The position is part-time. A contract will be offered until end of January 2017. Flexibility is required in this position and the contract will be for delivery of a range of responsibilities consisting largely of those listed below. There will be variation in the time needed at different points of the year but the position on average will require one day a week. Office space for the network is provided by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in its Head Office at Parnell Square in Dublin and the position will be based there.

The TUS Skillnet has been in existence for 4 years and has well-developed and systematic processes in place.

The key responsibilities and duties of the position include:

  • Representing TUS in its dealings with Skillnets Ltd. and participating in relevant networking events
  • Overseeing the production of a training needs analysis for the network
  • Ensuring delivery of the agreed training programme and designing and developing new programmes as required
  • Overseeing the tendering process for trainers and liaising with training providers as necessary
  • Promotion of the TUS Skillnet and its training programme, including updating of TUS and Skillnets websites, and ensuring good relations with trade unions and participating employers
  • Monitoring and managing the achievement of network targets
  • Preparing regular activity and financial progress reports for the Steering Committee of TUS
  • Oversee the collection of training and trainee data and their submission to Skillnets
  • Ensuring that year-end processes are managed efficiently including training programme close-down and audit
  • Prepare application for new programmes in conjunction with the Steering Committee.

Candidates for the position should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Good knowledge of training development and delivery
  2. Sound project management knowledge and experience
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including proficiency in MS Office software programmes including excel
  4. Good understanding of trade union structures and values
  5. Good knowledge of accounting and financial reporting
  6. Ability to work well with others
  7. Flexibility and commitment in achieving their tasks

 Applications for the position should be made to:

 Frank Vaughan ( Skillnet

c/o ICTU
31/32 Parnell Square
Dublin 1

All applications should be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday March 10th.