BeLonG To Youth Services: Development Worker

BeLonG To Youth Services

Development Worker

Hours: Full-time, 35hrs per week
Reporting To: National Network Coordinator
Direct Reports: None
Supported By: National Network Coordinator Communications and Advocacy Manager Finance and Administrative Assistant
Term: 1-year contract, renewable subject to funding and performance
Salary: €40,000 per annum
Probation period: 6 months
Starting Date: ASAP
Application Deadline: 5.00pm Thursday 21st January
Interview Date: Tuesday 9th February


BeLonG To’s vision is for an Ireland where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people are equal, safe, and valued in the diversity of their identities and experiences. We work with LGBTI+ young people as equals to achieve our vision through youth work, changing attitudes, and research.

Our core values are those of inclusion, integrity, and respect, in an environment of honesty and openness. Our purpose is to create a welcoming, supportive, safe and fund space for LGBTI+ young people. We are committed to collaboration and youth participation. We believe in solidarity and intersectional equality, and our work focuses on human rights and social justice. We are dedicated to continuous improvement in everything we do.

The Development Worker will ensure youth services across Ireland are safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for LGBTI+ young people. They will support the National Network Coordinator with targeted and mainstream youth services by providing information, advice, and training in relation to best practice, policy and programmes.

The Development Worker will also play a key role in BeLonG To’s training and education services to relevant professionals who work with young people including teachers as part of our annual Stand Up campaign in second level schools around Ireland and also mental health training to professionals working with young people.

Please see job description attached below.

Submitting an Application

Please submit a completed application form in advance of the deadline for applications is 5.00pm Thursday 21st January 2021

Applications should be submitted by email to

We will inform candidates who have been successfully shortlisted. We regret that it is not possible to provide individualised feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview and we kindly request that you do not call or email seeking feedback. Feedback is available for candidates called to interview.

Interviews are provisionally scheduled to occur on Tuesday 9th February via Zoom, if you are unable to attend for interview on this date please state so clearly on your application form.

Candidates should note that canvassing will disqualify.

Funding for this role has been made available through the Mental Health Directorate at the HSE.
Funding for this role has been made available through the Mental Health Directorate at the HSE.
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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
7th Jan, 2021
Remotely / Dublin 2
Expiry Date
21st Jan, 2021