Music Generation Development Officer / Oifigeach Forbartha Giniúna Ceoil - Music Generation Fingal / Giniúna Ceoil Fhine Gall

DDLETB Administrative Offices, 1 Tuansgate, Belgard Square East, Tallaght, Dublin 24 / Ceannoifig BOOÁCDL, 1 Geata Thuain, Cearnóg Belgard Thoir, Tamhlacht, Baile Átha Cliath 24
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Other   Temporary/Contract/Project
Closing Date: 23/04/2021 Closing Time: 16:00
Recruitment start: 01/04/2021


Job Summary

Job Description

Music Generation Fingal is a new performance music education programme in Fingal providing access to performance music education programmes with a specific focus on engaging with children and young people experiencing disadvantage in Fingal.

Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Local Music Education Partnerships (LMEPs). Locally, Music Generation Fingal is supported and funded by Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB and Fingal County Council.

The role of Music Generation Development Officer offers a unique opportunity for someone dynamic to join Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB at a time of exciting change in the music education landscape in Ireland.

Terms & Conditions of Employment


Five Year Fixed-Term contract commencing from date of appointment.

Hours of Work

Attendance will be 37 hours per week, required during normal ETB office hours and at such other times as are necessary for the delivery of the Music Generation Fingal.


The role of Music Generation Fingal Development Officer will be primarily based in DDLETB Administrative Head Office, 1 Tuansgate, Belgard Square East, Tallaght, Dublin 24.


The salary range attaching to the Music Generation Development Officer post is €48,541 – €59,320 per annum.

Rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.

Annual Leave

27 days per annum.

Job Objectives


The Music Generation Development Officer has overall responsibility for delivering the Music Generation Fingal programme. Duties shall include, but are not limited to:

Programme Development

  • Drive the artistic and developmental vision of Music Generation Fingal and ensure that it is focused on delivering high-quality relevant and meaningful experiences and outcomes for young people
  • Generate participation among children/young people
  • Based on the Framework plan developed by Fingal Local Music Education Partnership, devise and deliver annual plans for Music Generation Fingal.

Leading and Managing a team of Musician Educators

  • Participate in the engagement and recruitment of the Music Generation Fingal team of musician educators
  • Lead, motivate and line manage musician educators in the design, development and delivery of a range of performance music education programmes of high artistic and educational standards in response to specific local need in areas of disadvantage
  • • Plan and manage, on an ongoing basis, a range of professional development and training supports for these musician educators which supports and cultivates a community of learning.

Leading and Managing Administration Support

  • Participate in the recruitment of an Administrator and line manage this role
  • Establish and oversee effective data management systems such as student records, musician educator records, attendance, purchasing and spending procedures and timetables.

Strategic Partnership Development

  • Build and develop strategic partnerships and close working relationships with a network of stakeholder agencies, youth and urban development organisations, groups and individuals within the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.

Public Awareness

  • Raise public awareness about Music Generation Fingal through a variety of channels and media.

Finance and Compliance

  • Overall responsibility for budget management, including procurement
  • Identify and access additional sources of locally generated matched funding
  • Financial and compliance reporting to DDLETB and the Music Generation National Development Office
  • Asset management
  • Ensure compliance with Child Protection regulations, including Garda Vetting.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Work closely with and report on a regular basis to Fingal LMEP and/or key local stakeholders
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and development on a continuous basis and ensure standards as set by Fingal Local Music Education Partnership and the Music Generation National Development Office are being reached
  • Compile indicators and complete progress reports for Fingal LMEP and/or key local stakeholders and the Music Generation National Development Office.

Participation in the National Programme of Music Generation

  • Work with the Music Generation National Development Office in establishing and developing Music Generation Fingal
  • Actively participate in the professional learning network for Music Generation Development Officers nationally
  • Work with Music Generation National Development Office on public awareness and advocacy initiatives.

Other Duties

  • Undertake other duties at the direction of DDLETB, as required, to ensure the success of Music Generation Fingal programmes. Duties and responsibilities may evolve or change from time to time in accordance with the needs of the organisation.

Skills Required


To qualify for appointment candidates must have:

  • A proven track record of at least three years’ experience in music development, music education management, or another relevant artistic field
  • Extensive experience in delivering programmes with disadvantaged young people in a range of settings
  • Experience of leading and developing musician/artistic educational and administrative teams
  • Management experience in project planning and delivery and/or developmental initiatives
  • Full current Driving Licence with access to own transport.



Candidates should have:

  • A professional qualification in music or music education and/or a relevant Level 7 qualification (e.g. music degree, arts management, business management, etc.)
  • An excellent understanding of performance music education, music, arts and education policies and the local music/music education sector
  • An excellent knowledge of the youth work sector and associated policies
  • A track record of playing a key role in actively developing and sustaining strategic partnerships. An understanding of or experience in working in a large public sector organisation would be an advantage
  • Management and administration experience, including strong financial and budget management
  • Experience of preparing reports, statistical information, and meeting other reporting requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and digital.



Leadership, Initiative and Managing Teams

  • Possess excellent leadership capability with the capacity to champion, energise, motivate and manage teams, deliver successful results and make things happen
  • Have a track record in delivering successful results in an arts-related field
  • Understand that the delivery of high-quality performance music education is the core business of Music Generation Fingal and demonstrate the willingness and ability to lead and manage individuals and teams to achieve this

Drive, Commitment and Delivery of Results

  • Be a highly motivated and diligent individual, with a passion for and commitment to music education
  • Demonstrate the ability to use, and to manage others in using, a range of resources, supports and processes to ensure the effective and efficient running of the Music Generation Fingal programme

Leading Effective Partnerships and Networks

  • Demonstrate the capacity to foster positive strategic relationships, communicate effectively and create synergies with a variety of stakeholders
  • Be a strategic thinker with a high level of proficiency in planning and organisation and a natural capacity to manage a busy and varied role

Managing and Developing Initiatives and Programmes

  • Demonstrate the skills to take on and respond to a broad and long-term view of the development needs of the Music Generation Fingal programme
  • Have an entrepreneurial mind-set, with strong financial experience and an aptitude for the challenges of achieving success
  • Have a knowledge of developing practice in music education nationally and internationally, and a strong breadth of experience and understanding of performance music education across a range of ages, genres of music and contexts

Self-Awareness / Self-Management

  • Have a high level of motivation and passion for this job, a strong understanding of the role, and a clear and convincing rationale for seeking the position
  • Be a reflective thinker, consistently review own performance and set self-challenging goals and targets.

Garda Vetting

  • Garda Vetting will be sought in accordance with the National Vetting Bureau Act, 2016 and there being no disclosure of convictions which DDLETB considers would render the candidate unsuitable to work with children/vulnerable adults. This process will commence prior to appointment.



Applications should be made online through www.etbvacancies.ie   All sections of the application form must be fully completed.


Closing Date: 

Your application should be submitted not later than 4.00p.m. on Friday 23rd April 2021.  Applications will not be accepted after this date. 

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board is an equal opportunity employer.  Recruitment to posts within the ETB is on the basis of qualifications and the ability to carry out the responsibilities of the grade or post.


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