Programme Officers – Foróige – Dublin, Cork, Galway / Donegal


Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, which promotes and fosters youth development through the operation of various youth services in urban and rural areas throughout the country, through the Irish Youth Justice Service, Department of Justice and Equality in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and the Dormant Accounts Fund, invite applications for BBBS Programme Officers based in the following locations:

DUBLIN (2 Full Time positions available)
CORK (1 Full Time position available)
GALWAY (1 Part Time position available)
DONEGAL (1 Part Time position available)

These BBBS posts come as part of a significant investment from the Dormant Accounts Disbursement Scheme to pilot the provision of youth mentoring services for young people aged 12 to 17 involved in Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs) and JLO Services in communities across the country. These will be newly established posts in their respective regions. These posts will be part of Foróige’s BBBS Programme and will take referrals exclusively from the network of Foróige managed GYDPs or JLO Services across the country. These posts are funded by the Department of Justice and Equality as part of the European Social Fund 2014 – 2020 through the Irish Youth Justice Service, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and will be managed by Foróige.

The successful applicant will have:

Education to National Diploma or Degree standard, preferably in Youth / Justice / Health Promotion work (candidates with exceptional, relevant work experience may also be considered in lieu of degree qualifications).
Relevant paid or voluntary experience of working with young people.
Access to car and full Irish Driving licence.
Experience and understanding of mentoring and/or GYDP work.

Applications for the above vacancy should be made by way of Foróige Application form.

Applications forms and full job spec on the above posts can be downloaded from our website or can be requested by contacting Foróige Head Office either by email: or by telephone on 01-6301560.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5.00pm Friday 22nd January 2016. Application forms received after this time will not be accepted.

Foróige is committed to a policy of Equality of Opportunity in its employment practices.

A panel may be formed from which future positions funded from a variety of sources may be filled.

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