Director of Policy and Strategy – Longford Women’s Link

Responsibilities include:
Strategy, operational planning and support to the CEO and Board as part of the Senior Management Team.
Project manage key policy, advocacy and research initiatives.
Work with CEO and relevant service managers to develop appropriate programmes to support women and their families including grant writing and reporting.

Third level qualification in Community Development or a relevant area key to LWL’s Strategic purpose and/or a demonstrable equivalent (at least five to seven years) experience in working at a senior level in the Community & Voluntary or Social Enterprise sectors.
Significant experience of policy and advocacy activities including policy submissions, papers and research.
At least 3 years’ experience managing staff or programmes with strong leadership, strategic planning skills and a proven ability to develop and initiate programmes.
Excellent communication skills – (verbal & written), facilitation skills, interpersonal and organisational skills with a proven ability to work with both statutory and voluntary groups.
A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organisation and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
Applicants must have their own transport and a full clean driving licence.
This is a full time contract position from October 2021 for three years.
Letters of application, accompanied by a detailed CV should be sent to Tara Farrell, LWL CEO at by 5pm on Friday September 17th. Interviews will be held on September 29th.

A detailed job description is available for this position on request by emailing

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