St Oliver’s Community Centre: General Manager


St Oliver’s Community Centre CLG (SOCC) is a not-for-profit community organisation in Ratoath, Co Meath. It is a registered charity and has as its core objectives the advancement of the arts, heritage, education, culture and community welfare as well as greater community participation in sport. It operates a community centre, a theatre, a pre-school childcare creche, a 7 acre community sports campus and a community newsletter. Over 20 people are employed and it is serving one of the fastest growing towns in Ireland. SOCC is governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by a Chief Executive.

This new role of General Manager will be our organisation’s second-in-command and be responsible for its day-to-day operations and the marketing of its services with a strong emphasis on arts and culture. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the General Manager will take full responsibility for the management of staff, the marketing of the organisation’s services and events, communications with all stakeholders as well as making key inputs into the long term development of the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, strong business acumen, effective people management and leadership skills, a keen interest in music and drama, an ability to manage transparent communications between multiple stakeholders and a good awareness of community and governance standards.

This is a full-time position and applications can be emailed to The closing date for applications is May 21st 2021. Initial interviews will be conducted online before May 31st and final interviews in early June.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • People management experience and having a clear understanding of HR and organisational processes such as company handbooks, disciplinary procedures and corporate governance documentation.
  • Strong networking and communication skills
  • Experience of financial planning, budgeting and enforcing financial processes and controls
  • A keen interest in and awareness of the Irish music and drama industry
  • Good IT skills and a strong knowledge of social media and digital marketing of events
  • Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines and good writing and presentational skills

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Influencing skills – an ability to influence key decision makers in a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Negotiation skills – an ability to negotiate contracts or agreements
  • Demonstrable understanding of the music / performance arts sector
  • Proven experience of working in either the arts or not-for-profit sector or a sector with a heavy emphasis on meeting the needs of the public
  • Third level qualification in Marketing or relevant discipline and experience
  • Proven track record in generating corporate business in an entertainment or hospitality context with an emphasis on repeat business

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th May, 2021
Ratoath, Co Meath
Expiry Date
21st May, 2021