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St. Senan’s Education Office is a shared services office, funded by the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly and the Dioceses of Kerry, Killaloe & Limerick.

The office provides advice, training, support and guidance on Governance, HR./IR., and other related issues to the 4,400 Board of Management members of the 550 Catholic Primary Schools in the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly and the Dioceses of Kerry, Killaloe & Limerick.

St. Senan’s Education Office is based in the Limerick Diocesan Centre, St. Munchin’s, Corbally, Limerick and staff are employed by the Diocese of Limerick. This post is based on a 35 hour week with

24 days annual leave per calendar year. The position will, from time to time, require flexibility in the hours to be worked and a time off in lieu system will apply in respect of evening or weekend work. This role offers a non-incremental salary to a maximum of €30k per annum on a 3 year Fixed Term Contract basis.

Primarily the Service Administrator will:

provide support to the Director and Assistant Director of St. Senan’s Education Office which will include first point of contact with the office’s clientele by post, phone and email

assist in the management and development of client services, to include all aspects pertaining to the management of the website, research and development of client newsletter and management of other member communications

be responsible for the administration process for the appointment of new Board membership

put in place appropriate mechanisms to ensure that Board of Management membership records are up-to-date and accurate

manage the CRM database

appoint Patron Representatives to Selection Boards

provide on-going administrative support to all functions of the office

assist in the delivery of other member services as requested by the Director


How to Apply:

Candidates should submit the completed application form to: Recruitment, St. Senan’s Education Office, Diocesan Centre, St. Munchin’s, Corbally, Limerick.


Please clearly mark envelope/email Service Administrator Application. Closing date for the receipt of applications is 4pm on Thursday, 24 January 2019.

Only applications using the prescribed Application Form and received by the deadline will be eligible to proceed in the competition.

Shortlisting of applicants will apply.

Please download the application form from:



(12 month fixed-term fulltime contract)

 The Diocese of Limerick is a Catholic community of sixty parishes living and working together in service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Its geographical area comprises the greater part of County Limerick, part of County Clare and one townland in County Kerry.  Eighteen of its parishes are located in the Limerick metropolitan area and environs. Services include the co-ordination and support of ministry, diocesan archives, pastoral supports, youth ministry, schools advisory services and safeguarding across the Diocese in a changing environment.


The successful candidate will work as part of a two-person team to deliver on the objectives and actions of the Young People theme in the Diocesan Pastoral Plan.

The role will involve the creation, resourcing, delivery and support of youth ministry programmes and initiatives across the Diocese, working also with schools and parishes with a focus on building capacity in the local context.

·         Relevant qualification and a minimum of five years practical experience in Catechetics, religious education, youth work or youth ministry

·         Proven ability in working effectively and relating well to young people

·         Demonstrated skills and experience in training and facilitation

·         Ability to recruit, support and enable volunteers to work effectively with young people

·         Demonstrated evidence of ability to develop, compile, deliver and evaluate training programmes

·         Familiarity with current and emerging directions in Youth Ministry

·         Openness to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders within and outside of the Diocese

·         A commitment to personal faith development and promotion of Gospel values

·         Excellent organisational and planning skills

·         Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written

·         Full clean driving licence and own transport

·         Flexible attitude and willingness to travel nationally and internationally as the work requires

·         Openness and flexibility to adapt Youth Ministry programmes and activities to meet the changing needs of young people and the Diocese

Special requirements
·         This role will involve a significant amount of evening, weekend and overnight work in support of training, residential and pilgrimage programmes

·         Respect for the teachings of the Catholic Church


Completed application form to be returned via post or electronic mail to:

Recruitment, Diocese of Limerick, Diocesan Centre, St. Munchin’s, Corbally, Limerick or email:   by the deadline of  12.00 noon on Friday,  January 25th 2019. 

Shortlisting will apply.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications/experience.

A panel may be formed from the recruitment process that will expire after 1 year.  Garda Vetting will apply in respect of this position.

Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be considered

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