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PPN Tipperary is looking for a Co-ordinator

The overall purpose of the job is: 

To support the work of the Secretariat to continue to develop the PPN in Tipperary to enhance participation in decision making, information sharing and capacity building in environmental, social inclusion and community and voluntary organisations in accordance with the relevant guidelines.

The Co-ordinator will be a highly motivated person, with a strong sense of commitment to the ideas and values inherent in the work of PPN.  They should have substantial relevant knowledge and experience in community development. 

Tipperary PPN Job Description for Co-ordinator

Job Title:   PPN Co-ordinator

Reporting to: PPN Secretariat via their designated structure

Base: In the PPN Offices in Thurles

Salary: Grade 5 (Please note that the successful candidate will commence at point 1 of the salary scale (unless they have pervious public sector service at the same grade.)

Purpose: To support the work of the Secretariat to develop the PPN in Tipperary as an effective

structure to promote public engagement and participation via the environmental, social inclusion

and community and voluntary sectors in accordance with the relevant guidelines.

The Resource Worker will be a strongly motivated person, with a strong sense of commitment to

the ideas and values inherent in the work of PPN.

Key Objectives

  • Facilitate the participation and representation of communities in a fair, equitable and transparent manner through the environmental, social inclusion and voluntary sectors on decision making bodies
  • Strengthen the capacity of communities and of the environmental, social inclusion and voluntary groups to contribute positively to the community in which they reside / participate
  • Provide information relevant to the environmental, social inclusion and voluntary groups and acts as a hub around which information is distributed and received

Key duties

  • Support the Secretariat to develop an integrated workplan to meet these objectives.
  • To support the Secretariat by organising and attending meetings, providing reports and any other reasonable tasks as directed.
  • Networking and collaborating with the Local Authority and other statutory bodies to develop PPN as the reference point for the environmental, community and voluntary and social inclusion sectors in the county/city and to further the aims of PPN
  • Co-ordinate the nominating and election process for representatives onto Boards and Committees including liaison with the requesting body.
  • Support elected PPN representatives in their work, and in particular facilitating effective feedback between them and their linkage group and the wider PPN community, leading to the full diversity of views being reflected.
  • Co-ordinate and prepare submissions from PPN to public consultations as directed, working with member groups to participate in consultations and planning that affects them.
  • Facilitate the development and monitoring of a well-being statement at county/city and MD level.
  • Develop and manage the PPN database as an active and accurate register of member groups, including data protection policies.
  • Promote PPN membership and encourage participation by all groups, especially those traditionally excluded.
  • Facilitate the involvement of all sectoral interests in PPN, including establishing thematic networks and supporting them as appropriate. Such thematic networks could focus on areas such as Youth, Disability, Women, Older people etc.
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate PPN events including meetings of the Plenary, Municipal Districts, Linkage Groups and other such structures as may be required.
  • Establish capacity building needs for member groups and work to meet those identified needs via delivering formal or informal training and networking. This is likely to include collaborating with other agencies/entities e.g. Volunteer Centres, LCDC, local Development Companies, ETB etc.
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy for PPN to include personal contact and traditional and social media – .
    • Research, produce and distribute a regular newsletter for members
    • Manage the PPN website ensuring it is up to date.
    • Promote the PPN and its work to member groups and the wider community and stakeholders
    • Devising materials to be used for PPN responses to requests including online consultations, public meetings, workshops, surveys etc.
  • Identify, source and manage the resources necessary (human, financial and material) to implement the workplan
  • Manage the day to day workings of the PPN, including administration, financial accounts and expenses payments.
  • To devise systems and keep accurate and methodical records for all internal processes and procedures.
  • Complete all relevant funding applications and reports as required for the Local Authority, including financial accounts.
  • Sourcing supplementary funding from other sources, and accounting for such funds, and managing any projects arising from such funding.
  • To develop and implement an evaluation framework for the PPN to support its strategic development and continuous improvement.
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be requested in furtherance of these aims.

Requirements

  • 3rd level qualification or substantial work experience in relevant area.
  • A minimum of 3 years community development experience, or experience working with the “not for profit” sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public participation and in particular the barriers to participation of socially excluded groups.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public policy development and relevant structures at Local Authority level.
  • Knowledge and experience of the community and voluntary, environmental and/or social inclusion sectors.
  • Project management experience & ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Experience of building, managing and nurturing partnerships and relationships across a wide range of key stakeholders.
  • Strong analytic, report writing, strategic, organisational, governance, financial skills.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Leadership and people management skills in a paid or voluntary capacity.
  • Excellent IT & administration skills, including MS Word, Excel & Power Point, social networking, website maintenance etc.
  • Experience of working with a Voluntary Board of Management.
  • Full clean driving licence & access to own transport for service delivery.
  • Evening and weekend work will be required for this role.
  • Garda vetting is essential.

Evening and weekend work will be required for this role.

The post will be based in Thurles, but the worker will be expected to travel throughout the county as required.

Canvassing will disqualify

The application documentation can be found at Ppn Resource Worker Application Form And Explanatory Notes For Candidates

Completed application forms by email to recruitment@ppntipperary.org by 5.00p.m. Monday 15th March 2021

Applications will be short listed and interviews will take place on the week commencing by 29th March 2021

Tipperary PPN is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Background to Tipperary PPN

Tipperary PPN was established in June 2014, as part of the implementation of the Reform of Local Government Act. It is administered by a 15 member Secretariat drawn from the five Municipal Districts in the county and their environmental, social inclusion, community and voluntary groups.  The Plenary is a meeting of all members and is the ultimate decision making body.  Refer to www.tipperaryppn.ie for further details.

Membership of Tipperary PPN now stands at 1,222 Groups. Tipperary PPN is represented on 19 Boards and Committees by 60 representatives, who are mandated to bring forward the views of the community.

Completed application forms must be returned by email to recruitment@ppntipperary.org by 5.00p.m on Monday 15th March 2021

Applications will be short listed and interviews will take place in the week commencing the 29th March 2021

Tipperary PPN is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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