Support Local Businesses this Christmas

New Ross & District Shopping Vouchers can be spent in over 70 businesses displaying “We accept New Ross & District Shopping Vouchers”. Issued in €50 and €20 denominations, this practical gift will also encourage and support our Local Businesses. A perfect present this holiday season, giving the recipient the freedom to choose what to buy.

In 2018 over €250,000 New Ross & District Shopping Vouchers were sold and again this year we can all support local businesses and jobs.

As a community, we need to realise that our spending decisions this Christmas will directly impact on the job security of our friends and families. Every Euro we spend locally has a multiplier effect in our community that benefits us and the local economy.

Participating Outlets

EMPLOYERS – A NEW ROSS & DISTRICT SHOPPING VOUCHER IS A TAX FREE OPTION WHEN REWARDING YOUR STAFF!

Under the current revenue rules, employers are permitted to give a once off payment up to €500 worth of vouchers to each employee without any tax implications for either, i.e. the employee can accept vouchers without incurring PAYE, PRSI  USC or BIK. The employer is not liable for PRSI. Also if the voucher is treated as a bonus or part there of, it can be claimed as a business expense. The only obligation on the employer is to keep a record of employee’s that they issue vouchers to.

Our Shop Local Vouchers are an ideal way of using the Small Benefit Exemption to reward employees.

Vouchers can be purchased by completing an Order Form, or contacting New Ross & District Chamber Office by T: 051-425077 or e: admin@newrosschamber.ie

The vouchers are available in denominations of €20 and €50 and are accepted in over 70 businesses in New Ross.

Available to order until Wednesday 18th December

Thanks for Shopping Local!

 

County Wexford Chamber CEO – Now Hiring!

Job Description and Person Specification

County Wexford Chamber (CWC) is a new dynamic union of Wexford, Gorey and New Ross Chambers of Commerce. As one of the largest regional chambers in Ireland, CWC aims to be recognised as the leading advocate for County Wexford’s business community, delivering a professional and innovative service to multi-nationals, large companies and SMEs amongst a potential overall membership of 450.

We are now seeking a CEO to lead and develop County Wexford Chamber in strengthening our business links throughout the county and in championing all aspects of our economy.

 

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the CWC President and Board of Directors the CEO will:

1.              Ensure Best Governance and Compliance Practices
•  Work closely with the Board of Directors to formulate and deliver on the Chamber’s mission, vision and strategic objectives.
•  Report to the Board on the business of the Chamber (including periodic reports on performance against the annual business plan, budgeted projections versus actuals and KPI Dashboard) and highlight any issues or concerns in a timely manner.
•  In consultation with the CWC President, develop Board meeting agendas, prepare Board papers and advise the Board on all matters under consideration.
•  Ensure that the CWC Board of Directors is advised of and complies with all good governance practices.
•  Ensure compliance with taxation, company law, employment law, Lobbying and other relevant legislation.

2.              Manage the Day-to-Day Operation
•  Carry out the business of the Chamber efficiently and effectively in line with the expectations of the Board and the membership.
•  Represent the Chamber in a professional manner and seek to advocate for and protect the Chamber’s interests.
•  Attract new members and maintain the existing membership base.
•  Safeguard the Chamber’s assets and deliver on the strategic objectives and key performance measures as set out in the Chamber’s business plan.
•  Provide leadership and direction to Chamber staff and volunteers and manage the delivery of Chamber projects, events and initiatives to showcase Wexford business and to serve the needs of the membership.
•  Manage the Chamber finances and ensure best-practice financial controls are in place. Manage the year-end audit process.
•  Manage existing revenue streams and identify and develop new revenue streams and opportunities for sponsorship and grant aid.
•  Serve on appropriate boards and committees and attend and participate in relevant events with a view to strengthening CWC’s influence and presence in the community.

3.              Lead the Chamber Team
•  Lead, manage, motivate, appraise and develop the Chamber staff, encouraging a culture of openness to change in pursuit of an innovative service to Chamber membership and in response to the changing business environment.
•  Develop a strong Chamber network ensuring services are delivered to the highest possible standard and that professionalism and a positive, willing attitude are the hallmarks of CWC’s service to its membership.
•  Act as a resource to District Committees and Chamber volunteers, providing guidance and promoting a collaborative CWC way of working in the interests of the growth and development of business in Wexford County.
•  Develop and implement human resources policies, procedures and practices for staff and volunteers and provide relevant staff training to ensure familiarisation and compliance with these policies.

4.              Enhance Chamber Relations
•  Build and manage relationships with CWC’s key stakeholders and act as a point of contact for key sponsors and strategic partners.
•  Enhance the profile of the Chamber by ensuring a professional, effective and highly visible presence online, on social media platforms, in local media and with current and prospective members.
•  Lobby and advocate on behalf of Chamber membership, increasing the Chamber’s status and influence through consistent championing of Wexford’s business skills and capabilities.
•  Liaise with Chambers Ireland stakeholders such as Local Authorities, Wexford Local Development, Enterprise Ireland, The IDA, and other Chambers to consistently implement best Chamber practice.
•  Work flexible hours (evenings and weekends) as determined by the Chamber Board of Directors and as driven by the Chamber schedule of events.

Undertake any other reasonable duties and tasks within the scope of the role, as directed by the Chamber Board of Directors from time to time.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

To be shortlisted for interview you must clearly demonstrate in your CV and covering letter how you meet the following criteria:

Highly Desirable
•  At least five years’ management experience in corporate business, SME or local development sectors.
•  A third level business-related qualification.
•  Knowledge of industry trends and of Wexford County, its businesses and its strategic challenges.
•  Experience of reporting to or working with a voluntary board of directors.
•  Strong financial management and analytical skills.

Essential
•  A proven track record of effective team management and results-driven leadership.
•  A flexible, reliable approach and a professional work ethic.
•  The networking skills to form and maintain effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, interest groups and agencies.
•  The communication skills necessary to handle written, presentation, interpersonal and media assignments in a consistently professional way and to be the public face of the Chamber and the voice of Wexford business.
•  A strong commercial focus coupled with the ability to recognise and generate new opportunities and influence and advocate on behalf of the Chamber membership.
•  Sound judgement and decision-making ability.
•  An organised approach which ensures the delivery of a consistently high standard of work within the required time-frames.
•  Excellent computer skills, including email and MS Office Suite.

Key Performance Measures
1.  The quality and accuracy of reports and supports to the Board of Directors
2.  The maintenance and growth of the membership base
3.  The quality and range of services provided to the membership
4.  The maintenance and development of revenue streams for CWC
5.  The quality of leadership and the level of productive engagement with stakeholders

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Location: Based in Wexford Town with duties and assignments throughout Wexford County.

Salary: circa €60,000 – €80,000 commensurate with experience.

Contract Type: Permanent

Benefits: Negotiable

Probation: A probationary period of six months will apply.

Transport: the post-holder must have a full current driving licence and access to a car insured for business purposes.

Application Process

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15th November 2019

Please email your CV and cover letter to seanreidyirl@gmail.com

Short listing of candidates will be undertaken by reviewing applications against the criteria outlined in the above Job Specification

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to and must be available to attend an interview which will take place in Wexford town.  A second round of interviews may also be required.

County Wexford Chamber is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Is your “Manual Handling” up to date?

New Ross & District Chamber are holding a half-day Manual Handling Workshop for new staff and staff requiring refresher training. Manual Handling Training can help protect your employees against accidental injury due to lifting and carrying. It is recommended by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2007 that all staff members have a manual handling certificate.

Book Now – Limited Places Available

Booking & Cancellation Policy

Date: Friday 13th December 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Trainer:  Silver Fern First Aid & Safety Training
Venue: Conference Room, The Rising Tide Business Centre, 35 South Street, New Ross
Cost: €35 – Member / €40 – Non-Member

Includes a Certificate Valid for 3 years

For queries or to make a booking please contact Jennifer Power by T: 051 425077 or E: admin@newrosschamber.ie

Chamber Shopping Vouchers-available all year round!!

SUPPORT LOCAL 

As a community, we need to realise that our spending decisions will directly impact on the job security of our friends and families. Every Euro we spend locally has a multiplier effect in our community that benefits us and the local economy.

The vouchers are available in denominations of €20 and €50 and are accepted in over 70 businesses in New Ross. Vouchers can be purchased by completing this Order Form, or contact New Ross & District Chamber Office directly by phoning 051-425077, or by emailing admin@newrosschamber.ie

Participating Outlets

EMPLOYERS-

Under the current revenue rules, employers are permitted to give a once off payment up to €500 worth of vouchers to each employee without any tax implications for either, i.e. the employee can accept vouchers without incurring PAYE, PRSI  USC or BIK.  The employer is not liable for PRSI . Also if the voucher is treated as a bonus or part there of, it can be claimed as a business expense. The only obligation on the employer is to keep a record of employee’s that they issue vouchers to.

 

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If you are in business and would like to join the New Ross & District Chamber Voucher Scheme please contact New Ross & District Chamber Office on 051-425077 or email: admin@newrosschamber.ie    Main benefits of becoming a participating outlet are: Accepting New Ross & District  Shopping Vouchers encourages uplift in sales, Maintain and develop your customer base, Attract new customers from surrounding areas, Get recognition for work to promote New Ross collectively, Part of a brand that promotes quality, value, choice and excellence in customer service,

Your money is spent in the New Ross & District  and stays in the New Ross & District.

Your money supports New Ross District Jobs & Employment.

Chamber Launches New Membership Prospectus

NRDC Membership Prospectus Launch 15.06.16New Ross & District Chamber officially launched their new membership prospectus at the recent Chamber coffee morning which was hosted in Harvey’s Coffee House & Bistro.

The launch coincides with the introduction of two new membership fee rate bands to encourage further participation by the voluntary/charity sector and sole trader/micro business sector.

Distribution of the new prospectus has already begun and will continue in the coming weeks and months ahead.

You can also request a copy of the prospectus by contacting the Chamber team on 051 425077 or by emailing admin@newrosschamber.ie

Chamber Launches Business Watch

What is Chamber Business Watch?

A closed group business security alert network facilitated by New Ross & District Chamber for business / organisations in the New Ross District in association with New Ross Gardaí.

It was a great success and a big thanks to all the members of An Garda Siochana who gave very informative information.

Thank you to everybody who attended the recent launch of Chamber Business Watch Initiative on 17th May 2016. If you would like to take part in the Chamber Business Watch Scheme please contact New Ross & District Chamber on 051 425077 or e:admin@newrosschamber.ie to register.