Project Manager (Grade 7) European Finance

SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority of Ireland, was established on 27 October 2013 and its mission is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of Further Education and Training (FET) provisions that is responsive to the needs of learners and employers. It is an agency of the recently formed Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. SOLAS works in close collaboration with Education and Training Boards (ETBs) across Ireland on provision of high-quality further education and training, equipping learners with relevant skills and knowledge, and providing a pipeline of talent into employment and to the Irish economy and society.

At SOLAS, we put the learner, employers and communities, which FET serves, at the heart of everything we do. Working with sister agencies, SOLAS leads actions in key policy and strategy documents including the most recent Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy 2020 – 2024, the evaluation of the National Youthreach Programmes (2019), the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the People Strategy 2020-2024 and others.

Applications are invited for the permanent role of Project Manager, EU Finance – Finance Team. The successful candidate will manage the high-level processes related to the SOLAS ESF claims procedures. Work with key SOLAS internal and external stakeholders to develop and maintain an effective system of processing ESF claims. Manager the on-going interaction with internal and external auditors relating to ESF claims. Ensure that systems and resources relevant to the work of the unit are in place through the management of human, financial and material resources as assigned within the organisation structure.

This is a permanent position for which the salary scale ranges from €63,051 to €79,790 per annum (inclusive of two long service increments) for a 37-hour week. Starting pay will be at the minimum point of the scale as per Government Circular E100/8/82. Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current service in the Civil/Public service.

SOLAS offers an excellent benefit package including a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity for further training and development.

Applications, using the SOLAS Application Form, quoting reference number 342, should be e-mailed to

The closing date is Thursday, 28th October 2021 at 5pm.

342 Role Specification

SOLAS Competencies

SOLAS Application form

SOLAS is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

Please Note: Since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with Government instructions and restrictions, SOLAS staff are working remotely. Please note Castleforbes House, Dublin 1 is the base for this position, and we will return there when allowed to do so, while again abiding by Government instructions and restrictions. SOLAS has committed to a hybrid working model in the future and we await further instruction from our governing Department on these arrangements.