Macra na Feirme: Invitation to Tender - HR Services

Macra na Feirme

About Macra na Feirme

Macra na Feirme is the representative organisation for Ireland’s young farmers and rural young people aged between 17 and 35 years old. The organisation is a registered charity that represents and supports the growth and personal development of its members through six thematic areas of activity – agriculture, public speaking, sports, travel, performing arts and community involvement.

Macra na Feirme is a registered charity employing a full-time staff of almost 20 people headed by the Chief Executive. 10 staff are remotely based working primarily from home with the remained based in National Office in Bluebell, Dublin 12.

We represent the views of almost 10,000 members in almost 200 clubs all over Ireland. Macra na Feirme clubs are organised into 31 county/regional executives covering the twenty-six counties of Ireland with Cork divided into five regions and Tipperary into two regions.

We provide a comprehensive range of advice, information and training programmes for young farmers and young people primarily based in rural communities through our Macra Agricultural Skillnet Programme. Additionally, we undertake advocacy with policy makers, legislators and funders on behalf of our membership to secure an appropriate political, legal and operational environment for young farmers in Ireland and Europe. We are well respected and very active advocates on behalf of young farmers with European policy makers in our own right and through our membership CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers.

Our Mission

The mission of Macra na Feirme is to contribute to the sustainable development of rural communities in Ireland by supporting the social, economic, cultural, personal development and well-being of young people who have a rural connection including young farmers, by representing their interests in the development and implementation of relevant policies, programs and services at national, regional and local levels and by advocating on their behalf.

Our Vision

The vision for Macra na Feirme is of a member-led organisation which is recognised by young people, decision-makers and society in general as a key resource for rural young people including young farmers and as their authentic voice; which provides a sense of belonging to an extensive and committed membership; and which is actively supported in fulfilling its mission by both the state and civil society.

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Summary of tender

Client: Macra na Feirme CLG

Description: HR Services - Invitations are welcomed for the provision of HR services for Macra na Feirme (Macra). Macra is seeking an external Human Resources provider to support the organisation with the delivery of Human Resources. Preference will be given to HR providers who have significant experience of working with arms length bodies within the Not-for-Profit Sector. Tender applications are welcome from HR professionals interested in providing a limited number of days per week/month type service on a contract for services.

Options: Macra na Feirme will consider appointing either a professional HR services consultancy company or alternatively, will appoint an individual on a contract for services basis.

Closing date: 3pm 21 October, 2019

Contract Length: Two year with option to extend for a further two years.

You will report to:
Name: Denis Duggan
Position: Chief Executive Officer Telephone number: 01-4268900 or 086-1681848
E-mail address:

Annual value of tender: €5,000 approx.

Please see Tender Document attached below for details.



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