Early Years Child Protection Programme: National Coordinator

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The Early Years Child Protection Programme is Recruiting a National Coordinator

Dublin City Childcare Committee Ltd., on behalf of the National Early Years Children First Committee, is inviting applications for the post of National Coordinator with the Early Years Child Protection Programme.

The Early Years Child Protection Programme:

The Early Years Child Protection Programme is an interagency initiative which works to implement Children First in the early years sector. The programme consists of a national training programme for early years services and safeguarding policy development and implementation supports.

The Programme was established in 2014 and is managed by a national collaborative committee with representatives from Tusla, the Childcare Committees and the National Voluntary Childcare Organisations. Since then, in conjunction with our partners, we have delivered over 15,000 child protection training places to the sector and developed resources to support for early years services to meet the requirements of the Children First Act 2015.

About the Role:

The National Coordinator will coordinate the development and delivery of the Children First implementation plan for the early years sector. The Coordinator will also manage the day-to-day running of the Early Years Child Protection Programme.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To coordinate delivery of the early years Children First sectoral implementation plan

  • To oversee the day to day management of the Early Years Child Protection Programme

  • To manage the annual programme budget

  • To work with the Childcare Committees and other partner agencies to deliver the early years child protection training programme

  • To work with the National Committee and other partner agencies to implement the recommendations of the evaluation of the early years child protection programme

  • To implement the quality assurance measures in the training programme including monitoring of trainers

  • To ensure effective communication with all stakeholders including, trainers, delivery partners and early years services

  • To oversee programme records and information management, e.g., annual action files

  • To work with Tusla to develop materials to meet sector training needs

  • To coordinate the Training for Trainers Programme as required

  • To compile/develop resource documents, such as templates, briefing documents and sector guides in conjunction with the National Committee

  • To manage a reporting system and data collection from partner agencies

  • To coordinate and facilitate support events for trainers

  • To coordinate update sessions for trainers

Contract and Hours:

Fulltime (35 hours per week), fixed term contract until Dec 31st, 2019. 26 Days’ annual leave.

For further information:

See the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For additional queries, contact Kathryn O’Riordan, chairperson, National Early Years Children First Committee (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone no. : 086 386 3336).

To apply:

Please submit a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the post to:

Carol Dillon
Manager
Dublin City Childcare Committee
Ocean House
Arran Quay
Dublin 7.

Application is by hard copy only. Electronic copies of applications will not be accepted.

Closing Date for Applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday July 11th, 2018

Interview Date:

Interviews will be held on July 26th, 2018.

Dublin City Childcare Committee is an equal opportunities employer.

 

 

 

 

The Early Years Child Protection Programme is recruiting a National Coordinator and details be viewed here : https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/children-youth/37736