Regional Project Officer, Getting Started Programme
Getting Started Programme
The aim of this programme is to provide basic training on the use of computers and mobile phones for people over 55. It started in 2006 and has been extremely popular among older people and has spread rapidly particularly in the Dublin, Cork and Galway areas. We have recently been awarded further funding under the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment Digital Skills for Citizens Training Fund. We provide as many older people as possible with a chance to learn and develop their computer and mobile phone skills with a view to enhancing their participation in society.
Empowerment and Regional Development
Empowerment and Regional Development is a major focus in our strategic thinking. It is a term that we use to cover the wide variety of activities that we undertake in mobilising and empowering older people at local and regional level and in expanding our work to cover the whole country. From the beginning, we have tried to promote the active involvement of older people and close partnerships with other relevant organisations. We aim to focus on achieving long term fundamental changes in the lives of older people largely through advocacy by older people and securing their right to comprehensive high-quality services.
Further details available here
Applications by letter outlining your suitability for the post (maximum 300 words), quoting reference RPO0119 with CV and details of two referees in word format by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Monday 28th January 2019. Interviews scheduled for week commencing 4th February 2019. Informal enquiries are welcome to Jennifer Glansford on 01 4756989.
Age Action is opposed to discrimination and the best candidate will be appointed regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity or other grounds.
Being over 50 years of age will not be a disadvantage.