Jobstown Assisting Drug Dependency (JADD): Manager

Jobstown Assiting Drug Dependency (JADD)



About us: Jobstown Assisting Drug Dependency (JADD), is a community-based organisation that provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to individuals & families affected by addiction problems. JADD is governed by a voluntary board of directors, and is funded through the Health Service Executive (HSE) addiction services, Pobal, and the Tallaght Drug & Alcohol Task Force. JADD places great value on the long standing partnerships we have with the HSE, TDATF, and other partners, therefore, the Manager is required to engage with, and work in partnerhsip with all stakeholders in a professional and collaborative way.

Overview of the postion: JADD are recruiting for a Manager with excellent leadership & management skills. It is essential that the Manager has a passion for supporting individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use problems. This role requires the individual to have excellent leadership skills, with experience in implementing strategic objectives, in partnership with the Board of Directors (BOD) and staff. The Manager will have responibility for the operation & clinical/social care governance of an addiction treatment & rehabilitation service, therefore, day to day management skills and experience are essential. As part of this role, the Manager is responsible for ensuring that individuals and families receive a professional and safe service, in line with the HSE Safer Better Healthcare Standards, therefore, experience of working to quality standards is also important. The Manager is also responible for staff management, data management, stakeholder engagement, including service users, and for health & safety of all on site.

Reporting strucuture: The Manager will report to the Chairperson of the BOD on a weekly basis, or as required, while also attending BOD meetings on a monthly basis to apprise the board on strategic objectives, stakeholder communications, staff updates, etc.

Tenure: This position is permanent and whole time, subject to funding.

Salary scale: Grade VI Clerical

Working week: The working week consists of 35 hours per week. As JADD provides services over seven days per week, flexibility will be required.

Closing date: 5 p.m. Monday 30th May, 2022

Email CV and Covering Letter to for the attention of Jacinta Keegan

Proposed interview date: June 2022

Key responsiblities


  • To work in partnership with the BOD to align service provision with agreed Service Level Agreements
  • To provide leadership to the management committee to ensure JADD’s vision and ethos is promoted.
  • To implement annual work plans to achieve strategic objectives.
  • To provide leadership to teams to ensure they achieve department goals.

Finance Management

  • Knowledge and experience of developing annual budgets, & monitoring of actual expenditure.
  • Experience and knowledge of applying for NGO funding/grants, fundraising, etc.
  • Experience of working with a finance sub-committee.

Operation Mangement

  • To oversee systems and strucutres that support the effective and efficent operation of JADD’s services.
  • To ensure that JADD’s assessment, key-working, and case-mangement processes are in line with the NDRIC Framework.
  • To ensure that JADD staff work in partnership with HSE staff in the delivery of opioid substituion treatment.
  • To ensure that all departments are appropriately staffed to meet service user needs.

Staff Management

  • To manage and support staff to provide a safe & professional service.
  • Knowledge of Irish employment legislation, for example, equality & diversity, health & safety, paternity & maternity, disciplinary & grievance, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, etc.
  • To ensure that staff are working towards their department goals.
  • To manage staff issues & complaints, and conduct investigations, if required.
  • To provide supervision & support to staff.
  • To plan & chair weekly staff meetings, planning sessions, crisis meetings, etc.

Stakeholder Relationships

  • To work collaboratively & professionally with funders and key stakeholders to enhance service provision for service users; to ensure JADD’s sustainability, and the enchanement of JADD’s reputation.
  • To attend stakeholder meetings/events, such as HSE SLA meetings, TDATF sub-group meetings, etc., and represent JADD in a professional & appropriate manner to ensure positive stakeholder relationships are preserved.

Quality & Data Management

  • To ensure that service provision is developed, delivered and reviewed in line with the HSE Safer Better Healthcare Standards.
  • To ensure that all data collected is stored, both paper & digital records, in line with the GDPR obligations.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications and/or experience

  • A recognised third level qualification in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of 3 years management experience, preferable in a community/voluntary organization.
  • Experience of developing & implementing evidence-based practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of structures that support the NDS, such as Local Drug Task Force, etc.
  • Experience of working in a community-based addiction service, offering multiple services to individuals & families affected by addiction problems.
  • Experience of leading & managing teams.
  • Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th May, 2022
Dublin 24
Expiry Date
30th May, 2022