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Preschool Assistant

Bright Beginnings
Mullingar, Westmeath
Full-time
Permanent

Bright Beginnings, Childcare & Early Education Centre, Rathconnell, Mullingar is recruiting for a Preschool Assistant. This is a full time permanent position. Applicants MUST HAVE a Fetac Level 5 at minimum. Start date ASAP Please email CV by hitting APPLY or Please call 0863330725 for any questions about the post. We look forward to hearing from you.

7 days ago

Catering Officer

Midland Regional Hospital - HSE
Mullingar, Westmeath
€46,771 - €57,158 per year
Permanent

Job Title and Grade Catering Officer, Grade I Grade Code:(4014)   Campaign Reference HBS07211   Closing Date   Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 12noon Proposed Interview Date (s) To be confirmed Taking up Appointment A start date will be indicated at job offer stage. Organisational Area Ireland East Hospital Group Location of Post There is currently one permanent whole-time vacancy available in Catering Services at Regional Hospital Mullingar. A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Regional Hospital Mullingar from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part-time duration may be filled.   Informal Enquiries Name: Mairéad Lacken Position : General Services Manager Email: Mairead.Lacken@hse.ie Tel: 044 9394250   Details of Service   Regional Hospital Mullingar is part of the Ireland East Hospital Group. The aim of the Hospital is to deliver a quality driven people centred service to the population of Longford/Westmeath and surrounding area. The Hospital has 204 beds and provides a range of services, on a 24 hour basis including:   • Accident & Emergency • Radiology • General Medicine including Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Respiratory Medicine, Endocrinology and Cardiology • General Surgery • Obstetrics & Gynaecology • Paediatrics • Pathology • Dermatology • Out-Patient Services The Hospital also provides diagnostic Radiological and Pathology services as well as Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Cardiac Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Services, Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Respiratory Services.   Regional Hospital Mullingar Catering Services is part of the General Services Directorate. Catering Services produce and distribute quality meal and snacks to meet the nutritional needs of patients and staff and ensure that the best possible catering production and distribution services are provided for patients, staff at the hospital and satellite locations     Reporting Relationship   The Catering Officer Grade I will report to: ·         General Services Manager The following staff will report to the Catering Officer, Grade I: ·         Catering Officers Grade 2 o    Chefs o    Multitask Attendants - Attendants working in the General Kitchen o    Multitask attendants - Attendants working in the food service, transport and ward level. ·         Other Staff as may be designated in accordance with the needs of the service   Purpose of the Post   ·         The Catering Officer, Grade I will be responsible for management of the catering team to ensure the day to day provisions of meals to all patients in line with HACCP standards and Regional Hospital Mullingar policies and procedures.·         To supervise, maintain and operate efficient and effective Catering Production and Distribution at Regional Hospital Mullingar and assist and facilitate the development and planning of the service.·         To supervise staff, contractors, specialists, delegated budgets and day to day issues associated with the provision of Catering Services at Regional Hospital Mullingar.·         To be responsible for ensuring the day to day production and distribution of meals, delivery and service to staff, patients and satellite locations as required and in accordance with National standards and Regional Hospital Mullingar policies and procedures. Principal Duties and Responsibilities   The Catering Officer, Grade I will: General/Professional ·         Supervise assigned staff and assist in the planning, supervision and control of work ·         Ensure that standards of Catering Services are delivered and maintained with all aspects of HACCP adhered to ·         Ensure that the ordered foodstuffs and other material delivered to Catering Services are of the nature, substance and quality set out in contract. ·         Be responsible for the organisation and control of food production in the main kitchen and at ward level ·         Be responsible for the organisation and control of food delivery service to patients and staff. ·         Supervise Catering Services Staff in undertaking the personal care needs of the patients as may be relevant to Catering Services ·         Supervise the daily management and on-going training of Catering Services staff with involvement as required in the selection and recruitment of staff. ·         Organise and cater for functions as may be requested from time to time by hospital management ·         Be integral to the implementation of HSE Food, Nutrition and Hydration Policy and best practice for Patients and Visitors as well as any future HSE policy and recommendations. ·         Be responsible for devising and implementing required menu cycle changes in conjunction with the relevant dietetic and other colleagues ·         Have involvement in layout, design and equipping the Main Kitchen and Ward Kitchens, planning repairs and other maintenance work and the replacement of equipment. ·         Be responsible for maintaining the highest standard of hygiene and general cleanliness within the hospital. ·         Ensure all relevant and required documentation is up to date and available for inspection. ·         Actively participate in hygiene and other audits, action Plans and Quality Improvements. ·         Attend training courses as required. ·         Participate in Hospital committees and meetings as required. ·         Investigate complaints as required in adherence with complaints procedure. ·         Be familiar with the National Hygiene Standards as required by HIQA. ·         Be familiar with the Nutrition and Hydration HIQA Standards ·         Understand and adhere to all HSE Policies, guidelines and procedures.   Staff Management and Supervision The Catering Officer, Grade I will: ·         Supervise and organize staff within direct area of responsibility ·         Record and manage rotas/rosters for Catering Services staff at Regional Hospital Mullingar ·         Be responsible for maintenance of attendance records and pay-roll returns. ·         Be responsible for monitoring and management of absenteeism and the control of sick leave and other leave for Catering Services Staff in accordance with relevant policies. ·         Promote good industrial relations with staff and staff representatives and deal with industrial relations in accordance with hospital policy. ·         Perform a role in grievance/disciplinary procedures and other industrial relations issues as required ·         Implement and assist in the development of training and induction for staff and identify training needs. ·         Support recruitment of Catering Services staff including participation on interview boards. ·         Ensure regular scheduled meetings between all grades of staff assigned to catering ·         Record and circulate minutes of same ensuring good communications are developed and maintained. ·         Keep all cleaning schedules and audits updated and accessible to all staff.   Financial: The Catering Officer, Grade I will: ·         Ensure value for money in procurement of provisions and catering supplies and resources ·         The management of staff dining facility and the charging of the appropriate fees of the service. ·         Be responsible for the ordering or requisitioning goods, services required in the execution of duties within designated limits. ·         Adhere to approved procedures for procurement of goods and/or services and / or payment, as may be assigned. ·         Monitoring and control of costs of the Catering Services and ensuring the economical use of resources i.e. personnel, provisions, equipment, non-food materials etc. within the department. ·         Oversee the management of staff dining facility and the charging of the appropriate fees of the service. ·         Ensure stock is rotated and assist in the strategic planning for the department Quality & Standards: The Catering Officer, Grade I will: ·         Ensure that the Food Hygiene Regulations are strictly adhered to including H.A.C.C.P and that all required and relevant documentation is maintained. ·         Monitor HACCP system on a daily basis and ensure hospital policies and statutory regulation are being implemented. ·         Carry out audits of area of responsibility to ensuring catering department complies with all HACCP, HIQA, hospital policies and statutory regulation. ·         Ensure standards of quality, quantity and presentation of meals ·         Ensure proper portion control is observed and that meals are properly presented. ·         Observe and monitor work practices of staff to ensure: o    Correct hygiene practices are adhered to at all times. o    By keeping in close contact with workers, procedures can be discussed, updated, improved and changed where necessary. ·         Ensure that all staff are aware of HACCP procedures/controls and are acting accordingly. ·         Ensure that proper work practices are adhered to in relation to food handling and food safety. ·         Ensure the preparation, cooking ,service and presentation of food to a consistently high standard for patients and in accordance with HACCP and other relevant standards   Health and Safety The Catering Officer, Grade I will: ·         Be fully conversant with Health and Safety at Work and ensure that staff, under their direct control, are fully aware of their responsibilities under the law and that they comply with all safety regulation and attend all training as required. ·         Report on and take necessary action in the event of an accident, fire, stock damage, or unfit food and complete the necessary returns and reports. ·         Be responsible for the exclusion of unauthorised personnel from the Catering area. ·         Ensure incident report forms are completed and report any accidents to the relevant personnel. ·         Ensure that effective safety procedures are in place to comply with the Health Safety Welfare at Work Act. ·         Be responsible for monitoring of health and safety for all areas and staff under your remit. ·         Liaise with Health and Safety Representatives Committee. ·         Ensure a training needs assessment is undertaken and that Catering and Non-Nursing Support staff attend mandatory training and other training applicable to their duties. ·         Ensure that all staff wear full uniform as per dress code policy applicable to their area. Also ensure all staff wear personal protective clothing as per Infection Control Guidelines, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards, etc. ·         Ensure equipment and work areas/practices are safe and that maintenance of equipment is carried out on a regular basis. ·         Report and take necessary action in the event of an accident/fire, and ensuring the completion of accident report forms, etc. ·         Ensure that the safety statement is updated and that safety audits are performed on a regular basis. ·         Be familiar with the Hospital Fire Plan ·         Ensure that the waste policy is adhered to in each department. ·         Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role. ·         To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service. Information Technology The Catering Officer, Grade I will: ·         Operate existing/new technology as appropriate.   The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.   Eligibility Criteria   Qualifications and/ or experience   Candidates must at the latest date of application: 1. Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc . a)     Have one of the following qualifications (or equivalent):   i)      A Degree, Diploma or Certificate in Hotel and Catering Management or Institutional Management granted by a recognised College after a course of not less than two years. Or ii)     A Diploma in Dietetics granted by a recognised College. And b)    Have at least three years’ satisfactory experience in the direction and control of the catering arrangements for an institution or other establishment catering for a minimum of 200 persons per day. Or c)     Have a total of at least five year's satisfactory experience in the direction and control or in assisting in the direction and control of the catering arrangements for an institution or other establishment catering for a minimum of 200 persons per day. And d) The requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.   2. Age Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age on the first day of the month in which the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office occurs.   3. Health A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.   4. Character Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character.   Post Specific Requirements   ·         Demonstrate depth and breadth of experience in the areas of catering production and distribution and team supervision as relevant to the role.   Other requirements specific to the post ·         Access to appropriate transport to fulfil requirements of the role.     Skills, competencies and/or knowledge     Candidates must:   Professional Knowledge & Experience   ·         Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and experience in catering production and/or distribution, as relevant to the role, including issues, practise and procedures. ·         Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and the application of policies and procedures relevant to safe practice within the Catering Services environment as relevant to the role   ·         Demonstrate knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning and coordination of people and resources and an ability to supervise, manage and motivate a team.   Leadership & Team Skills ·         Demonstrate IT skills as relevant to the role. Campaign Specific Selection Process   Ranking/Shortlisting / Interview A ranking and or shortlisting exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application form. The criteria for ranking and or shortlisting are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements.   Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process.   Those successful at the ranking stage of this process (where applied) will be placed on an order of merit and will be called to interview in ‘bands’ depending on the service needs of the organisation.

1 day ago

Administrative Officer

Westmeath County Council
Westmeath
€48,978 - €63,672 per year
Full-time

Introduction:   The Administrative Officer is a middle management position and the post holder is assigned functional responsibility for the administration and management of one or more sections or departments handling an area of the local authority's activities.   The Administrative Officer is the primary point of contact and liaison with other sections in relation to all operational matters for the service delivery section(s) (for example Housing or Roads) or support functional area or areas (for example Human Resources or Finance) for which they are responsible or a combination of both, depending on the organisational arrangements in place.   The post holder will work under the direction and management of the Senior Executive Officer or analogous grade or other employee designated by the Chief Executive or Director of Services as appropriate.   The Administrative Officer is responsible for management of the day to day operations of the section or department and the implementation of the strategic and policy making decisions of the local authority. He or she will be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of policies and strategies and to work closely with senior managers and elected representatives in delivering services to the highest standard.   The Administrative Officer role requires excellent administrative, employee management, interpersonal, communication and other particular skills and expertise depending on assignment.   Westmeath County Council Job Specification Administrative Officer (Grade VII)   Main Duties and Responsibilities: The main duties and responsibilities of the role of Administrative Officer (Grade VII) are: 1.            To be responsible for the management of one or more sections or departments within the Council and to implement the strategic and policy making decisions of the local authority. 2.            To ensure that section or department work programmes are implemented to deliver on the Council's Corporate Plan and operational plans. 3.            To identify opportunities for improvements in the service delivery within the relevant area of responsibility and to use key performance indicators or other performance indicators effectively as appropriate. 4.            To be involved in the preparation of budgets and be responsible for the day to day financial management of capital and operational expenditure in the department or section, including maximising funding opportunities where appropriate and ensuring all available funding is availed of, drawn down and recouped within appropriate time frames. 5.            To communicate, implement and manage all change management initiatives within the relevant area of responsibility. 6.            To manage and supervise employees in supporting roles up to the position/grade of Senior Staff Officer (Grade VI) or analogous grades, including assigning duties and workload. 7.            To provide on-going support to employees in the department or section, including handling day to day problems and identifying training and development requirements as appropriate. 8.            To ensure full compliance with all organisational policies and procedures including grievance and disciplinary, performance management and attendance management. 9.            To communicate and liaise effectively with employees, managers in other sections, senior managers, customers and elected representatives in relation to operational matters for their section. 10.          To research, analyse, disseminate and communicate essential information on specific issues and policies as appropriate. 11.          To compile, prepare and present reports as necessary, including the preparation of reports or letters, which may be sensitive and/or confidential in nature. 12.          To ensure that department or section operations are in compliance with all council policies, procedures, practices and standards and in compliance with the principles of good governance, legislative requirements and Department of Environment, Community and Local Government circulars and guidance. 13.          To implement good practices with transparent reporting and communications to deliver accountable services in the department or section.         14.          To provide assistance in the understanding and interpretation of the Council's policies and procedures to employees in their area of responsibility and to customers as appropriate. 15.          To carry out duties in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence and ensures impartial decision making. 16.          To develop and maintain a productive working relationship with all external agencies, bodies, elected representatives and committee members, including appropriate information provision and assistance when required. 17.          To represent the local authority on committees and at meetings, including Area Committee meetings and Strategic Policy Committee meetings and to report on progress in his or her respective section or department. 18.          To organise and facilitate internal and external meetings and participate and engage in discussions as appropriate. 19.         To support the Council and Municipal District operations. 20.          To carry out duties in a politically neutral manner, with a clear understanding of the political reality and context of the local authority. 21.          To provide specialist administrative assistance and support in the delivery of projects as required. 22.         To be responsible for the management and implementation of Health and Safety for the section or department. 23.         To participate in the recruitment and selection process e.g. carry out shortlisting and participate in interview boards as required. 24.          To deputise for the Senior Executive Officer or analogous grade as required. 25.         To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility, as may be required, or assigned, from time to time.     - ,, Westmeath County Council Qualifications   The declared qualifications for the post of Administrative Officer are as set out hereunder: Qualifications for Panel A (Common Recruitment Pool) 1.                  Character Candidates shall be of good character. 2. Health Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 3. Education, Training, Experience, etc. Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms - (a)     be a serving employee in a local authority, health board, vocational education committee in the State, institute of technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly and have satisfactory experience at a level not lower than that of Assistant Staff Officer; (b) have not less than two years satisfactory experience either in that post or at a level not lower than that of Clerical Officer in one of the organisations set out in paragraph (a) above; (c)      possess a good standard of administrative experience and adequate experience in office organisation and in the control of staff.   Qualifications for Panel B (Open Competition)   1.                  Character Candidates shall be of good character. 2. Health Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 3. Education, Training, Experience, etc. a)      possess a good standard of education and b)      satisfactory experience in administrative procedures including adequate experience in work of an executive nature including office organisation and the control of staff.   Additional Desirable Requirements:-   The ideal candidate shall demonstrate in application form and at interview: •      A clear understanding of local government services in order to achieve effective service delivery. •      Knowledge of the structure and functions of local government, of current local government issues, future trends and strategic direction of local government and an understanding of the role of Administrative Officer in this context. •       Effective budget and financial management skills. •       An understanding of organisation policies and implementation of such policies, as applicable to a Public Body. •       Ability to foster and maintain productive working relationships within the organisation and with relevant stakeholders externally •       Excellent comprehensive knowledge and experience of operating ICT systems. •       Relevant administrative experience at a sufficiently high level. •      Evidence of strong report writing, editing and proof reading skills.   Proven ability to: •       Manage and supervise employees effectively and day to day operations within the resources allocated. •      Support employees and foster a cooperative working environment to deliver a high standard. •       Plan and prioritise work effectively and be proactive and self-directed. •       Work under pressure to tight deadlines and to take a strategic approach in the delivery of key policy objectives. •       Capacity to manage and deal with conflicting demands within prescribed timelines and deadlines. •       Communicate effectively with senior management, section managers and other stakeholders and customers. •       Implement and support change management initiative(s). •       Gather data, analyse information and communicate information effectively. •       Utilise decision making skills to manage and impart confidential information as appropriate. •       Maintain confidentiality, as appropriate.       Administrative Officer   Particulars of Employment   1.                  The Post The post is wholetime and permanent. A panel will be formed from which full time posts may be filled.   2.                  Location Westmeath County Council reserves the right to assign the successful candidate to any premises in use by the Council, now or in the future.   The person appointed will be required to report to their place of work by their own means of transport and at their own expense.   3.                  Commencement Westmeath County Council shall require a person to whom an appointment is offered to take up such appointment within a period of not more than one month and if they fail to take up the appointment within such period or such other longer period as the Council in its absolute discretion may determine, Westmeath County Council shall not appoint them.   4.                  Working Hours The successful candidate needs to be aware of the fact that the post may not consist of nine to five thirty Monday to Thursday and nine to five on Friday, but may require evening work and weekends. Also the successful candidate may be required to travel as part of their work.   All hours worked are subject to and recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997, and the Organisation of Working Time Regulations 2001.   5.                  Reporting Arrangements The successful candidate will be required to report to the employee(s) designated by the Chief Executive.   A system of regular appraisal will be operated during employment, which will involve discussions between the employee and the line manager regarding performance and conduct.     6.                  Probationary Period of Employment There shall be a period after appointment during which you will hold the post of Administrative Officer on probation. The probation period shall be one year, however the Chief Executive may at his/her discretion extend this period of probation. If your service is deemed unsatisfactory within the probationary period you will cease to hold the position.   Please note that tenure of employment will be subject to satisfactory service on an ongoing basis.     7.                  Remuneration The current salary scale for the post of Administrative Officer is €48,978 - €63,672 gross per annum (EL 04/2018). On appointment the candidate will be placed on the appropriate point of the salary scale in accordance with the relevant Circular.   Remuneration is paid fortnightly by PayPath directly to the employee’s nominated bank account. The current wage pay cycle may be revised during the period of employment.   Remuneration is subject to all statutory deductions e.g. PAYE and PRSI. Increments are paid annually subject to satisfactory attendance, conduct and performance and national agreements. Increments may be withheld if performance, attendance and/or conduct are not satisfactory.   8.                  Superannuation and Retirement A person who becomes a pensionable employee of the County Council will be required in respect of their Superannuation to contribute to the Local Authority at the appropriate rate.   The terms of the Local Government Superannuation (Consolidation) Scheme 1998 as amended or the Public Services Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 or the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme & Other Provisions) Act 2012 will apply as appropriate on appointment.   The maximum retirement age for employees is 70 years.   9.                  Annual Leave The current annual leave entitlement for Administrative Officer is 30 days per annum, in accordance with the Council’s Annual Leave Policy.   The Chief Executive of Westmeath County Council retains autonomy with regard to office closures (e.g. Christmas Office Closure), any days arising from such closure will be reserved from the employee’s annual leave entitlement. Proposed office closure days will be reviewed and advised to all employees each year.   10. Driver’s Licence & Insurance You may on occasion be required to use your car on official business. In such situations you must hold a current clean driver’s licence and have available adequate means of transport. It is your responsibility to arrange insurance cover for business use and to indemnify Westmeath County Council with the indemnity specified on your insurance certificate under the heading “Persons or classes of person who are covered”.   If, during your employment, your licence is revoked, even temporarily, or if you receive endorsements on your licence which may affect your duties you are obliged to notify the Council immediately.   11. Code of Conduct/Organisation Policies Employees are required to adhere to all current and future Westmeath County Council codes of practice including Code of Conduct of Employees and all current and future organisational policies including, but not limited to Health and Safety, Communications, Data Protection, Equality, Staff Mobility, Attendance Management and Use of Electronic Equipment.     12. Training Employees are required to attend and participate fully in training programmes as may be decided by the County from time to time and to apply their learning in the course of their daily working activities.   13. Health & Safety Regulations Westmeath County Council as an Employer is obliged to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work of all its employees. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the County Council has a legal duty to exercise all due care and take all protective and preventative measure to protect the Safety, Health and Welfare of its employees.     All employees also have a legal obligation under Safety and Health legislation to co-operate with management and not engage in any improper conduct or behaviour or do anything which would place themselves or others at risk. Employees must not be under the influence of an intoxicant at the place of work.   Employees must comply with all Safety and Health rules and regulations and attend all required Safety and Health Training.

9 days ago

Staff Officer

Westmeath County Council
Westmeath
€42,041 - €50,490 per year
Full-time

Introduction: The Staff Officer is a frontline supervisory position in the Council with responsibility for managing the performance of a section or function within a Department. He/She will work as part of a multidisciplinary team within the Council, assisting with the implementation of work programmes to achieve goals, targets and standards set out in Departmental and Team development plans. A Staff Officer is expected to use initiative, work to a high standard and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: In the context of key duties and responsibilities for the post of Staff Officer, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competencies:   Ø  knowledge of the structure and functions of local government, of current local government issues, and of the key influencers of local government; Ø  an understanding of the role of Staff Officer; Ø  an understanding of the representational role of the elected members and the need to work with them to deliver quality services and implement policy decisions; Ø  an ability to supervise a team effectively to achieve a common goal, ensuring strong governance and ethics standards are adhered to and maintained; Ø  an ability to motivate and encourage staff under his/her control to achieve maximum performance by supporting the current Performance Management and Development System (PMDS); Ø  a career record that demonstrates an ability to supervise staff; Ø  relevant administrative experience and input to delivery of organisational objectives; Ø  proven management report writing and analysis skills; Ø  an ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines in the delivery of key operational objectives; Ø  be self motivated with ability to work on own initiative; Ø  have strong interpersonal and communications skills and be capable of representing the Council in a professional and credible manner with all stakeholders; Ø  have an awareness of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations, the implications for the organisation and the employee, and their application in the workplace.       Main Duties and Responsibilities:   1.            Supervision of employees in supporting roles up to position/grade of Assistant Staff Officer, including assigning duties and workload; 2.            Supporting the Senior Staff Officer in the implementation of work programmes as required by the Council's Corporate and Operational Plans; 3.            Supporting the Senior Staff Officer to communicate, implement and manage all change management initiatives within the relevant area of responsibility; 4.            Responsibility for the supervision of a section or function within the Council; 5.            Delivery of specific departmental/organizational objectives; 6.            Manage conflicting demands within a team environment and to prescribed timelines and deadlines; 7.            Provide ongoing motivation and support to employees in the department/section including resolving day to day problems and identifying training and development requirements as appropriate; 8.            Ensure full compliance with all organisational policies and procedures including grievance and disciplinary, performance management and attendance management; 9.            Communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues, managers and customers in relation to operational matters for their section; 10.         Compile, prepare and present reports as necessary, including preparation of reports or letters, which may be of a sensitive and/or confidential in nature; 11.         Support implementation of good practices with transparent reporting and communications and to deliver accountable services in the department/section; 12.         Carry out duties in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence and ensures impartial decision making; 13.         Preparing Team Plans and conducting PDP meetings. 14.         Such other duties as may be assigned from time to time   The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time, without changing the general character of the duties or level of responsibilities entailed. The post holder may therefore be required to perform duties appropriate to the post, other than those detailed above, and to take instructions from and report to, an appropriate Officer or such designated Officer as may be assigned from time to time by the County Council.   Staff Officer   Qualifications   The declared qualifications for the post of Staff Officer are as set out hereunder:  Qualifications for Panel A (Common Recruitment Pool)   1.              Character Candidates shall be of good character.   2. Health Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 3. Education, Training, Experience, etc. Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms - (a)    be a serving employee in a local authority, health board, vocational education committee in the State, institute of technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly and have satisfactory experience at a level not lower than that of Assistant Staff Officer; (b) have not less than two years satisfactory experience either in that post or at a level not lower than that of Clerical Officer in one of the organisations set out in paragraph (a) above; (c)    possess a satisfactory knowledge or experience of office organisation   Qualifications for Panel B (Open Competition)   1.             Character Candidates shall be of good character. 2. Health Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 3. Education, Training, Experience, etc. a)    possess a good standard of education and b)    have proven and relevant experience in administrative procedures including practical experience in work on an administrative nature, office organisation and control of staff; c)     Possess a satisfactory knowledge of the functions and duties of local authorities and; d)    Possess a satisfactory knowledge or experience of office organisation   Staff Officer   Particulars of Employment   1.              The Post The post is wholetime and permanent. A panel will be formed from which full time posts may be filled.   2.              Location Westmeath County Council reserves the right to assign the successful candidate to any premises in use by the Council, now or in the future.   The person appointed will be required to report to their place of work by their own means of transport and at their own expense.   3.              Commencement Westmeath County Council shall require a person to whom an appointment is offered to take up such appointment within a period of not more than one month and if they fail to take up the appointment within such period or such other longer period as the Council in its absolute discretion may determine, Westmeath County Council shall not appoint them.   4.              Working Hours The successful candidate needs to be aware of the fact that the post may not consist of nine to five thirty Monday to Thursday and nine to five on Friday, but may require evening work and weekends. Also the successful candidate may be required to travel as part of their work.   All hours worked are subject to and recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997, and the Organisation of Working Time Regulations 2001.   5.              Reporting Arrangements The successful candidate will be required to report to the employee(s) designated by the Chief Executive.   A system of regular appraisal will be operated during employment, which will involve discussions between the employee and the line manager regarding performance and conduct.   6.              Probationary Period of Employment There shall be a period after appointment during which you will hold the post of Staff Officer on probation. The probation period shall be one year, however the Chief Executive may at his/her discretion extend this period of probation. If your service is deemed unsatisfactory within the probationary period you will cease to hold the position.   Please note that tenure of employment will be subject to satisfactory service on an ongoing basis.   7.              Remuneration The current salary scale for the post of Staff Officer is €42,041 - €50,490 gross per annum (EL 04/2018). On appointment the candidate will be placed on the appropriate point of the salary scale in accordance with the relevant Circular.   Remuneration is paid fortnightly by PayPath directly to the employee’s nominated bank account. The current wage pay cycle may be revised during the period of employment.   Remuneration is subject to all statutory deductions e.g. PAYE and PRSI. Increments are paid annually subject to satisfactory attendance, conduct and performance and national agreements. Increments may be withheld if performance, attendance and/or conduct are not satisfactory.   8.              Superannuation and Retirement A person who becomes a pensionable employee of the County Council will be required in respect of their Superannuation to contribute to the Local Authority at the appropriate rate.   The terms of the Local Government Superannuation (Consolidation) Scheme 1998 as amended or the Public Services Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 or the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme & Other Provisions) Act 2012 will apply as appropriate on appointment.   The maximum retirement age for employees is 70 years.   9.              Annual Leave The current annual leave entitlement for Staff Officer is 30 days per annum, in accordance with the Council’s Annual Leave Policy.   The Chief Executive of Westmeath County Council retains autonomy with regard to office closures (e.g. Christmas Office Closure), any days arising from such closure will be reserved from the employee’s annual leave entitlement. Proposed office closure days will be reviewed and advised to all employees each year.   10. Driver’s Licence & Insurance You may on occasion be required to use your car on official business. In such situations you must hold a current clean driver’s licence and have available adequate means of transport. It is your responsibility to arrange insurance cover for business use and to indemnify Westmeath County Council with the indemnity specified on your insurance certificate under the heading “Persons or classes of person who are covered”.   If, during your employment, your licence is revoked, even temporarily, or if you receive endorsements on your licence which may affect your duties you are obliged to notify the Council immediately.   11. Code of Conduct/Organisation Policies Employees are required to adhere to all current and future Westmeath County Council codes of practice including Code of Conduct of Employees and all current and future organisational policies including, but not limited to Health and Safety, Communications, Data Protection, Equality, Staff Mobility, Attendance Management and Use of Electronic Equipment.   12. Training Employees are required to attend and participate fully in training programmes as may be decided by the County from time to time and to apply their learning in the course of their daily working activities.     13. Health & Safety Regulations Westmeath County Council as an Employer is obliged to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work of all its employees. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the County Council has a legal duty to exercise all due care and take all protective and preventative measure to protect the Safety, Health and Welfare of its employees.     All employees also have a legal obligation under Safety and Health legislation to co-operate with management and not engage in any improper conduct or behaviour or do anything which would place themselves or others at risk. Employees must not be under the influence of an intoxicant at the place of work.   Employees must comply with all Safety and Health rules and regulations and attend all required Safety and Health Training.       Important Notice   The above represents the principal conditions of service and is not intended to be the comprehensive list of all terms and conditions of employment which will be set out in the employment contract to be agreed with the successful candidate.

2 days ago

Overnight Sales Assistant

Statoil
Kinnegad, Westmeath

Circle K is Ireland’s largest Forecourt Retailer with Retail Service Stations across the island of Ireland. Our family of brands include Miles Fuel, Miles Plus Fuel, Simply Great Coffee, Real Hot Dogs, Cantina & The Good Catch. We currently have a vacancy for a Overnight Sales Assistant in Circle K Kinnegad. The successful candidate will work on a minimun 15 hour weekly contract across a diverse set of shifts. Being a Retail Assistant at Circle K. You will bring our vision to life for our customers. Whether you are placed in our Deli, our Retail Store or on our Forecourts you will be passionate about our business, have get-up-and-go and put the customer at the heart of everything you do. Our Retail Sites are busy places so you will need to enjoy working in high performance and target driven environments. You will be part of a team; however successful candidates use their initiative every day to make sure that safety is our priority while delivering on our values. We trade long hours so your flexibility is important to us – tell us about your availability during your application. To find out more about working with Circle K, visit any of our Stations nationwide and the "join our family" tab at www.circlek.ie/careers.

4 days ago

Trade Counter Sales Person

Mullingar Electrical Wholesale Ltd.
Mullingar, Westmeath
Full-time

Mullingar Electrical Wholesale is the Midlands leading Industrial Electrical Wholesaler and Lighting supplier. Due to our continued expansion we are hiring for a full time counter salesperson for our busy Mullingar Branch Duties to include: Job Type: Full-time

4 days ago

Catering Officer Grade I

Health Service Executive
Westmeath
Part-time
Permanent

Job Title: HBS07211 - Catering Officer Grade I Reference: HBS07211 Contract Type: Permanent Wholetime Closing date: 02/05/2019 12:00 Proposed Interview Date: To Be Confirmed Post Specific Related Information: Please ensure you download, save and read the Job Specification, Additional Campaign Information as well the Application Form. All of these documents are located at the bottom of this advertisement. We strongly recommend that you read the Job Specification before completing your application form. Full details on this campaign plus the answers to many queries such as: Am I eligible to apply? Where are the posts? What will my salary be? If I apply what happens next? are available in the document Additional Campaign Information HBS07466 for this recruitment campaign. We strongly recommend that you read the information in this document carefully before making an application. Take time to read through the various sections, which take you through the process from beginning to end. Permanent Wholetime 1WTE Internal / External: External County: Longford Westmeath Location: There is currently one permanent whole-time vacancy available in Catering Services at Regional Hospital Mullingar. A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Regional Hospital Mullingar from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part-time duration may be filled. HSE Area: HSE Dublin Mid Leinster [DML] Category: General Support Staff Informal Enquiries: Mairéad Lacken, General Services Manager Email: Mairead.Lacken@hse.ie Tel: 0449394250 Application Details: Please return completed applications to: Post: Olivia McSharry, HBS Recruit, Health Business Services, HSE, Aras Slainte Chluainin, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim E-mail: Applyadmin@hse.ie

1 day ago

Bus Driver

Slevins Coaches
Mullingar, Westmeath
Full-time
Part-time

We are hiring Bus and Coach drivers. Key Responsibilities of the role include:

4 days ago

Sales Assistant

SuperValu Monksland
Athlone, Westmeath
Full-time
Permanent

Please answer the following questions in your application: Do you have a minimum of 1 years grocery retail experience? Are you available to work 5 days over 7, Sunday to Saturday, including bank holidays? Are you available to work a range of shifts covering the hours from 7am to 10pm? Note: this position is permanent and not suitable for those only available full-time during the summer. Full-time is an average of 35 hours + per week. Key Duties: To merchandise and rotate stock in grocery department, ensuring a high standard of presentation. Maintaining hygiene and food safety standards in all departments. Processing of customer requests and sales. Ensuring customer transactions are carried out efficiently and effectively. To ensure your area is kept clean and tidy at all times. To adhere to all company rules, policies and procedures at all times. To wear full uniform, name badge and display a neat appearance at all times. To provide a friendly, efficient and polite service to all our customers at all times. To complete customer sales at checkout as per store procedures. To be familiar and comply with all Health & Safety Regulations particularly those pertaining to your role and to report any breaches to store management. To be familiar with all price promotions and continuity promotions and be able to explain and promote such to our customers. To carry out any other duties as requested by management/supervisors. Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Experience:

3 days ago

Level 2 Desktop Support

Protential Resources
Mullingar, Westmeath
Full-time
Permanent

Desktop Support Engineer Mullingar – Full-Time Our Client

7 days ago
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