[MARMAM] Seal Rescue Ireland Operations Manager Position

Brigitte Walsh intern at sealrescueireland.org
Sun Jan 31 03:37:50 PST 2021

*Seal Rescue Ireland - Operations Manager*


Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a registered charity (RCN 20108519) that works
around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release seal pups found sick,
injured or orphaned across the coast of Ireland. Based in Courtown, Co
Wexford, as the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland, they
respond to reports nationwide and aim to rehabilitate the pups back to full
health so they can be returned to the wild. SRI promotes ocean conservation
and sustainability through active education, community engagement and
research programmes, in order to protect our marine environment and all life

SRI is currently accepting applications for the Operations Manager position
for a start date of *1st March 2021*. This is a full-time position with a
salary, and food/accommodation in staff and volunteer housing is provided
free of charge.

The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations
at Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI). SRI is a small organisation so candidates
must be extremely versatile with the ability to take on multiple roles.
Duties will include but are not limited to overseeing the finances, office
administration, HR, Health & Safety, delegating out duties,
recruiting/training new staff and volunteers, networking, programme
development, and execution of its mission. The successful candidate will
supervise Animal Care Managers, interns, & volunteers and   will work
closely with the Executive Director and senior managers to help the
organisation to be as productive and efficient as possible through
continuous review, problem solving and improvement of key processes,
policies and procedures. This person must be passionate about the mission
and be self-motivated with the ability to juggle multiple projects/tasks at
once. Although the Animal Care Managers are responsible for the daily care
of the seals, the Operations Manager will be involved in planning releases
and other aspects that deal with animal care - yet it must be noted this
position is expected to be overseeing the departments rather than directly
being involved in animal care daily - but stepping in when needed or being
there for advice or training new management. This position must be
available to work on site.

*Reporting Relationship *This position reports to the Executive Director

*Full Time Position: *40 hrs/week


- General Management

Ensure smooth running of daily operations of the animal hospital, gift
shop/education centre, and staff/volunteer housing.

- Work    closely    with    management    team    to    identify
improvement opportunities and create action plans

- Utilise Salesforce CRM for programme management and animal database

- Oversee programme management and development

- Represent SRI positively at public facing and networking events

- Aid in fundraising and administrative tasks

- Participate in educational talks, tours and events

- Assist on animal care, research, conservation projects when needed

- Human Resources

-Oversee scheduling, timesheets and annual leave requests of

-Implementing Company Handbook and employee/volunteer policies

-Team Management

- Schedule and facilitate team meetings and check ins

- Aid in Intern/volunteer recruitment, training, evaluations and management

- Delegate duties as needed

- Health & Safety

- Oversee, review and ensure compliance with existing policies and
procedures to ensure safety of staff, volunteers and visitors

- Serve as COVID-19 Health & Safety Representative

- Finances

-Oversee invoicing, bill payment and cash handling

-Utilise Sage One accounting programme

-Monitor and report on budgets across programmes

-Liaise with SRI's bookkeeper, accountant and auditors to oversee and
maintain financial compliance

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to
perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the
organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Experience and Qualities required:


- Minimum of 2 years management experience; track record of effectively leading
organisations and staff. Prior experience managing volunteers is desired.

- Qualification in Business Administration, Operation Management, Project
Management, Communication Management, HR or similar

       - Experience in a growing organisation with complex processes
          and structures

- Driven to work under own initiative with the ability to problem solve
complex issues and find workable solutions

- Ability to create clear measurable plans and communicate them effectively
to audiences at all levels

- Must be proficient in Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word and

- Public speaking skills are required

- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach
to program

- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and

- Excellence in organisational management with the ability to coach staff,
manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic
objectives and manage a budget.

- The ability to multitask and handle multiple projects at once is a

- Must be able and willing to delegate duties since a successful operation
depends on this.

- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and
passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary
project skills. Fluency in English is required.

- Willingness to work long, irregular hours, weekends and holidays when

- The role involves lifting of animals, feed and equipment. Applicant could
be lifting up to 25 kg when covering for animal care.

- Must be eligible to work within Ireland/EU and must be physically based in
Ireland at time of hiring due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

- The Operations Manager must be thoroughly committed to SRI's mission.


- Interest/experience in the field of conservation, environmental
protection and/or animal care

- Full, clean driving license

- Experience event planning, marketing, or fundraising is desired.

- Advanced Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management,
Project Management, Communication Management, HR or similar

Role details

The position is full-time, 40-hour workweeks within a dynamic team. The
position will be based in Courtown, Co. Wexford. Onsite accommodation is
required for the first 6 months of the position. In order to facilitate
this, the successful candidate will be provided with accommodation in our
volunteer & staff housing at no cost. Utilities and basic groceries will
also be provided.

The salary will be in the region of €22.000-€25.000 (negotiable depending
on skills and experience).

SRI requires flexibility around the role and staff may be asked to move
between departments and locations.  All staff support fundraising,
communications and campaigns. These terms are subject to change. You must
undergo garda vetting.

The deadline for applying is February 14th and the starting date for the
job would be March 1st. All applications can go to
info at sealrescueireland.org

*Application form:*


*Brigitte Walsh*
Intern Coordinator | Seal Rescue Ireland
Phone:  053 942 4980
Rescue hotline:  087 195 5393
Site:  www.sealrescueireland.org
Email: intern at sealrescueireland.org
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20108519
Address:  Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford, Ireland
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