Clondalkin Travellers Development Group: Community Development Worker

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Clondalkin Travellers Development Group
Clondalkin Enterprise Centre, Neilstown Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01-4575124/4579388 Fax 01-4573904

In partnership with Department of Justice and Clondalkin Travellers Development Group (CTDG) invites applications for the position of Community Development Worker in the Crossbar Bikes Project with a specific focus on Training, Employment & Enterprise.

WORKING HOURS: 20 hours weekly
SALARY: €20,000.00 PA


  1. To coordinate a community business training initiative which primarily targets Traveller men which is based on the Crossbar Bikes mechanics training initiative programme run by CTDG.
  2. To actively engage Traveller men through outreach to participate in the programme and the training opportunities it will offer in a supportive environment which acknowledges Traveller tradition and culture.
  3. To provide essential individual support to participants to access further training and employment opportunities and entrepreneurial skills together with building and developing a local social enterprise based on the expert skills acquired.
  4. The role will be target driven and outcome based, which aims to achieve a high standard of training and employability possibility through work placements / internships initially or self-employment opportunities.
  5. There will be a definitive work plan to achieve these goals. Pre-defined aims and objectives that will be set, divided into clearly manageable and measureable tasks set down in weekly plans by the Project Manager and , monitored and assessed by the Project Manager and Crossbar Bikes Steering Committee on a monthly basis.
  6. A key role of this position is to provide mentorship and support for participants.
  7. Set up and maintain a trackable monthly stock take of Crossbar Bikes materials.

Responsible to: the Project Manager of Clondalkin Travellers Development Group & the Crossbar Bikes Steering Oversight Committee.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Appropriate qualification together with at least 3 years’ experience in a community based setting working with marginalized / disadvantaged groups.
  • Knowledge and experience of the social enterprise sector.
  • Experience in coordinating a training programme/initiative.
  • Knowledge of FETAC and other training programmes and initiatives together with knowledge of training accreditation.
  • Knowledge of the vision of the ‘Men’s Shed’ model and how it might be used to build capacity for men from a disadvantaged minority.
  • The ability to engage in outreach to get new participants from a disadvantaged and marginalised community in the programme on an ongoing regular basis.
  • The ability to be target driven and outcome based and monitor and evaluate delivery of a programme.
  • The ability to manage and support programme tutors/trainers as well as coordinating relationships among group participants.
  • The ability to build relationships with other key stakeholders in the sector.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in written form, reports, excellent administration skills and computer literacy skills.
  • Proven track record of report writing, weekly work plan, monthly and quarterly reviews.
  • Proven track record of meeting defined targets and outcomes.
  • Assessing needs of participants with a view to addressing those needs with a clear work plan of outcomes.
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements particularly in a work-shop setting.
  • The ability to work independently and coordinate a programme while also working within an overall organisational team.
  • Ability to source funding, complete funding applications and satisfy requirements of funders.
  • Have access to own independent transport.
  • Be available to start late February / early March 2019.

Desirable Requirements:

  • A particular interest in bicycles, cycling and bicycle mechanics.
  • Previous experience of working in and/or coordinating a work-shop setting.
  • Previous experience of working with Travellers and Traveller men in particular.
  • Previous supervisory / coordination of a team experience.
  • Previous support and supervision of staff.
  • Previous project coordination experience of community based programmes/initiatives.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter by email to Doreen Carpenter at
or by post to
Doreen Carpenter, Project Manager, Clondalkin Travellers Development Group, Office Block 1, Clondalkin Enterprise Centre, Neilstown Road Clondalkin, Dublin 22 by 5 pm on Friday January 18th 2019.

Late applications will not be considered.

The contract for this position is for 12 months with a 6 month probationary period.

Clondalkin Travellers Development Group is an equal opportunities employer.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday January 21st 2019.


Dublin 22

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