Leixlip Youth and Community Centre

Serving the Community of Leixlip, Co Kildare

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Job Opportunity at the Centre- Caretaker (Part-time)


 

 

 

 

Job Description:      Caretaker (Part-Time)  – 12 hrs per week, Fixed Term Contract

Location:                     Newtown House, Leixlip.

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

Responsible for:         Security and Safety of the Centre

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

This is a fixed-term contract – 5 months – Immediate start.

Main Responsibilities:

  • In a diligent and reliable manner to close the Centre, locking up, setting alarms, key holding
  • To ensure the security of the Centre is maintained, front desk presence, viewing security cameras.
  • To set up and prepare rooms for use with tables, chairs, equipment.
  • To deal with customers and users of the centre in a polite and responsible manner.
  • To carry out general reception duties including dealing with customer queries, answering the phone.
  • To carry out general cleaning duties as required, including floors, kitchens, toilets, dealing with spills
  • To handle cash as required, issuing receipts, and handover of money to office.
  • To keep the centre and its surrounding area litter free.
  • To ensure high standards in the Health and Safety at the work place, including the provision of First Aid treatment.
  • To ensure that the Centre is a safe place at all times.
  • To participate in all training programmes provided.

 

Essential requirements:

  • Fluent English, strong written and oral communication skills
  • Reliable and trust worthy person
  • Available to work evenings and weekends

 

Desirable but not essential

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

 

Skills and attributes

  • The ability to work on own initiative, unsupervised
  • Commitment to working with integrity and according to equal opportunities, diversity and information protection policies and procedures at all times.
  • Practical approach to managing workload within a small organization

 

Hours of work:

You will be required to work not more than 12 hours per week, across evenings and Saturdays.

Weekly Roster (subject to change)

  • Wednesday 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 5pm – 10pm
  • Friday 5.30pm – 7pm
  • Saturday either 9.15am – 12.15pm or 1pm-4pm

 

Recruitment & selection process:

Short-listing will apply followed by structured interview.

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

 

PLEASE NOTE

The successful candidate will required to be Garda vetted prior to commencement in accordance with our Child Safeguarding Policy.  All candidates called for interview will be asked to complete the Garda Vetting Form.

 

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Closing Date for Application: Monday 3rd February
  • Interviews are scheduled to take place: As soon as possible.
  • Applications by CV and cover letter to info@lycc.ie

 

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Weekly Schedule from Jan 2020

 Effective from January 2020

Weekly Schedule of events at the Leixlip Youth and Community Centre

Weekly Schedule of events at the Leixlip Youth and Community Centre
MONDAYS10.00am-11.00am Velvet Feet
10.30am-11.30amBeginners / Mixed Ability Yoga - Text 086 327 0896 for details
10.00am-1.00pmConfey Castle Bridge Club
11.15am-1.00pmIrish Guide Dogs
(1st Monday of every month only)
4.00pm-6.00pmAloha Mental Arithmetic Ireland
5.30pm-7.00pmIrish Dancing
7.30pm-8.30pmBody Shape Fitness
7.30pm-9.00pmPapillon Healing and Mindfulness Returns Mon 27th Jan 2020
TUESDAYS10.00am-11.15amHatha Yoga with Laura May
11.15am-1.15pmMunchkins Parent &Toddler Group
3.15pm-6.30pmDance LA
4.00pm-5.30pmProject Fashion
7.00pm-8.15pmHatha Yoga with Laura May
WEDNESDAYS10.00am-12.00pm Velvet Feet
9.30am-10.30amUnislim
4.15pm-6.15pm Youth Club Primary School Students (5th/6th Class)
6.15pm - 7.15pmTrampoline Fitness
7.00pm-8.00pmBeginners / Mixed Ability Yoga - Text 086 327 0896 for details
7.30pm-8.30pmBody Shape Fitness
THURSDAYS9.30am-12.30pmSynergy Lifelong Learning
10.30am-12.30pm Route 66 Social Club
4.15pm-5.15pm Orla Gildea Speech & Drama
4.00pm-9.00pmDance LA
7.00pm-8.15pmHatha Yoga with Laura May
6.45pm-9.45pmSynergy Lifelong Learning
FRIDAYS4.00pm-6.00pmMuse Academy Speech & Drama
Youth Clubs Secondary School Students
SATURDAYS9.30am-10.30amBody Shape Fitness
11.30am-12.30pm Vocal Academy Glee Clubs
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Returning Tuesday January 21st 2020

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Christmas Arrangements

Thank you to all who helped make 2019 another successful year for the Leixlip Youth & Community Centre.

We will close for the Christmas break on Friday afternoon 20th December 2019, and will reopen on Monday morning 6th January 2020.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all at LYCC and looking forward to seeing you all in 2020.

 

 

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Open Day Sat 23rd November

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Short term job opportunity at the Centre. Part-time. Immediate start.

 JOB DESCRIPTION – ADMINISTRATOR (Part-time)          

 

 

 

 

Fixed Term Contract

 Job Title:                     Administrator (Part-Time)

Location:                     Newtown House Leixlip.

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

Responsible for:         Accounting/Administration/ 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 – Immediate start – 7 weeks until Christmas 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 18th October 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.

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By: Rashid Azar