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Assistant Librarian

Longford County CouncilLongford€42,777 - €51,374 per yearFull-time

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the Permanent and/or Temporary vacancies that may arise during the lifetime of the panel. ROLE & DUTIES OF THE POST   Background Longford County Library manages and supports a network of six branch libraries strategically located in each of the main towns in the county. The library service is continuously innovating and diversifying in a dynamic and changing environment, taking advantage of technological advancement in particular to deliver a wide and varied range of front-line services to customers. The Role Longford County Council is seeking a dynamic, creative and motivated individual to fill the role of Assistant Librarian who will assist in fulfilling our vision to be open, accessible, a focal point for our communities and delivering quality customer service. The Assistant Librarian is an entry level professional librarian post and performs a role in almost all areas of library service. The post may be assigned responsibility for day to day management of a branch library or, alternatively, based in Library Headquarters with responsibility for managing particular service areas.   The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated person, with drive and commitment to delivering quality public services and continual professional development who can demonstrate clear knowledge and understanding of :     QUALIFICATIONS   1. Character   Each candidate must 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 and Experience etc.  Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:   (a) Hold a degree (minimum level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in the area of Library & Information Studies. (b) Hold a full clean class B driving licence PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYMENT 1. The Post   The post is wholetime and appointment may be permanent and/or temporary.   2. Location  Longford 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  Longford 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, Longford County Council shall not appoint them.     4. Working Hours   The successful candidate will be expected to work variable hours over the library's working week, from Monday to Saturday, to a total of 37 hours per week over 5 days. The successful candidate will be expected to be scheduled to work as part of a rota which will include work on Saturdays and evenings.  The successful candidate shall also be required to work in any Branch Library within County Longford as and when required.   5. Reporting Arrangements   Assistant Librarians report directly to the County Librarian or a person nominated by the County Librarian.   6. Probationary Period of Employment  There shall be a period after appointment during which the appointee will hold the position on probation. The period of probation will be prescribed by the Chief Executive. Employment may be terminated during the probationary period should service be deemed by the Chief Executive to be unsatisfactory. Employment may be terminated at the end of the probationary period unless the Chief Executive has certified that the employee had satisfactory service. Tenure of employment following probation will be subject to satisfactory service. 7. Remuneration  The current salary scale for the post of Assistant Librarian is €42,777 to €51,374 gross per annum (Circular EL 05/2019). 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. P.A.Y.E. and P.R.S.I. 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.

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Branch Librarian

Longford County CouncilLongford€12.43 - €20.61 per hourPart-time

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the Permanent and/or Temporary vacancies that may arise during the lifetime of the panel. ROLE & DUTIES OF THE POST Longford County Council’s Library Service, currently headquartered in Longford Town Centre, manages and supports a network of six Branch Libraries strategically located across the county. The library service is constantly innovating and diversifying in a dynamic and changing environment, taking advantage of technological advancement in particular to deliver a wide and varied range of front-line services to customers.   Longford County Council is seeking dynamic, creative and motivated individuals to fill permanent and/or temporary part-time Branch Librarian posts and also to provide relief cover as required at the discretion of the Council. The role of Branch Librarian is to run the day to day business of the library, delivering quality customer service and assisting in fulfilling our library’s vision to be open, accessible, and a focal point for our communties. The successful candidate will be required to work on their own but to liase closely with colleagues in Library Headquarters and in other branches, and to work under supervision from Library Management.   QUALIFICATIONS Essential Qualifications   1. Character   Each candidate must 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 and Experience etc.   Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms have a good general level of education.    Desirable Qualifications  The ideal candidate for this post will be a highly motivated person, with drive and commitment to delivering quality public services who can demonstrate clear knowledge and understanding of:       Essential Attributes and Skills   ·         Understanding and dedication to customer services ·         Energy and enthusiasm with a commitment to the needs of the community ·         High level of IT proficiency, digital and social media ·         Strong interest in working with children and young adults and ideally a proficiency with children’s and young adult literature and programming ·         Strong interpersonal and communications skills ·         Organisational and time management ·         Problem solving ·         Excellent verbal and written communication, and organisational skills ·         Community and stakeholder engagement ·         Strong judgement and capacity to innovate and work on your own initiative and as part of a team.   PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYMENT   1. The Post Employment to the post of Branch Librarian is part-time and may be permanent and/or temporary and pensionable.   2. Location Longford 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 Longford 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, Longford County Council shall not appoint them.   4. Working Hours The successful candidate will be required to work variable hours over the library's working week, from Monday to Saturday, to a total of 37 hours per week. The successful candidate will be scheduled to work as part of a rota which will include hours on Saturdays and late evenings.   5. Reporting Arrangements Branch Librarians report directly to the County Librarian or a person nominated by the County Librarian.   6. Probationary Period of Employment There shall be a period after appointment during which the appointee will hold the position on probation. The period of probation will be prescribed by the Chief Executive. Employment may be terminated during the probationary period should service be deemed by the Chief Executive to be unsatisfactory. Employment may be terminated at the end of the probationary period unless the Chief Executive has certified that the employee had satisfactory service. Tenure of employment following probation will be subject to satisfactory service.   7. Remuneration The current salary scale for the post of Branch Librarian is €12.43 to €20.61 gross per hour (Departmental Circular EL 05/2019) inclusive of Long Service Increment. Starting pay on appointment for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale in accordance with Departmental Circular EL 02/2011 . The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.   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. P.A.Y.E. and P.R.S.I. 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.

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Fanduel Risk & Operations Executive

Paddy PowerDublin

The Role… This is a great opportunity for somebody who wants to work in an environment where curiosity is rewarded and people are empowered to make informed choices. The ideal candidate will have a passion for learning and a head for numbers. Successful candidates will be tasked with a range or responsibilities aligned to offering a first-class experience for our customers. You will also have the opportunity to progress within the department or cross functionally. What You’ll be Doing… Problem Solving No two days are the same. From making judgements on a customer query where there is no right or wrong answer, to working closely with other departments to ensure FanDuel deliver a best in class customer experience for a major sporting event, you will be given the opportunity to put your problem-solving skills to good use every day in this role. Data assisted problem solving As a FanDuel Risk & Trading Executive you’ll need to monitor bets being placed on a range of sporting events and adjust the odds offered based on this activity and other information available to you. Our in-house models and data feeds mean that the odds offered during sporting events are calculated automatically. Our Risk Managers add value by detecting when these odds need to be nudged in one direction through interpreting patterns in customer activity and data. Strong attention to detail and an inquisitive mind are a must. Customer obsessed Our aim is to delight our customers with our sports betting proposition. We need our Risk & Trading Executives to be customer obsessed to achieve this. You’ll need to put yourself in the shoes of the customer to ensure that the journey they experience when using our products is seamless from start to finish. Market Place Awareness The markets we operate in are highly changeable. We need our Risk & Trading Executives to intently monitor the pricing strategies and product offering of existing and upcoming vendors to ensure we can react quickly to changing market dynamics. Immersing yourself in the market space landscape and surfacing insights that leads to change will be part of this role. What We’re Looking for… What you’ll get in return… Career Progression 5 global brands in 3 continents = endless opportunities. We're a FTSE 100 with a start-up soul, so if you enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative environment, you'll get on here. There are many directions your career can move in; whether it's gaining promotion within your existing team, or an international move. Uncapped Holiday Allowance Yes, you heard that right - UNCAPPED holiday! Flexible Working We play many roles in our busy lives; juggling family, fitness, work, study and community interests. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Which got us thinking. Wouldn’t it be great if we could play with time and fit in all the things that are important? Good news. You can. We have a host of flexible working options that are available to everyone at FanDuel. The Fun Stuff Competitive salary and bonus scheme, ‘Pizza & Drinks Fridays’, health and wellbeing with free classes such as Yoga, bootcamp, Brazilian jujitsu, running club and lots of great events organised throughout the year by our own Ministry of Fun. The Boring Stuff Free underground parking, subsidised canteen, pension, health insurance, life insurance, sharesave scheme, access to thousands of online learning courses, free fruit to the office daily. There’s more but we won’t go on… Paddy Power Betfair plc is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the USA, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta. We operate five sports betting and gaming brands; Paddy Power, Betfair, Sportsbet, FanDuel and TVG. We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide. Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

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Clerical Officer

Kerry Education and Training BoardKerryPart-time

Nature of Post: Grade III Clerical Officer Fixed Term Post Hours of Attendance: 10 hours per week. Location: Scoil an Ghleanna Pobal Scoil Náisiúnta, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry Reporting/Accountability Relationship Grade III Clerical Officers will report to relevant Head of Department/Centre Manager/Principal. Salary Salary Scale and Conditions of Service will be in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Education and Skills. Post Summary/Purpose The appointees may be assigned to any of a very wide variety of areas or activities carried out in the Kerry ETB Scheme. Duties 1. To carry out the duties of a Clerical Officer under the supervision of a designated line manager 2. To carry out general clerical duties e.g. manual and electronic filing, photocopying, answering/making telephone calls, dealing with e-mails etc. 3. To assist in the drafting and issue of letters, memos and general information to staff/learners/public, as required. 4. To assist in the implementation of organisational work activities and supporting line managers and colleagues 5. To be responsible for general administration and administrative efficiency of the assigned area. 6. To maintain spreadsheets, databases etc. to produce management information that is accurate, reliable and available for departmental/organisational decision making 7. To keep such records appropriate to the post as may be required by the wider team and management 8. To ensure high quality customer service in dealing with the public/learners/staff etc. e.g. responding to queries and providing information effectively and efficiently 9. Use of Information Technology e.g. software relevant to the area of work, word processing, spreadsheets, database, e-mail and internet etc. 10. To draft relevant correspondence as required e.g. letters, memos etc. 11. Processing incoming and outgoing post (where required). 12. To arrange meetings and take minutes as required. 13. To work as part of a team in delivering services 14. Liaise with staff in other schools/centres/departments, the public and outside agencies in a confidential, courteous and professional manner. 15. Ensure all information received within the school/centre/department remains confidential. 16. Maintain a strong focus on self-development, seeking feedback and opportunities for growth. 17. Report any breaches or suspected breaches relating to Governance Systems to the relevant person. 18. Comply with Kerry ETB Policies and Procedures. 19. Research issues thoroughly to gather information needed in consultation with relevant line manager. 20. Plan and prioritise work in terms of importance, timescales and other resource constraints, re-prioritising in consultation with relevant line manager. 21. Carry out lawful orders of the Chief Executive. 22. Carry out any other duties appropriate to the grade which may be assigned from time to time. Person Specification Eligibility Criteria Candidates must (as per Circular 8/2017):  have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role  be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard  have obtained at least Grade D3 in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination (higher, ordinary, applied or vocational programmes) or equivalent or have passed an examination at the appropriate level within the QQI qualifications framework which can be assessed as being of a comparable to Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent or higher or have appropriate relevant experience which encompasses equivalent skills and expertise  be at least 17 years of age on or before the date of advertisement of the recruitment competition Citizenship Requirement Candidates should note that eligibility to compete for posts is open to citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) or to non-EEA nationals with a valid work permit. The EEA consists of the Member States of the European Union along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Swiss citizens under EU agreements may also apply. Health & Character Those under consideration for a position may at the discretion of the employer be required to complete a health and character declaration and a Garda Vetting form. References will be sought. Desirable Criteria  Excellent administrative and IT Skills  Excellent communication and interpersonal Skills  Ability to prioritise and manage work in a dynamic and fast paced environment  Proven record as a team player  Understand the main features and current challenges of public service Competences Required Kerry ETB Core Values of Respect, Quality, Equality, Inclusion and Learning are the guiding principles of the organisation and underpin the competencies required to fulfil this role. The person appointed to the above post will be required to show evidence of the following competences: Team Work  Show respect for colleagues and co-workers  Develops and maintains good working relationships with others, sharing information and knowledge, as appropriate  Offers own ideas and perspectives  Understands own role in the team, making every effort to play his/her part Information Management and Decision Making  Approaches and delivers all work in a thorough and organised manner  Follows procedures and protocols, understanding their value and the rationale behind them  Keeps high quality records that are easy for others to understand  Draws appropriate conclusions from information  Suggests new ways of doing things better and more efficiently  Is comfortable working with different types of information, e.g. written, numerical, charts and carries out calculations such as arithmetic, percentages etc. Delivery of Results  Takes responsibility for own work and sees it through to the appropriate next level  Completes work in a timely manner  Adapts quickly to new ways of doing things  Checks all work thoroughly to ensure it is completed to a high standard and learns from mistakes  Writes with correct grammar and spelling and draws reasonable conclusions from written instructions  Identifies and appreciates the urgency and importance of different tasks  Demonstrates initiative and flexibility in ensuring work is delivered  Is self-reliant and uses judgement on when to ask a manager or colleagues for guidance Customer Service and Communication Skills  Actively listens to others and tries to understand their perspectives/requirements/needs  Understands the steps or processes that customers must go through and can clearly explain these  Is respectful, courteous and professional, remaining composed, even in challenging circumstances  Can be firm when necessary and communicate with confidence and authority  Communicates clearly and fluently when speaking and in writing Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self Development  Develops and maintains the skills and expertise required to perform in the role effectively, e.g. relevant technologies, IT systems, relevant policies etc.  Clearly understands the role, objectives and targets and how they fit into the work of the unit  Is committed to self-development and continuously seeks to improve personal performance Drive & Commitment to Public Service Values  Consistently strives to perform at a high level and deliver a quality service  Is thorough and conscientious, even if work is routine  Demonstrates resilience in the face of significant demands and challenges  Ensures that the customer is at the heart of all services provided  Is personally honest and trustworthy  Acts with integrity and supports this in others

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Youth Work Support And Information Officer

Limerick and Clare Education and Training BoardLimerick€28,048 - €42,777 per yearFull-time

Function of Job: To provide regional support to the work of the Youth Work Unit Team with a particular focus on updating and maintaining databases, supporting the administration of funding, maintaining the mapping of youth work provision and supporting funded services as required. Title of Post: Youth Work Support and Information Officer Reports to: Youth Officer(s) Section: Schools Division (Youth Work Unit) Tenure: Fixed Term Contract Duration of Post: 12 months Working Hours: 37 hours per week Grade Alignment: Information Officer of Adult Guidance Remuneration: €28,048 to €42,777 Location: Further Education and Training Centre, O Connell Avenue Campus Principal Role and Responsibilities Key Purpose: 1. To implement and maintain agreed administrative procedures in line with Department of Children and Youth Affairs circulars & procedures. 2. To provide administrative support to ensure the terms of Limerick and Clare ETB’s Service Level Agreements with funded youth projects are being met by Grantees. 3. To assist in the administration of grant schemes for voluntary youth clubs/groups. 4. To provide secretariat support to the Limerick and Clare ETB Youth Work Committee. 5. To develop and maintain up to date systems in respect of Limerick and Clare ETB funded youth services. 6. To contribute to the organising of events, seminars, and training events which are relevant to the Youth Work Unit and other partner agencies. 7. To contribute to the on-going development and maintenance of the unit. Responsibilities 1.0 To offer administrative support to the Youth Work Unit including: 1.1 Establish recording systems and databases in agreement with the Youth Officer. 1.2 Implement agreed administrative procedures. 1.3 Maintain DCYA grant administrative records and statistics in a confidential manner 1.4 Develop and maintain paper based and ICT databases which are relevant to the youth sector. 1.5 Ensure that the youth service database is maintained and updated. 1.6 Assist in the preparation and completion of returns to the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, Limerick and Clare ETB and other designated bodies. 2.0 To develop, implement and maintain an effective and user friendly information service which supports the aims and objectives of the Youth Work Unit. 2.1 Support the implementation the National Quality Standards Initiatives with youth services and clubs in their functional area and assist in providing such reports as required by the Department. 2.2 Input and maintain appropriate records. 2.3 Collate relevant updates in conjunction with the team for inclusion on the website and social media platforms. 3.0 To contribute, as appropriate, to the on-going development and maintenance of the service. 3.1 Contribute to the monitoring, review and evaluation of the Youth Work Unit by maintaining and analysing data on Limerick and Clare ETB funded groups; and contributing to the identification of gaps in provision. 3.2 Keep note of possible research needs presented through trends in the data and feed these back as appropriate to the project management. 3.3 Participate in appropriate staff development and training as agreed with line manager. 3.4 Maintain awareness of on-going developments at local and national level. Person Specification Essential Qualifications and Experience  Leaving Certificate or equivalent  High level of computer literacy and knowledge of relevant Management Information Systems  Relevant work experience in an administration role  Experience of developing, delivering and promoting a range of information systems and supports  Ability to organise information and contribute to the further development of the Youth Work Unit  Have a broad-based work experience which demonstrates progression and the ability to take on new challenges  Demonstrate enthusiasm, positive attitude, ability to work flexibly and on own initiative to achieve desired outcomes  Professional and confidential approach  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written  Positive, flexible and pleasant manner  Ability to work and contribute to team objectives  Demonstrate a positive view of an ETB and its activities  Access to transport and the mobility to meet the demands of the post  Flexibility as the role may require to work evenings on occasion Desirable Qualifications and Experience  Knowledge and understanding of the community and voluntary sector/social justice issues  Experience of providing youth supports  Experience of working with volunteers  Qualification in Youth/Community Work

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Night/Day Supervising Officer

Oberstown Children Detention CampusDublin€26,739 - €42,090 per yearFull-time

Night/Day Supervising Officer in the Oberstown Children Detention Campus Job Title and Grade: Night/Day Supervising Officer (NSO) Competition Reference: C31/2019 Closing Date: 12th November 2019 @ 3:00pm Location of Post: Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin Employer The person appointed will be employed by the Board of Management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus The Post of the Night/Day Supervising Officer To provide frontline care of young people, including those with behavioural difficulties, in a secure care setting. This will be undertaken through a process of developing and maintaining professional working relationships with colleagues and young people and their families. The focus is to work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, physical and mental health needs of the young people. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  Maintaining a safe and secure environment for young people in detention.  Supervision of young people in detention during night/day-time hours.  To carry out duties in line with Oberstown Children Detention Campus policies and procedures, in particular the Safeguarding and Children First policies.  Work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, educational, health and mental health needs of young people.  Administration of medication to young people.  Contribute to care placement programmes by: -Promoting positive outcomes for young people areas of staying safe,being healthy, enjoying and achieving,making positive contribution to their own wellbeing. -Providing a positive role model for young people; Working in accordance with the Standards and Criteria For Children Detention Schools 2008 and co-operating with any inspection process.  Other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be assigned from time to time. The above Job Description 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 Each candidate for the post must have:  A minimum of Leaving Certificate (or the equivalent level of qualification from outside Ireland) with a minimum of grade D3 at ordinary level in 5 subjects, (one of which is English).  A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working directly with young people and / or vulnerable adults who present with challenging behaviour.  Must possess appropriate ICT Skills, e.g. proficiency in Word, Excel, e-mail etc.  An understanding of relevant legislation and policy in relation to the detention and care of young people.  An understanding of structure and procedures in the provision of secure and residential accommodation in Ireland. Driving Licence Successful candidates will be required to hold a current full clean manual Driving Licence – Category B, prior to commencement of employment. Health A candidate must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service, which will include sporting and leisure activities as well as an ability to be fully involved in physical restraints where necessary (training will be provided). Character Each candidate must be of good character. Age Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where s/he 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 67 years of age. Communication Candidates must have a good command of the English language. Skills and Personal Attributes  Candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:  The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  A problem solving approach and attitude.  The ability to respond rapidly to situations.  Reliability and trustworthiness.  Empathy, compassion and maturity.  A flexible, creative and solution focused approach to working with young people.  A positive and optimistic attitude to working with young people at risk who present with challenging behaviours.  A commitment to continuous professional development. Self-Assessment Questionnaire for NSO candidates Could you do the following?  Work in a role with extraordinary variety.  Act with discretion and treat information in a confidential manner.  Develop a range of new skills that you can apply in your role.  Understand the relevant legislation and apply it in your role.  Perform CPR, having received the appropriate training, on a critically injured person.  Maintain a good level of physical fitness.  Understand that in the role you will have to deal with negativity but need to maintain a positive perspective.  Undergo training in behaviour management and be involved with colleagues as part of a trained team in a physical restraint.  Build close working relationships with your colleagues.  Maintain your composure, even when severely provoked.  Work when rostered on duty on weekends and public holidays, including Christmas and Easter.  Perform escort duties to and from court which will involve the use of handcuffs – training to be provided.  Build close professional relationships with young people who have been in difficulty with the law.  Be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position.  Take part in sporting and leisure activities with young people. Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure Appointment is as an employee of the Board of Management of the Oberstown Campus. The appointment is to a whole-time permanent position. Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation (see below). The employee may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict in any way with the position. Remuneration The salary for this post ranges from €26,739 - €42,090 per annum. Allowances specific to this post are payable. These include Secure Unit Allowance and allowances for working unsocial hours. The rates of remuneration and allowances may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Working Week Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than an average of 39 hours gross per week. Successful candidates will be required to work on a roster, including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and such additional hours from time to time as may be reasonable and necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties subject to the limits set down in the working time regulations. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance for this position is 22 days per annum. Superannuation With effect from 1 January 2013 all new recruits to the Public Service will be members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”), as provided for in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012. How to Apply Applications must be made by submitting the following documents:  A short cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the position.  A comprehensive CV, which must include an outline of your education to date (including level on NFQ) and months of work experience to date. (Please also outline that you are in receipt of an up-to-date full Irish Driving Licence.)  Completion of the competency questions form (available to download from www.oberstown.com) The admission of a person to the competition, or invitation to undertake any element of the selection process is not to be taken as implying that Oberstown is satisfied that such a person fulfils the essential requirements. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

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HR Administrator

Oberstown Children Detention CampusDublin€30,741 - €45,554 per yearFull-time

HR Administrator Grade IV in the Oberstown Children Detention Campus Job Title and Grade: HR Administrator Grade IV Competition Reference: C28/2019 Closing Date: 12th November 2019 @ 3:00pm Location of Post: Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin Employer The person appointed will be employed by the Board of Management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus. The Post of the HR Administrator Oberstown Children Detention Campus is seeking for a HR Administrator to support our Human Resources Department. The successful candidate will provided needed support to Oberstown employees and management team in a timely and confidential manner. The post holder will work closely with the HR Team to maintain high standards of the HR Office. The position involves working as part of a team reporting to the HR Manager or designate. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  Manage daily HR queries and ensure timely responses.  Assist in processing all employee data/files on soft/hard copy ensuring that the HR Department is compliant with data protection regulations.  Assist and provide administrative support in the organisation’s recruitment and selection processes.  Assist and provide administrative support to the rolling out of HR policies, procedures and Employee Handbook.  Assist and provide administrative support with absence management.  Ensure deadlines are met and that service levels are maintained.  Ensure work is presented to a high standard, maintaining confidentiality at all times.  Organise and attend meetings as required.  Maintaining information on people systems to ensure accuracy of data.  Assist with the preparation of data for reports and spreadsheets.  Provide relevant administrative support as required.  Actively be involved in HR projects as they arise in Oberstown Children Detention Campus.  Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Director, HR Manager or designate. The above Job Description 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 be :  The ability to work in an accurate and methodical manner, with great attention to detail, while meeting the demands of a busy environment.  Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills including the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.  Excellent planning and organisational skills including using computer technology effectively.  The ability to manage deadlines and effectively handle multiple tasks.  The ability to manage within allocated resources.  Flexibility, problem solving and initiative skills including the ability to adapt to change.  The ability to appropriately analyse and interpret information, develop solutions and contribute to decisions quickly and accurately as appropriate.  The ability to recognise when it is appropriate to refer decisions to a higher level of management  The ability to work as part of a team and to establish a good working relationship with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  The ability to work independently on own initiative and as part of a team.  Great attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.  A commitment to maintaining high work standards. Applicants must by the closing date of application have the following: Essential:  Relevant third level qualification at a Level 6 (or higher) major academic award (or equivalent qualification) in human resources, or similar discipline.  At least 2 years’ experience in a fast-paced HR environment.  Experience of MS Office, Adobe, Excel, Word, Outlook.  Experience of recruitment administration and co-ordination of recruitment processes.  Administration experience in the areas of minute taking, letter writing, responses to queries, etc.  Experience of managing multiple deadlines and projects.  Can demonstrates flexibility and openness to change.  Working and up-to-date knowledge of employment law.  Experience of managing absence.  Experience of full range of administration within the HR Office. Desirable:  Experience of working in a public sector environment (2 years).  Experience of participating in interview panels.  Knowledge of Softworks (HR Information System).  Practical knowledge of performance management system. 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. Character Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character. 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 Services Superannuation Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 67 years of age. Skills, Competencies and/or Knowledge The successful candidate will demonstrate: Professional Knowledge & Experience:  Experience in the creation of professional documents and presentations thereby demonstrating advanced skills in the use of MS Office skills to include, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  Demonstrate ability to work in an accurate and methodical manner, with great attention to detail, while meeting the demands of a busy environment.  Demonstrate excellent numeracy skills. Communications & Interpersonal Skills:  Good communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.  Strong written communication skills. Planning & Managing Resources:  Excellent planning and organisational skills including using computer technology effectively.  The ability to manage deadlines and effectively handle multiple tasks.  The ability to manage within allocated resources and a capacity to respond to changes in a plan. Evaluating Information, Problem Solving & Decision Making:  Flexibility, problem solving and initiative skills including the ability to adapt to change.  The ability to appropriately analyse and interpret information, develop solutions and contribute to decisions quickly and accurately as appropriate.  The ability to recognise when it is appropriate to refer decisions to a higher level of management. Team Working:  The ability to work as part of a team and to establish a good working relationship with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  The ability to work independently on own initiative and as part of a team.  The capacity for management responsibility and initiative.  Leadership potential and strong team skills. Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure Appointment is as an employee of the Board of Management of the Oberstown Campus. The appointment is to a whole-time permanent position. Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation (see below). The employee may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict in any way with the position. Remuneration The salary for this post ranges from €30,741, €32,851, €34,645, €36,217, €37,735, €39,786, €41,271, €42,777, €44,163 (1st LSI ), €45,554 (2nd LSI) per annum. Allowances specific to this post are payable. These include Secure Unit Allowance €2,195.81. The rates of remuneration and allowances may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Working Week Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than an average of 37 hours net per week. Successful candidates will be required to work on a roster, which may include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and such additional hours from time to time as may be reasonable and necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties subject to the limits set down in the working time regulations. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance for this position is 22 days per annum. Superannuation With effect from 1st January 2013 all new recruits to the Public Service will be members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”), as provided for in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012.  How to Apply Applications must be made by submitting the following documents:  A short cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the position.  A comprehensive CV, which must include an outline of your education to date (including level on NFQ) and months of work experience to date. (Please also outline that you are in receipt of an up-to-date full Irish Driving Licence.)  Completion of the competency questions form (available to download from www.oberstown.com) The admission of a person to the competition, or invitation to undertake any element of the selection process is not to be taken as implying that Oberstown is satisfied that such a person fulfils the essential requirements. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

1 hour ago

HR Generalist

Oberstown Children Detention CampusDublin€42,777 - €51,374 per yearFull-time

HR Generalist in the Oberstown Children Detention Campus Job Title and Grade: HR Generalist Grade V Competition Reference: C29/2019 Closing Date: 12th November 2019 @ 3.00pm Location of Post: Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin Employer The person appointed will be employed by the Board of Management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus. The Post of the HR Generalist Oberstown Children Detention campus is seeking an experienced HR Generalist who will be responsible for applying the required knowledge and human resources expertise. S/He will assist in providing a wide range of HR support and advice. The successful candidate will play a key role in the success of the organisation by co-ordinating and supporting the HR processes of recruitment, probation, performance management, absence management, employee relations and HR best practices while facilitating a positive relationship between the HR Office, management and employees. The position involves working as part of a team reporting to the Human Resources Manager or designate. The post holder will work closely with the HR Manager to maintain high standards within HR Office and to ensure consistent support for the campus. Reporting Relationship The post holder will report to the Human Resources Manager. Principal Duties and Responsibilities  Deliver HR best practice to employees and managers within the campus.  Evaluate and implement process improvements where needed.  Recruitment: provide administrative support in the recruitment and selection process; draft job descriptions, advertising posts, shortlist candidates, arrange interviews, sit on interview panels, prepare interview packs, book rooms and confirm panel members, arrange psychometric testing, pre-employment checks, letters of appointment and prepare contracts of employment.  Assist as required, the finance department in the preparation of payroll for the new staff and leavers in a timely manner.  Prepare HR reports, analysis, parliamentary questions on behalf of management teams and relevant stakeholders.  Monitor sickness and other unplanned absence and assist line managers in managing absence.  Manage probation administration ensuring compliance with probation processes.  Point of contact for employee queries and employee relations issues (phone and email), escalating to HR Manager as necessary.  Maintain accurate HR filing systems in hard/soft copy and assist with audits of files ensuring that HR department is compliant with data protection regulations.  Preparation of business cases as required.  Contribute to and provide support to external audit processes, e.g HIQA, as required.  Ensure all HR policies, procedures and employee handbook are up to date and monitor staff compliance.  Contribute and oversee the Performance Management and Development Systems. (PMDS) on campus.  Ensure HR compliance with tender process requirements.  Diary management for the HR Manager.  Keep up to date with relevant circulars and legislation developments;  Carry out all ad hoc tasks assigned by the HR Manager or designate as required. The above Job Description 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, Experience and knowledge:  Degree qualification in Human Resources or similar discipline.  At least 3-5 years HR experience in a busy, administrative process driven environment.  Strong knowledge of HR operations across all stages of employee lifecycle.  Experience of working in a public sector HR related role.  Understanding of public sector pay scales, implementation of relevant circulars and employment legislation.  Desirable CIPD qualification.  Experience in document control and management.  Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise tasks in an effective manner to meet deadlines.  Excellent relationship management skills.  Proven problem-solving skills.  Experience in implementing process improvement initiatives.  Experience with HR systems.  Strong knowledge of MS Office suite.  Well-developed interpersonal skills with the proven ability to engage effectively and appropriately with internal and external stakeholders.  Have a demonstrable can-do attitude and a proven ability of dealing and operating within changing task requirements.  Demonstrates flexibility and openness to change.  Ensures that customer service is at the heart of own work.  Is personally honest and trustworthy.  Acts with integrity and encourages this in others. Driving Licence Successful candidates will be required to hold a current full clean manual Driving Licence – Category B, prior to commencement of employment. 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. Character Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character. 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 Services Superannuation Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 67 years of age. Communication Candidates must have a good command of the English language. Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure Appointment is as an employee of the Board of Management of the Oberstown Campus. The appointment is to a whole-time permanent position. Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation (see below). The employee may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict in any way with the position. Remuneration The salary scale for the whole time equivalent of this post is (01/09/2019): €42,777, €44,137, €45,499, €46,861, €48,221, €49,798 (1st LSI -after 3 years on the max), €51,374 (2nd LSI - after further 3 years). Allowances specific to this post are payable, including Secure Unit Allowance of €2,195.81 and allowances for working unsocial hours. The rates of remuneration and allowances may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Working Week Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than an average of 37 hours net per week. Successful candidates will be required to work on a roster, which may include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and such additional hours from time to time as may be reasonable and necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties subject to the limits set down in the working time regulations. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance for this position is 25 days per annum. Superannuation With effect from 1st January 2013 all new recruits to the Public Service will be members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”), as provided for in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012. How to Apply Applications must be made by submitting the following documents:  A short cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the position.  A comprehensive CV, which must include an outline of your education to date (including level on NFQ) and months of work experience to date. (Please also outline that you are in receipt of an up-to-date full Irish Driving Licence.)  Completion of the competency questions form (available to download from www.oberstown.com) The admission of a person to the competition, or invitation to undertake any element of the selection process is not to be taken as implying that Oberstown is satisfied that such a person fulfils the essential requirements. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted

1 hour ago

Residential Social Care Worker

Oberstown Children Detention CampusDublin€29,349 - €60,216 per yearFull-time

Residential Social Care Worker (RSCW) in the Oberstown Children Detention Campus Job Title and Grade: Residential Social Care Worker Competition Reference: RSCW C30/2019 Closing Date: 12th November 2019 @ 3:00pm Location of Post: Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin Employer The person appointed will be employed by the Board of Management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus. The Post of the Residential Social Care Worker The Residential Social Care Worker’s primary purpose is to work directly with the young people on campus and their families, as well as internal and external professionals and agencies, in the provision of services to support the care and development of the young person and their re-integration into the community. Principal Duties and Responsibilities  To be directly involved in frontline care of children and young people, including those with behavioural difficulties, in a secure care setting.  To carryout duties in line with the Oberstown Children Detention Campus policies and procedures, in particular the Safeguarding and Children First policies.  Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, children and young people, and their families.  Work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, educational, health and mental health needs of the children and young people.  Administration of medication to young people.  Develop, design and implement care placement programmes by: - Acting as a key worker to specific children and young people; - Completing and maintaining administrative records relating to children and young people including preparing reports - Promoting positive outcomes for children and young people in areas of staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution to their own wellbeing - Providing a positive role model for the children and young people - Working in accordance with the Standards and Criteria for Children Detention Schools 2008, relevant legislation and co-operate with any inspection process  Working in accordance with all campus wide policies and procedures, such as care, HR, health and safety, operating, etc.  Other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be assigned from time to time. The above Job Description 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 Each candidate for the post must have:  A qualification at degree level on the National Framework of Qualifications in social care, social work, youth work, teaching, nursing, psychology (or other relevant discipline).  A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working directly with young people and / or vulnerable adults who present with challenging behaviour;  Must possess appropriate ICT Skills, e.g. proficiency in Word, Excel, e-mail etc.  Evidence of ability to comply, including registration, with all relevant bodies regulating health and social care professionals, as in force at the closing date for applications or introduced at a later date (e.g. under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005);  A knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and policy in relation to the detention and care of young people. Skills and Personal Attributes Candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:  The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  A problem solving approach and attitude.  The ability to respond rapidly to situations.  Reliability and trustworthiness.  Empathy, compassion and maturity.  A flexible, creative and solution focused approach to working with young people.  A positive and optimistic attitude to working with young people at risk who present with challenging behaviours.  A commitment to continuous professional development. Driving Licence Successful candidates will be required to hold a current full clean manual Driving Licence – Category B, prior to commencement of employment. Health A candidate must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service, which will include sporting and leisure activities as well as an ability to be fully involved in physical restraints where necessary (training will be provided). Character Each candidate must be of good character. Age Candidates should be aware that a maximum recruitment age will apply to this competition. Candidates must not yet be 67 years of age on the closing date and time for the competition. Communication Candidates must have a good command of the English language Self-Assessment Questionnaire for RSCW candidates Could you do the following?  Work in a role with extraordinary variety.  Act with discretion and treat information in a confidential manner.  Develop a range of new skills that you can apply in your role.  Understand the relevant legislation and apply it in your role.  Perform CPR, having received the appropriate training, on a critically injured person.  Maintain a good level of physical fitness.  Understand that in the role you will have to deal with negativity but need to maintain a positive perspective.  Undergo training in behaviour management and be involved with colleagues as part of a trained team in a physical restraint.  Build close working relationships with your colleagues.  Maintain your composure, even when severely provoked.  Work when rostered on duty on weekends and public holidays, including Christmas and Easter.  Perform escort duties to and from court which may involve the use of handcuffs – training to be provided.  Build productive professional relationships with children and young people who have been in difficulty with the law.  Be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position.  Take part in sporting and leisure activities with young people. Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure Appointment is as an employee of the Board of Management of the Oberstown Campus. The appointment is to a whole-time permanent position. Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation (see below). The employee may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict in any way with the position. Remuneration The salary for this post ranges from €29,349 - €60,216 per annum. Allowances specific to this post are payable. Including Secure Unit Allowance of €2,195.81 and allowances for working unsocial hours. The rates of remuneration and allowances may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Working Week Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than an average of 39 hours gross per week. Successful candidates will be required to work on a roster, including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and such additional hours from time to time as may be reasonable and necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties subject to the limits set down in the working time regulations. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance for this position is 22 days per annum. How to Apply Applications must be made by submitting the following documents:  A short cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the position.  A comprehensive CV, which must include an outline of your education to date (including level on NFQ) and months of work experience to date.  Completion of the competency questions form (available to download from www.oberstown.com) Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Only fully submitted applications will be accepted into the campaign. The admission of a person to the competition, or invitation to undertake any element of the selection process is not to be taken as implying that Oberstown is satisfied that such a person fulfils the essential requirements.

1 hour ago

Sales Advisors - Blanchardstown

Marks & SpencerDublinContract

Marks & Spencer are now hiring Christmas Sales Advisors at Blanchardstown Centre. The thought always counts at M&S. All year round, day in, day out, we think about how to put customers first and make their shopping experience special. If you’re a friendly, approachable person that likes helping customers – we think it’s a challenge you’ll enjoy this festive season. Join our team and you will receive a competitive salary plus 20% staff discount.

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