A recruitment opportunity has arisen within NAPD of a New Deputy Director (The Deputy Director will be appointed for five years on secondment) and we are currently inviting applications. Application forms and a full job description below.
The position of Deputy Director of NAPD is a key leadership position in the work of the Association.
Objects of the Association
The Memorandum of Association outlines the objectives for which NAPD is established:
(a) To provide a united voice nationally for Principals and Deputy Principals on issues of common concern.
(b) To promote the interests and welfare of Principals and Deputy Principals through:
- Ensuring that Principals and Deputy Principals are recognised as education partners and are represented as of right on all relevant local, regional and national bodies, both statutory and non- statutory.
- Ensuring that Principals and Deputy Principals are consulted on all relevant matters and, in particular, on new initiatives which impinge on their roles.
- Representing the views of Principals and Deputy Principals to the Department of Education and Skills and all other interested groups and relevant bodies.
- To show leadership in the formulation of educational policy.
- To promote the professional and personal development of Principals and Deputy Principals.
- To promote the development of adequate internal school management structures to enable the successful implementation of school policies.
- To provide support/advice for Principals and Deputy Principals through secretariat and administrative services.
- To provide appropriate and relevant training.
- To adopt a pro-active and dynamic approach to developing the international and European dimension in schools.
- To promote co-operation and reciprocal visits between members of NAPD and Principals and Deputy Principals within Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world.
- To encourage partnership between Principals and Deputy Principals in all second level schools.
Personal Qualities of the Deputy Director
The successful candidate for the position of Deputy Director will have:
- Excellent interpersonal negotiating and communication skills, including a capacity to deal with the media and a working knowledge of Irish
- A capacity to make sound judgements and take strategic decisions in the best interests of Principals and Deputy Principals
- Proven leadership, organisational and administrative ability (minimum 5 years experience)
- A capacity to be energised by an environment with a strong focus on policy.
- A thorough knowledge of the Irish education system and legislative frameworks
- The ability to use ICT effectively
Role of the Deputy Director
- To promote and develop the aims and objectives of NAPD
- To provide an information and advisory services for all members of NAPD
- To provide particular support for newly-appointed Principals and Deputy Principals
- To respond to the needs of Principals and Deputy Principals on an on-going basis and to develop policy papers where required
- To support the Presidents, Director and members of the National Executive in their respective roles
- To implement, in consultation with the Director, Executive decisions and report back to the National Executive.
- To carry out other duties as may be determined by the National Executive
- To liaise with the Department of Education and Skills, other Departments of state as necessary, all the Education Partners and all other relevant bodies, national and international
- To ensure that the aims and views of the Association are represented in all appropriate fora.
- To contribute to publications for members
- To enhance communications between members by supporting the regional structure of the Association
- To be available to all Committees of NAPD, including NAPD-Retired.
- To work with the Director in managing the National Office of the Association (located in Dublin)
- To work with the Director to manage the finances of the Association and prepare for an annual audit
- To seek sponsorship in co-operation with the Finance Committee
Interview: General Procedures
Candidates may be shortlisted for interview based on the information submitted on the Application Form
Candidates are invited to make a presentation on their vision for NAPD (maximum 10 minutes)
Anything submitted in the Application form or mentioned in the presentation may be discussed in more depth at the interview. (Please note: all relevant information should be submitted on the application form)
An Independent Interview Board consisting of 3 people shall be appointed. The President of NAPD will be present as an observer.
The Deputy Director will be appointed for five years on secondment. This will include a probation period of one year.
Closing Date for Applications is Wednesday 12th December 2018 no later than 1:00pm. This recruitment advertisement can also be found on www.publicjobs.ie