Grade VII, Specified Purpose Project Manager (with responsibility for the Consent-Ed Project)

Tusla, Corporate Offices, Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Dublin 8. Some level of flexibility on work base may be possible, subject to a minimum level of attendance in Dublin and for meetings with project stakeholders.
 Salary:  See Description for Details
Other   Temporary/Contract/Project
Closing Date: 26/10/2021 Closing Time: 12:00
Recruitment start: 30/09/2021


Job Summary

The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for a range of statutory functions including provision of child protection, alternative care, specified regulatory services and a range of family support services.  The Agency has commenced a major improvement programme with significant focus on Practice, Culture and Structure.


The Agency currently has responsibility for a budget in excess of €800m and delivers its services through circa 5,000 people in 350 locations across the Country.


The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:

  • Child Protection and Welfare
  • Family Support
  • Alternative Care
  • Adoption
  • Tusla Education Support Services (TESS)
  • Domestic Sexual and General Based Violence (DSGBV)
  • Children’s Service Regulation
  • Counselling and Therapeutic Supports


Further information is available on www.tusla.ie


Tusla’s national Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services programme was established in 2015 and has responsibility for administration and support of services to victims and survivors of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.


 As part of a range of functions this programme contributes to:

  • The provision of standardised models of evidence informed practice and prevention in sexual violence and domestic violence services for adults and children.
  • The provision of a high quality, accessible and integrated service responses to children, adults and families who experience domestic violence and sexual violence.
  • Integrated multi agency and cross-sectoral planning and development in domestic violence and sexual violence services.
  • The development of pathways for adults, children and families experiencing domestic violence in line with national and local developments in domestic violence services and the Tusla service delivery framework.


Purpose of role

To develop and implement a project management approach and framework for implementation of strategic projects within the Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services Programme, with specific responsibility for project management and coordination of the Consent-Ed (schools-based education and prevention programme funded under the EU Justice programme). This project is supported by EU funding, which builds on the outcomes of the Manuela Project (Sept 2017 –March 2020). Further information available on: https://www.tusla.ie/services/domestic-sexual-gender-based-violence/professional-resources/manuela-riedo-programme/

Job Objectives

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Grade VII, Project Co-ordinator (with responsibility for the Consent-Ed Project) will work with the Domestic Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services Programme and other stakeholders to:

  • Implement an overall project management framework for the Consent Ed project, with appropriate controls, to enable project outcomes and deliverables to be achieved in line with project plan.
  • Establish project processes that adhere to relevant procurement and financial legislation, regulations and standards for Tusla and for external partner organisations. Contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe financial practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Provide line management to project staff.
  • Undertake the preparation of reports to comply with EU project technical, communication and reporting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain up to date project management documents for all aspects of the European Commission grant implementation and reporting templates.
  • Establish effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders across statutory agencies, non-governmental organisations and others, including project partners.
  • Establish, manage and support, as needed, project groups to enable effective oversight for and co-ordination of project activities.
  • Liaise with the national and regional project staff across partner organisations to establish and ensure regular reporting of progress.
  • Link with project groups on all aspects of the administration of the project deliverables.
  • Lead on administration of key project deliverables as required.
  • Support aspects of document development for projects.
  • Support budget management and procurement processes.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of evaluation and monitoring mechanisms for projects in the area of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, in particular to establish an evidence base around effective education and prevention strategies for young people around sexual violence.
  • Contribute to the wider remit of the domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services’ team.


Education & Training

  • Maintain standards of practice and levels of professional knowledge by participating in continuous professional development initiatives and attendance at courses as appropriate.
  • Engage in career and professional development planning.


Human Resources

  • Ensure policies and procedures are well documented and understood by staff who are assigned within line management responsibilities.
  • Support the preparation and issuing of documentation (correspondence, reports etc) to the highest possible standard by monitoring and reviewing team work to ensure quality and accuracy.
  • To promote a culture that values diversity and respect in the workplace.
  • To provide leadership and motivation conducive to good staff relations and work performance.
  • Where appropriate establish and maintain records of attendance, statistical information, annual returns, and any other information as may be requested.
  • Work as part of a team and to ensure that all members are treated with dignity and respect.


Health & Safety

  • Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the service for example National Standards for Child Protection and Care and comply with associated Tusla – Child and Family Agency protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
  • To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.


The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 


Please refer to the candidate information pack attached to this campaign for full and further detail.

Skills Required

Applicants must by the closing date of application have the following:

  • Be currently in direct employment with Tusla – Child and Family Agency, the HSE or within other statutory health agencies, or a body which provides services on behalf of the HSE under Section 38/39 of the Health Act 2004 or within a body that provides services on behalf of Tusla under Section 56 or Section 59 of the Child and Family Act 2013.
  • Significant experience in regional, or national change management &/or project management including project development, implementation and measurement of performance.  
  • Significant experience with working in multi-agency and/or cross-sectoral environments in the delivery of agreed outcomes.
  • Experience of working on projects related to social change and/or domestic, sexual and gender based violence.
  •  Experience of financial management, including adherence to financial regulations and procedures, budgeting and dealing with grants.
  • Experience of managing a complex array of stakeholder relationships in a competitive environment. 
  • Have the requisite knowledge and ability for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.



A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.



Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character

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