‘Regional Development and Integration of unused biomass wastes as Resources for Circular products and economic Transformation’ (RE-DIRECT) Project is an EU co-funded project to promote the efficient use of natural resources and materials by converting residual biomass into carbon products and activated carbon at smart regional decentralised units and has a total budget of €5.4 million. It is being implemented by eleven partner organisations based in Ireland, UK, Germany, France and Belgium. The WDC is a state agency promoting economic and social development in the Western Region.

We are seeking a Project Administrator (fixed term contract) for the duration of the RE-DIRECT Project.

The ideal candidate should have

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Preferred qualifications:  Level 7 NFQ qualification in renewable energy, environmental science or agricultural science
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Good writing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in projects in the community energy sector
  • Previous experience of EU co-funded projects is desirable

This is a full-time, fixed term contract to 31st May 2019 based at the WDC’s office in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon.

The salary scale for this post will be equivalent to that of the Civil Service Executive Officer Standard Scale: 

Personal Pension Contribution (PPC) Pay Rate: The salary for this position, with effect from 1st April 2017 is as follows: €28,739 – €30,712 – €31,821 – €33,687 – €35,360 – €36,977 – €38,588 – €40,166 – €41,760 – €43,311 – €44,909 – €45,967 – €47,473¹ – €48,975² 

Please note: The starting salary for the person appointed to this post will be the first point on the above scale unless the successful application has previous reckonable public sector experience

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to:  Patricia Teatum, WDC, Dillon House, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon or info@wdc.ie.  Applicants can also apply through www.irishjobs.ie.

 Deadline for receipt of applications is 17.00, Tuesday 5 December 2017.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 18 December 2017.

Further information on the project can be found on the website http://re-direct-nwe.eu/

Download ‘Regional Development and Integration of unused biomass wastes as Resources for Circular products and economic Transformation’ (RE-DIRECT) Project Administrator Job Description RE-DIRECT JD

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2.Project Administrator

‘Community based energy solutions for remote areas’ (LECo) Project is a new EU co-funded project that will support the development of local energy communities and has a total budget of €1.95 million. It is being implemented by eight partner organisations based in Ireland, Finland, Norway and Germany and Sweden.   The WDC is a state agency promoting economic and social development in the Western Region.

We are seeking a Project Administrator (fixed term contract) for the duration of the ‘Community based energy solutions for remote areas’ (LECo) Project.

The ideal candidate should have

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Preferred qualifications: Level 7 NFQ qualification in renewable energy, community development or related discipline.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Good writing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in projects in the community energy sector
  • Previous experience of EU co-funded projects is desirable

This is a full-time, fixed term contract to 30 April 2020 based at the WDC’s office in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon.

The salary scale for this post will be equivalent to that of the Civil Service Executive Officer Standard Scale:

 Personal Pension Contribution (PPC) Pay Rate: The salary for this position, with effect from 1st April 2017 is as follows: €28,739 – €30,712 – €31,821 – €33,687 – €35,360 – €36,977 – €38,588 – €40,166 – €41,760 – €43,311 – €44,909 – €45,967 – €47,473¹ – €48,975²

 Please note: The starting salary for the person appointed to this post will be the first point on the above scale unless the successful application has previous reckonable public sector experience.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to:  Patricia Teatum, WDC, Dillon House, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon or info@wdc.ie.  Applicants can also apply through www.irishjobs.ie.

 Deadline for receipt of applications is 17.00, Tuesday 5 December 2017.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 18 December 2017.

 Download ‘Community based energy solutions for remote areas’ (LECo) Project Administrator Job Description LECo JD

Download  LECo_Factsheet

 The WDC is an equal opportunities employer
Canvassing will disqualify

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Vacancy for Development Manager of WRAP Fund

Applications for the prestigious position of Development Manager for the WRAP Fund are currently being accepted. The Western Regional Audiovisual Producer’s Fund (The WRAP Fund ) is a financial mechanism to promote job creation in the region and to assist creative producers in the sector to overcome the challenges of operating in a highly competitive industry. The WRAP Fund will support enterprise growth in the following four sub sectors in the creative industry:

  • Film Production
  • Television Content Production
  • Animation Production
  • Content Production for Gaming

Objectives of the WRAP Fund

The Western Region is comprised of Clare, Donegal, Galway City, Galway County, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. The WRAP Fund will assist in increasing production and employment in the region by providing access to seed capital funding in the form of development and production finance and cashflow.

Essential Experience

  • Applicants should have at least 5 years professional experience in the audio visual industry at a senior managerial level with a proven ability to manage and work productively with people.
  • Ideally have a broad spectrum of interest and a track record of working in the four genres of the audio visual industry that are being targeted.
  • An ability to recognise projects with commercial and international appeal as well as an ability to spot the potential of projects at an early stage of development.
  • A proven understanding and ability to draw up contracts and assess budgets for projects that will realistically enable them to achieve the vision proposed.
  • Financial management skills.
  • An ability to advise on the production process in order to avoid pitfalls.
  • An ability to advise on how and where to seek co-production partnerships.
  • The talent and ability to assess and write up succinct synopsis of projects to a short list stage, identifying the genre and audience focus.

Essential Qualities

  • Successful applicants will demonstrate:
  • A creative imagination accompanied by emotional as well as intellectual intelligence.
  • An ability to encourage and advise as well as reject with empathy.
  • A self starter with an ability to manage a large and varied workload and work independently.
  • An ability to promote and market the fund at every given opportunity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Undertake special tasks as may be assigned by the company.

Job Details

The base for this position is located at the Galway Film Centre Offices, but the Development  Manager will be expected to deliver on the fund throughout the Western Region, and represent the fund both nationally and internationally.

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV and covering letter in the strictest confidence to:

The Chairperson Galway Film Centre
Galway Film Centre
Cluain Mhuire
Wellpark Road
Galway
H91 WP9K
IRELAND

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 14th of December, 2017.

Shortlisted applicants for interview will be required to make a 5 minute verbal presentation, without aids, on their vision of the fund.
The position will be offered on a 3 year fixed term contract. The annual salary is €60,000.

Further information regarding the position is posted below in the Job Description.
Should you require any further information please email:   wrapmanager@galwayfilmcentre.ie 

 


JOB DESCRIPTION
WRAP FUND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Purpose of Post

Reporting to the Board of the Galway Film Centre, the WRAP Fund Development Manager’s key responsibility Promotion of the WRAP Fund to identify suitable projects, assist in the development of those projects to be investment ready, assisting them in achieving international reach, evaluate applications for funding including the structuring and negotiation of deals, the disbursal and monitoring of investments and negotiating exits.

Key Tasks

 The Development Manager of the WRAP Fund is required to:-

  • in conjunction with WDC agree standard form criteria and terms for investment in Projects;
  • In conjunction with WDC, be responsible for developing due diligence guidelines for the initial assessment of Projects before they are referred to the Evaluation Committee
  • Preparation of policies and procedures for the running of the Fund.
  • Development and implementation of a marketing and promotion strategy for the WRAP Fund and in the generation of quality dealflow;
  • Work with stakeholders in the Region to ensure that all parts of the Region are fairly represented in the Fund.
  • Represent the WRAP Fund within the Region, Nationally and Internationally.
  • Evaluate funding applications ensuring that due diligence is completed in line with the procedures agreed with the WDC ;
  • Prepare and present evaluation of the application to the WRAP Fund Evaluation Committee
  • Liaising with the Evaluation committee
  • Report to the Evaluation Committee at each Evaluation Committee meeting on the progress of the WRAP Fund, on Project applications received and on previous investments made;
  • Presentation on a 6 monthly basis to the Steering Committee (which will consist of representatives of the various stakeholders)
  • Negotiate and structure deals on behalf of the WDC;
  • Ensure that appropriate exits mechanisms are identified for all investments;
  • Monitor a portfolio of investment projects to ensure investments are being maintained.
  • Report on a regular basis to the WDC on portfolio companies performance against Plans;
  • Assist in the commercialisation of these ventures;
  • Maintain in timely manner project information and use this information to work with various partners to assess the impact of the WRAP Fund over the three-year pilot period;
  • Work with various partners to secure operational funding for the WRAP Fund post the three-year pilot process;
  • fully explore the potential of other funding sources which could be applicable to support the expansion of the WRAP Fund in the future;
  • prepare an annual report on the WRAP Fund and present this to the Evaluation Committee, WDC and GFC; and
  • such other acts and things as the parties may agree from time to time.