HIRING – MANAGER (35 Hrs per week)

Location: Limerick
Salary: €37,500 per annum (subject to annual funding)
Reporting Relationship: Board of Trustees, Limerick Mental Health Association

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 1 year’s work experience in an office environment for either a health or community development practice.
A full job description is included below.

Closing date for Application: 10.00hrs, Monday 10th January 2022
Please forward your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter to

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in a position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for an interview.

Limerick Mental Health Association is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Limerick Mental Health Association (LMHA) aims to promote positive mental health within the limerick city and county. Key activities include the promotion of positive mental health in collaboration with key stakeholders, the organisation of Limerick Mental Health Week, implementation of the strategic plan and the development of LMHA’s programmes and activities to meet the needs of the service users.

The Association aims to support the personal recovery of individuals who experience mental health difficulties, through the coordination and facilitation of a wide variety of activities. The Association is based in the heart of Limerick city and aims to promote good health and well-being through social, recreational and educational activities. The programmes are aimed at people in the local community that may be experiencing difficulties coping or living in isolation. LMHA have strong links with the local mental health services. LMHA is well established as a place where people can access support and information, develop their talents through creative activities and enhance coping skills in a safe and non-judgemental environment. The Association promotes social inclusion through a variety of activities and programmes. Also offering recovery focused workshops to the local community and services; Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and actively liaises with stakeholders and other organisations in Limerick city and county.

Role Description
Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Manager is responsible for leading and
managing Limerick Mental Health Association, in particular the range of projects and activities as agreed by stakeholders. This includes an overview of the development, planning, implementation, tracking and reporting of activities and the management of staff and volunteers. He/she works in collaboration with the Board and contributes to the overall growth and development of the LMHA service.
The position requires an excellent level of understanding of mental health and recovery and a commitment to members of the organisation, as consideration must be given at all times to their well-being. The position requires a high degree of professionalism and the ability to work in a confidential and respectful manner. The person appointed must have the ability to multitask the range of tasks required, be flexible, demonstrate excellent leadership skills and have the ability to create a safe and supportive environment and work on their own initiative. Ideally the Manager is required to have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to broaden the network of engagement and to bring LMHA forward with future developments and collaborations. In addition management and prioritisation of tasks is key, with the ability to work within tight timeframes for required tasks, in particular for external organisations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
● Manage the overall strategic development of LMHA in consultation with the Board of
● Collaborate with key partners for the development of the Association
● Develop and define the scope of activities in collaboration with the Board of Trustees
● Determine and manage resources (time, budget, equipment,) required to complete
on-going activities, ensuring that the services are delivered on time, within budget and
at the required level of quality
● Inform the Board of Trustees of planned activities; evaluate and report on ongoing
and completed work
● Liaise with statutory mental health services, voluntary mental health groups and
other relevant organisations
● Manage the running and upkeep of the LMHA premises and delegate tasks
accordingly to the relevant team member
● Management of correspondence, communication, conflicts and delegation of work
amongst the team

Implement Project Activities
● Contribute to the development of LMHA’s strategic plan
● Execute activities according to the strategic plan
● Promote activities and delegate actions for social media activity
● Record and document activities
● Monitor the progress of activities and make changes where necessary
● Manage communications with all stakeholders (staff, volunteers, members, local
mental health services, HSE, Mental Health Ireland, community, statutory and
voluntary organisations
● Monitor, evaluate and review he quality of activities
● Identify relevant funding opportunities and keep the Board of Trustees informed of
planned and completed applications for funding

● Recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers according to company needs
● Manage staff and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices
of the LMHA
● Ensure personnel files (electronic/paper) are appropriately maintained and stored
● Ensure staff and/or volunteers receive an appropriate orientation and induction
● Provide on-going support and feedback to staff and/or volunteers, providing training
and development as needed
● Conduct staff reviews and appraisals including feedback actions
● Contract qualified facilitators/tutors to work with the organisation as appropriate

● Communicate with funders and Board of Trustees
● Monitor and approve all budgeted expenditures in line with compliance regulations
● Report actual expenditure and variance on a regular basis
● Manage all funds according to established accounting procedures and funder
● Ensure all records are up to date
● Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in
funding agreements

● Attend training events, conferences, and other functions as necessary
● Manage and keep up to date policies and procedures
● Assist in the development of new policies and procedures
● Identify training needs for staff/volunteers and organisation of same and develop a
clear, costed training plan for all staff and volunteers each year
Health and Safety
● Ensure a safe and secure working environment for staff, volunteers, and members ∙
Identify, assess, and manage health and safety risks
● Implement health and safety measures and policies; ensure an up-to-date safety
statement is in place Record incidents and accidents
● Ensure that best practices are maintained in all aspects of work for LMHA. Ensure
that staff are appropriately trained and supervised.

● Maintain the organisation’s premises and ensure all equipment and facilities are in
good working order in collaboration with the Board of Trustees
● Develop and implement procedures for access and usage of the building, including
out-of-hours access and emergency procedures

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