Training Network Manager (M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet)

Employment Type : Permanent
Salary : 45000
Location : Louth
Reference : FR32310
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We are delighted to be recruiting for a Training & Network Manager for the Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce. M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet is an enterprise led training network that actively supports and works with business to address their current and future talent development needs.

The Training & Network Manager role includes the full operational, administration and financial management of the Chamber Skillnet; managing the TNP (match-funded programme) and Skills Connect (fully funded employment activation programme) with corresponding KPI’s and targets.

The Network Manager works closely with the promoter, the steering group, chamber member organisations and key players/stakeholders in the business community, to provide enterprise-led training solutions in the region.


  • Circa €45,000 per annum

Employment Type:     

  • Full-time – Fixed Term Contract 

Location :             

  • Drogheda & Remote (hybrid)

Person Specification:

  • Qualified to Degree level or equivalent experience in a Business/Marketing/Finance/HR discipline desirable.
  • Strong project-management skills, self-initiative, and the ability to work to KPIs, deadlines and targets with ability to switch from operational delivery to strategic thinking when needed.
  • Experience or background in Learning and Development, with sales & marketing within the learning and development sectors highly desirable
  • Experience managing tendering competitions, costings, budgets, and financial forecasts
  • Assertive, professional individual with excellent communication and organisational skills with experience networking & building relationships to senior management level.
  • Competent user on MS Office Suite, social media, and willingness to learn new systems 

Role Specification:

  • Working to develop the network and execute a training plan that meets the needs of the Industry members.
  • Preparation & submission of Funding Applications as they are announced by Skillnet Ireland, to support employment activation regionally and support member organisations workforce requirements.
  • Meetings with employers in the region to identify & assess talent development needs for their organisation supporting and aiding their internal capacity to anticipate future skills and talent requirements.
  • Ensure that learning supports are tailored to leverage learning technologies to encourage workforce development, productivity, and innovation.
  • Identifying, designing and customising training programs matched with the right training providers with co-ordination of training providers & training facility providers.
  • Conduct all network duties in accordance with Skillnet Ireland Funding Agreement and Operating Guidelines and engage with the network’s Development Adviser, Steering Group and Chamber team, achieving targets relating to budgets, network membership, training days and participants attending programmes
  • Develop and maintain robust financial controls and ensure that controls are strictly adhered to with high standards in financial management. Engage in financial forecasting, contingency planning, risk assessment, management and reporting.
  • Facilitate a strategy review & Steering group meetings and implementing, tasks / action points as they arise.
  • Representing, marketing, and promoting the training network ensuring that communication strategies and methodologies employed support an enterprise-led ethos.

NOTE: This list is not exhaustive but serves to reflect the nature of the duties included in the role.

The Package:

  • Competitive remuneration and salary
  • Flexible hours – in terms of range of tasks willing to perform and hours able and willing to work.

Drogheda & District Chamber is an equal opportunity employer

For more information please apply through the link provided for the attention of Fiona Ralph

Closing date and time Monday  July 11th at

If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format

If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit we would love to hear from you, if however you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. 


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