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Community Centre Manager

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    Sue O'Brien

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Position: Community Centre Manager

Location: North Dublin

Salary: Neg DOE

The Job: The Community Centre Manager is responsible for the overall management of the daily operations of a Community Centre in the Fingal area, including reporting to the Board/Representatives of the Board, management and engagement of clients and activities, and general management including staff management. They will be the main point of contact for the Centre's and, in line with the Community Centres' mission, aims and objectives.


  • To act as the main point of contact for Community Centre's.
  • Report directly to the Board of Management/Representative on strategic planning, financial matters, pricing and staff- issues on a monthly basis. Along with development and implementation of good Governance Policies and Procedures
  • Develop Business Plan and Marketing Plans that will build on the existing income streams, provide future direction for the Centre, promote further community engagement, and increase awareness and footfall into the Centre's.
  • Implementation of the Community Centre's Business aims and objectives.
  • Develop close working relationships with all stakeholders (including but not limited to e.g. Local Development Groups, Resident Associations, local Schools, Empower, Foróige, DDLETB, Local Garda, Fingal County Council and Fingal County Council Community Department and local groups and organisation etc. to ensure that there is a suitable healthy environment for everyone using the Centres.
  • Develop close working relationships with all Clients.
  • Evacuation & Emergency Procedures - Be fully familiar with the health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that the appropriate procedures are applied in the event of an emergency/ lead in all fire evacuation drills / Ensure the appropriate emergency services are contacted and liaise with them on arrival / Ensure that calm is maintained at all times.
  • Provide a welcoming and warm environment for all customers and visitors to the Centre.
  • Respond to initial enquiries including showing potential hirers for the Centre around, answer the telephone, replying to e-mails, using online tools etc.
  • Ensure all processes/procedures are implemented.
  • Produce monthly reports, letters and other documentation as directed.
  • Ensure effective maintenance of the building - including maintenance programmes, ensuring the supervision of contractors and others regarding work in the building in line with the safe system of work.
  • Financial management to include - developing/manage the Centre's budgets to ensure income and expenditure are in line with targets, financial systems are adhered to, and financial information is prepared for the annual audit.
  • To apply for relevant grants and funding for the Centre's to ensure financial sustainability of the Centre(s) and expand on the current range of services etc.
  • Staffing - recruitment/Selection of Staff and daily management, motivation and development of staff, carrying out performance reviews etc. Ensure salaries/hours worked are summited accurately and on time to payroll.
  • Ensure all Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines are met and maintained and that approved safe system of work (including Permit to Works) are adhered to.
  • Coffee Shop Management - work with the Coffee Shop Manager and have an oversight over the general day to day operation and financial management of the coffee shop whilst continuing to develop the business within the coffee shop as a social enterprise.
  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to the Centre's users and general Centre's business.
  • Overseeing invoicing of all Clients in a timely manner and payment of same to ensure healthy cash flow and avoidance of bad debts.
  • Maintain appropriate filing systems and records.
  • Liaise with Key holding company and participate on keyholding out of hours contact list.
  • Manage and maintain an up-to-date pre planned maintenance schedule
  • Manage budgets in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
  • To have excellent problem-solving abilities and have the ability to resolve challenging situations in a calm, effective and timely manner.
  • Liaise with Pobal contact, ensuring all requirements/policies etc in are in place and adhered to (where applicable)
  • Liaise with the CE Supervisor in relation to CE participants.
  • Liaise with TUS Supervisor in relation to TUS participants.


  • Capability to handle authority and delegate responsibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solution minded.
  • Understand safe working practices and health and safety legislation.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or self-directed.
  • Analytical
  • Well-organised and capable of prioritising own work
  • IT Literate with an innovative flair
  • Flexible, honest, and reliable
  • Experience working with/in not-for-profit organisations.
  • Strong financial management experience
  • 2+ years in a Management position with experience
  • Experience in managing KPIs and client