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Carmichael are looking to hire a new Communications Officer. Full job description is available here.

To apply, please send a short cover letter and CV to andrew@carmichaelireland.ie. Closing date is 5pm IST, Friday 30th September 2022.

Carmichael are looking to hire a new Administration Assistant to join their Training & Consultancy team. Click on the link below to view the full job description.

https://www.carmichaelireland.ie/app/uploads/2022/06/Administration-Assistant-TC-Job-advert.pdf

 

Carmichael is seeking to recruit a Training & Consultancy Administration Assistant for our growing Training and Consultancy Department.

Carmichael is a leading specialist training and support body for nonprofits in Ireland. Our training, support and resources enable our members and partners to be:

  • Better informed and equipped to carry out their own remits more effectively
  • Aware of and able to employ best practice for good governance
  • Better networked with and supported by peer organisations
  • More efficient and effectively run so that they are trusted by their funders and supporters.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter by email to training@carmichaelireland.ie, including the reference code: TCAA-0621. Deadline for applications is 5pm IST, Friday 16th July 2021.

Job title

Training & Consultancy: Administration Assistant

Department

Training and Consultancy

Responsible to

On a day-to-day level: Senior Training Administrator

Overall purpose of the job

Providing administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the Training and Consultancy Unit.

Areas of work

  • Database: maintaining mailing lists, updating existing contacts on database, entering & monitoring information. Generating new contacts.
  • Training and consultancy courses administration: dealing with enquiries, maintaining booking system, taking and recording bookings, sending confirmation e-mails and course reminder e-mails, making up course training packs when needed, creating and collating evaluations, liaising with eLearning partner for creation of eLearning courses’ profiles, sending eLearning courses’ login details, and updating all relevant data.
  • Liaise with trainers re logistics for scheduled courses.
  • Schedule and prepare necessary items for meetings and training courses.
  • Maintain and update relevant sections of Carmichael website.
  • Create and send surveys, and data analysis for reports.
  • Design social media marketing content when necessary using Canva platform.
  • Relevant general office duties: telephone enquiries, photocopying, scanning, filing, checking post, etc.
  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing orders for supplies.
  • Support team by performing tasks related to the department and organization.

Person Specification

Essential skills:

  • Excellent administration skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office 365 products, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Desirable skills:

  • Familiarity with databases and database management, customer relationship management (CRM) software.
  • Good knowledge of community, voluntary & charity sector.
  • Desire to be proactive and create a positive experience for others.

Place of work

Carmichael Centre, Dublin 7. Remotely under Covid-19 restrictions.

Hours of work

37.5 hours per week

Salary

€23,400 per annum.

Review

This job description to be reviewed at regular intervals.

Carmichael is seeking to recruit an Administration Assistant (CE Scheme) for our growing Training and Consultancy Department.  

Carmichael is a leading specialist training and support body for nonprofits in Ireland. Our training, support and resources enable our members and partners to be: 

  • Better informed and equipped to carry out their own remits more effectively 
  • Aware of and able to employ best practice for good governance
  • Better networked with and supported by peer organisations 
  • More efficient and effectively run so that they are trusted by their funders and supporters. 

Eligibility Criteria

This is a Community Employment position and applicants will need to meet the eligibility criteria set by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Applicants should be at least 21 years of age and be in receipt of a qualifying Social Welfare payment for at least 12 months to apply. Applicants who are interested should make an appointment with a Case Officer in their local INTREO Office to be referred for the position. 

Applicants should also send a CV and cover letter either through Indeed or by email to training@carmichaelireland.ie by 5pm IST on 14th July 2021. 

Please quote this reference number when applying with INTREO: CES-2182035. 

Job Title

Administration Assistant 

Department

Training and Consultancy 

Responsible to

On a day-to-day level: Senior Training & Consultancy Administrator 

For other employment matters: Supervisor of Community Employment Scheme (CE Scheme) 

Overall purpose of the job

Providing administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the Training and Consultancy Unit. 

Areas of work

  • Database: maintaining mailing lists, updating existing contacts on database, entering & monitoring information. Generating new contacts. 
  • Training and consultancy courses administration: dealing with enquiries, maintaining booking system, taking and recording bookings, sending confirmation e-mails and course reminder e-mails, making up course packs when needed, creating and collating evaluations, liaising with eLearning partner for creation of eLearning courses’ profiles. 
  • Liaison with trainers re logistics for scheduled courses. 
  • Schedule and prepare necessary items for meetings and training courses. 
  • Relevant general office duties: phone calls, photocopying, scanning, filing, etc. 
  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing orders for supplies. 
  • Support team by performing tasks related to the department and organization. 

Person Specification

Desirable (not essential as full training will be provided) 

  • Excellent administration skills with attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Good time management skills. 
  • Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 products, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Familiarity with databases and database management, customer relationship management (CRM) software. 

Place of work

Carmichael Centre, Dublin 7. Remotely under Covid-19 restrictions. 

Hours of work 

19.5 hours per week plus half hour lunchbreak per day, to be agreed with Senior Training Administrator. 

Training and Development

Carmichael offers accredited training opportunities to all Community Employment Participants as part of their individual learning plan in conjunction with DEASP. 

Salary 

Community Employment Rates apply. 

Review

This job description to be reviewed at regular intervals. 

Please note: This job is subject to DEASP and union approval from SIPTU and FORSA.

Carmichael: Administrative Assistant to the CEO; Community Services Programme

Carmichael are seeking an Administrative Assistant under the Community Service Programme

Job title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Carmichael House, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.
Reports to: CEO
Hours of work: 30 hours a week
Job purpose: Providing administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the Centre.
How to apply: Please email your CV and a cover letter to info@carmichaelireland.ie.
Application deadline 5pm IST on Monday 27 July 2020.

The full job description is available on https://www.carmichaelireland.ie/app/uploads/2020/07/Carmichael-Admin-Asst-Job-Description-July-2020.pdf.

The 2020 Good Governance Awards for the Annual Report and Governance Improvement Initiative are now open for entries.

The Good Governance Awards (GGA) is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by nonprofit organisations in Ireland.

In 2020, there will be two award types and six entry categories for each award type.

Award Type (organisations may enter for either award type or for both):

  1. Annual Reports Award

The Good Governance Award seek to acknowledge, encourage and promote good governance practice primarily in the area of annual reports.

  1. Best Governance Improvement Initiative Award

This award will recognise initiatives that have been taken in the last 12-18 months to improve the quality of the nonprofit’s governance. Nonprofits can submit their good governance initiatives, setting out (briefly – max 750 words) the governance issue(s) they addressed, the actions they took and the impact that this has had for the organisation.

Entry Categories:

Category 1; for volunteer only and organisations with an annual turnover of less than €50,000
Category 2; for volunteer only and organisations with an annual turnover of between €50,000 and €250,000
Category 3; for organisations with an annual turnover of between €250,000 and €1 million
Category 4: for organisations with an annual turnover of between €1 million and €5 million
Category 5: for organisations with an annual turnover of between €5 million and €15 million
Category 6; for organisations with an annual turnover of over €15 million.

Entry Criteria:

  • To enter, the organisation must be an Irish nonprofit organisation (i.e. it has a registered office in the Republic of Ireland).
  • A nonprofit organisation must submit their entry to the GGA website and upload their corresponding documents by the closing date (midnight, Friday, 11th September 2020). The 2020 Good Governance Awards are open for submission from 2nd June 2020.
  • Shortlisted listed organisations may be asked to supply additional information to assist the judges in their adjudications.

Four great reasons to enter this year:

  • The GGA are open for non-profits of all sizes from the very small to the very large.
  • Get your entries reviewed by a first class assessment and judging panel.
  • Enhance your organisation’s reputation with your stakeholders.
  • Boost your team’s morale and gain valuable PR opportunities.

See www.goodgovernanceawards.ie or contact info@carmichaelireland.ie for more information.

New Podcast Episodes

Episode 15: Michael Wickham Moriarty gives insights to Trócaire’s award winning governance culture

In conversation with Michael Wickham Moriarty, the head of Corporate Services at Trócaire. Michael gives us an insight into Trócaire’s award winning governance culture and talks about how Trócaire is coping with Covid-19: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/michael-wickham-moriarty-gives-insights-to-trocaires-award-winning-governance-culture.

Episode 16: Coping with Covid-19 – The challenge for small charities as they provide much needed services

In episode 16, we speak with 3 small charities, Look Good Feel Better, FirstLight and Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland about their Covid-19 challenges and how they are responding to maintain services to their clients. Listen at https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/coping-with-covid-19-the-challenge-for-small-charities-as-they-provide-much-needed-services.

In Episode 14 Diarmaid’s guest is Eamon Stack, the outgoing CEO of Enclude. They discuss how best to use technology for social good: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/leveraging-technology-for-social-good-a-conversation-with-eamon-stack-ceo-of-enclude.

Carmichael have designed a new free webinar on the Charities Governance Code for Charity Trustees who may need some guidance on implementing the Code. This 1 hour webinar is intended to give Trustees an insight into the 6 Principles of the Code and help your Charity on the road to compliance with the 32 Core Standards. To view, click on https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5840210348333746177 and register through GoToWebinar.

“The webinar was concise and very helpful in presenting an overview of the Principles and standards in the Charities Governance Code. In addition, Andrew gave a whole series of very helpful suggestions and references in relation to the core standards and the actions required by charities to achieve compliance in relation to the Governance Code. Many thanks.” – Ferdia Kelly, Governance Working Group, Le Cheile Schools Trust

Carmichael have released new episodes for in its Governance Podcast Series.

The latest episodes of Carmichael podcast are available on Soundcloud.

Episode 10 = “GDPR, it hasn’t gone away you know” with Gerry Egan.

Episode 11 = Developments, opportunities and challenges for charities with Liz Hughes, CEO of Cii.

All our previous Carmichael podcasts are available from most podcast platforms – Soundcloud, Apple, Spotify.