Irish Girl Guides: Program Officer

Irish Girl Guides

Program Officer

Irish Girl Guides (IGG) is recruiting a Program Officer to ensure the effectiveness of a dynamic nationwide youth organisation. This role is a temporary position but may be extended.

The Irish Girl Guides’ mission is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. This is achieved by the volunteer leaders running a non-formal educational programme with 500 plus units across all counties in the Republic of Ireland. The organisation has charitable status and works to ensure it is compliant with all relevant legislation and codes of good practice. The organisation is led by a board of volunteers and the Program Officer will work closely with the Operations manager, CEO, staff and volunteers to ensure all regulatory and statutory obligations are met. The job will include responsibility for supporting the development, implementation and evaluation of activities in line with the IGG Journey Program and feeding into the operational plan. The role will involve key working with volunteer committees to develop evaluation and impact measurement strategies. The Program Officer will report to the Operations Manager and be a member of volunteer-led committees.

Key objectives of the role

  • To support IGG in outcome measurement and recording impact of the work complete by volunteers
  • To develop programme resources with committees and stakeholders to ensure badge content remains current and up to date
  • To support delivery and implementation of IGG’s programme of work with Leaders and Trainers
  • To be responsible for the programme content of Online Guide Manager and the Website and promoting the use of this with Volunteer leaders.


This position initially, will be for a period of 12 months with a 6 month probationary period. The annual salary will be €18,361. The contract will be for 3 days per week but availability in the evenings and weekends will be required. Time in lieu will be granted on these occurrences. Annual leave is 12.5 days per annum. National Office is the primary location for this position. Currently the National Office is in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 but will move to Tallaght, Dublin 24 within 12 months.


 If you wish to be considered for this post please submit a letter of application together with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae to by 3 December 2020. Please mark envelope with Program Officer applications. Interviews will be held before Christmas.

Professional requirements

  • Experience of working in the voluntary, community or relevant sector
  • A proven ability plan, implement and evaluate programme activities.
  • Experience of volunteering and/or working with volunteers
  • A track record in developing and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders
  • A relevant third level or professional qualification

Person Specification

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to liaise effectively and confidently
  • Strong organisational skills and time management
  • Ability to work independently and use own initiative, as well as integrating with a team and adding value

Main Responsibilities

  • Work with volunteer committees to develop programme resources and badges for our members
  • Update all programme elements on OGM including badge content, activities and appropriate links
  • Provide practical advice and support to IGG’s volunteer leaders in relation to programme
  • With the Communications Officer, track the impact of IGG’s programme and ensure appropriate records of evidence are maintained and recorded in line with funding reporting requirements.
  • Work with the national volunteer committees on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all programmes.
  • Monitor and review the health promotion of IGG ensuring the organisation fulfills the Q health Mark in conjunction with the relevant committee.
  • Develop a close working relationship with the programme and Training committees and ensure a smooth working relationship between staff and volunteers.
  • Attend events/meetings/conferences as required
  • Provide support to IGG Leaders and Trainers as required

Other duties

  • To carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO/Operations Manager from time to time that may be required to support the wider IGG staff Team.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Nov, 2020
Dublin 4
Expiry Date
3rd Dec, 2020