Position Available:

Manager, Edel House, emergency shelter for women and children       

Applications are sought for the position of Manager, Edel House emergency shelter for women and children, a service of Good Shepherd Cork (GSC).

Edel House, located in Cork City, provides emergency accommodation to women and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Edel House has recently had a major re-development and now provides 33 self-contained apartments for single women and families in a quality, dignified environment.

The Manager will be responsible for ensuring a welcoming, compassionate, and professional service to the women and children staying in Edel House.

The candidate should be able to provide effective and strategic leadership, planning and direction for Edel House and contribute to the strategic development of Good Shepherd Cork, through active engagement in the GSC senior management team.

Applications can be considered from candidates available on a part-time basis.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A recognised professional qualification in Social Care or an appropriate equivalent
  • Senior experience in a management / leadership role
  • A minimum of five years post qualification experience
  • Professional and caring approach to working with vulnerable women, children and families
  • Experience/a strong understanding of work in a residential setting is preferred.

The candidate should be compassionate and highly motivated. They will be expected to demonstrate sound decision making skills and have excellent interpersonal, networking, teambuilding and supportive skills.  They will need to ensure that the ethos, vision and mission of Good Shepherd Cork are well understood and influence practise.

The role offers a competitive salary, professional external supervision arrangements and on-going opportunities for professional development.

This position will involve working 39 hours per week, mostly weekdays, although some flexibility will be required around working hours and some out of hours on-call will be required.

Please see job description and application form below:

Edel House Manager Job Description Jan 2023


To apply please complete GSC application form along with a cover letter to Helen Burke, hburke@goodshepherdcork.ie.

Closing date is Monday 20th February 2023. Interviews are scheduled for 28th Feb/1st March.

For further information on the role please contact: Allison Aldred, CEO, Good Shepherd Cork at aaldred@goodshepherdcork.ie.