Kerry County Childcare Committee: Development Officer


Kerry County Childcare Committee CLG

Kerry County Childcare Committee invites applications for the following position:

Development Officer

Kerry County Childcare Committee’s vision

‘Kerry County Childcare Committee (KCCC) CLG endeavours to implement the County Childcare Strategy, which aims to co-ordinate, support and advocate for the provision of quality, accessible and inclusive Childcare service throughout the county.’

Kerry County Childcare Committee is looking to recruit a Part-time Development Officer; this is a 17.5-hour fixed term contract until 31st Dec 2024. (All contracts are subject to funding)

Eligibility Criteria


  • A minimum qualification at Level 8 in Early Childhood Care and Education or relevant discipline.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all Government funding schemes, including ECCE, NCS and Core Funding programmes rules, and the HIVE.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the early childhood, care and education sector, childminding, current childcare legislation, and government policy.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in the sector preferably in a support/mentoring role.
  • Experience of delivering training.
  • Strong Interpersonal/teamwork skills.
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated and possess the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Relevant administrative experience.
  • Experience of preparing reports and correspondence.
  • Use of car and full driving licence.


  • Train the Trainers (TOT) training or Adult Education course would be advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of the Irish language desirable.
  • Good IT abilities including experience of use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Social Media, Facebook, Twitter (X), Microsoft Outlook and website maintenance desirable.

Salary is aligned to Local Authority Grade 5.1

For a copy of the Job Description and an Application form please email: or phone 066 71 81 582

Candidates will be short listed based on information supplied in their Application Form to be received no later than 5pm, Friday 6th October.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th October 2023.

Please send a copy of your completed application form, together with a covering letter to:

The Chairperson,
Kerry County Childcare Committee,
Unit 5 Davcon Business Centre,
Monavalley Business Park,
County Kerry

or by email to

Appointment is subject to conditions (i.e. Medical, Garda Vetting).

Kerry County Childcare Committee CLG is an equal opportunities employer.

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Region: Tralee, Co Kerry