Community Employment Supervisor Vacancy


We are now recruiting for the position of Community Employment Supervisor.

This is a full-time position, 39 hours per week (excluding time off for lunch periods). The salary scale is based on the Department of Social Protection (DSP) rate for the role commencing at €639.61 gross per week. Holidays and other terms and conditions are in line with DSP Community Employment operational guidelines.


The Community Employment Supervisor will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Partnership Integrated Community Employment Scheme (PICES) and ensuring that PICES activities support the overall strategic vision, objectives and programmes of Southside Partnership.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Supervision and Human Resource responsibilities for all aspects of the scheme.
• Establishing the staffing needs of community groups, recruitment/selection of CE staff to meet these needs, drawing up job descriptions and specifications, advertising positions, interviewing and conducting      reference checks.
• Liaising with Host Groups on all aspects of staff manpower planning and staff development.
• Organising external work experience for staff where relevant.
• Maintenance of all staff records, including contracts, timesheets and leave records.
• Dealing with grievance and disciplinary issues.
• Identifying training needs and establishing a training plan/personal action plan for all who engage with the scheme, researching and scheduling appropriate training courses, reviewing training etc.
• Maintenance/updating of all project related files, digital and hard copy, including Individual Learner Plans for participants.
• Preparing routine reports for Southside Partnership DLR and DSP.
• Maintenance of wages, materials and training records and administration of relevant budgets.
• Production of PICES newsletter to disseminate information to staff as appropriate.
• Liaising closely with other staff within Southside Partnership to identify potential candidates for participation on PICES, e.g. Tús, LES etc., and identifying potential progression support routes for those leaving the scheme e.g. LES, JobClub, enterprise, training, etc.

Candidates must have:
• Minimum 3 years’ relevant supervisory experience
• A major 3rd level qualification (NFQ Level 6 or higher) (Minor/component awards at Level 6 or higher are insufficient)
• A knowledge of barriers facing the long-term unemployed and an understanding of the principles relating to community development and social inclusion
• Own transport with full clean driving licence

Garda vetting will also be required for this position.

Application Process

Applications, marked CE Supervisor Vacancy, to be sent by email to:

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or by post to:

Mary Molloy, Human Resources, Southside Partnership DLR, The Old Post Office, 7 Rock Hill, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
Please include a cover letter (no more than 1 page) and an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages), including details of referees. Please note that referees will not be contacted without prior permission.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 18th August 2017.
It is proposed to interview week beginning Monday 4th September 2017.

Southside Partnership DLR is an equal opportunities employer.

A panel of suitable candidates will be created and maintained for 6 months should any similar employment opportunities present in this period.