About Pobal

Pobal works on behalf of Government to support communities and local agencies toward achieving social inclusion and development. The role of Pobal today is to provide management and support services to circa 23 programmes in the areas of Social Inclusion and Equality, Inclusive Employment and Enterprise, and Early Years and Young People. Further details on who we are and what we do can be found here.

Management Team

The Executive Management Team (EMT) is responsible and accountable for the day-to-day management and operations of the organisation acting within the approved policies of Pobal’s Board and consistent with the priorities of our stakeholders. The EMT is specifically responsible for corporate governance; strategic planning; business planning; resources; budgeting and procurement; service delivery; funder liaison; contract management, beneficiary support; organisational development; and policy decision making relating to Pobal’s Mission. Pobal’s Management Team can be viewed here.

Board of Pobal

The Board of Pobal (the “Board”) consists of a Chairperson and 15 other directors, all of whom are appointed by the Government of Ireland. The Board is responsible for overseeing the broad strategy and policies of the organisation. The Board must ensure that procedures are in place to ensure statutory responsibilities are met, an effective corporate governance and compliance programme has been established and corporate documents and records are properly prepared, approved and maintained. Further details about the Board of Pobal is available here.

Annual Reports & Strategic Plan

Pobal’s Annual Reports are available in English and Irish on our website.

The 2018 – 2021 Pobal Strategic Plan is available to view here.

Pay /Grading Structures

As of 31 July 2018 Pobal has the following staff numbers across Grade 1-6.

Grade Salary Scale as of 1 June 2018Number employed as of 31 July 2018
Grade 1€24,802 – €39,69384
Grade 2€36,883 – €50,404177
Grade 3€48,812 – €61,693115
Grade 4€54,612 – €75,54138
Grade 5 & 6€75,253 – €99,65712
CEO€144,2531

Locations and Contact Details

Pobal works on an all-island basis, with offices in Dublin, Monaghan, Sligo, Clifden, Letterkenny, Cork, Galway city, Limerick and Kilkenny.

Further details on Pobal’s office locations and how to contact us can be found here.

Funder Departments

Pobal provides management and support services to circa 23 programmes for four Government Departments, the EU and other bodies.

Pobal operates on the basis of a Framework Agreement with the Department of Rural and Community Development (lead department), and programme-specific Service Level Agreements with individual departments. Each year a Programme of Work is agreed with each Government Department for any work that Pobal is requested to undertake. Our management of work undertaken by government is subject to the controls identified in the Code of Practice for State Bodies. The Comptroller and Auditor General audits our financial statements on an annual basis.

Further information about the Departments we work with is available here.

Customer Charter

Our Customer Charter outlines the standards of service that customers can expect to receive from us – whether you contact us by phone, in writing or in person. Further information is available here.

Codes of Practice

The Board of Directors of Pobal (the “Board”) operate to best practice corporate governance principles in line with the guidelines set out in the Revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, as issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (“DPR”) in August 2016. Further information is available here.

The provisions of DPER Circular 13/2014- Management of and Accountability for Grants from Exchequer Funds apply to the movement of funds (Grants) from a Vote to an outside body, and to any/all onward movements of that funding. Organisations (the Grantee) in receipt of funding from Pobal need to abide by the requirements of this circular. Grantees can read the circular here.