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Job Vacancy

Monday 13th August 2018


Applications are invited for the position of National Coordinator to support the work of The BB in the Republic of Ireland.

The Boys’ Brigade, founded in 1883 is the pioneer uniformed Christian voluntary youth organisation. Our mission is to care and challenge young people for life through a programme of activities and informal education underpinned by the Christian faith.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with The Boys’ Brigade, possess a complete understanding of National Child Protection and Welfare requirements and have experience in developing and implementing youth activities at a local or national level.

Candidates interested in the above position should submit their Curriculum Vitae to Martin HR Consulting, Kilmore Business Park, Dublin Rd., Cavan or by email. If you have any questions please call Andy Pierce on 086 1705888.

Closing Date: 29/08/2018.

Canvassing will disqualify

Characteristics required for the role:

  • Highly-committed to and able to promote the object and mission of The Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association in the Republic of Ireland (“The BB”)
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and is able to deal sensitively and effectively with volunteers within The BB
  • Well developed written and oral communication skills including writing and communicating instructions, rules and guidelines, reports and funding applications.
  • Proficient in office administration, logistics and systems including Microsoft Office, converting documents to pdf formats, email and social media
  • Knowledgeable of statutory and regulatory requirements for youth service providers and the legal framework surrounding charities and voluntary sector organisations
  • Full understanding of National Child Protection and Welfare Legislation and regulations; familiarity with Tusla and denominational child protection requirements
  • Able to plan, manage and co-ordinate activities in an effective and professional manner
  • Proven experience of preparing and managing budgets
  • Must be able to understand and wholly embrace the values and methods of Youth Work
  • Must have an understanding of, and commitment to equal opportunities
  • Must be free and willing to travel internationally; clean Driving Licence
  • Background in The BB highly desirable
  • No formal qualifications required but desirable
  • Satisfactory completion of Garda Vetting is mandatory

Summary of main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of The Brigade’s operational plan in the Republic of Ireland
  • Arranging meetings of the various Committees and ensuring the recording and implementation of decisions.
  • Maintaining and developing partnerships with other Voluntary Youth Sector Organisations.
  • Developing links with appropriate Government / Government agencies to ensure an effective dialogue regarding national youth policy, funding and mutual understanding.
  • Overseeing the implementation of various policies including, Child Protection, Leader Training and Data Protection.
  • Responsible with the Management Committee /Regional President for effective financial and budgetary control.
  • Preparing accounts for Management and Auditors
  • Maintaining positive relationships with volunteers at all levels of the organisation.
  • Responsible for ensuring effective internal and external communications within the Republic of Ireland, with the Brigade in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK
  • Maintain and develop relationships with denominations of the various churches and other voluntary organisations

Job Type: Contract

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