Offaly Traveller Movement: Coordinator of the Primary Health Care Programme (Part-Time)

Offaly Traveller Movement

Position: Coordinator of the Primary Health Care Programme

Offaly Traveller Movement (OTM) is a Traveller-led community development organisation, working to address issues facing Travellers in the region including, health, accommodation, youth, education, cultural and ethnic identity and human rights. OTM is delighted to be seeking a dynamic person for the post of Primary Health Care Coordinator. The Coordinator will work to support the Community Health Workers and Community Development Workers (Health Team) to deliver health education, health promotion, advice and support to Travellers in Offaly. The is a senior management post within the organisation and funded by the HSE Traveller Health Unit.

The purpose of the post will be to:

  • Jointly co-ordinate the OTM Primary Health Care Programme;
  • Line manage and support the Primary Health Care Team i.e., Community Health Workers and Community Development Workers;
  • Work towards reducing health inequalities among Travellers and
  • Represent the issue of Traveller health on a range of forums as relevant.

This post will be part-time, 28 hours per week.

The successful applicant will be required to have:

  • A qualification in Community Development, Social Care, Family Support or equivalent
  • Three years’ experience of project co-ordination or equivalent;
  • Experience of team management, support and direction
  • A thorough understanding of Traveller issues, particularly in relation to Traveller health.
  • A deep understanding of Traveller culture and disadvantage and of community development approaches to work
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Experience of report writing; funding proposals, applications, evaluation reports etc.
  • Excellent administration and IT skills
  • High level of motivation, proactivity and flexibility
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and reliable
  • Full drivers’ licence and access to own transport

Please see detailed Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Note: This position is subject to Garda Vetting and reference checks


Please submit a CV and detailed cover letter outlining qualifications, experience and skills specific to the position to the Managing Director:


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview

Closing Date: Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 5pm

Applications by e-mail only and by the date and time above. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will take place on either Wednesday 26th or Thursday 27th May

The position is subject to ongoing funding

OTM is an equal opportunities employer

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
29th Apr, 2021
Co Offaly
Expiry Date
18th May, 2021