Community Development Worker – Waterford Area Partnership Ltd

Waterford Area Partnership Ltd is a leading dynamic organisation developing creative and innovative responses in delivering the Social Inclusion and Community Programme for Waterford City & County.

The successful applicant will have an awareness of issues affecting community groups whether they are area or issue based and develop strategies with the groups to address their identified needs based on community development principles and practices. The worker is required to support Waterford Area Partnership Ltd to achieve its requirements under the SICAP contract.

The person entrusted with the position will require strong skills in community development work and a background in community and voluntary sector is desirable. A flexible approach to working hours is required.

The successful candidate must have:
Leadership skills
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Organisation and co-ordination skills
Adaptable approach
A good team player
Administrative skills

Strong computer skills – MS Word, Excel, Databases and CRM
Report writing, maintenance of records and files
Interpersonal and communication skills

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Presentation skills
A keen understanding and awareness of social exclusion/anti-poverty work
A high level of innovation, be energetic and self- starting
The successful candidate must have a relevant Third level qualification with an emphasis on community development or related discipline with a minimum of three years’ experience either in a voluntary or professional capacity. All applicants must hold a full driving licence.

The contract is until December 31st 2017 on a 35 hour week basis with a starting salary of circa €33,000

To apply for the above position please forward a copy of current Curriculum Vitae and letter of application no later than 5.00 p.m., Friday 21st October 2016 to:

Mr Joe Stokes, CEO
Waterford Area Partnership Ltd
Westgate Park, Tramore Road, Waterford.
Or via email on
NB: Candidates will be short listed on the basis of the Curriculum Vitae & no late applications will be considered

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative

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