01 5490310/01 5358528
Job Title: Community Development & Community Centre Manager
Charlemont Community Resource Centre (CCRC) is a community organisation based in ffrench-Mullen House on Charlemont Street, Dublin 2, which replaced the Tom Kelly Road flats as part of a large-scale regeneration project that is still being implemented. The key mission of the CCRC is to build a sustainable community in the new complex, which will be a mixture of social housing and private-sector housing. CCRC promotes social, economic and cultural development from a value base of inclusiveness, respect for community strength and spirit, and community resilience.
The organisation has charitable status and is managed by a voluntary board of management. It has an extensive track record employing staff and running a community facility. CCRC is the key driver for community development and for statutory involvement and service provision in the area. It is responsible for the new community centre that was developed as part of the regeneration process.
The new centre was completed in late 2017 and forms a part of the apartment complex building. The centre comprises of community facilities in the form of a state-of-the-art sports and recreation hall, a meeting room along with staff offices, café style kitchen and some outside facilities. The hall is a significant resource to the community but must also generate running costs with a commercial strand to its operations. A balance in this usage needs to be maintained at all times. A sports co-ordinator and a part-time administrator are already in place in the centre.
The Manager will support and enable CCRC to play a lead role in the social, economic, and cultural development of the local area. The Manager will pursue a community development approach in implementing CCRC plans and activities for a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient community. The Manager will work with and engage a wide range of public, private and community organisations as partners in this development process, including in particular the regeneration Advisory Board for the area.
The Manager will play a key role in ensuring the management and smooth running of the Community Centre. He/she will ensure the Centre is a vibrant, well-managed facility that operates for the benefit of local residents and the wider community and within a sustainable framework.
The Manager will have a strong commitment to supporting members of the community to get involved with the CCRC and with the Community Centre. He/she will need to be self-reliant, energetic, able to work on own initiative, be able to prioritise activities and have an ability to ommunicate effectively with all members of the community.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support and sustain the capacity, development and operation of the CCRC management committee and its sub-committees (Human Resources/Finance, and Community Centre).
- Develop and sustain close working relationships for the CCRC with local partners and relevant statutory agencies and local development organisations, particularly Dublin City Council and the regeneration Advisory Board.
- Prepare reports, position papers and policy proposals as required.
- Support and sustain all governance arrangements and requirements for the CCRC including company law compliance and human resources policies and procedures.
- Ensure all necessary internal policy documents are in place, up to date and operational.
- Develop and implement procedures for the effective management and planning of staff resources.
- Manage finances efficiently including annual external audit and maintain full accountability for core funding.
- Maintain oversight of the financial position of the CCRC and all its operations, including the Community Centre, providing reports to management and funders etc. when required.
- Investigate and apply for external and additional funding as required.
- Ensure monitoring and evaluation of programmes and systems.
- Undertake such additional duties as may be deemed necessary in relation to the work.
- Work with the CCRC and regeneration Advisory Board to develop and implement a strategic plan which drives the ongoing development of the social, economic and cultural regeneration of the area.
- Manage and implement programmes and activities in and through the community centre to meet the needs of the community and to support the development of the community.
- Enable and support the development and activities of diverse groupings formed within the community in accordance with the strategic plan.
- Manage the staff responsible for the day-to-day running of the Community Centre.
- Support the development and implementation of programmes, services and facilities in accordance with the strategic plan.
- Ensure that the building is suitably maintained through the day to day repairs, maintenance programmes and external service contracts.
- Be responsible for health and safety in the building including the managing and monitoring all aspects of health and safety as required by regulations and good practice.
- Support and ensure the promotion and the use of the Community Centre with relevant staff, including ensuring well serviced channels of communication to the community.
- A track record of working on community development /regeneration in an urban setting and in developing and delivering programmes and activities within disadvantaged communities.
- Proven experience in project administration, staff management and building facilities management in the voluntary/community sector.
- A third-level qualification in, or relevant to community development or equivalent in experience.
- Knowledge of, understanding of and commitment to the values and principles of community development.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues of poverty, inequality, and social exclusion and their impact on local communities.
- Good understanding of financial budgets and reporting mechanisms.
- A professional attitude and self-motivated approach.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Confident, self-motivated, innovative and able to work under pressure.
- Good team leadership skills with the ability to develop and motivate all members of the team.
- Able to work flexible hours when required.
- Computer literate with a working knowledge of Word and Excel.
- Knowledge of local authority structures such as LCDC and PPNs.
- Report writing and analytical writing skills.
- Leadership and performance management experience.
- Interest and track record in youth work initiatives.
- Customer service and marketing skills.
- Website management and social media skills.
Hours of working: 39 hours - full time
Closing date for applications is: Friday 1st Feb 2019 at 5pm
If you have any questions in relation to this position please contact Suzanne Galloway at 01 549 0310/01 535 8528
Shortlisting will apply, only candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week beginning 11th February 2019.
This is a 12 month contract with possibility of renewal. Continuation of post is subject to continued funding.
Salary: €46,000 p.a.
Please apply using Application Form by post or email to:
Chairperson, Charlemont Community Resource Centre,
Ffrench Mullen House,