Irish Traveller Movement Interim Director
October 2017 to January 2018
The Irish Traveller Movement invites tenders from qualified persons to manage the organisation on a part time interim basis.
Who are we?
Founded in 1990, ITM are the only national membership-based Traveller organisation, representing 40 local and national Traveller groups across the island of Ireland working collectively at a local, regional and national level.
What we do
ITM works collectively to represent the views of Travellers and Traveller organisations at a national and international level. We develop policies, actions and innovative programmes to bring about change for Travellers in Ireland. We work to challenge the inequalities faced by Travellers by promoting Traveller participation and leadership locally and nationally, by developing and sharing best practice, developing evidence-based research to inform our work and building strategic alliances with all who are committed to a fairer Irish Society
“An Ireland where Travellers are proud of their identity and with their ethnicity recognised, can achieve their fullest potential to play an active role in Irish society”
Invitation to tender
The ITM employs a part time Director to manage the organisation in conjunction with the board of management (Central Group). The Director is currently on a leave of absence and will return to work at the end of 2017. The ITM are seeking qualified candidates to tender for the position of interim director to work with the board to carry out a number of key tasks on a part time basis. The role would be based in the offices of the ITM and the position would start in October 2017 for four months. The successful tender, who will have management experience, will liaise with a subgroup of the board to finalise working arrangements including hours and days of work and will be directly supported by this subgroup in all aspects of the role.
Key tasks for the role
There are number of key tasks to deliver in this interim position:
- Support and resource the ITM Board
- Prepare all relevant updates information on financial, governance and human resources matters to the board
- Meet weekly with the finance administrator to ensure all financial objectives of the organisation are being met
- Direct line management of six staff to ensure work objectives are met
- Facilitate monthly staff meetings and spaces for collective peer review of work
- Liaise and manage relationships with key funders such as Department of Justice, the Department of Housing, and Philanthropic Funders in order to achieve organisation objectives and ensure regular update of work
- Manage ng relationships with Ministers and senior officials in the Departments of Justice, Housing and Education to advance key policy issues
- Support staff to ensure regular updates to members on key policy spaces
- Liaise with ITM representatives on key national and international fora such as the National Traveller Roma Inclusion etc to ensure ITM positions influence policy development
- Oversee ITM policy submissions to various Government Departments etc should opportunities arise
- Lead development of funding applications in conjunction with staff and board to meet relevant deadlines
- Ensure key deadlines are met with regard to funders, charity regulators, CRO and Lobbying Authority etc.
- Support staff to develop 2017 annual report at end of year as per template
Requirements for Submission of Tenders
As part of the tender process, information must be provided on:
- Demonstrated management experience, specifically in relation to governance, finance and staff management
- Demonstrated experience in delivering tasks outlined above.
- Proposed daily rate for this work
- Relevant experience, particularly in relation to working with a voluntary board and developing key relationships
- Understanding and commitment to the Vision, Mission and Principles of ITM
- Understanding of issues of equality, racism, interculturalism, social inclusion
- Outline of previous work & CV of consultant
- Tax compliance
- The names and contact details of at least two referees in relation to recent pieces of relevant work must be provided. These referees may be contacted as part of the tender assessment process
Assessment of Tenders
Criteria for selection stage – the selection criteria for tenders to proceed to the award stage of the tendering process are:
- Proven track record in management experience
- Experience in taking on interim roles and ability to “hit the ground running”
- Knowledge of social inclusion/equality sector /anti-racism work
- Demonstrated capacity to manage staff and work with a voluntary board of management
- Value for money
Criteria for award stage:
- Demonstrated experience in managing a large NGO 40%
- Demonstrated ability to carry the key tasks outlined above 30%
- Value for money 30%
Please note that a clarification meeting, including a presentation by and interview of the contractor may form part of the tender award process if deemed necessary by the assessment panel. If a meeting is needed, this will take place during the week starting the 25th September in order to facilitate a start date for the interim director of the 2nd October.
Submission of Tenders
Tenders must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org marked “Tender for Contract Director”
Travel and subsistence costs will be paid separately in compliance with latest Civil Service rates (April 2017)
Closing date for receipt of tenders
Friday 22nd September 2017.
Contact for Further Information
For further information, please contact Damien Walshe, Acting Director Email: email@example.com Telephone: 087 2858 485