Daughters of Charity Community Services: Henrietta Adult and Community Education Manager & Relief Early Years’ Practitioners

Daughters of Charity Community Services

Daughters of Charity Community Services:

Henrietta Adult and Community Education Manager


Relief Early Years’ Practitioners

The Daughters of Charity Community Services (DoCCS), located at 9 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, is a community-based organisation providing a range of educational, training and social care services for children, young people and adults living in Dublin’s North Inner City. Our services are targeted to individuals and families experiencing socio-economic and educational disadvantage.

Henrietta Adult and Community Education Manager

Henrietta Adult and Community Education service (HACE) is a dedicated community education provider, offering a variety of education programmes and activities for adults in Dublin’s North Inner City. HACE provides, on average, twenty-five part-time courses, the majority of which are held in the evening time. We also run a week long summer school each July, to allow people to sample a taster of some of the courses on offer throughout the year.

The Henrietta Adult and Community Education Manager role:

Contract: Full time permanent contract based on a 35 hour working week
Reporting to: Director of Services
Salary Scale: €40,209 - €45,458. Salary will be set commensurate with skills and experience
Working Hours: The working hours vary based on term or non-term time working. During term time the Manager will work 3/4 evenings a week depending on the needs of the service.

Key responsibilities:

  • To lead, prepare, manage and monitor the Adult and Community Education Plan for HACE.
  • To lead and manage the staff in line with DoCCS policies and in line with best practice.
  • To set and manage budgets to ensure the effective operation of the service.
  • To ensure full compliance with financial management, business planning and performance management arrangements. To identify, review and bring forward strategic options for the management and delivery of the service.
  • To complete all funding applications and seek out new funding opportunities for HACE and the wider organisation.To lead the strategic development of the Service
  • To monitor and report on risks pertaining to the effective delivery of the service and identify ways to minimise risk to learners.
  • To organise and coordinate the Adult and Community Education courses with appropriate planning and analysis of local needs.
  • To provide opportunities for potential learners, learners and other stakeholders, to feedback their views, be involved in consultation and input to the strategic planning process for HACE.
  • To be part of the leadership and management team within the organisation.
  • To be involved and develop the appropriate support networks/partnerships in the Adult and Community Education space.

The full job description is attached below

The Person:

  1. Experience of developing and implementing successful service plans.
  2. Experience in conducting service needs analysis
  3. Wide knowledge of Adult and Community Education policy and funding and current issues in adult learning sector.
  4. Understanding of Adult and Community education bodies, including how they relate to strategic priorities and funding programmes.
  5. Ability to develop and implement service improvement frameworks, risk and performance management systems.
  6. Pro-active approach to coordinating programme and action planning within a multi-disciplinary environment.
  7. Good interpersonal and communication skills together with an ability to influence others.
  8. Experience of working within Adult and Community Education framework including knowledge of QQI and accreditation processes
  9. Ability to articulate the objectives of the Service to internal and external stakeholders to champion the purpose, values and goals.
  10. Ability to develop and manage new and established partnerships and networks to promote and secure the agreed objectives of learners, the service and other stakeholders.
  11. Experience of preparing presentations, written and verbal briefings, reports and other information to a range of audiences.
  12. At least 3 years’ experience of managing Adult and Community Education programmes in either a teaching or project role.

Relief Early Years’ Practitioners

St. Mary’s Early Years’ service is one of the services within Daughters of Charity Community Services. Located at 9 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, we provide a range of educational, training and social care services for children, young people, adults, and older people. Our services are targeted to individuals and families in the North Inner City who are experiencing socio-economic and educational disadvantage, and social exclusion.

Relief Early Years’ Practitioners – Various Hours

Early Years Childcare Practitioner - Relief Staff (On needs basis)
Working hours: Hours will vary based on the needs present in the service. Relief staff can refuse work if unavailable which will not affect their position on the relief panel.

Full Job Description available on request

Early Years Childcare Practitioner

Required Skills and Competencies:


  • A relevant third level qualification in the field of Early Childhood Care & Education (a minimum QQI Level 5 or relevant equivalent is required)
  • A passion for working with young children and their families
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organisational skills, with an ability to manage multiple work tasks and a busy environment


  • Experience working in an Early Years setting: experience of working in a community-based Early Years’ Service would be a distinct advantage
  • A working knowledge of dealing with child protection concerns
  • Experience and training in Síolta & Aistear

Salary: Scale range €21,358 – €35,919 – pro rata

To Apply:

Please complete the attached application form and submit with a cover letter by email to Louise Mullins at recruitment@doccs.ie or by post to Louise Mullins, HR Manager, Daughters of Charity Community Services, 9 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1.

Please note: CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for the receipt of completed application forms: 23rd August 2020

Interviews for the Managers position are expected to be scheduled the following week and may be completed via video call if required.

Interviews for relief Early Years Practitioners will be held in September.

The Daughters of Charity Community Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we welcome, and strive to have, a diverse workforce.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
31st Jul, 2020
Dublin 1
Expiry Date
23rd Aug, 2020