Development Coordinator

Our client, a not for profit organisation is currently recruiting for a Development Co-ordinator for their Early Years Department. This is a contract opportunity up to 31st December 2021. The salary scale for this position is €48,812 to €61,693 per annum.

Role purpose:

Responsible for the provision of business mentoring to childcare providers to examine financial viability/sustainability and governance and to provide clear guidance in terms of evaluating a business model and providing clear actions plans for the way forward. The Development Coordinator within this department will also be responsible for delivering training and tailored supports to a caseload of early year’s services/ County Childcare Committees throughout the country with a specific focus on sustainability, governance and crisis management issues.

Key responsibility areas:

  • Be the primary point of contact for an identified caseload of organisations
  • Implement a case management process that profiles organisations and analyses capacity in terms of management, governance and finances
  • In collaboration with local agencies including the City/County Childcare Committee identify appropriate supports to develop and improve sustainable quality service provision
  • Identifying appropriate supports to develop and improved sustainable quality service provision in collaboration with local agencies including the City/County Childcare Committee
  • Provide mentoring, support and coaching to organisations to successfully deliver their contracts and meet reporting requirements through a variety of mediums – on-site visits, workshops, clinics and training events
  • Sign-post organisations and service providers to internal and external supports
  • Provide feedback on the outcome of appraisals of applications, or strategic/business/annual plans as and when required
  • Provide analysis and regular briefing documents to support communications internally and externally
  • Support networking, exchange of good practice, and supporting the development of organisations through wider networking opportunities etc.
  • Identify and provide feedback regarding identified risks and trends and make recommendations regarding supports and training requirements and suggesting how issues can be addressed or prevented
  • Assist in the collection, collation and analysis of monitoring data arising from the support, appraisal and performance monitoring processes
  • Undertake reviews of monitoring returns (incl. finance) against agreed output, result and impact indicators of individual contracts
  • Analyse financial information and audit reports in order to identify issues & provide supports
  • Appraise applications, business plans and strategic plans across a range of programmes
  • Produce formal reports and analysis at the appropriate stages of the appraisal process
  • Undertake reviews of Appeals of Funding decisions submitted by organisations
  • Any other duties within the general requirement of this job description which may be required from time to time

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience in providing business mentoring and evaluating business models, financial viability and developing business / actions plans
  • Strong understanding and experience of non for profit organisations /community organisations
  • Experience in implementing strategies to improve board governance, financial and organisational management and to manage conflicts/disputes
  • Experience in evaluating applications for funding or annual / strategic plans
  • Experience in the delivery of training and supports in the community / voluntary and/or statutory sectors
  • Proficient in MS packages, CRM, programme databases and SharePoint portals
  • Relevant Third Level qualification
  • Drivers licence and provision of car for business purposes
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