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Pobail Le Chéile Project Manager- 1 Year Contract

Are you interested in Community Development? If so, here is an opportunity for work in and interesting and challenging sector.

Pobail le Chéile is a Community Development Project based in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal, which has been operating for almost 22 years. We manage a wide programme of community development initiatives including educational, cultural, Irish language, personal development, community wellbeing and family support. We particularly focus on the most marginalised and disadvantaged within our community.

We are looking for a suitable person to coordinate and help manage Pobail le Chéile’s Social Inclusion work in a full-time capacity to start early in 2023.

It is important that you have experience in and/or professional qualification in the area of community development or related fields and can work well with the Management Committee and other organisations (including State bodies) to effectively deliver all projects. Ideally you will also have experience in supervising staff and volunteers.

It will be essential to have Irish language skills and an ability to complete some or all of your duties through Irish.

The salary and conditions are dependent on knowledge, experience and qualifications. There will be opportunities for professional development for the appointed person. The successful candidate will be subject to a 4 month probationary period.

Further details may be obtained by writing to:

Please send a letter of application and a current CV (including referee contact details) to: (We are accepting electronic applications only.)

Post may be extended beyond one year subject to funding and performance.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th January 2023 at 5pm.

Bainisteor (conradh bliana) Tionscadail

An bhfuil suim agat i bhforbairt pobail, teanga & cultúr agus cúrsaí timpeallachta? Ma tá , is deis é seo do chainteoir Gaeilge i bpost dúshlánach, suimiúil.

Is Comharchumann Forbartha Pobail le Chéile, atá ar an fhód cois le 22 bliain agus lonnaithe ar an Fhálcarrach, Tír Chonaill. Feidhmíonn muid clár leathan gníomhaíochtaí forbartha pobail, cultúrtha, oideachasúil agus teanga lárnach ag díriú go háirithe ar na daoine sin atá imeallaithe.

Tá folúntas faoi láthair do dhuine oiriúnach le feidhmiú mar Bhainisteor ar feadh bliana le dhul i mbun oibre go luath i 2022.

Is mhór go mbeadh taithí, nó suim faoi leith ag iarrthóirí i bhforbairt pobail agus in bheith in ann oibriú go maith le coiste, foireann agus eagraíochtaí eile (eagraíochtaí stáit ina measc) le clár leathan an Chomharchumainn a chuir i bhfeidhm.

Bheadh scileanna Gaeilge ag an té a cheapfar agus cumas cuid mhór den obair a dhéanamh trí Ghaeilge.

Beidh tuarastal agus coinníollacha tarraingteach ag dul leis an phost seo, ag brath ar cháilíochtaí agus ar thaithí.

Is féidir, más mian, breis sonraí poist a lorg roimh iarratas a dhéanamh , trí r-phost a sheoladh chuig

Iarratais chuig:

Spriocdháta do iarratais: 27ú Eanáir 2023. Beidh agallaimh ar siúil go luath i mí Feabhra

Faigheann Comharchumann Pobal le Chéile cuid mhór de thacaíocht reatha ó Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Is fostóir comhionannais é Comharchumann Pobal le Chéile

Pobail le Chéile CDP clg- JOB DESCRIPTION

The contract will be a contract of one year duration which will take effect from February 2023. This may be extended or reduced subject to continuation of funding and performance.

Hours: Fulltime/5 Days per week

Location: Pobal le Chéile Office, Main Street, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal

Responsible to: PLC Board of Directors

The role of the Community Development Project worker will be to implement the CDP work plan for 2023, in conjunction with the Voluntary Board of Directors, staff and volunteers:

1. Establish and promote the appreciation of community development practice in North West Donegal in addressing new and emerging challenges and promoting the social inclusion, challenging discrimination and combating poverty.

2. Resource and support the inclusion of people, with an emphasis on social inclusion and challenging poverty, on the work and programmes of Pobail le Chéile including in identifying local needs and solutions.

3. Help maintain PLC as an independent democratic, accountable and effective community work organisation with good governance structures and systems.

This post will liaise with local communities, organisations and agencies across the project area and when necessary, across Donegal through IT and online platforms and may involve where necessary, face to face work and group work.

General Duties

1. To coordinate and oversee the development and implementation of the overall project in close collaboration with the staff team and PLC Board of Management.

2. Develop approaches and projects to build meaningful relationships based on trust with local communities, organisations and agencies by implementing a neighbourhood work practice.

3. Support groups, individuals and families to develop an understanding of the applications process and the completion and submission of applications for services e.g. housing application and enrolment in education, medical cards, wellbeing and health supports.

4. Develop and coordinate the delivery of Adult Community Education programmes (both recreational / pre-accreditation and accredited levels) based on local needs and community proposals (which will not replicate programmes already offered by other Community groups in the area)

5. Engage in the development of policy positions and submissions in line with the PLC’s aims, objectives and strategic priorities.

6. Work with public and statutory services locally to ensure equal access and outcomes for all local communities and to promote inclusion, building positive relationships eg: CYPSC Donegal, Donegal County Childcare Committee, DFPSS, Public health staff.

7. Work with the PLC Board to further build their capacity and to implement and oversee the financial, legal, HR and fiduciary obligations within PLC and to offer support and supervision to staff and volunteers.

8. Any other duties as set down by the Pobail le Chéile Board of Management.

Person Specification

The person must:

● Have a relevant third level qualification in the areas of Social Sciences, Community Work or Human Rights and/or 3 years’ experience working in the Community and Voluntary Sector with experience in a community development setting.

● Be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, analysis and qualities as a community worker as set down by the All Ireland Standards for Community Work and that are appropriate to the position.

● Have excellent communication, IT and report writing skills including online social media skills

● Good understanding of the Primary care and community health services and supports, community mental health supports and community responses to health and wellbeing issues, needs and gaps.

Desirable: Have experience as a facilitator including a working knowledge of designing, developing and delivering training/workshops to employees, volunteers and others to promote inclusion, build positive relationships and critical consciousness.


● Have the capacity to speak and work through the medium of Irish.

● Be able to demonstrate project management skills including monitoring and evaluation.

● Practice skills including programme planning, monitoring, reflection and evaluation.

● Conflict management, mediation and resolution skills.

● Critical social analysis and policy analysis.

● Group work, facilitation and supporting collective decision-making.

● Have capacity to supervise and support staff and volunteers.

● Be able to work amicably with and be answerable to the Pobail Le Chéile Board of Management.


The successful candidate must:

● Hold a current driving license with access to transport or your own vehicle

● Undergo garda vetting

To Apply

Apply in writing with a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to

Closing Date for applications is Friday 27th January 2023 at 5pm.

Interviews will be held in early February 2023 and may be held in person or via Zoom

depending on public health advice at the time

The organisation may offer to place candidates on a potential recruitment panel, and this will be addressed at interview.

Pobail le Chéile is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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