Léargas: Administrator, Strategic Initiatives

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Administrator, Strategic Initiatives

POST: Administrator, Strategic Initiatives
REPORTING TO: Strategic Initiatives Manager, Léargas
JOB PURPOSE: To support the implementation of EPALE in Ireland by working closely with the Central Support Service (CSS) and National Support Services (NSS).
PAY GRADE: Equivalent to Clerical Officer Standard Grade. Successful candidate starts Point 1 -€23,572
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14th August 2019, 5pm. Interviews to be held w/c 19/8/19

Léargas manage national and international exchange programmes in adult education and schools, vocational education and training, and youth and volunteering. These activities connect people in different communities and countries, and bring an international dimension to the work of organisations across Ireland. We are the National Agency for Erasmus+ in Adult Education, School Education, VET and Youth.

We have built a national and international reputation for effectively managing significant levels of funding to support international collaboration and exchange. We have also built a reputation for a friendly and supportive approach to programme applicants and beneficiaries.

We are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and driven person to join the team in Léargas as Administrator on the Strategic Initiatives Team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of EPALE through assisting in the logistics, organisation, set up/breakdown and administration of promotion, training and other events
  • Maintain a directory of stakeholders comprising policymakers, practitioners, authorities and trainers; update and maintain contact lists.
  • Liaise with stakeholders, including organising meetings and taking minutes.
  • Administer financial payments and other financial records.
  • Record expenditure on the grant agreement and maintain files in relation to this expenditure.
  • Identify new members of the site, liaise with them on key features and functionality. Help members of the site with uploading documents and articles in the absence of the EPALE Executive. Assist in content creation for the platform.
  • Set up and maintenance of internal filing, and recording systems to include purchasing of stationery and carry out other general clerical duties such as filing, record management and responding to emails.

Person Specification

  • Relevant work experience in an office/team environment.
  • Experience of dealing with clients/customers in a busy services environment.
  • Experienced in using a wide range of IT tools; must have a good working knowledge of basic computer packages, additional experience/training on social media/blogging etc. would be an advantage.
  • Experience in online communities or e-learning would be of benefit.
  • Strong proof reading abilities.
  • Experience of working in an international context.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task is required.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptable, flexible and hard working.

General requirements of all Léargas staff

We expect our people to show leadership, exceptional organisational and planning skills, and be analytical and conceptual thinkers with excellent IT, networking and influencing skills. We expect excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combined with an ability to fit within a team that has a strong values-based approach to work.

Application process

Applications in writing to include CV and letter of motivation to recruit@leargas.ie to reach us no later than 5pm on Wednesday 14th August 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 19th August 2019.

We work 35 hours per week in a flexible environment. The EPALE Administrator will be based within the National Support Service – Léargas (King’s Inns House, Parnell St, Dublin 1).

Léargas is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.


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