Gaisce is seeking an enthusiastic, proactive, and committed part-time Development Officer based in the west of Ireland to join our team and increase accessibility to the Gaisce Award programme.

The ideal candidate will have an in developing the reach of the Gaisce programme and enjoy the opportunity to engage with and encourage organisations to sign up new Gaisce participants.

With proven experience in development positions and highly effective interpersonal and networking skills, the candidate will have the ability to successfully promote and recruit new President’s Award Leaders to support young people participating in the Gaisce Awards in schools, further education, youth groups and services, community groups and other organisations supporting young people aged 13 to 25 years old.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter who can work collaboratively with colleagues and will be able to identify areas for development for the Gaisce Awards. We are seeking a candidate with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant expertise who can demonstrate strong accountability, leadership, and the ability to deliver upon development goals.

Job Title Development Officer (part-time)
Reporting To Head of Operations and Development
Contract 1 Year part-time fixed term contract, with potential to renew.
Place of Work and Working Hours We are seeking a candidate who is based in the west of Ireland.

The post holder territory will comprise the area covering development work in Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, and Clare. Th position will require some travel throughout this territory. When not required to attend a meeting or visit with a PAL/GAP or the main office the post holder will be based at home.

Hours of work are 17.5 hours per week on a consistent specified schedule of hours agreed between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday (e.g., 5 mornings per week or the same 2 full days and a half day) with occasional evening or weekend work. 

Salary The starting Salary is €35,000 pro rata based on part-time hours and is subject to meeting the essential skills and experience outlined in the job description.
Probationary Period 6 Months
Benefits 25 days annual leave pro rata (based on part-time hours)

Single Public Sector Pension scheme

Application Deadline The application deadline is strictly 12 noon on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Late application will not be accepted.
Queries and submission of your application The Completed application form must be submitted by email (digital signature) to ((]Subject Reference ‘Development Officer PT Application’).  CVs or additional documents will not be considered.