Treo Port Lairge: Renew Social Enterprise Manager

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Renew Social Enterprise Manager

Renew is a Social Enterprise, administered by Treo Port Lairge CLG.. Renew provides a range of products & services for customers throughout the Waterford area. A social enterprise is a business that generates income; provides much needed employment for people distant from the labour market while also meeting a social mission.

Renew is about to enter a new and exciting phase in its development and would like to recruit a Social Enterprise Manager to drive these changes out for an initial period of twelve months.

Renew Enterprises moved into its own premises in Johnstown in December 2022.

This manager will be responsible for increasing Renew’s traded income and customer base.

The manager will also be required to coordinate the work of a staff team.

This is an extremely exciting role and will suit a dynamic person seeking a fresh and worthwhile challenge.

Current services on offer at Renew Social Enterprises include:

  1. Bicycle repair and maintenance.
  2. An E-Bike rental scheme.
  3. A Paint Reuse Initiative.
  4. Kindling production
  5. Garden furniture production
  6. Delivering Bicycle Mechanics programmes
  7. Delivering Four Stroke Engine Repair programmes
  8. Lawnmower servicing

Position of Renew Social Enterprise Manager

Location: 1 / 2 Johnstown Waterford City X91 NW1N.

Accountable to: CEO Treo Port Lairge CLG

Probation Period: 6 Months

Salary: €35,000 (potential salary increases will depend on income generated through traded activity)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.

Duration: 12-month contract (depending on continued funding)

Duties of Renew Social Enterprise Manager

In summary, the Manager has the primary responsibility of leading and managing the development and sustainability of Renew Social Enterprises.

Specifically, the Renew manager will;

  • Develop and manage Renew Social Enterprises as an income generating entity
  • Manage a team of staff to achieve the company’s objectives and business plan including staff coordination, rosters, timesheets and attendance
  • Proactively seek opportunities to grow business through developing existing enterprises, diversification, tender applications and business proposals etc.
  • Oversee production and delivery of services as listed above to meet monthly targets.
  • Promoting a circular economy in Waterford city.
  • Manage Community Services Programme funding according to Pobal guidelines and deliver on objectives in company business plan to develop its social enterprises
  • Produce the necessary documentation to include financial and business planning reports to Pobal and Treo Board of Management, including supporting the production of annual financial statements.
  • Promote Renew using a range of methods i.e. marketing, website, social media, advertising, promotions, seminars, networking etc.
  • Develop & maintain healthy relationships with existing and new customers.
  • Promote professional and personal development within the Renew staff team.
  • Encourage and enable staff development, training and progression
  • Apply for funding where applicable with existing agencies and identify new opportunities for same
  • Support all corporate governance requirements of the company and manage the adherence to all internal financial transaction and recording procedures as agreed with Board of Management.
  • Support the Board of Management in pursuit of its mission and strategic direction
  • Maintain Health & Safety procedures and standards.

Additional Information:

Renew provides employment to people seeking to make positive changes in their lives having been involved in criminal activity in their past.


Ideally, the Renew Manager will have a minimum of QQI level 7 in Social Enterprises, Business Administration/Development or other relevant equivalent.

Skills, Experience and Personal Requirements:

  • Experience of owning/managing a business and/or Social Enterprise would be a distinct advantage
  • People management experience in a business environment is desirable.
  • Experience of working & supervising in a busy workshop environment would benefit candidates
  • Proven ability in the administrative, accounting and reporting tasks required to run a business
  • Experience of applying and managing public funding, including reporting of same is desirable
  • Reliable, hard-working, and trustworthy with good communication skills.
  • Capable of working from own initiative while being happy to lead a team.
  • The person must maintain confidentiality at all times.

Please email your CV, cover letter and a 1000-word document outlining why you are the right person to manage and lead Renew Enterprises to

The closing date for applicants is 5 pm on Friday 31st March 2023

This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme

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Region: Waterford City