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06 Sep 2018

Job Title:                Project Development Officer

 

Reports to:             Board of Directors

Responsible for:    Developing and enhancing the work being carried out by The Armagh Rhymers

Main purpose of job:

The Armagh Rhymers Cultural and Education Organisation are recruiting a Project Development Officer  to develop and enhance the work already being carried out by the organisation.

This contract is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland under their Annual Funding Programme and is dependent on grant funds. The initial contract is for one year, subject to three month probationary period.

 

Location:            Old Hospital Building, Armagh

Contract:            Fixed Term up to 1year                                                            

Hours:              15 per week, mainly between the hours of [to be agreed

Salary:             £15 per hour

 

 

The closing date for submission of Cover Letter & CV for the above post is:

 

1.00pm on Friday, 7th September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Pack

 

Thank you for requesting an application pack for the post of:

 

Project Development Officer

The Armagh Rhymers Educational & Cultural Organisation

 

Please find enclosed:

 

  • Job description
  • Candidate specification
  • General Information
  • Monitoring Form

 

 

Please return CV and cover letter to info@armaghrhymers.com or by post to –

 

Board of Directors (Job Application)

Armagh Rhymers Educational & Cultural Organisation

Old Hospital Building

39a Abbey Street

ARMAGH  BT61  7DY

 

 

The closing date for submission of Cover Letter & CV for the above post is:

 

1.00pm on Friday, 7th September 2018

 

 

 

Please note:

References will be required if you are shortlisted for the above post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Description

Job Title:               Project Development Officer

Reporting to:         The Board of Directors

Information:          The Armagh Rhymers are one of the most celebrated traditional music and theatre ensembles on the island of Ireland.  Founded in 1978, we have delighted audiences in schools, festivals throughout Ireland and around the world.

 

As a relatively small arts charity it is essential that the Project Development Officer is committed to effective team work and is willing and eager to participate in all aspects of Armagh Rhymer’s work.

This contract is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland under their Annual Funding Programme and is dependent on grant funds.

                                                                                                                            

Purpose:

The Armagh Rhymers Educational & Cultural Organisation are recruiting a Project Development Officer to develop and enhance the work already being carried out by the organisation which includes our work with our partners such as Foras na Gaeilge, Irish medium schools and in Culturlann organisations throughout  Northern Ireland.

This contract is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland under their Annual Funding Programme and is dependent on grant funds. The initial contract is for one year, subject to three month probationary period.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning, Preparation and Co-ordination

 

  1. Completion of all current projects and identifying future projects.
  2. Help to produce a relevant marketing strategy.
  3. Liaise and continue to build relationships with Irish/English/Ulster Scots/Scots Gáidhlig organisations.
  4. Ability to communicate fluently in[oral/written] Irish is key.

Liaising with the Board of Directors

  1. Assisting with the development and implementation of The Armagh Rhymers’ strategic priorities and business plans.
  2. Assist and advise on the development of an Irish language policy and advise on the impact of this on associated company documentation.
  3. Reporting to the Board on a regular basis re progress of work.

 

Fundraising, Grant & Funding Management

  1. Writing proposals and submitting grant applications in both Irish and English.
  2. Ensuring mid-year, year-end and other required reporting to funding bodies is completed and submitted on time
  3. Source and complete appropriate grant applications on behalf of the Armagh Rhymers including the completion of feedback information in Irish and English.

Operational

  1. Be involved in the ongoing implementation of Armagh Rhymers’ Policies and Procedures including Safeguarding, Health and Safety etc
  2. Collating information from projects to assist administrator with monitoring return information for our funders.

 

Marketing and Publicity

  1. Contributing to the effective marketing of Armagh Rhymers and its workshops and events
  2. Liaise with the Administrator re content for inclusion on our social media e.g. Facebook, Instagram.
  • Build and maintain contact with schools and other partners.
  • Up-dating of the Armagh Rhymer website

 

General Duties

  • Undertaking any other duties as may reasonably be required to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of Armagh Rhymers Educational & Cultural
  • Undertaking any mandatory training and any other relevant training as required.
  • Overseeing and quality assuring of all printed publicity material.
  • Build and maintain contact with schools, partners and organisations.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Specification

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Criteria Essential Desirable
Qualifications/Attainments ·      Diploma in Irish

 

 
Relevant Knowledge and

Experience

·      Up to 2-5 years relevant administration and management experience.

·      Min 1 year experience of fundraising including the tracking, completion and evaluation of grant applications.

·      Experience of working and providing a smooth efficient service to a range of stakeholders.

·      Experience of working to deadlines.

·      Proven track record in independently developing new partnerships and generating new opportunities

·      Experience of working in the Irish language sectors e.g. schools, Foras na Gaeilge.

 

·       Experience of website and social media administration

·       Evidence of active engagement with the traditional arts or cultural or heritage sector

·       Knowledge of GDPR

Skills and Competencies ·      Excellent planning and organisational skills

·      Excellent Admin skills including attention to detail and record keeping

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, happy and confident working with and supporting a team and Board of Directors

·      Proven effective time management

·      Strong technical skills i.e. professional experience with full Microsoft package.

·      Experience of policy development.

·      Fluency in oral and written Irish language.

·      Results focused with ability to work on own initiative

 
Circumstances ·           Valid driving licence

·           Ability to travel as required

·           Flexibility to work outside offices hours if required

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

This contract is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland under their Annual Funding Programme and is dependent on grant funds.

 

Contract:                  Fixed Term up to 1 year with a probationary period of three months                                                                    

Salary:                  £15 per hour

 

Location:               The Rhymers Office

                             Old Hospital Building, 39a Abbey Street, ARMAGH BT61 7DY

Hours:                        15 hours per week [working times to be agreed with successful candidate].  

 

Probationary period:

There is a probationary period of 3 months which may be terminated at a month’s notice by either party.

 

Variation to the Terms

The Armagh Rhymers reserves the right to vary the terms of this arrangement subject to prior notification being given and after appropriate consultation has taken place.