ALONE is a national organisation that supports and empowers older people to age happily and securely at home. We support individuals and their families, work with other organisations, and campaign nationwide to improve the lives of older people.
We work with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties. We support them through these challenges to help them find long term solutions.
This is a new role and will involve working as part of the Housing Development Unit with the Innovation and Entreprise Function in ALONE. The role will support the organisation to deliver on its ambitious target to develop the Housing with Supports (HwS) model of housing in Ireland. The role will act as a conduit for ALONE with key stakeholders such as the HSE, Local Authories and Developers to secure HwS Schemes for the ALONE development pipeline.
You will report directly to the Head of Innovation and Enterprise in ALONE.
Support the Head of Innovation and Enterprise in the roll out of the ALONE’s strategic goal to develop HwS schemes for older people around Ireland
As part of a team, manage ALONE’s HwS partnerships with all potential developers and stakeholders and support the development of the HwS products offerings
Review the commercial environment and undertake relevant research and mapping required to build business case for housing schemes with support
Assist in identifying potential development and partnership opportunities in order to secure schemes throughout Ireland and explore opportunities for partnerships with other housing providers (AHBs) to secure HwS schemes
Develop and maintain strong relations with senior staff within the HSE, Local Authorities and private developers
Preparation and presentation of documents and reports for internal and external stakeholders
Ensure that all potential partnerships and projects are aligned to ALONE’s goals as identified in the Strategic Plan and be responsible for the delivery of goals as agreed
Lead the projects that are secured in the delivery of HwS pipeline
Collaborate with other departments and service managers to ensure that all projects and schemes are completed in a timely and efficient manner
To identify any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of projects and work to identify and implement potential solutions
Work with the Head of Innovation and Enterprise to secure Shared Services (SSM) MOUs with LA’s and other AHB’s
Assist the Head of Innovation and Enterprise in developing a suite of promotional material for both Housing with Supports (HwS) and the SSM
Any other tasks as required
Essential skills & experience
Qualified Project Manager
Experience working in construction sector
Previous experience in project management of Construction projects
Experience in business development / change management
Self-motivated person who is committed to ALONE’s mission
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to network and negotiate effectively with individuals and groups, within ALONE and externally
Understanding of the Not for Profit sector would be beneficial
Ability to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality, discretion and respect
The ability to multi-task, problem solve and respond positively to a changing and growing environment
Excellent computer literacy
Excellent Organisational skills, report writing and managing meetings
General Requirements for all ALONE staff
Work with line management structure to provide clear communication and strategic direction
Work to enable older people to remain at home with quality of life and independence.
Work professionally and confidentially and in line with ALONE’s rights and evidence based approach.
Participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate.
Keep all records, data and reports up-to-date.
Participate in the development and implementation of ALONE’s Quality Management Systems.
The position is an initial 2-year fixed term contract.
We work a 35-hour week.
The position will require some travel.
The salary scale offered for this position will depend on skills and experience.
This position will be located in ALONE headoffice – Olympic House, Pleasants Street, Dublin 8
Full-time, 35-hour work-week
Comprehensive Training & Development
24 Days annual leave, increase to 25 days after 2 years’ service.
Pension Scheme- after 12 months service
Death in Service – after 6 months’ probation successfully completed.
Travel Saver Schemes
Bike to work Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Paid maternity & Paternity leave – after 18 months service
Comprehensive Training & Development
Mileage Policy in place for applicable roles
Sick Pay scheme – after 6 months’ probation successfully completed.
Horizontal transfer policy.
Our core values are Compassionate, Honest, Innovative, Effective