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Vacancy: Manager, Naíonra an Teaghlaigh Naofa, Cork

May 30, 2018

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Naíonra an Teaghlaigh Naofa, was founded by Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa, and trades under the title “Coiste Naíonra an Teaghlaigh Naofa Teo.”  is a not-for-profit, Irish language pre-school. It has been in operation for more than 25 years, and is situated on the grounds of Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane, Cork city.

The Naionra operates during the academic year, from September to June incl.  There are two sessions per day 08.45-11.45 and 12.00-15.00 hrs. Student numbers fluctuate but there are currently 47 enrolled for Sept 2018.  There is a team of six part-time Early Years Educators.

Reporting to:

The Manager of the Naionra is employed by Coiste Naionra an Teaghlaigh Naofa Teo. and reports to the Naíonra Management Committee.

Duties & Responsibilities:

·         To take day to day responsibility for children and teaching team members, ensuring compliance with legislative and safety standards at all times.

·         Maintain and update the curriculum in line with Siolta and Aistear.

·         Be professional in all verbal and non-verbal interactions with employees, parents and children at all times.

·         To lead ECCE scheme provision for pre-schoolers.

·         To ensure high standards of care and education

·         To ensure a high standard of hygiene

·         Attend meetings and undertake training as required.

·         Revise and update policies and procedures as required.

·         Adhere to Child Protection Policy of the service and follow procedure to report any concerns.

·         Maintain all records as required by legislation, Pobal and Tusla.

·         To be responsible for the day-to-day financial operations within the Naíonra.  Operate the payroll software, maintain a budget and keep accurate accounts.  Work with the accountant to complete all financial statements required by Pobal, Tusla, CRO, Inland Revenue etc.

·         Represent the service during Inspections by Tusla, Pobal, DES, NERA and act on any recommendations made in subsequent reports.

·         Network with appropriate local, statutory and voluntary agencies.

·         Ensure the centre is adequately insured and that all safety equipment is maintained and regularly serviced.

·         To facilitate regular staff meetings.

·         To communicate effectively with parents.

·         To co-ordinate recruitment, appraisal and training requirements for all staff.

·         Maintain accurate and up to date personnel records for all employees.

·         Ensure policy documents relating to employee legislation are kept up to date and available to all Team Members.

·         Be able to take charge and direct children and teaching team members in the event of an emergency.

·         Maintain confidentiality.

·         To be a key holder for the Naionra and main gate of the school.

·         Maintain systems of observation and record keeping so that each child’s progress is effectively monitored and supported.

·         Support parents of children with special requirements.  Complete observational reports as requested by medical professionals through parents.

Person Specifications:

·         Minimum FETAC (QQI) Level 7 qualification in E.Y. Care & Education

·         Knowledge, understanding and practical experience of pre-school education (minimum two years).

·         Experience in a team lead role.

·         Good knowledge of spoken and written Irish

·         Proven organisational and computer skills.

·         Ability to work independently.

·         Kindness, warmth and responsiveness to the needs of children and their families.

·         Ability to communicate effectively.

·         Finance aptitude.

·         Complete Garda vetting

·         Commitment to equal opportunities for all children, families and staff.

·         Experience of observation and skill level assessment of young children.


·         FETAC (QQI) Level 7 qualification in Childcare or equivalent

·         Minimum experience – two years in a team lead role

·         Good knowledge of spoken and written Irish

·         Proven organisational and computer skills

Terms and Conditions:

·         This is a full time permanent position.

·         The salary for this role is €28,000 per annum.

·         If you are interested applying, please forward your CV along with an application letter to bainisteoir.ntn@gmail.com

·         The closing date for applications is Friday, 08 June 2018.