Youth Work Ireland: Participation Officer


Youth Work Ireland is recruiting for a Participation Officer 

Youth Work Ireland is the collective voice of 20 Local Youth Services. Our members are leading youth work practitioners in their communities. We are building on a long tradition of providing quality services to young people and youth workers. Youth Work Ireland in partnership with Foróige are contracted to run the Participation Team on behalf of the DCEDIY, to support the National Participation Strategy and delivery of the associated Development Plan.

The Participation Officer will provide technical support to the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) Citizen Participation Unit in fulfillment of the terms of a contract jointly held by Youth Work Ireland and Foróige. In addition to providing onsite and offsite support to Regional Comhairle na nÓg, supporting the National Comhairle na nÓg Executive, assisting in the development of annual events, consultations and other participation initiatives, the Participation Officer will also be involved in supporting consultations and providing training and development.

Based-in the Participation Team, line-managed through Youth Work Ireland National Office in Dominick St, Dublin 1, the Participation Officer will receive day to day programme direction from the Senior Youth Participation Officer (Foróige). The Youth Participation and will work as part of a small team. There is opportunity for agreed remote working.

Candidates should have a good general education, with experience of working with young people. Knowledge of, and commitment to inclusive participative practices is essential.

The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of participatory processes and techniques to facilitate involvement of groups and individuals in decision making, planning and evaluation. Experience of Participative Practices, and of training development is essential.

This post will require travel, out of hours and some weekend working.

Salary Scale: Development Officer 1:   €36,834.28 to €51,158.25

Completed signed application form together with covering letter outlining your suitability for the post (250 words) should be sent by email to:

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 9th June 2023

Interviews are scheduled for  Wednesday 21st June 2023 interviews will be in 20 Lower Dominick Street.

Full Driving License and own transport required.

Youth Work Ireland and all its affiliated members are equal opportunities employers.

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Region: Dublin 1