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Grade VIII – Regional Manager for Workforce Learning and Development

Three posts are to be filled with initial assignments to the regions of • South (South-East and South-West) • Dublin Mid Leinster • West (Mid-West and West/North-West) Tusla is engaging in a process of substantial reform. This post may be subject to re-configuration in the context of this reform programme with consequent changes to assignment of regional or functional responsibilities.
 Salary:  See Description for Details
Other   Permanent
Closing Date: 30/01/2023 Closing Time: 12:00
Recruitment start: 12/01/2023

 

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 Gender Based Violence (DSGBV)
  • Children’s Service Regulation
  • Counselling and Therapeutic Supports

Further information is available on www.tusla.ie

 

  • To be accountable for the efficient and effective operational delivery of services under the responsibility of Workforce Learning and Development.

 

  • To participate as member of the National Workforce Learning and Development Management Team.

 

  • To work as part of the National Management Team for Workforce Learning and Development in strategically co-ordinating, managing, evaluating and monitoring this function for Children and Family Services at a regional level and/or specific functional area.

 

Tusla is engaging in a process of substantial reform.  This post may be subject to re-configuration in the context of this reform programme with consequent changes to assignment of regional or functional responsibilities.

Job Objectives

The Regional Manager for Workforce Learning and Development will:

 

  • Manage resources (staff and budget) allocated to Workforce Learning and Development.
  • Manage WLD staff assigned to their region and/or functional area
  • Manage elements of the WLD annual workplan as assigned and be accountable for delivery.
  • Support Regional Service Directors and Area Children and Family Services Managers regarding staff continuous and professional development needs.
  • Work with other managers within the People and Change Directorate and other Directorates on the planning and implementation of Tusla’s People Strategy and initiatives aligned to Tusla’s Business and Corporate Plans.
  • Co-ordinate inputs into national Workforce Development data collection from their region or assigned functional areas.
  • Work with other professionals to ensure an effective interagency approach to Workforce Learning and Development.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning function of Workforce Learning and Development.
  • Manage the evaluation process of Workforce Learning and Development programmes in their region and/or assigned functional areas.
  • Contribute to the accreditation process of national training modules.
  • Manage specific Workforce Learning and Development projects.

 

Manage the audit processes for Workforce Learning and Development in their

  • region and/or assigned functional areas.
  • Ensure the compliance of the regional Workforce Learning and Development service with all relevant National Finance Regulations.
  • Manage quality assurance for Workforce Learning and Development in their region and/or assigned functional areas.
  • Implement quality Workforce Learning and Development initiatives in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Identify gaps in Workforce Learning and Development delivery in their region and/or assigned functional areas.
  • Identify areas of practice which require research and development while contributing to the dissemination of good practice in collaboration with all stakeholders.
  • Contribute to research in Workforce Development

 

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:

  • Possess sufficient administrative and management capacity to discharge the functions of the grade/post – At least three years’ experience of leading projects within a training and development department in a mid to large scale organisational setting, in either the public, private or NGO sectors.
  • A Quality and Qualifications Ireland Level 8 (or higher) major academic award (or equivalent qualification) in training, education, organisational development, health, social science or human resources area.

 

Health

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.

 

Character

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



 
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