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Refuge Coordinator


About Teach Tearmainn

Established in 1999, Teach Tearmainn is the only specialised dedicated service working to address the issue of domestic violence and abuse in County Kildare, building a significant body of experience and expertise surrounding these issues over the years. Teach Tearmainn’s services are free of charge, confidential and based on an empowerment model, where support and information are provided to empower women to make their own decisions for themselves and their children.

Teach Tearmainn’s refuge was opened in 2014 and since then the service has grown and developed. The Refuge service is a core element of the work of the organisation. The Refuge provides emergency crisis care accommodation to women and children who are fleeing their homes as a result of domestic violence and abuse. Teach Tearmainn’s Refuge also provides support to women via telephone, which is also operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About the Role

Teach Tearmainn is recruiting a Refuge Coordinator to coordinate the day-to-day operations of Teach Tearmainn’s Refuge. Reporting to the CEO, the Refuge Coordinator will play a key role in leading and implementing Teach Tearmainn’s strategic plan and the related developments as well as overseeing the ongoing day to day management of services into the future.  The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth transition of the Refuge service and its staff team to the new 24-hour operation whilst maintaining the highest standards of service provision to the women and children who access the service.

In addition to the above, the Refuge Coordinator will have responsibility for coordinating the on-call service (emergency response to the Refuge Team) and is required to be a member of the On Call Team. This means you will be on a roster to be on call outside of office hours two weeks out of every four weeks.

To succeed in this role, the post holder must have extensive previous experience of motivating staff as well as strong interpersonal and demonstrable management and coordination skills. The post holder must be passionate about providing the highest levels of support services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Additionally, he/she must have an excellent knowledge of domestic violence issues and experience of working in gender equality, a domestic violence service or another relevant setting.


How to Apply

To apply, to discuss further, or to request a copy of the candidate briefing document, please contact Claire Anderson at claire.anderson@2into3.com or (086) 049-6774. Please send your CV and a cover letter, in Word doc format only. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd July.