Waterford Public Participation Network: Part-Time Support Worker

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Waterford PPN (Public Participation Network) is recruiting for a Part-Time Support Worker

Organisation overview and background to Waterford PPN

Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) was established in June 2014, as part of the implementation of the Reform of Local Government Act. It is administered by an 11-member Secretariat drawn from the five Municipal Districts in the county and the Community & Voluntary, Environmental and Social Inclusion pillars. Waterford PPN is coordinated by two staff, one in its Dungarvan Office and one in its Waterford City office.

Waterford PPN is represented on Waterford City & County Council committees and other agency/clubs and Boards. PPN representatives are mandated to bring forward the views of the community

Key duties

The key duty of the Support Worker is to support the PPN co-coordinators in their functions in developing the PPN as an effective structure to promote public engagement and participation via the Community & Voluntary, Environmental and Social Inclusion sectors in accordance with relevant Department of Rural and Community Development circulars and PPN User Guidelines / handbook.

The support worker will be a highly motivated person, with a strong sense of commitment to the ideas and values inherent in the work of PPN. Knowledge and experience in community development would be advantageous.


Applications will only be accepted through the online process where you will be required to upload your CV to be received no later than 5pm Friday 13th September 2019.

No need to forward any cover letter, Certificates or References 

Applicants will be short listed with interviews to follow in due course

It is the policy of Waterford PPN to contact your current or most recent employer (if applicable)

Referees will be contacted only after interview

Canvassing will disqualify

Employment details
Assistant Staff Officer - Grade 4 (pro rata)

19 Hours per week 

This position is a one-year fixed term contract 

Evening and weekend work may be required for this role

You must hold a current full clean driving licence


Click here for full Job Specification and Application Form

Waterford PPN is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Any queries about the position can be forwarded to mtobin@waterfordcouncil.ie  

For further information on Waterford PPN see www.waterfordppn.ie 

Dept. Rural affairs


Co Waterford

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