Foróige - Youghal Youth Employability Initiative: Youth Officer

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Foróige is an independent, non-profit national voluntary youth organisation engaged in out-of-school youth development and education. The organisation aims to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and the development of society. Foróige employs 500 staff and involves thousands of volunteers in the creation and delivery of high quality services to young people through the operation of over 500 Foróige Clubs and over 200 General Youth Services and Special Projects, invite applications for the following position:


Youth Employability Initiative Youghal is managed by Foróige, funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs through the Dormant Accounts Fund and supported by Cork Education and Training Board (CETB), under the Youth Employability Initiative 2018-2019. The specific aim of this initiative is to target hard to reach young people between the ages of 16 and 24 (with a particular emphasis on the 16-18 cohort) who are not engaged in employment, education, or training (NEETs) .Aiming to increase young people’s employability by enhancing their personal and social competencies and increasing their preparedness for progression towards employment

The successful applicant will have the following essential requirements;

  • Education to National Degree standard.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Foróige’s philosophy and approach to youth work and engaging young people and families.
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience of working with young people experiencing adversity in their lives and planning interventions in order to achieve the best possible outcomes with the young person and their family.
  • Ability to work in an efficient manner and to lead and motivate others.
  • Car owner with full driving licence

Please view the job spec 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 Application Form

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon 23rd August 2019

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


Youghal, Co Cork

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