Avondhu Blackwater Partnership: Social Inclusion Development Officer

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Job title: Social Inclusion Development Officer

Location: Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG

Reporting to: The Chief Executive

General Key Responsibilities: To support and facilitate the implementation of Avondhu Blackwater Partnership company’s social inclusion actions with individuals and communities, under the SICAP Programme.

Salary: €34,527 per annum. This position is a fixed term contract and is subject to funding availability.

Working as part of the SICAP team, the role of the Development Officer will primarily involve the following:

  1. Outreach and engage with Ukrainian refugees and other individuals who are targeted under the Programme and work with these individuals through the development of Personal Action Plans towards education and employment
  2. Coordinate the development, implementation and delivery of SICAP Lifelong Learning and specific skills training programmes for individuals from SICAP target groups and communities
  3. Devise, recruit and engage external facilitators / trainers to deliver a range of Lifelong Learning programmes in personal effectiveness, empowerment, social inclusion, career coaching and community development
  4. Support the establishment and/or development of Local Community Groups in underrepresented areas and develop appropriate Support Plans for each
  5. Manage caseload for Local Community Groups and Individuals.
  6. Identify opportunities for collaborations with other programmes and agencies to add value for the beneficiaries of the SICAP Programme.
  7. Organise and deliver training and learning events and seminars in line with the SICAP annual plan
  8. Signposting and referrals to other relevant agencies / statutory bodies
  9. Coordination of in school supports with a particular focus on tackling Early School Leaving
  10. Conduct action research projects with priority communities to inform policy and initiatives
  11. Writing annual Strategic Plans and annual Progress Reports and preparing and delivering presentations on SICAP objectives and achievements
  12. Any other tasks as designated from time to time.


  • Adherence to relevant Programme guidelines and operational procedures
  • Prepare, maintain and update client records in strict compliance with user data protection policies
  • Maintain appropriate and up to date records on IRIS CRM system and hard copy
  • Promote open, professional and honest communication within the team environment
  • Engage with and build upon the complementary programmes delivered for the benefit of SICAP target groups and communities

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant third level qualification in community development, youth work, social science, education/training or a related field is essential
  • Minimum of three years paid experience in a similar role is essential
  • Understanding, promoting and working in accordance with community development principles and ethos
  • Independent, creative thinking and excellent problem solving skills ability
  • Team player with enthusiasm, drive and approachability
  • Excellent and proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent and proven ICT Skills including social media
  • Knowledge of local development sector and the changing local development landscape
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Full clean driving license and access to own transport

Application should be submitted by CV to: recruitment@avondhublackwater.com

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday, 27th January 2023 at 5:00pm.


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
9th Jan, 2023
Co Cork
Expiry Date
27th Jan, 2023