South Dublin County Partnership
JOB TITLE: Deputy CEO (Director of Services)
Closing date: 27th April 2023
A vacancy has arisen for a full-time position as Deputy CEO in South Dublin County Partnership. South Dublin County Partnership works with people who are socially excluded or are at risk of becoming so and promotes social cohesion and labour market participation with a focus on the most disadvantaged neighborhoods. This is achieved through a range of integrated activities in Education, Training, Job Placement, Early Childhood Services, Enterprise Support and Community and Environmental Programmes. South Dublin County Partnership is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds.
Position: Deputy CEO (Director of Services)
Reporting: South Dublin County Partnership CEO
Purpose of the Role
This is a senior position within SDCP and working closely with the CEO and the Senior Management Team the post holder will develop and grow a range of new and innovative services and programmes. In addition, the Deputy CEO will ensure that all existing services and programmes achieve best practice delivery standards. The post holder will ensure that all thematic areas work collaboratively for the benefit of our clients, both individuals and community groups, those facing disadvantage and barriers. In addition to the items listed below the Deputy CEO will deputise for the CEO during any prolonged absence and or attend briefings, meetings, conferences seminars representing the CEO and SDCP as circumstances require.
- Programme Development and Implementation
The Deputy CEO will be responsible for the development and implementation of a service strategy that will identify new opportunities arising from existing gaps in services to disadvantaged cohorts and areas.
The post holder will undertake a review of all services and programmes to ensure efficacy of the programme and content, value for money and performance management. The D/CEO will ensure that at a minimum all programme /activity reporting will use a logic model type framework for pre and post evaluation.
- Service Design and Development
Design and develop new, client centred, services that will enable SDCP Partnership to engage and progress often hard to reach client individuals and groups.
Evaluate and review existing services to support continuous development and improvement of service to those most in need.
Support the development of inter-agency responses to tacking social exclusion and poverty by working collaboratively with stakeholders locally and nationally.
- Communications & IT Development
The D/CEO will develop and oversee implementation of an integrated communications plan covering SDCPs internal and external communications. This will include review of existing policies and procedures, developing a needs analysis and when required engage external contractors to provide support services. The policy and practical use and control of company multimedia platforms will form an important element of the future and will be overseen by the deputy CEO. To fulfil this role, the D/CEO will lead out on innovative IT application across the organisation.
- Quality Assurance and Compliance
The D/CEO will be responsible for all aspect of the quality of services offered by SDCP and will ensure that all services will adhere to the highest standards in terms of programme content, delivery to marginalised groups and individuals, compliance with funder requirements and conforming to all legislative and regulatory requirements. It is expected that the D/CEO will manage and oversee the internal audit functions of SDCP.
- Data Collection and Analysis
The D/CEO will collate, prepare, and analyse qualitative and quantitative data to support evidence informed decision making, manage performance, assist planning and resource allocation and the identification of new and emergent needs. Data collection will also be developed to evidence and report internal referrals and inform the development of a single registration system within SDCP.
- Staff Development
The D/CEO will lead/be responsible for developing a staff development plan to include training and personal development of staff at all levels. This will include the initiation of a culture of learning across all thematic areas.
The D/CEO will lead the Senior Management Team in the development of professional standards and a Code of Ethics. The development of a healthy and safe working environment and a respectful performance led culture will be a priority. Support the CEO to further develop the culture within the organisation to reflect SDCPs Mission, Vision, Values and Ethos.
This job description is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed by the company from time to time in conjunction with the D/CEO or as determined by the CEO and the Board of Directors.
The successful candidate should possess the following Qualification, Skills, and Attributes.
Level 9 qualification (master’s degree equivalent level) in one of the following areas: Business, Management, Strategy, Social Enterprise, Quality Measurement, Social Science, or other area relevant to this position.
- The successful candidate will have a minimum of four years working in the sector at senior management level with direct responsibilities for staff and project implementation.
- A proven ability to plan strategically and develop realistic objectives arising from the strategic plan and to develop qualitive and quantitative measurement criteria.
- The candidate will have a proven track record and understanding of the community development and how to develop social inclusion practices across all thematic areas witing SDCP.
- The successful candidate will have proven leadership qualities, knowledge and experience of staff development, detailed knowledge managing a workplace culture that reflects company mission, vision and values and has proven capability to serve clients with multiple barriers and or those living with persistent disadvantage.
- Experience of managing internal and external communications using multimedia platforms and systems. Excellent communications abilities both verbal and writing will essential.
- A high degree of knowledge of various IT systems and processes will be an advantage.
- The successful candidate will have experience of service design and delivery in the context of developing and implementing initiatives established to alleviate disadvantage.
- An understanding of quality systems and processes and experience of implementing quality improvements on an ongoing basis will be an advantage. The postholder will have experience of adopting compliance frameworks, measuring progress, and managing data collection and analysis.
- Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a capability for independent, creative thinking and a track record for developing and implementing innovative pilot actions with a view to mainstreaming successful initiatives.
- Excellent knowledge and experience of Irish Government policies, programmes and initiatives relating to social inclusion and community development will be essential.
- The successful candidate will have a proven business acumen, understand the financial aspects of project management including compliance with funder requirements / audit criteria and reporting mechanisms.
- The candidate will be expected to be available to work unsocial hours and have a full driving licence.
This position will be subject to Garda Vetting.
Additional Benefits include:
- Entitlements 25 Days Annual Leave (Additional holidays for long service)
- Generous Pension Plan (after 6 months)
- Remote working policy
- HSF Health Plan Benefits
- Paid sick leave policy.
- Parking Facilities
Salary Scale for this position will apply €72,200 – €88,500.
Applicants should pay particular attention to the essential and desirable criteria in the job description, your suitability and why you are the best candidate for this post.
For postal applications please send three copies of your up-to-date detailed CV (no more than 4 pages) and cover letter accompanied with completed confidential form marked Job ref: 85/2023
Application to be marked Strictly Private & Confidential to:
Administration & Operations Manager
South Dublin County Partnership,
Nangor Road Business Park,
OR alternatively email your application to Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org – subject box to be marked Deputy CEO Job Ref: 85/2023
Closing date for receipt of applications: 27th April 2023
Late applications will not be considered. Shortlisting will apply.
Please provide the names, address, occupation, and contact details of three referees. (Contact will not be made without prior notification to you). Please note that no individual correspondence will be entered into.
South Dublin County Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer.