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Kildare Youth Services - Vacancy for Programme Manager 2014

posted Oct 7, 2013, 5:16 AM by Mark McCormack   [ updated Mar 14, 2014, 11:42 AM ]

Kildare Youth Services (KYS)  is a dynamic voluntary organisation dedicated to working with young people in their local communities. Kildare Youth Services is a member of Youth Work Ireland, a federation of locally-based youth services throughout the country who work in the interest of young people through the provision of a range of services and who share a common ethos and approach. Kildare Youth Services is committed to the personal and social development of young people within their communities and to the provision of quality youth services through an integrated multi-disciplinary approach.

We are currently recruiting for a Programme Manager

The successful candidate will:

• Have a recognised qualification in HR; Management; Support & Supervision, and/or Youth & Community Work

• Have experience of organisational development; Policy development; Strategic Planning; Income generation in the community / voluntary sector; and, Support & supervision of staff

• Have a good knowledge of the youth work sector in Ireland.

• Have a working knowledge of Children First, of the Children Act 2001 (Revised March 2013),

• Demonstrate an ability in system development in the areas of Performance Management; Information gathering; Planning and evaluation

• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

• Be willing to work unsocial hours and a time off in lieu system.

• Have a full clean driving license and own transport.

The successful candidate will be employed by Kildare Youth Services (KYS) for an initial 12 month fixed-term contract, including a 6 month probationary period. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 10th April 2014. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 24th April 2014.

Please follow the link below for full details of the Application.

For application form and Job Description please contact 
Kildare Youth Services
Tel: +353 45 897 893
Fax: +353 45 897 966

Application forms to be submitted to

Tom Dunne, Regional Director,
Kildare Youth Services
Canal Stores,
Basin St, 
Co. Kildare.

Applications must contain details of three referees (including your current or most recent employer).