Kildare County Childcare Committee: Development Officer

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Kildare County Childcare Committee

“Promoting quality accessible childcare for all children from Birth to 14 years in Co. Kildare”

Wish to recruit a

Development Officer

Essential Criteria:

  • A relevant qualification at level 7/8 or higher in one or more of the following areas
    • Early Years Education and Care
    • Community Development
    • Training and Development
  • Minimum of 5 year’s work experience in childcare and/or community development
  • Experience working in a development and quality support role with early years’ services
  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework and quality support frame-works that govern/support the childcare sector
  • Experience of providing supports in effective Leadership and Management
  • Experience in Business Management
  • A strong team player
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Experience in delivering training
  • Ability to work confidentially and on own initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to undertake work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent IT and administrative abilities, including experience in report writing
  • A full and clean driver’s license and access to a car

Desirable But Not Essential:

  • Work Experience in Community Development
  • Experience in adult education

Nature of Employment:

  • The position of Development Officer will be on a full-time basis 35 hours per week fixed term contract to 31st December 2021 (all contracts are subject to funding and six months probationary period).
  • The successful candidate will be required to be Garda Vetted.
  • Kildare County Childcare Committee is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Salary Scale: Aligned to Local Authority Grade V

An application form and a detailed job description is available to download from

The completed application form should be submitted by email to Closing date 5pm, Tuesday, 1st December 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.


Kildare County Childcare Committee is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Nov, 2020
Co Kildare
Expiry Date
1st Dec, 2020