Children’s Rights Alliance: Operations Lead – deadline Wednesday 7th February

Job Title: Operations Lead

Job Purpose: Support the operations of the Children’s Rights Alliance and the effective running of the organisation and its building.

Main Duties:

  • Liaise with the Chief Executive to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals.

  • Support the Chief Executive and team’s vision, values and ideals.

  • Oversee and ensure that organisational work planning and evaluation activities are carried out in a timely manner.

  • Review workloads and staffing to ensure that targets are met.

  • Support the Chief Executive and Governance and Finance Director to set budgets, ensure that costs remain under control and achieve value for money.

  • Lead the Alliance’s HR, staff development, appraisal and wellbeing initiatives and ensure that the Alliance remains a happy work environment.

  • Oversee recruitment and implement recruitment campaigns working with key staff members.

  • Support the Chief Executive and Governance and Finance Director to ensure that the

  • Alliance remains legally compliant with its legal and compliance obligations including on child protection, data protection, health and safety, employment and equality obligations.

  • Develop, implement and review new organisational policies and procedures.

  • Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors.

  • Manage and support the effective running of the building and office to benefit staff, the

  • Board and service users including EPIC, the building co-owners and co-facilitators.

  • Management source documents for the building, including pay vendors, scheduling and preparing checks, resolving purchase order, contract, invoice or payment discrepancies and documentation.

  • Supporting the Finance Team when required.

  • Support all functions of the business to work together.


  • Act in accordance with the objectives and ethos of the Alliance.

  • Participate in regular supervision with your line manager.

  • Participate in team and staff meetings, service reviews/evaluations and contribute to the development of policy and practice within the organisation.

  • Report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner.

  • Show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of work of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Working during unsociable hours may be required.

  • Participate in and engage with a performance management programme.

  • Identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities appropriate to the role.

  • Be vigilant to any health and safety risks, data protection and child protection risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to designated officers and/or your line-manager.

  • Participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate.

  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time-to-time.

Location: The usual place of work will be the office based at 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7 with some hybrid working.

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Terms and conditions: This is a 28 hour a week post and two-year appointment initially with a sixmonth probationary period. The salary for this position commensurate with experience with a 5% contribution to a pension after six months.

Other benefits include:

1.5% annual increase based on the successful completion of your annual appraisal; annual leave of 20 days; closure of the office on Good Friday and Christmas period (four days); the Alliance’s Time in Lieu Policy applies to this position; Travel (bike-to-work schemes/tax saver commuter tickets) and an Employee Assistant Programme.

Applications closing date for applications is COB - Wednesday 7 February 2024.



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