KCAT Centre Coordinator –
Camphill Communities of Ireland are seeking a Centre Coordinator for KCAT Arts Centre.
KCAT is a multidisciplinary Arts Centre in Callan, Co. Kilkenny dedicated to the fostering and nurturing of creative ambition and professional development in the arts. KCAT believes in access and inclusion – that everyone regardless of background, age, gender and ability should have access to a creative world – as students, participants, artists and audiences.
The person appointed to this post will be required to work as part of the team to provide leadership and manage an effective, high quality, sustainable and inclusive Arts Centre in line with the service’s Statement of Purpose, the strategic vision of the service and policies of Camphill Communities of Ireland (CCoI). This person will have extensive experience managing the operations of an active arts centre and educational programme. Additionally, they will have excellent interpersonal skills, a diverse professional network, and experience working with marginalized communities and persons with support needs.
Duties & Responsibilities
The principal duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Governance and Leadership
- Prepare and implement the annual service plan for KCAT, setting monthly goals and key target to progress the annual service plan.
- Report Monthly to line manager on status of all programmes, enrolment, finances, governance, stakeholder engagement, and progress on annual goals and KPIs.
- Support the development of KCAT and engage proactively with all stakeholders
- Communicate effectively with CcoI management and colleagues on matters related to the development and operation of KCAT.
- Provide line management to those working in KCAT ensuring they have the skills, knowledge, resources and motivation to fulfil their responsibilities and are able to similarly manage and support members of their work group.
- Implement and manage resources of KCAT collaboratively in accordance with the business plan and agreed policies and procedures.
- Prepare and oversee the management of grants and ensure expenditure meets the defined purpose of the grant
- Make sure KCAT maintains excellent working relationships with funders and other stakeholders. Ensure KCAT is compliant and demonstrates continuous improvement through review and audit.
- Be accountable for the overall provision of service in line with the annual service plan, work collaboratively and ensure staff are supported to carry out their responsibilities.
- Ensure the highest quality service is delivered in a way that is aligned to Camphill’s ethos and values ensuring the KCAT has appropriate and up to date policies and procedures in place to meet organisational and regulatory requirements.
- Effectively manage change; develop, implement and review plans with input from stakeholders
- Ensure there is effective record-keeping, monitoring, reviewing and reporting in order to support the effective and orderly functioning of the KCAT and fulfil the reporting requirements of funders, regulators, and the Board.
- Manage successful co-ordination of the delivery of educational and other programmes with participants, facilitators, and all staff.
- Deliver and oversee the administration of the educational offerings, including liaison with all facilitators, enrolled students, potential students, and supporting stakeholders.
- Engage together with learners and facilitators to co-create responsive learning paths for those individuals, providing them with advice and development options within the learning program and beyond, for progression possibilities.
- Have overall responsibility for the management of risk ensuring health and safety standards are always met.
- Ensure KCAT investigates and respond to complaints, including adult and child protection concerns, in line with organisational policies and procedures.
- Ensure a high-quality experience for participants, clarity of goals and aims through good quality assessments, plans, and reviews.
- Ensure there are appropriate and effective systems in place for engagement and consultation in line with the management and participation structures of CcoI
- Ensure the staffing levels and skills mix meet the needs of the Centre and review regularly and change them as and when necessary.
- To identify and address training needs.
- Ensure staffing levels are driven primarily by the need to achieve quality of experience.
- Ensure recruitment and management is in line with legislative CcoI recruitment policies and procedures.
- Ensure all staff receive regular supervision and annual appraisal.
- Manage the resources available to the service in a manner which maximises efficiency and opportunities for learners and other participants in the KCAT programme
- Ensure appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place and followed.
- Participate in the development of the annual budget, and ensuring budgetary targets are met, revenue flows maximised and costs appropriately controlled in line with CCOI financial governance processes
- Prudently manage the organisation’s resources within budget guideline and ensure there is accurate recording of expenditure.
- Support the on-going financial viability of the Community through annual review of business strategy.
- Increase opportunities for the development of KCAT through grant income and new business opportunities
Partnership Working and Networking
- Develop appropriate relationships with external partners and other agencies to promote collaboration, generate opportunities and support the future plans and possibilities.
- Provide required returns and business information to CCoI and other partner agencies in a timely manner.
- To serve as the spokesperson and representative of KCat Arts centre in alignment with CCoI communications.
- To be aware of the legal and regulatory duties and be fully familiar with Camphill’s policy and procedure relating to this area of work ensuring that all duties and responsibilities are discharged in accordance with them.
- To attend meetings and training as required to improve service delivery and further professional development.
- To support and promote best practice in record keeping throughout Camphill in line with Data Protection guidelines and legislation.
- To carry out other duties consistent with the post as may be required.
Details of the Role:
Salary Scale: 33,680 – 38,772
Location: Thomastown, Co Kilkenny
Contract: Permanent – Part-time 32 Hours per week
Closing date: 5pm Friday 6 May 2022
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and interviewed on the week commencing Monday, 9 May2022.
Please note all posts are subject to Garda Vetting & Reference checking.
Camphill is an equal opportunities employer.