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Education Programme Manager – Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership

May 30, 2013

A vacancy has arisen for an Education Programme Manager in Ballymun Partnership Ltd for an initial period of six months, with possible extensions to this period. Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership works with people who are socially excluded or are at risk of becoming so, and promotes social cohesion and labour market participation with a focus on the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

This is achieved through a range of integrated activities in Education, Training, Job Placement, Early Childhood Services, Enterprise Support and Community and Environmental Programmes.

Applicants should submit a CV with a covering letter by 5pm on Monday 3rd June 2013 to info@ballymun.org.

Please include your availability and salary expectation.

It is intended to hold interviews the week commencing 10th June 2013.

Job Description: Education Programme Manager, Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership

This is a full time position, reporting to the Acting Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating the Education Programme for Ballymun and Whitehall in order to meet funder and company requirements. The position will initially be for a six month period, with possible extensions.

• To progress and develop mainstream Education provision through an area based approach in the Ballymun Whitehall Partnership area, particularly in conjunction with the Principles Network and Education Working Group Members.
• Overall management and development of the Education programme for Ballymun and Whitehall.
• Work in collaboration with major agencies in the area to facilitate and take responsibility for the training and education component of the Social Regeneration Plan for Ballymun.
• Line management, mentoring and developing the Education team.
• Represent the Partnership at education and other relevant fora.
• To be available as a resource to community members, colleagues and others working in or for the Partnership to assist, and advise, regarding their engagement with the education system and to facilitate linkages where appropriate.
• Work in collaboration with Senior Management and the Board of the Partnership.
• Support the company in any other duties as and when they arise.

Programme Management and Administration
• Continue to implement and evaluate the education programme within our annual plan, to meet forecasted targets (Action Output Indicators, Beneficiary Participation Rates and Strategic Plan Targets).
• Manage co-ordination of programmes and seek out opportunities for strengthening inter-programme learning and sharing.
• Ensure team targets, budgets and other key performance indicators set are met on a quarterly basis, in line with company and funder reporting requirements.
• Provide problem solving, support & mentoring to team members where potential issues on task completion are identified.
• Report to the Education Working Group regularly, in line with programme requirements, and liaise with the Chair of the Education Working Group on a regular basis.

HR & Personnel Management
• Manage and develop the Education Team.
• Ensure compliance with all Partnership policies.
• Undertake annual appraisals of team members.
• Delegation of tasks to the Education team, where appropriate.

Financial Administration
• Maintain project files for the Local Community Development Programme, in line with Pobal Financial guidelines.
• Indentify funding opportunities, as required, in order to deliver or enhance identified actions within the Local Community Development Programme.
• Deliver actions within funding requirements and company financial policy.

Community Relations
• Initiate, develop, and maintain cooperative relationships and networks with key agencies and funders in relation to Education actions.
• Listen to clients, volunteers, and the community in order to improve services and generate community involvement in regards to funded programmes.
• Represent Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership with the highest standards of integrity at all times.

The candidate should posses the following skills and attributes:
• A relevant third level degree
• Significant experience in programme management
• In-depth understanding of Education and Training provision
• A knowledge and understanding of Fetac training
• Experience of operating within an area of social exclusion
• Proven ability to manage staff and work effectively with management
• The ability to plan strategically and think ahead
• Capacity to work to deadlines
• Excellent inter-personal and oral communication skills
• Understanding of financial systems/procedures
• Knowledge of local development and the changing local development landscape
• Excellent report writing skills
• Strong IT skills

The candidate will have the following qualities:
• Good Judgement
• Sensitivity to others
• Flexibility
• Be self motivated
• An ability to work with marginalised groups
• Understanding, promoting and working towards community development principles
• Independent, creative thinking and excellent problem solving skills
• Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity

Other requirements for the job:
• Availability to work unsocial hours if required
• Full clean driving licence.