Leixlip Youth and Community Centre

Serving the Community of Leixlip, Co Kildare

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Youth Club Summer Camp

Leixlip Youth & Community Centre – Youth Club Summer Camp registrations are now open and we have a limited number of places to offer to new youth club members,  who are in 4th class, going into 5th class in September 2019.

Week 1           Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July
Week 2           Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August

Our Summer camps will feature a varied programme of activities for young people such as Dance Workshop, Arts/Crafts, DJ Workshop, Sports Fun, Baking, local field trip/picnic, to name but a few.  We will also have a fun outing at the end of each week on the Friday.  Full daily timetable will be available in June.

The cost per child per week is €25, which includes all activities, and day trip. To accommodate as many members as possible, we ask that children attend one week only.

Membership forms and Camp Registration forms are available at the Centre.

Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Project Fashion Summer Camp

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New Mindfulness course starting Monday 13th May

Mindfulness and Being Yourself, a new course in Leixlip starting Monday 13th May. Come and gift yourself some time to be you, to relax, be Mindful and learn skills to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and to increase peace and happiness. Get in touch with Danielle for more information or to book your place. 🦋🦋🦋

Call 087 657 9973

www.facebook.com/papillonhealingandmindfulness

 

 

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Easter weekend

The Centre will be closed over the Easter weekend as follows – Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April inclusive

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New landscaping project completed

We are delighted to present the finished front area of the building which has been landscaped, and is a huge improvement to the appearance of the Centre.

Particular thanks to Danny Cronly Landscaping and Garden Maintenance for a fantastic job done. Danny was out in ALL WEATHERS last weekend (including the rain and snow!) to finish the project for us.

Thanks also to Kildare Co Council for funding this project through the Community Enhancement Grant Scheme.

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ADMINISTRATOR (Part-time) – Maternity Leave Contract

 

We are looking for applications for the following position at the Centre

 Job Title:                     Administrator (Part-Time)

Location:                    Leixlip Youth & Community Centre.

Reports to:                 Centre Supervisor and /or Members of the Board as directed

Responsible for:         Administration/Clerical /Reception/General office duties.

Liaising with:             All staff and volunteers at the Centre and Board of Management.

Purpose of Job:          Support the Operational Management of the Centre.

This is a fixed-term contract covering 6 month Maternity Leave that will start in May 2019.

Main Responsibilities:

  •  Acting as first point of contact for Centre, meet and greet  public/visitors as required
  • General Office Duties as required including telephone, email, post, preparing Diary of Activities at Centre etc.
  • Maintain filing and record systems, both hard copy and computer based in accordance with best practice.
  • Manage the relationships with a range of key users and liaising with user groups, coordinate the rental of rooms ensuring Insurance is in order
  • Supervision of the Centre as required including opening and closing of centre.
  • Keeping all admin files/information resources up to date.
  • Accounts duties and working with Surf online accounts software, issuing invoices preparing payments
  • Handling money, issuing receipts, preparing lodgements for bank, managing petty cash.
  • Procurement of goods and services as required for example ordering stationery, cleaning & maintenance supplies etc.
  • Organising and co-ordinating office operations and procedures
  • Create a welcoming ethos at the centre.
  • Any other duties which may be agreed from time to time.

Essential requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Fluent English, strong written and oral communication skills
  • A high level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of programmes (Excel and Word are essential)
  • An ability to work on own initiative and in a flexible manner and on occasions outside normal office hours
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • The ability to multi-task and to work to deadlines

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a community setting with groups and individuals

Person Specification – Key Competencies

  • Practical approach to managing workload within a small organization
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.
  • Commitment to working with integrity and according to equal opportunities, diversity and information protection policies and procedures at all times.
  • Written communication skills including report writing.
  • Managing finances (budgets and expenditure) for a small organization or large project, including monitoring of funding and processing payments.
  • Initiative, good judgment and analytical skills.
  • Excellent Interpersonal & communication skills
  • A commitment to the role and value of the community and voluntary sector.

 

Hours of work:

You will be required to work not more than 19 ½ hours per week.

 

Recruitment & selection process:

Short-listing will apply followed by structured interview.

Please note that only Applicants called for Interview will be contacted.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Closing Date for Application: Friday 15th March 2019
  • Interviews are scheduled to take place: As soon as possible.
  • Applications by CV and cover letter to info@lycc.ie  

The successful candidate will need to complete a Garda vetting application form prior to commencement.

We particularly welcome applications from unemployed persons in receipt of Jobseeker’s Benefit (JB), Jobseeker’s Assistance (JA), one parent family payment (OPF) or the Jobseeker Transitional Payment

This employment is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development

and Pobal through the Community Services Programme

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What we do

Leixlip Youth and Community Centre provides a purposes built centre for the youth and community of Leixlip. The centre provides a youth room, community hall, kitchen facilities and rooms to rent to the youth and community.

Youth club

If you are attending 5th/6th Class or Secondary School and live in Leixlip, we have a club for you. Check out the Youth Club page

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By: Rashid Azar