Slí Eile: Administrator (Part-Time)

Slí Eile has a vacancy for an Administrator

Slí Eile is a charity that works to help people who have experienced mental health challenges to recover and to rebuild their lives. We work in three distinctive ways. Firstly, we give people an experience of community living, through which they get social support and opportunities to develop important life-skills in a context of shared communal responsibility. Secondly, we engage people in two significant social enterprises, an organic farm and a bakery, in which they get experience of operating in the real world of work. Finally, we offer people a type of life coaching, which enables them to clarify and to actively pursue their respective visions for a good beyond Sli Eile.

Based in Churchtown, North Co. Cork, Slí Eile operates through two sister companies: Sli Eile Housing Association CLG and Slí Eile Support Services CLG. The Housing Association provides tenancies for people who are undertaking programmes at Slí Eile and the Support Services provide a range of supports to promote the tenants’ ongoing recovery and progression.

Slí Eile operates through a small team of around 12 staff. The Administrator will be a member of the Management Team, which currently comprises the CEO, the Support Programme Manager and the Enterprises and Estates Manager. Other staff at Slí Eile include 5 Tenant Progression Facilitators, who provide 24/7 tenant support, and technical specialists who guide and oversee the operation of Slí Eile’s social enterprises. All staff at Slí Eile are full members of the Slí Eile community and share with the tenants a responsibility for upholding the wellbeing of the community. The Slí Eile community also includes a number of volunteers, who contribute towards its work in many different ways. Slí Eile is led and governed by a voluntary Board.

Working closely with the CEO, the Administrator will ensure the effective operation and progressive development of Slí Eile’s financial, business and office administration systems. The Administrator will need to have…

  • Proven experience in a relevant administration role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written communication
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent computer skills and deep familiarity with MS Word and MS Excel
  • Excellent skills in bookkeeping and payroll administration
  • A full driving licence
  • Maturity and personal integrity
  • Interest in, respect for and ease with people
  • Willingness to participate in and contribute to the life of a residential community.

Qualifications in business administration and/or bookkeeping will confer an advantage.

This is a part-time position of 22.5 hours per week (4.5 hours per day). The hours will generally be worked in the morning of each day but there can be some flexibility. The salary offered is €25,740 (equivalent to €42,900 full-time). A probationary period of 6 months applies to this position, following which the Administrator will be entitled to an employer’s pension contribution of 5% salary.

If you are interested to be considered for the position of Administrator, please send a letter of application together with your curriculum vitae to Dr Paul Doherty (CEO), Slí Eile, Burton Park, Churchtown, Mallow, Co Cork, P51 VN8H. Application letters and curricula vitae may alternatively be submitted by email to Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 25th September 2019.


North Co Cork

Expiry date: 


Date Entered/Updated: 

File Job Description17.57 KB