A CHARITY SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE

KDYS is recruiting an additional FOUR new Non-Executive Directors and are seeking a suitable person to take on the role of Chairperson

Our Board is expanding to recruit 5 new non-Executive Directors

ABOUT KDYS:

Founded in 1971, KDYS is a voluntary youth work organisation providing a range of programmes and services to young people and communities across the entire county of Kerry, the Beara Peninsula and the North West Cork region of Duhallow.

KDYS is a registered charity and operates in accordance with the Charity Regulator guidance. KDYS is Governance Code Compliant and was awarded Triple Lock status in January 2024.

Our vision is for all young people to be valued and supported to achieve their full potential as participating members of the community.

Our mission is that KDYS is a community-based youth work organisation committed to serving all young people in a safe, fun and positive environment, through the provision of youth spaces, services, mentoring, training and ongoing opportunities for their holistic development, and by advocating for their needs.

Our goals for 2023 to 2026 are:

  • Support young people in Kerry to achieve their full potential
  • Provide targeted and integrated supports to meet the needs of young people in Kerry and their families
  • Be recognised as a centre of excellence for youth work
  • Establish ourselves as an independent young person-centred charity
  • Strengthen our governance, management and internal coordination
  • Be an organisation that enables staff and volunteers to deliver and develop

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

In line with our goals for 2023 to 2026 we are now planning to strengthen our Board with governance, management and internal coordination.

KYDS is recruiting an additional FOUR new Non-Executive Directors and are seeking a suitable person to take on the role of Chairperson. We are interested in hearing from interested applicants with one or more the following skills:

  • Legal
  • Marketing and PR
  • Governance and Risk
  • Community Youth and Family Support skills
  • Volunteer/service user representation
  • Fundraising and social enterprise
  • Human Resources.

New Board members will also be expected to Chair or participate in subcommittees of the Board as required.

ELIGIBILITY

Previous board experience is desirable.

Willingness to work with the KDYS Youth Advisory Group and to take the wishes and views of young people in line with our commitment to youth participation is also a priority for KDYS Board members.

Candidates with local knowledge, previous Board experience and a background working with young people and in the voluntary sector are preferred.

Our goal is to maintain our current 50/50 gender balance.

INFORMATION

The Board meets 9 times per year. Most of these meetings are virtual, the others are held in Killarney or Tralee Co. Kerry. The Board meets in person at least twice a year.

KDYS Board may also call single item/specific purpose meetings and working groups on occasion as needed.

KDYS will provide new Board members induction training and on-going Board development.

The term of office is three years with an option to be reappointed for a second and third term.

This is a Trustee role. In accordance with Regulatory requirements this role is not remunerated. Necessary and vouched expenses are reimbursed following approval by the Board Chairperson.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a brief CV and cover letter to the following email address: boardrecruitment@kdys.ie

Applications will close on   Friday 23rd August 2024.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Please note: KDYS will be appointing a new Chairperson in the near future. Prospective Directors are welcome to indicate an interest in this role in their application.

Join Our Team!!

Our UBU-Your Place Your Space Programme currently has vacancies across the county

 

UBU – Your Place Your Space project is a KDYS managed service funded under the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) through Kerry Education & Training Board (KETB)

 

The service identifies, recruits and engages targeted young people aged 10 to 24 years of age in the designated area. The project aims to provide young person centred out of school supports to young people in their local communities to enable them to overcome adverse circumstances and achieve their full potential by strengthening their personal and social competencies.

 

Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) is a community-based youth work organisation committed to serving all young people in a safe, fun and positive environment, through the provision of youth spaces, services, mentoring, training and ongoing opportunities for their holistic development, and by advocating for their needs.

 

Applications are invited for:

UBU Project Workers

  • Post A: KDYS Tralee – Full time (35 hours per week), 12-month Fixed Term Contract

  • Post B: KDYS Castleisland – Full time (35 hours per week) Specified Purpose Contract linked to Maternity Leave

  • Post C: KDYS Killarney – Part time (14 hours per week) Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2024

 

26 days annual leave pro rata – Paid sick leave scheme – Flexible working

 

The successful candidate will work with prescribed, targeted young people in the designated areas to develop and deliver youth work programmes and supports.

Job Description and post requirements available to download- CLICK HERE or by request to: humanresources@kdys.ie

 Please submit Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) to humanresources@kdys.ie on or before:

 

12 Noon, Monday 1st July 2024

 

A panel may be formed from which future vacancies across KDYS may be filled.

Please note – we reserve the right to close or extend this campaign subject to application numbers. Therefore, we would urge you to submit an application as soon as possible.

 

KDYS is an Equal Opportunities Employer — KDYS is a Gold Standard Health Promoting Youth Organisation — KDYS complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland

                                                                           

 

                    

We’re Hiring!

We currently have opportunities available in the

 

KDYS Cróige Project

Countywide

 

The Cróige Project, funded by TUSLA, delivers a county wide service to support the families of Kerry in accessing meaningful contact with their children who may be in the care of TUSLA and to support teenagers in the community to continue to live within their family while receiving crisis support and ongoing high level interventions to the teenage and their families.

 

Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) is a community-based youth work organisation committed to serving all young people in a safe, fun and positive environment, through the provision of youth spaces, services, mentoring, training and ongoing opportunities for their holistic development.

 

 

Applications are invited for:

Project Workers

Post A: Full time (35 hours per week), 12-Month Fixed Term Contract

Post B: Full time (35 hours per week) Specified Purpose contract linked to a Career Break

 

26 days annual leave pro rata – Paid sick leave scheme – Flexible working

 

The Cróige Project is comprised of a dedicated team of project workers who

  • Support the families of Kerry in accessing meaningful contact with their children who may be in the care of TUSLA.
  • Support teenagers in the community to continue to live within their family while receiving crisis support and ongoing high level interventions to the teenage and their families.

 

Job Description and post requirements available to download –CLICK HERE or by request to: humanresources@kdys.ie

 

Please submit Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) to humanresources@kdys.ie on or before:

 

12 Noon, Monday 1st July 2024

 

A panel may be formed from which future vacancies across KDYS may be filled.

Please note – we reserve the right to close or extend this campaign subject to application numbers.

Therefore, we would urge you to submit an application as soon as possible.

 

KDYS is an Equal Opportunities Employer — KDYS is a Gold Standard Health Promoting Youth Organisation — KDYS complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland

New Opportunity – Youth Justice Parent Mentor

Exciting new opportunity in our Youth Justice Mentoring Service

 

 KDYS Youth Justice Mentoring Service is supported by investment from the Dormant Accounts Disbursement Scheme, through the Department of Justice to support young people and parents in communities to deliver positive outcomes for young people and their families. Trained volunteers will work with young people and parents to improve well-being, reduce offending behaviour, improve family relations and build coping skills

 Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) is a community-based youth work organisation committed to serving all young people in a safe, fun and positive environment, through the provision of youth spaces, services, mentoring, training and ongoing opportunities for their holistic development.

 

Applications are invited for:

Youth Justice Parent Mentor Worker

Kerry based, Part time (17.5 hours per week) contract up until 31st December 2024

 26 days annual leave pro rata – Paid sick leave scheme – Flexible working

 

The successful candidate will

  • Provide volunteer support, training development and delivery of the programme in line with programme objectives.
  • To establish a parent mentoring service to support the current young person mentoring services.

 

Job Description and post requirements available to download – CLICK HERE or by request to: humanresources@kdys.ie

 

Please submit Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) to humanresources@kdys.ie on or before:

 

12 Noon, Tuesday 25th June 2024

 

A panel may be formed from which future vacancies across KDYS may be filled.

Please note – we reserve the right to close or extend this campaign subject to application numbers.  Therefore, we would urge you to submit an application as soon as possible.

 

KDYS is an Equal Opportunities Employer — KDYS is a Gold Standard Health Promoting Youth Organisation — KDYS complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland

 

Expansion of our Relief & Sessional Worker Panel

We are currently expanding our Relief Panel & Sessional Worker Panel!!

 

We are forming a panel of suitably qualified personnel who may be engaged to undertake short-term work with various programmes throughout the organisation.

Sessional Workers

are experts in their field and may be engaged to deliver specialist programmes through out the organisation.

 

Relief Panel

placement on our relief panel allows you to avail of short term pieces of work in various departments throughout the organisation – Youth Work, Youth Information, Family Support, Administration, Website/Social Media etc.

 

The benefits of being on the panel allows you gain quality work experience, build your professional profile, accept/decline work on your own availability, experience various aspects of the work as you develop your career and so much more!

Applicants should have qualification in own field or specialism, if applicable, strong communication and inter-personal skills, be flexible in approach to work, ability to work individually or as part of a team.  Experience in similar setting is desirable.

 

  • Rate of pay is variable subject budget and requirements of the duties undertaken
  • Placement on the panel is not a guarantee of employment
  • Employment with KDYS is subject to a satisfactory response from the Garda Vetting Unit being received in relation to any candidate under consideration and satisfactory reference checks being received.

 

To apply for placement on the panel please submit to humanresources@kdys.ie

Relief Workers – Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining suitability

Sessional Workers – Expression of interest outlining skills, qualifications and suitability, details of business if applicable

For further information please email: humanresources@kdys.ie

 

Please note – we reserve the right to close or extend this campaign subject to application numbers.

Therefore, we would urge you to submit an application as soon as possible

 

KDYS is an Equal Opportunities Employer — KDYS is a Gold Standard Health Promoting Youth Organisation — KDYS complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland