Tipperary Town & District School Completion Programme: Coordinator

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Position: Coordinator

Applications are invited for the above post. The closing date for applications is the 16th of June 2021. Applicants should apply by forwarding their curriculum vitae and a covering letter explaining how they believe they meet the criteria to Ruaidhri@ailbes.com Further details in relation to salary will be provided to the successful candidate. Please note shortlisting may apply and canvassing will disqualify.

The School Completion Programme is a targeted initiative which aims to increase the number of children and young people who stay in primary and post primary education and in doing so improve the number of young people who successfully complete the Senior Cycle or equivalent. The main focus of the Programme is to work with those who may be at risk of educational disadvantage through early school leaving. The SCP aims to impact positively on Attendance, Participation and Retention in school through provision of interventions - In school, After School and Out of School camps. The SCP is a national Programme which is an action under the Department of Education DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in School) Plan.

The SCP is currently funded through Tusla Education Support Service(Tess).

There are 5 schools in the Tipperary Town & District SCP – St Ailbes is our only post primary school and our four primary schools are The Monastery school, St. Joseph’s, St. Michael’s G.N.S, Bansha N.S. school. The Local Co-ordinator will lead the development and implementation of the Programme in consultation with Tess, the Local Management Committee and the 5 school Principals.

Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • Education to level 8 Degree standard in a relevant area e;g; social care, education, youth work etc.
  • Experience in managing, leading and supporting a team of staff
  • Experience in managing budgets is beneficial
  • Experience in relationship management with local funding agencies and stakeholder organisations
  • Knowledge and experience of Logic Model Planning
  • Full Irish Driving Licence and access to a car
  • Knowledge of early school leaving factors and familiarity with DEIS schools and the School Completion Programme

Person Specification

  • Ability to lead staff members and provide supervision
  • High level of motivation/ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to liaise with a wide range of contacts and build and maintain effective working relationships with adults and young people
  • Excellent standards of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to be proactive and work effectively within a pressurised environment
  • Positive and flexible approach to working as part of a team
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to draft summary information and correspondence. Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to implement and follow organisational guidelines and processes
  • Good computer skills, including Word, Excel, Internet, PowerPoint and Social Media

Additional Considerations for the role

Funding : It must be understood that if the funding for the post is discontinued the post holder’s contract may be terminated

Garda Vetting : As the work involves contact with children and young people, candidates considered for employment will be required to undergo the Garda Vetting process before employment can be confirmed

References : The successful candidate will also undergo 2 reference checks before employment can be confirmed

Hours of Work : The Co-ordinator will be expected to work a minimum of 35 hours per week. Please note, however, that this position will require flexibility in relation to working hours.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Jun, 2021
Expiry Date
16th Jun, 2021