Kilkenny Employment for Youth: General Manager

Kilkenny Employment for Youth

Kilkenny Employment for Youth CLG., Garden Row, Off High St., Kilkenny.
Tel: (056) 7762774 / 7765465 Fax: (056) 7751144 e-mail:

General Manager

Kilkenny Employment for Youth Community Training Centre (K E Y) provides vocational training and education options to meet the needs of young people aged 16 – 21 from the local area who have left school early i.e. before Leaving Certificate and who are unemployed. Our Skills Development Programme is designed to enhance each learner’s opportunities to learn new skills and achieve the certification necessary for progression into employment, further training or continued education. Delivering QQI Levels 3 & 4 Training and VCTC Vocational Skills we are one of the main delivery mechanisms for the Foundation phase of YOUTHREACH.

Community Training Centre’s - 32 across Ireland - are responsive to the role of ETBs in implementing National and Local Policy, Second Chance Education and Training Initiatives.

The Board of Directors invites applications from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals for the position of: General Manager (GM).

The GM, under the direction of, and accountable to, the Board of Trustees, will be responsible for the overall and effective running of the CTC including, Budgets, Development and Delivery of Services, Staff /Learner Development and maintenance of positive Employee Relations etc.

Qualifications and Experience - a successful candidate will have:

  • Significant management experience – preferably in a similar educationally related field.
  • A recognised degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • Strategic, business and financial planning experience.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Initiative and the ability to motivate and work effectively with the Board, staff (full and part time), learners, KCETB and other key stakeholders.
  • An understanding of key issues and the role of agencies relating to young early school leavers.
  • An understanding of QQI and VTCT Quality Assurance accreditation requirements.
  • IT skills.

The successful candidate will be appointed subject to receiving the appropriate Garda clearance and satisfactory references.

The salary range associated with the post is €38,333 to €64,756 which includes two long service increments.
Please note a starting entry point is applicable. Kilkenny Employment for Youth CLG CTC offers an excellent package including contributory pension and opportunities for training and development for the successful candidate.

Applications, to include a covering letter and curriculum vitae should be marked Private and Confidential and returned by email to
Please note a shortlisting process will apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 03/10/ 2022 by 12.00 noon.
Late applications will not be considered.

Canvassing will disqualify.

Kilkenny Employment for Youth CLG is an equal opportunities employer.


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Date Entered/Updated
12th Sep, 2022
Expiry Date
3rd Oct, 2022