Job Description Business Action on Education

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016


 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruit companies for the Schools’ Business Partnership as needed (none required at present);
  • To promote all programmes to all participants to ensure growth and expansion of initiative;
  • To lead and facilitate the existing partnerships between schools and companies in the region and provide a high standard of support service to ensure that each partnership is of the highest quality;
  • Liaise with school and company coordinators and the school principal;
  • Facilitate schools and companies in planning the annual programme and all its elements/sessions;
  • To utilise existing resources as efficiently as possible to meet programme objectives;
  • Oversee the evaluation process and ensure schools and companies complete the evaluations in a timely fashion
  • To contribute to the development of the delivery plan for programmes and implement accordingly;
  • To prepare and implement an annual personal action & development plan;
  • To assist the Programme Coordinators and SBP Manager in evaluating the programmes on an ongoing basis;
  • To feed back the evaluation outcomes to companies and schools in the region with a view to ongoing development in each link.
  • Create and maintain regional files on company server (H Drive) for each partnership and ensure records are updated regularly; to maintain STARS (CRM system) up to date at all times to ensure accurate and timely information and communications.
  • To manage expectations of companies and schools in your region;
  • To provide a professional service to all companies and schools in line with the team’s Standards Charter;
  • To effectively communicate relevant, accurate and timely information to Manager, Programme Coordinators, Administrative Assistants and the SBP team as per the SBP annual communications plans;
  • To use IT as a cost effective method of communication, continuously updating and improving your skills.


Secondary Responsibilities:

  • To contribute to establishing best practice in the work of SBP;
  • To liaise with BITC staff, especially those working in your region and to be familiar with BITC programmes and events
  • To be familiar with current developments in the Education sector
  • To research and support new programme developments
  • To effectively promote and publicise SBP through local press and/or radio
  • To actively contribute to a healthy, safe, secure and productive working environment
  • To actively promote equality of opportunity, anti-discriminatory practice, diversity, individual rights and choice in all aspects of your work.



Essential Qualifications and Knowledge:

Education/ Qualification/ Knowledge

  • Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 7 years experience working in a Business or Education environment, or:

Graduate with a minimum of 4 years working in a Business or Education environment;

  • Broad understanding of business operations (Sales and Marketing, Finance, HR, IT);
  • Knowledge of Irish business landscape.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.


  • Experience of managing relationships with senior executives and delivering presentations to a high level audience;
  • Experience of managing conflicting expectations/ facilitating relationships of parties in a partnership scenario.
  • Experience of Project Management

Skills/ Personal Attributes

  • Planning
  • Organisational
  • Interpersonal
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Time Management
  • Influencing skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Presentation skills

Desired Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • CRM Database (MS Dynamics or similar)
  • Train the Trainer qualification/ experience of delivering training
  • Literacy enhancement and or reading support for children
  • Experience of programme evaluation and impact assessment
  • Social media experience.


How to Apply

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter via email to Germaine Noonan by Monday May 23rd @ 5pm.


Business in the Community Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and promotes a policy of continuous personal and professional development among its staff.  Business in the Community Ireland has a policy of interviewing candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria.