Foróige: Participation Hub Manager

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Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, which promotes and fosters youth development through the operation of various youth services in urban and rural areas throughout the country, in connection with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs invite applications for the following position:


The Hub Manager will be responsible for the establishment and operation of a Participation Hub as a national centre for excellence on children and young people’s participation in decision making. The Hub will support and interact with Government Departments and other Agencies and institutions to develop the leadership and culture required to implement participation actions effectively.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and development of the Participation Hub, located in the DCYA as part of Foróige’s contract with DCYA to provide Children and Young People’s Participation Support Services 2017 – 2020.

The successful applicant will have the following essential requirements;

  • Education to a recognised 3rd Level Degree standard
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • Significant experience and understanding of child and youth participation theories and methodologies
  • Experience in engaging with a range of Government Departments and Agencies
  • Strategic capacity to engage with Government Departments and Agencies
  • Significant experience of team working and facilitation skills

Please view the job spec (attached below) for full details on all requirements.

Applications for this vacancy should be made by way of Foróige Job Application form only.

The full job spec and Foróige application form can be downloaded from this page (see below) and is  also available to download from the ‘careers’ section of our website or can be requested by emailing

Please note that all applications can only be accepted by way of Foróige Job Application Form.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1.00pm FRIDAY 3rd MARCH 2017

Foróige is committed to a policy of Equality of Opportunity in its employment practices.

Please note: A panel may be formed from which future positions funded from a variety of sources may be filled.



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