News, Opportunities | 29 July 2021

Recruitment Call: Head of Operations & Administration Department - now closed

Recruitment Call: Head of Operations & Administration Department - now closed
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Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking a Head of Operations & Administration to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the organisation, to help achieve our ambitious aims to connect the citizens of Dublin through culture and conversation.

Update: This opportunity is now closed.

Department Head

Lead functions of the department include General Manager / Operations / Administration / Facilities / Human Resources / Health & Safety

Working closely with the CEO as part of the senior management team, the Head of the Operations and Administration Department is responsible for the running of the administrative, finance, legal, IT, HR, health & safety and governance functions of the company, as well as overseeing the facilities management of two heritage buildings (14 Henrietta Street and Richmond Barracks).

The role is that of the Head of a department which combines the work of a General Manager, with management of administration teams and the operations and facilities activities of the company. The candidate will lead the Operations and Administration Department and work closely with the other departments across the organisation. The role is supported by a team including contractors, employees and specialist suppliers. The role carries the designated responsibility of Accessibility Officer, Health and Safety Officer and Child Protection Officer within the company.

About the role

The role requires responsibilities in the following areas:

  • HR management
  • Universal design and accessibility

  • Administration management

  • Facilities management

  • Health and safety management

  • Finance and governance

Role requirements

The ideal person for this role will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of administrative and project management experience at a senior level is essential
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a role with a remit that included HR and/or H&S is essential, and an understanding of the governance of a CLG is desirable
  • An understanding of the work of Dublin City Council Culture Company and its ambitions is required
  • Proficiency in GSuite is essential
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • A desire to work collaboratively to further the work of the company across a number of buildings and programmes
  • Ability to plan, organise and lead a project, to work independently, and to work to deadlines, with flexibility around working hours
  • An interest in, and understanding of, working in heritage sites or multiple site cultural programmes is an advantage
  • An instinctive ability to think creatively - to try, fail, learn, and try again

Position summary

Post title: Head of Operations & Administration, Dublin City Council Culture Company

Post status: Fixed Term Contract (full-time), three years, 6 month probationary period.

Location: Dublin City Council Culture Company, 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8.

Reports to: Chief Executive, Dublin City Council Culture Company.

Key relationships: Other Heads of Departments as part of the senior management team, facilities and venue teams at 14 Henrietta Street and Richmond Barracks including collections and conservation, financial and administration teams and HR, IT and other service suppliers.

Salary: €48,000 gross per annum.

Pension: A contribution of 10% of salary will be made to an agreed pension savings scheme subject to the individual contributing a similar percentage.

How to apply

Applications are now invited from applicants who meet these published requirements.

Applications must include the following:

  • A full CV
  • The names and contact details of two referees from previous recent roles
  • A letter citing your specific skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role specification and requirements of the Culture Company
  • A one page cover note outlining why you would like to work with the Culture Company

Completed applications should be sent by email only to with “Head of Operations & Administration” in the subject line. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted.

Closing date for this application is Tuesday 31 August 2021

The information supplied in your application will be reviewed against the requirements set out in this notice by a panel. Dublin City Council Culture Company reserves the right to shortlist applicants and/or call people for an interview. Interviews will be held during the week beginning 13 September 2021, subject to government guidelines; these may be online or may be in person. It will not be possible to provide application process feedback to unsuccessful applicants.