Educational Qualifications and Attainments  Good general level of education - Leaving Certificate or equivalent  Training with respect to financial administration and/or proven experience in financial administration/support Desirable Education Qualifications and Attainments A recognised qualification with respect to one or more of the following:  Financial administration/accounting  HR administration  ICT Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience  Minimum of 3 years’ experience in financial administration, book-keeping, and one or more of the areas detailed in the job description above  Extensive ICT experience, to include high-level skills in all Microsoft programmes and computerised accounts, e.g. SAGE  Ability to provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the Regional Manager and Board  Very strong organisational and ability to meet agreed work objectives on your own or as part of a team  Excellent written, communication and numeracy skills  Capacity to operate data storage and retrieval systems for reporting purposes (e.g. HR records management, customer feedback systems, etc.)  Self-motivated, flexible and reliable  Maintenance of the highest standards of honesty and integrity Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Experience  Senior administrative experience in a medium size organisation comparable with the Citizens Information Services  Experience/Knowledge of the Citizens Information Services and / or company governance structures Ability to work in a busy office, retaining focus at all times, and to prioritise workload accordingly. Regional Administrator – Terms and Conditions This is a permanent position, subject to satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period. The period of probation may be extended at the discretion of the Development Manager/Regional Manager. The successful candidate will be available to work 35 hours per week, (Monday to Friday). There may be a requirement to work evenings from time-to-time. Salary: Scale range of €27,844; €28,992; €30,136; €31,279; €32,419; €33,568; €34,710; €35,858; €38,021; LSI 1 €39,556, LSI 2 €41,093 (pro rata). Incremental Credit: The Citizens Information Service operates an incremental credit process for appointments higher than point one of the salary scale. This process is applicable to new entrants into the CIS. Incremental credit criteria, based on the competencies for the role, are assessed against employment history as laid out in the application form. A request for incremental credit from a successful candidate must be made within the first 3 months of employment. Pension: A company pension scheme is in place, and membership is obligatory upon commencement. Employee contribution; 5% of salary, Employer contribution; 7% of salary. Annual Leave: Calculated on a pro rata basis for part year service as follows:  23 days  24 days (upon completion of 2 years’ service)  26 days (upon completion of 5 years’ service) Full terms and conditions are contained in a Staff Handbook, which is issued with and forms part of the Employee Contract.

13 days ago

Administrators

Citizens InformationNationwide€24,407 - €33,567 per yearPart-time

Locations: Posts: These are permanent roles, subject to completion of a 6 month probationary period Salary scale: €24,407 - €33,567 (pro rata for part-time staff) Incremental Credit: CIS operates an incremental credit process for new entrants to the CIS network at request. For further information please see the candidate pack. Purpose of the job The Administrator will provide clerical support to the Development Manager in the running of the information service. Key tasks for the post include responsibility for secretarial, administration, and financial records processing for the assigned office in the region. Reporting to The Development Manager Overview The Administrator will be responsible for the daily administration of the centre, carrying out a range of clerical and administrative duties, as assigned by the Development Manager. Main Duties and Responsibilities  Daily administration of the centre.  Respond to queries from members of the public in person, by phone and by email.  Carry out a range of clerical and administrative duties, as assigned by the Development Manager to include; typing, letter writing, report writing, etc.  Maintain records and files adhering to best practice guidelines around data protection and GDPR.  Assist in the collection and preparation of data for the centre’s monthly, quarterly and annual returns.  Assist in the preparation of financial transactions and reports for the centre e.g. payroll, PAYE/PRSI returns.  Organise events and meetings for the centre, taking minutes where required.  Ensure the centre has adequate stocks of stationery supplies, publications, information leaflets, application forms etc.  Operate switchboard and cover reception when required.  Liaise with the staff of the centre, volunteers, contractors and creditors and debtors when required.  Undertake training and development to maintain and improve performance and assist in identifying self-training and support needs. Administrator - Person Specification Essential Educational Qualifications and Attainments  Good general level of education - Leaving Certificate or equivalent  Some certification in Microsoft Office or equivalent Desirable Educational Qualifications and Attainments  A recognised qualification in financial administration Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience  Experience of working in an administrative role in a busy office environment  Customer service experience, both face to face, over the phone and by email  Excellent written, communication and numeracy skills  Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office  Experience in data processing and filing using ICT systems  Knowledge or experience in financial and accounts data processing  Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team  Self-motivated, flexible and reliable  Good organisational skills  Maintenance of the highest standards of honesty and integrity Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Experience  Some knowledge of the Citizens Information Services and the work they do.  Some knowledge of / experience in one or more of the following areas: - o Payroll o PAYE / PRSI returns o Preparing bank transactions o Using IT financial software packages

13 days ago

Development Managers

Citizens InformationNationwide€44,078 - €57,076 per yearFull-time

Locations: Responsible to: The Board of Directors of the Company and reporting to the Regional Manager of the company or other nominated director on a day-to-day basis. Purpose of the job: To be responsible for developing and managing the Citizens Information Service in the nominated area. Main Duties:  To be responsible for the overall development of a Citizens Information Service in the location and to develop the service in line with the Citizens Information Board guidelines for the provision of Citizens Information Services.  To develop and manage innovative processes for the provision of quality information, advice and advocacy services to clients in various formats using the computerised version of the Citizens Information Board's www.citizensinformation.ie website as an information tool, supplemented by other relevant information sources (some direct provision of service may be involved).  To manage the recruitment, training and development of a team of paid staff and volunteers including supervision and support.  To manage the development and provision of advocacy services within the Service with the assistance of the assigned Advocacy Support Worker.  Ensure appropriate referrals are made to and collaborate with the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities as appropriate.  To be responsible for the development of a network of information service providers in the area and for ensuring referrals are made to other services, including the Money Advice and Budgeting Service as appropriate.  The development and operation of an appropriate system for monitoring and evaluation of the service within relevant guidelines.  To undertake outreach and other information related activities.  To undertake publicity and research initiatives appropriate to the development of the service.  To represent the CIC at conferences etc. as decided by the Regional Manager.  To support the development of the service and assist in strategic planning for the service.  To attend meetings and provide annual and other reports and submissions as required.  To maintain an agreed financial system within the appropriate guidelines as required.  To undertake such duties as may be assigned by the Regional Manager. Development Manager - Person Specifications Education Qualifications and Attainments  Ideally candidates should have a third level qualification. Greater marks should be given for higher-level courses of greater relevance to the post, e.g. Management Information/Social Studies is desirable. or  Less formal academic qualifications with management experience in an information, advice, advocacy or legal setting. Essential knowledge and experience  A thorough understanding of the issues around the provision of, and access to information, advice and advocacy services.  Awareness of other specific and appropriate services available to clients  Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how the social welfare, health and income tax systems operate in general and information/advice services  Experience in management, staff supervision, customer service, evaluation and monitoring procedures, promotion and publicity Desirable skills, abilities and experience  Knowledge of community development  Experience in project management  Knowledge of and experience in staff training  Experience in delivering information, advice and advocacy, including representative advocacy, services to the public and integration with service delivery by other agencies  Innovation  Quality focus and networking skills Core and special aptitudes and skills  Effective communication skills  Ability to work with management structure  Leadership and management skills  Administrative/organisational and IT skills  Be open to working unsocial hours as may be required from time to time and willingness to attend evening and occasional weekend events. (Time Off In Lieu arrangements apply in all such circumstances). This is a permanent, full-time position, subject to satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period. The period of probation may be extended at the discretion of the Regional Manager. The successful candidate will be available to work 35 hours per week, (Monday to Friday). There may be a requirement to work evenings from time-to-time. Salary: Scale range of €44,078; €45,496; €46,915; €48,334; €48,869; €50,314; €53,022; €54,252; €55,744; €57,076 (pro rata). Incremental Credit: The Citizens Information Service operates an incremental credit process for appointments higher than point one of the salary scale. This process is applicable to new entrants into the CIS. Incremental credit criteria, based on the competencies for the role, are assessed against employment history as laid out in the application form. A request for incremental credit from a successful candidate must be made within the first 3 months of employment. Pension: A company pension scheme is in place, and membership is obligatory upon commencement. Employee contribution; 5% of salary, Employer contribution; 7% of salary. Annual Leave: Calculated on a pro rata basis for part year service as follows:  25 days  26 days (upon completion of 2 years’ service)  27 days (upon completion of 5 years’ service) Full terms and conditions are contained in a Staff Handbook, which is issued with and forms part of the Employee Contract at CIS.

13 days ago

Warehouse Shipping Operative

Natus Medical IncorporatedGalway

About Natus: We are a leading provider of healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders. Our Irish base in Gort, Co. Galway, manufacture and distribute a range of medical device products used in the diagnosis of human neurological disorders. Why join us? Key Benefits EEO Statement: Natus Medical is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status. #LI-POST

13 days ago

Community Support Worker

RehabcareGalwayPermanent

Job Description: A commitment to living the organisational values of Team work, Dignity, Justice, Advocacy and Quality Are you looking for a role in a challenging, yet extremely rewarding environment? Do you have the compassion and the strength of character to help people with disabilities, live independent lives? We are Rehabcare, the health and social care division of the Rehab Group. We deliver quality, client focused, services. We are looking for a Community Support Worker to join our team. You will promote the development of independent living skills, while you assist our service users in their day to day tasks. Their safety and wellbeing will be your utmost priority at all times. You will nurture their ability to make their own choices and support them every step of the way, as they reach their full potential. You will be a champion of dignity, empathy and inclusion for all people with disabilities, within the community. Community Support Worker for Galway Community Support Services, Co Galway Permanent, 22.5 hours Job Purpose To assist in the delivery of individualized community support to a number of individuals with intellectual, physical and mental health challenges. Supporting individuals to be valued members of their local communities. Supporting individuals to optimize their emotional, social, occupational and learning experiences, through programmes offered within the service and the community Minimum Education & Skills required  QQI level 5 in Health & Social Care or equivalent.  Experience in the area of supporting individuals with behaviours that challenge.  Track record of supporting individuals to identify and experience meaningful experiences in their local community  Knowledge and experience of local community resources is highly desirable Job Duties & Responsibilities  To plan, develop, implement, monitor and review appropriate educational, recreational and occupational programs within the community.  To ensure best practice in line with up to date research regarding Quality of Life improvements.  To liaise with families, the multidisciplinary team and key community based personnel in the pursuit of accessible community activities for service users.  To ensure all interaction with service users is approached with dignity, respect, equality and incorporates choice Additional requirements  Full Clean Driving Licence is required  To promote and be actively involved in teamwork at all times.  To liaise with families, the multidisciplinary team and other personnel as directed by the Communi-ty Services Manager  To maintain a basic knowledge of first aid/personal care and to implement good hygiene practices. Staff Benefits  Company Pension Scheme  Paid maternity leave  Paid paternity leave  27 days annual leave  Bike to work scheme  Tax saver travel scheme  Income protection To view full extensive job description please, click apply to visit our company site and download attachment at the bottom of the page. Closing Date: Friday, 20th September 2019. The Rehab Group is an equal opportunity employer

13 days ago

Programmes Supervisor

RehabGalway Resource Centre and Galway City & GWPart-timeGraduate

A commitment to living the organizational values of Team work, Dignity, Justice, Advocacy and Quality Are you looking for a role in a challenging, yet extremely rewarding environment? Do you have the compassion and the strength of character to help people with disabilities, live independent lives? We are Rehab care, the health and social care division of the Rehab Group. We deliver quality, client focused, services. We are looking for an experienced Programme Supervisor to join our team. You will promote the development of independent living skills, while you assist our service users in their day to day tasks. Their safety and wellbeing will be your upmost priority at all times. You will nurture their ability to make their own choices and support them every step of the way, as they reach their full potential. You will be a champion of dignity, empathy and inclusion for all people with disabilities, within the community. Programme Supervisor for Galway Resource Centre, Co Galway Fixed Term Contract – 6 months, 19.5 hours Job Purpose The purpose of the job is to promote and support independent living and community integration personal development and work opportunities for service users. To assist the Community Services Manager in the development, implementation and delivery of quality customer focused and cost effective community services to service-Users at an appropriate time and setting. The successful candidate will work with 2 resource centres based in Casla and Galway City to progress supported self-directed living and community-based supports. This includes the provision of individual programmes and activities to meet the needs, choices and abilities of service-users, and an active contribution towards the involvement of RehabCare in the expansion of this service.  Minimum Education & Skills required  A Third level graduate, health and social care or equivalent  Well-developed people management skills, with proven experience of building, leading and moti-vating a team.  Experience of working with adults with disabilities  Training in SSDL (Supported Self Directed Living) and/or SRV (Social Role Valorisation) is highly de-sirable with a willingness to upskill Job Duties & Responsibilities  Build trusting relationships and communication with service users, facilitating them to identify their goals, strengths and needs.  Support service users to establish and enhance their natural support circle.  Research and devise Community Profiles, sourcing activities in service user’s communities.  Develop and maintain partnerships with local organizations. Additional requirements  Be action orientated; enjoying working hard and seeking challenges with an ability to act and react as required, even in circumstances of limited/incomplete information.  Be flexible regarding working hours and travel in order to meet the operational needs of the ser-vice and organization.  Flexibly adapt to take on other reasonable duties/projects if required by the CSM  Full clean driving license  Staff Benefits  Company Pension Scheme  Paid maternity leave  Paid paternity leave  27 days annual leave  Bike to work scheme  Tax saver travel scheme  Income protection To view full extensive job description please, click apply to visit our company site and download attachment at the bottom of the page. Interviews for this role will take place 1st & 2nd of October The Rehab Group is an equal opportunity employer

14 days ago

General Operative Band 3

Office of Public WorksNationwide€545.81 - €652.90 per yearFull-time

The Office of Public Works (OPW) invites applications for appointment to the position of General Operative Band 3 (Rural) in the area covered by the Kilkenny National Monuments District. The position, which may, subject to local requirements, be fixed-term or permanent, is a Non Established State Industrial post based on a 39-hour week (full-time) and the appointment will be subject to a probationary period of 7 months which may be extended to 10 months under certain circumstances. The actual hours of attendance are determined by local management requirements. OPW Areas of Responsibility The OPW’s areas of responsibility include Heritage Services and Flood Risk Management. The OPW’s Heritage Services has responsibility for the protection, care and maintenance of 780 heritage sites, nationwide, including national monuments, historical parks, gardens and buildings. Essential Eligibility Requirements (at the closing date)  A full, clean and current driving licence, category B & W;  Current Safe Pass Card. Note: Where a current safe pass card is not available, proof of successful completion of the Safe Pass Course prior to the closing date will be accepted. Desirable Requirements  Drivers Licence Category C, CE, C1, or C1E  Experience in stores i.e. checking invoices and receipts, updating stores software and stock records; Persons who wish to be considered for appointment to the above position should submit a completed and signed Application Form, and copies of required documentation as specified on the Application Form. Principal Duties The following list of duties and skills is not exhaustive but indicative of the role and requirements of the General Operative Band 3. Variances in the requirements of individual posts will reflect the management and operational requirements of individual sites and areas of work. General Operative Band 3, Kilkenny National Monuments District Page 2 of 7  Undertaking landscape and general maintenance duties as required e.g. grass cutting, mowing lawns, strimming, weeding, weed-killing, scuffling/hoeing, sweeping, cutting hedges, removing graffiti and weeds from building facade, etc.;  Operate light equipment to include: Leaf blowers, knap sac sprayers, hedge trimmers, and other light equipment to undertake general parks/garden maintenance;  Drive vehicles and operate site machinery as required by management including ride on and pedestrian lawn mowers, tractors and associated machinery, small hydraulic excavators and dumpers;  To operate chainsaws and assist with arboricultural works;  To operate an access platform;  To assist craft grades such as Stonemasons, Stonecutters, Carpenters, Gardeners and Fitters in undertaking works such as laying paths/kerbs, mixing concrete/mortar, scaffolding, planting and painting;  To assist Gardeners with the implementation of floral and horticultural features in the Gardens/Park;  Undertake Site Inspections and Security duties, to include opening and closing site, gate duty, grounds patrol duty and event security; monitoring visitor activity on site; ensure and report to supervisor/manager on the security and protection of the site and monument;  Cleaning of monuments, walk-ways and site area/buildings (including visitor centre/offices/canteen) as directed in accordance with requirements; window cleaning and gutter cleaning; cleaning of toilets, as and when required; open and close toilets as directed; keep supplies stocked up;  To assist with keeping parks/gardens litter free. Work will involve hand-picking and automated litter collection, emptying bins, etc., Collecting and disposing of litter from both inside and outside the site, Recycling.  Carrying out other duties which are considered appropriate to the grade. A General Operative is required to:  demonstrate flexibility and mobility, consistent with the needs of the service;  contribute to and maintain a good team spirit and an effective team-working environment;  remain calm while working under pressure when effectively dealing with incidents;  make sound judgements in emergency situations;  work on own initiative in accordance with manager/supervisor instructions whilst being an effective part of a larger team;  apply excellent and effective interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a professional, polite and courteous manner when dealing with colleagues, management and the public;  apply the energy, enthusiasm and the willingness to contribute effectively to a positive visitor experience for the public and to keep abreast of OPW activities;  apply a positive, flexible and proactive approach to work allied with an ability to deliver an effective work presence  carry out all work in a safe manner both to colleagues and to the public through understanding, observance and application of Health and Safety regulations;  successfully undertake training as and when required;  carry out other duties/works deemed by management as appropriate to the grade and to the position;  Co-operate with the introduction of new work practices and technology;  Comply with all Health & Safety procedures as directed; General Operative Band 3, Kilkenny National Monuments District Page 3 of 7  Attend and achieve the required standard in inductions training, training courses in manual handling, and any other courses in supervision and health & safety as required by the OPW. Contacts with:  staff of the Office of Public Works;  members of the public;  external contractors and suppliers;  land/property owners. Special working conditions apply:  The appointee may be required to attend for work at any of the sites within the area of responsibility of the Kilkenny National Monuments Service District i.e. Counties Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford, Laois, Tipperary, Kildare, Wicklow and Waterford as and when directed;  Working alone;  Working in inclement weather;  Working with blades, chemicals, paints, cleaning agents;  Lifting awkward / heavy loads; Climbing scaffolding / Working at heights;  Operation of plant / equipment; Driving Vehicles;  Hazards, sharps including syringes, traffic, wildlife, disorderly members of the public;  Environmental awareness;  Traffic – assisting with plant mobilisation to and from sites;  Working in or near water, working in confined spaces and on uneven ground. Reporting Relationship The General Operative Band 3 (Rural) will report to the District Works Manager and Foreman and any other person to whom authority has been delegated. Age On the closing date for receipt of applications for this position, the following are the eligibility requirements with regard to age; - the minimum age requirement for potential applicants is 18; - the appointee will be a member of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme, as defined in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012. Under the Scheme, retirement is compulsory on reaching 70 years of age. Outside Employment The position is whole-time and the appointee may not at any time engage in, or be connected with, any outside business or activity which would in any way conflict with the interests of the OPW, or be inconsistent with their official positions, or tend to impair their ability to carry out their duties. For this reason, an appointee who intends to be engaged in or connected with any outside business or employment should inform the OPW HR Management (Operational) Section of such an intention. Ill-Health Retirement For an individual who has retired from a Civil/Public service body on the grounds of ill-health his/her pension from that employment may be subject to review in accordance with the rules of ill-health retirement within the pension scheme of that employment. Health Before being accepted as suitable for appointment, the appointee must satisfy certain criteria including suitability in respect of health. The onus is on the appointee to declare their suitability, to the best of their knowledge and belief, regarding their health status, and in this regard, the appointee will be asked to complete a health self-declaration statement. Please note that any misstatements, General Operative Band 3, Kilkenny National Monuments District Page 4 of 7 incomplete statements and/or false declarations are liable to disqualify the appointee from the competition and/or result in the summary termination of their appointment to/employment in the position. Security Clearance Garda vetting may be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. The proposed appointee may be required to complete and return a Garda Vetting form, which will be forwarded to An Garda Síochána for security checks to be undertaken. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the proposed appointee resided. Persons selected for appointment under this competition may receive offers of appointment, the commencement and continuation of which would be subject to satisfactory Garda Vetting of the proposed appointees Pay The General Operative Band 3 (Rural) pay scale for the position, as and from 1st September 2019, is as follows: Personal Pension Contribution (PPC) €545.81, €578.16, €598.24, €608.40, €618.58, €628.74, €638.91, €642.86, €652.90. This rate will apply where the appointee is a new entrant or an existing State Industrial Employee appointed on or after 1 January 2013 and is required to make a Personal Pension Contribution. Non-Personal Pension Contribution (Non-PPC) €519.67, €550.87, €575.16, €585.17, €589.31, €599.05, €608.71, €618.38, €628.02. This rate will apply where the appointee is not required to make a Personal Pension Contribution. Important Note: Increments may be awarded subject to satisfactory performance and to changes in the terms and conditions relating to salary increments in the Civil/Public Service generally. Payment will be made weekly by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) into a bank account of an officer’s choice. Payment cannot be made until a bank account number and bank sort code has been supplied to the Office of Public Works. Statutory deductions from salary will be made as appropriate. Declaration: Applicants will be required to declare whether they have previously availed of a Public Service scheme of incentivised early retirement. Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Public Service employment and/or where they have received a payment-in-lieu in respect of service in any Public Service employment. Confidentiality Subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014 applications will be treated in strict confidence. All aspects of the application and assessment process are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside of those persons directly involved in an aspect of the assessment process. Other important information The Office of Public Works will not be responsible for refunding any expenses incurred by candidates. The admission of a person to a campaign, or an invitation to attend any element of the selection process, is not to be taken as implying that the Office of Public Works is satisfied that such person fulfils the requirements of the competition or is not disqualified by law from holding the position and does not carry a guarantee that your application will receive further consideration. It is important, therefore, for you to note that the onus is on you to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements for the competition before attending. If you do not meet these essential entry General Operative Band 3, Kilkenny National Monuments District Page 5 of 7 requirements but nevertheless attend for selection tests/interview(s) you will be putting yourself to unnecessary expense. Should the person assigned to a post decline, or having accepted it, relinquish it or if an additional vacancy arises the Office of Public Works, may, at its discretion, select another person for appointment on the results of this selection process. Candidates' Obligations Candidates should note that canvassing will disqualify and will result in their exclusion from the process. Candidates must not:  knowingly or recklessly provide false information;  canvass any person with or without inducements;  interfere with or compromise the process in any way;  a third party must not personate a candidate at any stage of the process;  any person who contravenes the above provisions or who assists another person in contravening the above provisions is guilty of an offence. A person who is found guilty of an offence is liable to a fine/or imprisonment;  in addition, where a person found guilty of an offence was or is a candidate at a recruitment process, then: where he/she has not been appointed to a post, he/she will be disqualified as a candidate; and where he/she has been appointed subsequently to the recruitment process in question, he/she shall forfeit that appointment. Specific candidate criteria Candidates must:  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; and if successful, they 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. Deeming of candidature to be withdrawn Candidates who do not attend for interview or other test when and where required by Office of Public Works, or who do not, when requested, furnish such evidence as the Office of Public Works require in regard to any matter relevant to their candidature, will have no further claim to consideration. Data Protection and Confidentiality Statement By submitting an application form for the purpose of applying for recruitment to, or promotion or assignment within, the Office of Public Works, candidates give consent for the personal data submitted to be processed as part of the selection process and administration of that competition. By consenting to this agreement, candidates give permission for the data submitted as part of this application form to be processed by Office of Public Works HR Management (Operational) section for the purpose of administration and for relevant data to be made available to assessment boards for the purpose of assessing and selecting the most suitable candidate(s). Other than the copy of the Driving Licence and Safe Pass Card which will be retained for administrative purposes in the event that a candidature proceeds to appointment, the data submitted will not be used for any other purpose and will be retained in accordance with the Office of Public Works retention policy. All such information will be maintained safely and securely in line with the provisions of the Data Protection Acts and Regulations. General Operative Band 3, Kilkenny National Monuments District Page 6 of 7 Personal information will be treated in confidence and will not be shared with any party outside of those outlined as part of the selection process and administration of the competition. Application Process and Selection Process Applications for the post are invited from persons who meet the essential eligibility requirements above. A short-listing process will be used in order to determine those applicants who will be invited to attend for competitive interview. The short-listing process will be based on an assessment of the information supplied on the Application Form. When completing the Application Form, please take the opportunity to provide as much information as possible and to demonstrate relevant qualities and experience to support your application. Following shortlisting, suitable applicants will be invited to attend for a competitive interview. The competitive interview process will be used by OPW to select the candidate determined by the Interview Board as being suitable to fill the position and a panel of the next most suitable candidates, effective for a limited period, may be formed. Only those considered most suitable for placement on the panel, by the Interview Board at the competitive interview, will be positioned on the panel in the order of merit as determined by the Interview Board. Placement on the panel does not guarantee nor imply that an offer of employment will be made to those placed on same. Appointments by the OPW to approved positions of employment are made as and when considered appropriate by OPW management and will be subject to:  Receipt of satisfactory references for the candidate;  The candidate meeting the health requirements for the position; If a panel member does not accept an offer of appointment, when made, that panel member may not receive further offers of appointment. Candidates may be required to provide satisfactory documentary evidence of all qualifications claimed by them, which must be provided promptly on request. Failure to produce such documentary evidence when requested may lead to disqualification from the competition and/or termination of contract. Advice and information that may be of assistance to applicants and interviewees is available on the OPW website at: https://www.opw.ie/en/recruitment/. Applicants must include, with their application form:  A clear copy of their Driving Licence, back and front. (required to verify the essential eligibility requirement, to verify age in respect of the age limits and to verify identification if successful in being appointed)  A clear copy of their Current Safe Pass Card;  A clear copy of their Employment Permit, if applicable (a non-EEA national, unless exempted, requires an employment permit to work in Ireland). Note: Where a current safe pass card is not available, proof of successful completion of the Safe Pass Course prior to the closing date will be accepted. Failure to produce such documentary evidence when requested may lead to disqualification from the competition. An application form for the position is available on the OPW Website at www.opw.ie under ‘Recruitment’ or in the ‘Latest News Section’. General Operative Band 3, Kilkenny National Monuments District Page 7 of 7 If you are interested in being considered for the above position and are satisfied that you meet the criteria as outlined above, please complete an Application Form (which must be signed) and return to: Recruitment HR Management (Operational) Division Office of Public Works Jonathan Swift Street Trim Co Meath C15 NX36 The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is 5:30pm on Thursday, 19th September 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered for the competition. The OPW will not be liable for any costs incurred in applying for the position and/or attending an interview. The Office of Public Works is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Please note that canvassing will disqualify.

14 days ago

Service Consultant

WayfairGalwayFull-time

The team is responsible for resolving customer issues for our UK customers. We answer a huge variety of customer queries and we help them find the perfect items for their home from our Wayfair website. To have a look at our office space and get an insight into our company culture, watch this video made onsite at our location in Galway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRPb288iYx8&t=2s What You'll Do: About Us: Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we're reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you're looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you'll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking. No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We're a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair - and world - for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

15 days ago

Team Leader

COPE GalwayGalwayPart-timePermanent

COPE Galway’s vision is for an improved quality of life, in a home of their own, for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic abuse and older people in the community. The mission of COPE Galway Homeless Services is to contribute to people finding and keeping their own homes and to improve quality of life. COPE Galway are looking to recruit for the role of: Team Leader – Family Hub The focus of this role will be the overall management of the Family Hub service, supporting accommodated families and the staff that assist them. The aim of the Family Hub service is to assist families in securing their next more permanent, independent housing, in conjunction with COPE Galway’s Family Support Services. The Family Hub is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The staff team supporting the service will comprise of full and part time project workers, assistant project workers, relief staff and accommodation supervisors as well as volunteers. This role will work directly with clients of the service, responding to their needs and will be part of the core staffing cover on a rostered basis. Full job description and person spec available from HR but key responsibilities include; Hours of work: 39 hours per week (across a six day rota Monday to Saturday) Salary: Team Leader Scale Annual Leave: 23 days per annum plus bank holidays (equivalent in hours) Nature of Contract: 2 Year fixed term contract initially, to extend to 5 years subject to review of the project Place of work: Corrib Haven, Newcastle Road, Galway. Please email hr@copegalway.ie for further details and application form. Completed applications to be sent to hr@copegalway.ie by September 23rd 2019 Garda Clearance is required for this role COPE Galway are an equal opportunities employer COPE Galway, Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway. www.copegalway.ie

15 days ago
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