The successful candidate will manage and develop KDYS Killarney as a sustainable social enterprise providing a service to the young people of Kerry and our national and European partners. The role will focus on the overall management of the facility, with an initial specific focus on the development of our 47-bed accommodation enterprise

 One year Fixed Term Contract – 35 hours per week
26 days annual leave – Paid sick leave scheme – Flexible working

Our Killarney centre is Ireland’s first ever youth centre to be awarded the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for European Youth Centres. We are part of a European network of centres whose aim it is to serve the youth sector and young people.  Our centres operate as a social enterprise within the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) network of projects.  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.

If you have the following or similar, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) to

  • A relevant qualification in hospitality management, business administration, community development or relevant field is desirable
  • Minimum 1 years’ relevant experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of the voluntary & community sector
  • Experience/Knowledge of Social Enterprise
  • People Management experience is an advantage
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Full Job Description and post requirements available to download: KDYS Killarney Centre Manager Job Description

 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

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

 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