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Job Vacancy | Rural Social Scheme Supervisor (North/Mid Leitrim area)

Post: Rural Social Scheme (RSS) Supervisor

Rural Social Scheme participants are small farmers or their spouses who work on a variety of projects including village enhancement, culture and heritage projects, maintenance of walkways, administration, pre and after-school projects social care and caretaking

Reporting Structure: Successful candidate will report to the Labour Market Schemes Coordinator

Specific Duties: The implementation of the RSS Programme, which will encompass:
  • The recruitment of participants for the RSS scheme
  • The supervision, support and management of participants, including monitoring time and attendance
  • To work with the Labour Market Schemes Coordinator to match participants with suitable work based on their skills,knowledge and geographical location
  • To support community groups with the implementation of their local work plans and manage the output of participants in line with the work plan
  • To ensure that the scheme complies with all regulations set out by the Department of Social Protection
  • To ensure that all work complies with the organisational and statutory health and safety regulations and legislation.
  • To promote and represent the RSS and highlight the benefits of the scheme
  • To ensure that participants understand and follow company policy and procedures
  • To manage and work within the agreed budget and maintain all paperwork and follow procurement guidelines
  • To work closely with all relevant stakeholders to assist communities in the development of various projects which may arise.
  • To identify training needs of participants and organise work specific training
  • Working as part of a team with other RSS Supervisors and other employment programme Supervisors within the Company
  • Reviewing designated RSS projects on an ongoing basis
  • Facilitating the evaluation and appraisal of the RSS Programme
  • Ensuring that the work of the RSS Programme is at all times in support of the overall aims of Leitrim Development Company and
  • the empowerment of individuals and communities
  • Working as part of a team to organise and attend events to promote employment programmes within the Company.
  • Other duties required for the orderly operation of the RSS and other project areas of the Company.

Administration Duties:
  • Maintaining appropriate records in both written and computerised formats
  • Supervision of compliance with health and safety requirements
  • Setting, managing and monitoring work schedulesand attaining targets
  • Delivery on work-specific training
  • Maintain records and reports on IT system and participation training on the use of the system
  • Attend staff and team meetings as required
  • Review and update participant files and comply with GDPR guidelines

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in the field of community development
  • The ability to be self-motivating and a self-starter·
  • Demonstrate ability to relate to and support participants
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of supervision or management
  • Demonstrate a high level of computer literacy
  • Demonstrate communication skills to work with community
  • groups and with your colleagues in the organisation
  • Possess an understanding and appreciation of the needs and issues of the unemployed and other target groups of Leitrim Development Company along with the related Social Inclusion issues
  • Possess the required vocational skills and educational qualifications to execute the job in the required manner
  • Demonstrate valid experience of responsibility for health & safety in a previous role
  • Full clean driver’s licence and own transport

Terms & Conditions of Employment:

  • Hours of work are 40 per week.
  • Some evening work may be necessary
  • Leitrim Development Company Terms & Conditions of Employment apply.
  • A probationary period of 6 months will apply
  • Leitrim Development Company is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

  • Salary will be at Point One on the RSS supervisor pay scale

Application Process:

  • Applications should be submitted with a CV and application letter to by Thursday 7th of December by 5pm.
  • Interviews will be held on 12th and 13th of December.

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