The Civil Technician Grade 1 is a key support position within the Council and may be assigned to work across various departments e.g. Roads, Capital Projects, Planning, Housing etc as required. The Civil Technician Grade 1 will work under the direction and supervision of the appropriate line manager. The role involves the provision of technical services and support to managers and colleagues and working as part of a team in meeting work goals and objectives and delivering quality services to internal and external customers.

Education, Training, Experience etc.
Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

(a)    (i)   Have passed the N.C.E.A. / H.E.T.A.C / QQI National Certificate Final Examination ** in any of the

following:

• Civil Engineering

• Geo-surveying

• Construction Studies

• Construction Studies in Building Maintenance

• Construction Studies in Architectural Graphics

OR

hold an equivalent qualification

AND

Have at least three years satisfactory experience after attaining the qualification concerned.

OR

(ii)                have, satisfactory relevant experience, in a technician post at Grade II level, or in an analogous post, under a local authority or health board in the State, AND

have at least three years satisfactory relevant experience in a technician post at Grade II level or in an analogous post,

OR

(iii)              have satisfactory service, in a technician post at Grade 1 or higher level in an analogous post under a local authority or health board in the State.

(b)   possess adequate training or experience relating to the control and supervision of staff.

A strong working Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit and/or GIS Software is desirable.

Note: Candidates must hold a current valid unendorsed driving licence in respect of category B vehicles and must advise if this is not the case.

** Please ensure that confirmation of relevant qualification from your awarding body and / or Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is submitted to the HR Department (in PDF format only) with your application if eligibility is on the basis of 4(a)(i) above. Foreign language qualification certificates must also be accompanied by a translation document.

Information booklet and application form can be found on our website

Clerical Officers make a valuable contribution to the provision of the Local Authority’s services. The Clerical Officer is a key support position within the Council, providing a comprehensive general administrative and clerical support to a section or department. The Clerical Officer works as part of a multidisciplinary team assisting with the implementation of work programmes to achieve goals, targets and standards set out in Departmental and Team Development Plans and to deliver quality services to internal and external customers. He/she will also be required to operate the Local Authority’s existing and future ICT systems as part of their work.

The duties of a Clerical Officer are varied and can involve assignment to different parts of the organisation or different areas of work. The work of the Clerical Officer requires that employees in the role function in a flexible manner and work effectively together as a team to deliver required outcomes or outputs. Clerical Officers provide a point of contact for customers to carry out their business and access information about the Council’s services. The Clerical Officer is expected to carry out their duties in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence.

Education, training, experience, etc
Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

(a)       have obtained at least Grade D (or a Pass), in Higher or Ordinary Level, in five subjects from the approved list of subjects in the Department of Education Established Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certification Vocational Programme. (At least Grade B in Foundation Level Mathematics and Grade C in Foundation Level Irish may be considered as equivalent to Grade D (or a Pass), in Higher or Ordinary Level, from the approved list of subjects in the Department of Education Established Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme);

or

(b)       have passed an examination of at least equivalent standard;

or

(c)        have had at least two year’s previous service in the office of Clerical Officer, Clerk/Typist (Clerical Duties), Clerk Typist (Typing and Clerical Duties) or Clerk/Typist under a local authority, or health board in the State;

or

(d)       have satisfactory relevant experience which encompasses demonstrable equivalent skills.

Note:  Candidates must ensure that they submit a copy of their educational qualifications with their application form if eligibility is being determined under (a) or (b) above.  Failure to submit all the required documentation will result in your application being deemed invalid.

Information booklet and application form can be found on our website

Client Profile – Financial Services – Leitrim

Our client, a financial institution based in Leitrim, is seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant.  This is a Company who has seen significant growth in recent years with continued growth forecasted. They are quickly becoming a market leader in their field.

Role: Financial Accountant

This role will report directly into the Financial Controller and will have broad responsibilities in providing accurate financial information both internally and externally.

Main duties will include:

  • Preparation of management reports with detailed commentary on analysis
  • Cost analysis
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Central bank reporting
  • Monthly financial accounts preparation and analysis
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Participate in technical accounting projects
  • Identify process and controls improvements
  • Assist with audit

This is an exciting role in a fast paced environment and will offer a chance for career progression. It will be offered on a hybrid basis.

Candidate Profile:

  • Qualified Accountant with relevant experience
  • Excellent technical abilities
  • Strong financial acumen and the ability to perform a hands on role
  • Excellent communication, customer care, and people management skills
  • Excellent planning, organisational, and leadership skills

Interested in this position?

Contact Suzanne Fowler, our consultant managing this assignment at suzanne@accountancysolutions.ie

Client Profile – Medium sized Accountancy Firm

Our client is a long-established professional practice based in County Leitrim. They have a reputation for providing their clients with solid advice in both accounting and tax planning. Service includes general business advice, Audit & Accounting, Taxation, and outsourced bookkeeping. The organisation is progressive and offers excellent scope to develop to Management level.

Role – Qualified Accountant 

They wish to recruit a Senior with a number of years’ experience in practice to join the firm. Reporting to the Partners, the role will offer the successful candidate exposure to a variety of clients including medium size companies, owner managed businesses, sole traders, and high net worth individuals.

Reporting to the Management team, the role will involve:

  • Responsibility for a portfolio of clients across a range of industry sectors
  • Handling year-end accounts preparation and audit assignments to Partner review stage
  • Liaising closely with clients
  • Researching and resolving technical queries from clients
  • Responsibility for managing the successful completion of each assignment
  • Assist in the training junior staff
  • Working on ad-hoc assignments from time to time in conjunction with the firm’s Directors

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Excellent client relationship management skills
  • Commercially focused on good practice development skills
  • Proficient in numerous accounting software packages
  • Strong communication skills

Interested in this Position? 

Contact Brian Fowler, FCCA Managing Director, Accountancy Solutions

brian.fowler@accountancysolutions.ie

Join Our Team as a Workshop Supervisor
As a Workshop Supervisor you will report to the Manufacturing Production Manager and be responsible for supporting the production and servicing departments and completing office-based duties. This will involve organising equipment, team members, and processes to ensure the smooth running of the production floor and the servicing work. This role will be expected to maximise services and productivity while maintaining product quality and employee safety.

You will supervise routine production and servicing activities, and act as first line support for troubleshooting should problems arise. You will complete planning documentation, reports, and work closely with other departments to ensure the service and production teams are fully compliant and up to date with training and processes.

The ideal candidate will have a background in fabrication, product builds, or a relevant area and be enthusiastic about process improvement. A positive, motivated, organised professional self-starter who can motivate others and build good working relationships will be successful in this role.

Your Responsibilities:
The items listed include main responsibilities, but it is not an all-encompassing list.
• Supervise workshop productivity, this includes the build, fabrication, and service areas
• Adhere to and ensure all health & safety requirements are followed, with employee welfare at the forefront, by actively promoting an EHS culture ensuring that employees adhere to safe work practices & standard operating procedures
• Oversee and report maintenance issues
• Monitoring and reporting of process performances
• Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice Lean manufacturing strategy
• Foster a culture of continuous improvement while maintaining product and process quality. Inspire team members to challenge existing processes and implement solutions that enhance the overall effectiveness of the production systems/processes, resulting in better yields, efficiency, and cost savings
• Motivate and coach team members to achieve operational success, while ensuring productivity levels are maintained to the highest possible standards
• Support encourage and develop team with ownership for team cohesion
• Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
• Anticipate and overcome obstacles with the support of your manager
• Coordinate relevant on-going learning and development of all employees in lean improvement tools and communication methods
• Ensure any needs/investments in relation to production are identified and supported by the appropriate business case and once approved ensuring their implementation & validation
• Ad-hoc duties as required to meet business needs.

Candidate Experience/Education:
The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in manufacturing and/or maintenance departments and have the following:
• Hold a suitable qualification in a relevant discipline, e.g. Engineering, Maintenance
• Certification in Supervisory Management or Leadership & Management is preferred
• 5+ years’ manufacturing experience in relevant industries and previous supervisory management experience
• Certified Green Belt Lean Manufacturing advantageous
• A high level of PC skills required with good Microsoft Excel / Power Bi skills desired
• Previous use of an ERP system is an advantage
• Knowledge of safety principles and practices, ability to work within regulations
• Possess a clean valid driving licence
• Must be legally authorised to work in Ireland

Candidate Characteristics:
• Initiative-taker with demonstrated efficient work methods
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Ability to motivate others
• Analytical and critical thinking skills
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to solve problems with innovative and cost-effective solutions
• Excellent attention to detail, with strong writing & documentation skills, methodical in your approach
• Capable of working independently and also work as a collaborative team player
• Have strong planning, and organisational skills
• Be reliable and maintain good time keeping and attendance

County Leitrim, located in the North West of Ireland, has a growing economy, picturesque landscape, vibrant communities and a strong arts and cultural sector. Leitrim County Council’s vision is to build an economically strong, creative, inclusive county, making Leitrim the best place to live, work, invest and visit. Key to the achievement of our priorities and objectives is a skilled and committed workforce, supported by enabling technologies, efficient work processes and learning and development opportunities. We are committed to the training, support and encouragement of our staff and we offer benefits across family friendly initiatives, personal development and wellbeing of staff.

The Healthy County Co-ordinator is a key role in Local Authorities for the advancement of the local health and wellbeing agenda. The co-ordinator will be a central resource for driving the local health and wellbeing agenda through the implementation of both the local Healthy Cities and Counties initiative and the local Healthy Ireland programme.
Round 4 of Healthy Ireland is multi-annual and outcomes focussed. The Healthy County Co-ordinator will therefore be required to coordinate greater partnership working and will work to generate innovative solutions that impact on the determinants of health.
The Healthy Co-ordinator will support the local health and wellbeing agenda through collaboration and coordination with relevant and complementary programmes, initiatives and organisations; coordinate the Healthy County project in the catchment area; and lead the development and monitoring of the Programme of Work funded under Round 4 of the Healthy Ireland Fund.

Education and Experience
Each candidate must have, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:
•Relevant professional experience working in a management/coordination role in community, local development or health promotion sectors.
•A background and prior work experience in community development, health promotion, social sciences or in other fields where social relationships are of utmost importance.
•A good understanding of the social determinants of health across the community, voluntary and statutory sector
•An understanding and experience of working in socially disadvantaged communities , socially excluded groups and of health and wellbeing/health promotion strategies.
•Experience of networking, representing and working collaboratively across statutory,
community/voluntary and volunteer led organisations.
•Experience supporting organisations to deliver actions, outputs and outcomes.
•Candidates must hold a clean, current Class B Driving Licence and will be required to have access to his/her own car.

Desirable though not essential:
•A relevant third level qualification, in the area of health promotion or in a related area e.g., education, community development, public health, social care
•Strong leadership and project management skills.
•Strong understanding and experience of programme planning and service delivery.
•Excellent communication skills, including written communication and an aptitude for report writing and social media skills.
•Ability to work simultaneously at both strategic and operational level.
•Excellent collaborative, networking, representation and relationship-building skills.
•Ability to negotiate and handle difficult situations.
•Experience in reporting to Pobal.
•Financial administration and budgeting skills.
•Data management and IT skills.

We are currently seeking Intermediate, and Senior Quantity Surveyors to join our growing teams in our Leitrim office. Our staff are at the heart of our success. We are looking for the next generation to continue our success story.

Candidates will be:

Involved in all areas of Cost Management on various projects including:
Cost Reports
Tender Analysis
Monthly Valuations
Attending Meetings etc.

Projects will be based in Ireland, the UK, Sweden and Germany

Candidates will have:
• Relevant qualification (BSc QS/Construction Economics/Project Management or similar).
• Highly proficient in Cubit, MS Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
• Excellent verbal/written communication and numeracy skills.
• An ability to understand client requirements and build lasting relationships.
• An ability to work in a team environment
• Strong organisational / managerial skills
• Proactive working attitude

Remuneration & Benefits:
Competitive Salary
Flexible working options including remote working
Pension contributions
21 days annual leave
Applicant must be available to work in Ireland

Skilled General Operatives are frontline service employees who are involved in the delivery of a wide range of key local authority services in the heart of communities. The role is outdoors, operational, semi-skilled and manual and the duties will vary according to the functional area to which the person is assigned. Typical services include roads and transportation, maintenance of social housing units and estates, environmental and drainage works, upkeep of recreation and amenity facilities etc. The successful candidate will be required to work under the direction and supervision of the appropriate line manager and carry out duties as may from time to time be assigned to him/her in relation to his/her employment and as may be appropriate. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience and be highly motivated, adaptable, flexible, capable of acting on their own initiative and someone with a strong sense of commitment to delivering quality public services.

Education, training, experience, etc
Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

 

a)     Have reached a standard of education sufficient to enable them to carry out the duties of the position satisfactorily;

b)     Have adequate knowledge and experience of semi-skilled construction work and the ability to work on own initiative without constant supervision;

c)     Have a good knowledge and previous experience in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work and in dealing with the public;

d)     Hold a valid Safe Pass Card*;

e)     Hold a current full Class B Driving Licence, free from endorsement.

Where a candidate does not hold a current valid Safe Pass Card this requirement must be met prior to taking up any offer of a Skilled General Operative position (meeting this requirement will not be permitted to delay any appointment process and the onus is on the candidate to ensure that they have met the requirements in a timely manner).

Drivers are frontline service employees who are involved in the delivery of key local authority services in the heart of communities. The role is outdoors, and the duties will vary according to the functional area to which the person is assigned, but will include driving a range of vehicles and operating different types of plant, including winter maintenance machinery. The role will also involve standard General Operative duties as required.

The successful candidate will be required to work under the direction and supervision of the appropriate line manager and carry out duties as may from time to time be assigned to him/her in relation to his/her employment and as may be appropriate.

1.               Education, Training, Experience etc:

Candidates must on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

 

(a)            have reached a good general level of education, knowledge and experience to enable her/him to undergo successfully the appropriate training and to perform satisfactorily the duties of the post.

(b)            hold a current full Class C Driving Licence, free from endorsements and have satisfactory knowledge and experience of driving of heavy trucks.

(Note: Candidates may be required to undergo a driving assessment as part of the selection process, at the discretion of Leitrim County Council).

(c)            hold a valid Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Card (Driver CPC Card).

(d)            Hold a valid Safe Pass Card*

*Where a candidate does not hold a current valid Safe Pass Card this requirement must be met prior to taking up any offer of a Driver position (meeting this requirement will not be permitted to delay any appointment process and the onus is on the candidate to ensure that they have met the requirements in a timely manner).

Community Wardens are frontline service employees who are involved in the delivery of a wide range of key local authority services in the heart of communities. The Community Warden service has a County-wide remit which may involve the distribution of duties on a functional, electoral or geographic area basis. The distribution of duties in this way may be adjusted from time to time in the interests of flexibility and organisational efficiency.

For the most part Community Wardens will be required to carry out duties as outlined below throughout the County, to include rotation between areas as required, with flexibility to move geographically across the County in response to requirements.

The successful candidate will be required to work under the direction and supervision of the appropriate line manager and carry out duties as may from time to time be assigned to him/her in relation to his/her employment and as may be appropriate.

Education and Experience
Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

(i) Have reached a standard of education sufficient to enable them to carry out the duties of Community Warden satisfactorily;

(ii) Have adequate experience relevant to the post and the ability to work on own initiative without constant supervision;

(iii) Be able to demonstrate an awareness/understanding of the role and function of a Community Warden;

(iv) Be capable of writing clear and concise reports and keeping work records;

(v)  Have a good knowledge and previous experience in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work and in dealing with the public;

(vi) Hold a current full Class B Driving Licence, free from endorsement;

(vii) Hold a valid Safe Pass Card.