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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Completed applications must be received no later than Monday 5th April AT 5.00PM

Summary of Job:             

 The Chief Executive is expected to be a dynamic and experienced leader who will provide inspirational and motivational leadership on all aspects of ACT business. The Chief Executive will be the senior accountable officer for the Charity and its senior public representative in working with stakeholders including central and local government. The Chief Executive will play a formative role in building and delivering community-based services to support communities in North Belfast, ensuring accountability and achieving results that contribute to the improvement in the lives of local people. The Chief Executive will be expected to have an understanding of the socio-economic landscape of Belfast, and Northern Ireland and the role of ACT in this context and in the broader context of these islands.

Working in support of the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will be expected to make a major contribution to the future strategy and vision for ACT whilst being accountable for all aspects of ACTs operations. Working with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will set ambitious goals for the organisation and support the organisation in working towards their realisation. The Chief Executive will have responsibility for developing implementation plans for the agreed strategies and, building on the commitment and enthusiasm of the management team, will lead the performance of ACT for the benefit of North Belfast and the wider community. The CEO will support the Board of Trustees, recruit and manage the senior leadership team and support ACT staff to deliver ACT’s vision, aims and objectives through enabling leadership and clear strategic direction. The Chief Executive is expected to lead, develop the capability and motivate the senior team to deliver operational excellence in customer service and have demonstrable team management skills and the ability to generate new ideas in the context of a fast-moving organisation.

If you have any queries about this role please contact Gerry May at Forde May Consulting Ltd Phone: 028 9062 8877.  Alternatively email jobs@fordemayconsulting.com quoting ref no 1794CEO to receive an information pack.  Information packs can be made available in a range of accessible formats on request. Candidates with a disability that require assistance will be facilitated upon request.

Completed applications must be received no later than Monday 5th April AT 5.00PM

Ashton Community Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates irrespective of religious belief, gender, disability, race, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.  All applications will be considered strictly on the basis of merit.

 

Belfast Works: Delivery Manager - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 12th April 2021

JOB BACKGROUND:

This post is part of the Belfast Works Project, a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of partner organisation and led by Ashton Community Trust. The Belfast Works Partnership organisations are:

  • GEMS NI
  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission 

As the manager of the Belfast Works delivery services, you will be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the project outcomes.  You will directly manage one or more project co-ordinators and officers who will deliver the functions of the project to participants of the project. You will be responsible for developing and implementing project plans and ensuring that results are monitored on an ongoing basis.  You will work closely with the project steering committee, the consortium partners and Ashton as lead partner of the project including other project managers to ensure that the project is being effective and performing on target.  You will develop and maintain a network of project stakeholders and represent the project externally on a number of fora.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Line manage the ACT Belfast Works Delivery team including co-ordinator/s and any other project staff where requested and ensure all roles are implemented in full to ensure the effective delivery of the project including carrying out supervisions and appraisals, performance measurement, monitoring leave and sickness.
  2. To manage the Delivery team as set out in the ESF application, Letter of Offer and ACT operational plan. This includes the delivery of all targets and objectives and monitor performance on an ongoing basis.
  3. To manage the provision of Delivery services in the Ashton Centre’s network of outreach centres thus ensuring the widest possible coverage of Belfast and Newtownabbey.
  4. To ensure all guidelines and processes set out by ESF and the Belfast Works project are being enforced and adhered to including all procurement processes. Act as point of contact for the ESF managing authority and any other match funders, and sign off all reports and monitoring requests to the funders. Attend or represent the Belfast Works project at meetings with funders or match-funders.
  5. To work in conjunction with the wider management team in maintaining quality systems and standards: ETI, Matrix, ISO and in order to ensure the full delivery of quality services to all user groups and Mentoring service.
  6. Produce project analysis, data and reports at a strategic level for use by Ashton Management and partners.
  7. Take responsibility for the overarching management of the delivery of the project, this to include budget management and other management information systems.
  8. Organise if requested project staff recruitment, panels and appointments.
  9. Represent the project on a number of relevant fora and in the media.
  10. This list is not exhaustive and you will be requested to perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by Management of the Ashton Training & Employment Services to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project and the organisation’s action plan and that are commensurate with the grade of the post.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the Ashton Community Trust, as may reasonably be requested by the Director.
  • Work flexibly on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full delivery of the programme.
  • Undertake training in order to develop work related skills and knowledge.
  • Work with due regard for Ashton Community Trust’s core values and objectives.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to, the Trust’s policies and procedures.
  • Participate in Ashton Community Trust’s Performance Management and Appraisal process, and agree short, medium and long term goals with line manager, and direct line staff.
  • Identify learning and development needs with your line manager and evaluate T&D to demonstrate needs have been met.
  • Share best practice and achievements, and contribute to opportunities to present outcomes and case studies.

STATUS OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager

For further information and a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.

 

Belfast Works: Training Manager - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 12th April 2021

JOB BACKGROUND:

This post is part of the Belfast Works Project, a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of partner organisation and led by Ashton Community Trust. The Belfast Works Partnership organisations are:

  • GEMS NI
  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission

As the manager of the Belfast Works project training services, you will be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the project delivery services and outcomes.  You will directly manage one or more project co-ordinators and officers who will deliver the functions of the project to participants of the project. You will be responsible for developing and implementing project plans and ensuring that results are monitored on an ongoing basis.  You will work closely with the project steering committee, the consortium partners and Ashton as lead partner of the project including other project managers to ensure that the project is being effective and performing on target.  You will develop and maintain a network of project stakeholders and represent the project externally on a number of fora.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Line manage the Belfast Works Training team including co-ordinator/s and any other project staff were requested and ensure all roles are implemented in full to ensure the effective delivery of the project including carrying out supervisions and appraisals, performance measurement, monitoring leave and sickness
  2. To manage the Training team as set out in the ESF application, Letter of Offer and ACT operational plan. This includes the delivery of all targets and objectives and monitor performance on an ongoing basis
  3. To manage the provision of the Training services in the Ashton Centre’s network of outreach centres thus ensuring the widest possible coverage of Belfast and Newtownabbey.
  4. To ensure all guidelines and processes set out by ESF and the Belfast Works project are being enforced and adhered to including all procurement processes. Act as point of contact for the ESF managing authority and any other match funders, and sign off all reports and monitoring requests to the funders
  5. To work in conjunction with the Training team in maintaining quality systems and standards into all programmes to include: ETI, JET, Matrix, ISO and EFQM in order to ensure the full delivery of quality programmes to all user groups and to ensure that all standards and processes are being met for funders
  6. Produce project analysis, data and reports at a strategic level for use by Ashton Management
  7. Take responsibility for the overarching management of Training delivery of the project, ensuring consistency and high standards across the delivery area and ensure the mentor and health delivery team operates within its budget and that any variances are reported
  8. Organise if requested project staff recruitment, panels and appointments
  9. Represent the project on a number of relevant fora and in the media
  10. This list is not exhaustive and you will be requested to perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by Management of the Ashton Training & Employment Services to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project and the organisation’s action plan and that are commensurate with the grade of the post

 OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the Ashton Community Trust, as may reasonably be requested by the Director
  • Work flexibly on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full delivery of the programme.
  • Undertake training in order to develop work related skills and knowledge.
  • Work with due regard for Ashton Community Trust’s core values and objectives
  • Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to, the Trust’s policies and procedures
  • Participate in Ashton Community Trust’s Performance Management and Appraisal process, and agree short, medium and long term goals with line manager, and direct line staff.
  • Identify learning and development needs with your line manager and evaluate T&D to demonstrate needs have been met.
  • Share best practice and achievements, and contribute to opportunities to present outcomes and case studies.

STATUS OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

For further information and a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.

 

Belfast Works: ELS Coordinator - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 12th April 2021

Job Background:

This post is part of the Belfast Works Project (LEMIS+), a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of organisation led by Ashton.  The other Belfast Works Project Partnership organisations are:

  • GEMS NI
  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission

 The post holder will coordinate an employer liaison team tasked with establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with employers for the purpose of developing job opportunities for clients across Belfast for a range of different employment contracts. The post holder will supervise 1 team member and coordinate the work of 4 other team members across the Belfast Works partnership (the number may increase of decrease depending on the needs of the project) to source sector-specific vacancies as well as opportunities for individuals in designated geographical locations and manage the subsequent recruitment process.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  1. To coordinate the Employment Liaison team to ensure the smooth delivery of quality services, performance and that all targets are being met. (liaise with line managers within each of the partner organisations regarding their staff members KPIs).
  2. To undertake duties arising from the coordination of the Belfast Works Employer Liaison staff including supervision and appraisal, performance measurement, monitoring leave and sickness.
  3. To lead an Employment Liaison team that will:
  4. proactively develop relationships with a wide range of employers to build an employer and opportunity base, particularly focusing on the key industry sectors in Belfast.
  5. Seek out and conduct ‘cold’ site visits with a view to sourcing work opportunities at new and existing sites of employment, ensuring all visits are reviewed and followed through.
  6. Work with employers to identify training and ‘route ways’ to employment, which would guarantee Belfast Works clients interviews as a minimum.
  7. Work with employers to convert work placements into permanent employment opportunities.
  8. Analyse and report on the labour market in Belfast and identify key strategic employment trends in the short medium and long term and communicate effectively to the Belfast Works partner organisations.
  9. Identify key employment related forums and ensure the active participation of the Employer Liaison team in any initiatives that may led to employment for Belfast Works clients.
  10. Maintain accurate and up-to-date employer database and participant information systems.
  11. Undertake health & safety assessments of placements as necessary, ensuring all legal obligations are met and Health and Safety policy is adhered to.
  12. Ensure accurate and timely completion of all paperwork and reports in-line with funders and partner requirements.
  13. Work closely with Belfast Works mentoring team to inform them of clients’ progress in employment.
  14. Liaise closely with all 5 Belfast Works partners to strategically identify new employer/employment opportunities and coordinate a harmonised employer contact strategy to maximise job opportunities.
  15. Establish and maintain effective methods of communication and reporting to the management of the Belfast Works project and Ashton Community Trust.
  16. To work in conjunction with the Belfast Works Quality and Administration teams in maintaining quality systems and standards into all programmes to include: Matrix, ISO and EFQM. In order to ensure the full delivery of quality programmes to all user groups and to ensure that all standards and processes are being met for funders.
  17. Performing any other duties as required by the line manager and that are commensurate with the grade of the post.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the Ashton Community Trust, as may reasonably be requested by the Head of Department.
  • Work flexibly on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full delivery of the programme.
  • Undertake training in order to develop work related skills and knowledge.
  • Work with due regard for Ashton Community Trust’s core values and objectives.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to, the Trust’s policies and procedures.
  • Participate in Ashton Community Trust’s Performance Management and Appraisal process, and agree short, medium and long term goals with line manager, and direct line staff.
  • Identify learning and development needs with your line manager and evaluate T&D to demonstrate needs have been met.
  • Share best practice and achievements, and contribute to opportunities to present outcomes and case studies to each of the Belfast Works partner organisations and funders.

Status of the Job Description:

This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

For further information and a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.