Rural Development Officer – County Wicklow Partnership

County Wicklow Partnership (CWP) is a Local Development Company and has responsibility for the implementation of the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014 – 2020 in County Wicklow.

The company has a vacancy for a Rural Development Officer (Maternity Leave Cover) to assist in the implementation of the Rural Development Programme to 2020.

The ideal candidate will have:
A diploma/ degree in a relevant discipline
At least three years rural development experience
A proven track record of working with enterprise development and community development
A good understanding of rural development and the issues facing rural dwellers
Excellent communication, facilitation and administration skills
Ability to work on their own initiative
Use of a car and full clean driver’s licence
Location: CWP offices, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Duration: The contract is full-time temporary on a fixed term from April 2017 to January 2018 (with option to extend)

Remuneration: The salary range is €36,335 to €43,254

An application pack including a full job description and application form can be downloaded below or alternatively please contact CWP on 0402 20955 or email

Applicants must fill out the CWP application form for the post. A Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted as a valid application. HARD COPY APPLICATIONS ONLY.

Deadline for receipt of application: 4p.m. Tuesday 28th February 2017

Please return two hard copies of the completed application form together with a cover letter marked confidential to;

RDO Recruitment, County Wicklow Partnership, 3rd Floor Avoca River House, Bridgewater Centre, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

Shortlisting may apply. A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled. Canvassing will disqualify.

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