Community Centre Manager

Closing Date: 30/06/2024
Full Time

COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGER – Job Description and Person Specification.

Location: Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries, Clonmany, Co. Donegal.

Employed by: Sliabh Sneacht Heritage Centre Limited.

Accountable to: Board of Directors & Management Committee and nominated Point
of Contact.

Responsible for: CSP Staff, TUS Workers and all other Centre employees.

Hours and Rate of Pay: Full-time flexible position (39 hours per week) salary
commensurate with experience. Evening and weekend work will be required when

Probation & Period of Employment: The position includes a six-month probation
period and is dependent on annual funding from Pobal.

Apply: Email your CV and COVER LETTER to: Closing Date June 30th 2024

Job Purpose:
The Community Centre Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of
the Centre; the management of staff and liaising with volunteers. The Manager will
be responsible for sourcing and securing all available funding. The Manager will be
expected to update and deliver the Sliabh Sneacht Centre Business Plan, working
closely with the Centre Management Committee.
The Manager will also be expected to plan, initiate, and develop new community
programmes and activities; identify appropriate training for employees and market
the Centre facilities/services through appropriate media.
He/She will be expected to perform the following duties and any additional tasks that
may become necessary from time to time. Please note that these responsibilities
may change as the project and position evolve.
● Update and Delivery of the three-year business plan for the Centre in
conjunction with the Management Committee, staff, volunteers, and the
● Monitor computer based financial systems and financial records to ensure that
information regarding state of the company accounts is available to the
Management Committee.
● Maintain the Centre’s filing systems and record keeping in an organized
manner to support efficient business operations and facilitate funding inquiries
and audits.
● Prepare budgets as directed by the Management Committee and provide
regular status reports.
● Collaborate with the administrator to produce monthly financial management
● Prepare, secure, and manage funding in collaboration with the Project
Coordinator, center administrator, and Management Committee.
● Produce financial returns and reports for various entities, including Pobal,
ETB, Companies House, Charities Regulatory Authority, and other funders.
● Collaborate with the Management Committee to develop and implement an
annual schedule of events at the start of each year, for all sectors of the
● Create continuous programs of activities to provide services that fulfill the
needs of all community sectors.
● Supervision of staff, workload management, performance evaluation, and
training and development.
● Quarterly Reporting to Board of Directors/Management Committee at
meetings regarding Community Centre performance, issues arising, staff
management etc..
● Plan, organise and deliver fundraising and income generation initiatives.
● Ensure that all events and activities are widely advertised and promoted
including regular updating of social media platforms and community website.
● Creation and Maintenace of Policies relevant for good governance and
management of the Centre, example Health & Safety, Risk Register,
Complaints policy etc.
● Additional day-to-day tasks crucial for the efficient operation of a Community
Centre, such as organising and executing maintenance, cleaning, and room
● Any other duties considered reasonable as directed by the Chair of the Board
or Management Committee.

Person Specification: Manager
(Skills, Knowledge & Experience)
● A third level qualification in Community Development and a minimum of three
years’ management experience with responsibility for staff and financial
A minimum of five years management experience with responsibility for staff
and financial management.
● Experience in staff and team management.
● Experience of being responsible for project managing aspects of change in an
● A track record of developing services.
● Experience in fundraising, including local initiatives and crafting funding
proposals for both local and national entities.
● Experience of successful delivery of funded projects.
● Experience in financial management and office administrative systems.
● Proficient in computer applications, particularly skilled in Word, Excel,
Graphics, and accounting software packages.
● Demonstrated ability in communicating with external agencies and building
strong relationships.
● Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
● Ability to prioritise and manage own and others workloads.
● Good interpersonal and communication skills.
● Commitment to community ethos and knowledge of the community
development process.
● Willingness to acquire new skills.
● Full Driving License and access to transport.
● Minimum three years’ experience working in a community development
● Experience of working in or with community led organizations, social
enterprise, heritage, or tourism sector.
● Knowledge of the Inishowen community and surrounding area.

Inishowen Development Partnership is a community led local development company that has successfully delivered rural development and social inclusion programmes and initiatives in Donegal since 1996 on behalf of the European Union and the Irish Government through the National Development Plan.