(Community Employment Scheme Ref: #CES-2118059)
Part of the Enable Ireland Disability Services Community Employment Scheme, the position is based in Age Action’s office on Model Farm Road.
Age Action is Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people. It strives for a rights-based approach to how Ireland supports and plans for each of us as we grow older.
Our programmes are designed to ensure that older people are supported to be active, engaged members of their community whose voices are heard at all levels of service planning and policy making.
Age Action runs two key programmes in Cork, the Care & Repair programme where volunteers do DIY work for older people free of charge, and the Getting Started programme where volunteers teach older people to use computers and the internet.
This is a very rewarding role that enables participants to provide real and meaningful help to older people in their community. There is a very positive working environment with flexible hours. Participants will speak with interesting people every day, learn new skills and gain valuable experience.
The role is to provide high quality administrative support to Age Action’s staff and volunteers so that we make a positive difference in older people’s lives.
Duties will include…
- Inbound and outbound telephone calls from/to clients of Age Action’s services.
- Schedule client/volunteer activities
- Support the team in raising awareness of Age Action’s work
- Maintain data on CRM database and use of internet, email, Word, Excel
- Manage the Administrative functions in the office
- Carry out all reasonable requests of the National Development Manager.
This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.
Please contact your local DEASP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Vacancy Reference Number (Ref: #CES-2118059) will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must also be in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.