General Manager (Acting) – Kylemore Community Training Centre – Dublin 10

Kylemore Community Training Centre (KCTC) provides vocational training and education options to meet the needs of young people aged 16 – 21 from the local area who have left school early i.e. before Leaving Certificate and who are unemployed.  Our Skills Development Programme is designed to enhance each learner’s opportunities to learn new skills and achieve the certification necessary for progression into employment, further training or continued education.  Delivering QQI Levels 3 & 4 Training we are one of the main delivery mechanisms for the Foundation phase of YOUTHREACH

Community Training Centre’s – 35 across Ireland – are responsive to the role of CDETB (formerly FÁS) in implementing National and Local Policy second chance education and training initiatives

The Board of Directors invites applications from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals for the position of:  Acting General Manager (GM).  The role is to cover a secondment period of up to 2 years.

The GM, under the direction of, and accountable to, the Board of Management, will be responsible for the effective running of the CTC including, Budgets, Development and Delivery of Services, Staff Development and maintenance of positive Employee Relations etc.

Qualifications and Experience – a successful candidate will have:

Significant management experience – preferably in a similar educationally related field.
A recognised degree level qualification or equivalent.
Strategic, business and financial planning experience.
Excellent communication and leadership skills.
Initiative and the ability to motivate and work effectively with the Board, staff (full and part time), learners, CDETB and other key stakeholders.
An understanding of key issues and the role of agencies relating to young early school leavers.
An understanding of QQI and Quality Assurance accreditation requirements.
IT skills.

The successful candidate will be appointed subject to receiving the appropriate Garda clearance.

The salary range associated with the post is €38,333 to €64,756 which includes two long service increments. Maximum entry points are applicable.  A job description is available on request to

Completed applications MUST include a cover letter and curriculum vitae, marked Private and Confidential, FAO: The Chairperson, Kylemore Community Training Centre, 1st Floor Ballyfermot Resource Centre, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10.  You can also email completed applications to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 9th October 2015.  Late applications will not be considered and short listing may apply.  Interviews are expected to be held on 16th October 2015.

Canvassing will disqualify.

Kylemore CTC is an equal opportunities employer.

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