IRD Duhallow: Rural Recreation Officer & Development Officer

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Join Our Team as a Rural Recreation Officer!

Are you passionate about promoting outdoor activities and enhancing rural communities? We’re seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Rural Recreation Officer at IRD Duhallow.

As the Rural Recreation Officer, you’ll play a vital role in coordinating trail maintenance, management, and marketing efforts.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating trail maintenance plans and inspections
  • Liaising with stakeholders to protect natural and heritage environments
  • Assisting with trail marketing and promotion activities
  • Providing up-to-date information to trail users and local communities
  • Supporting the development of new routes and recreational projects

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • Excellent computer skills, GIS applications (desirable)
  • Experience working with farmers and landowners
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • A relevant third level qualification in Outdoor Education, Tourism, or Rural Development (or equivalent)

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Indefinite duration contract with a probationary period
  • Flexible working hours with some out-of-hours work required
  • Generous annual leave and travel/subsistence benefits
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth

If you’re ready to make a difference in rural recreation and tourism, we want to hear from you!

To apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter to by 5.00pm on April 12th, 2024.

Full details are outlined in the Candidate Booklet available here.

Join Our Team as a Development Officer

Are you passionate about community development and making a positive impact? IRD Duhallow is seeking a proactive Development Officer to join our team.

About the Position: 

As a Development Officer, you’ll work on programmes such as LAES, SICAP, LEADER and Social Enterprise Supports, focusing on supporting unemployed and marginalised groups. You’ll assist community groups, facilitate meetings, develop community projects, and provide tailored assistance to clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist community groups in identifying needs and developing strategies
  • Facilitate group development and meetings
  • Support community projects and secure funding
  • Provide tailored assistance to clients
  • Maintain accurate records and undertake grant application procedures
  • Organise conferences, seminars, and networking events
  • Collaborate with other teams and service providers


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in community development
  • Relevant 3rd Level qualification at Level 7 or higher
  • Full driving license and access to own car required

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to quoting “Development Officer Application_YOURNAME” in the subject line.
Applications close at 5.00pm on April 12th, 2024.

View the Candidate Booklet by Clicking Here

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Region: Newmarket, Co Cork