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Job opportunity with Dun laoire Rathdown Volunteer Centre

Posted: 16/11/2007

The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre
is now recruiting for the following position:

Development Manager
(Part Time)
The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre is a newly established resource for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.  The Centre is a collaborative project supported by a number of agencies, local development organisations and community groups.  Its mission is to promote volunteering, support voluntary organisations and encourage and facilitate participation by local residents in the civic life of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.

This is a part-time position for an initial six-month, fixed-term contract.  This contract may be extended pending successful funding applications.

Reporting to the Chairperson of the Management Committee, the Development Manager will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Volunteer Centre and manage, promote, support and develop the centre

Key tasks:
·    Develop the centre as a viable resource for voluntary and community groups and volunteers, including implementing appropriate policies and practice guidelines
·    Identify and seek additional funding opportunities for the centre and future project developments
·    Organise and maintain the centre in an efficient and effective manner in accordance with the directions of the management committee
·    Build strong relations with local community and voluntary groups, identify opportunities for volunteering and their needs in terms of recruiting and supporting volunteers and promote best practice.
·    Recruit and interview prospective volunteers for opportunities in the voluntary and community sector; assess their interests, skills and support needs and refer accordingly with due consideration to an organisation’s functions and requirements

Experience and qualifications
·    An appropriate 3rd level qualification in Community Development or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
·    Minimum of 3 years relevant experience including experience in a volunteering setting.
·    Some evening / weekend work may be required.  Time off in lieu will be granted subject to DLRVC policies.
·    Access to car and clean driving license.

Salary Range:     €44,488 - €50,989 with two LSI (Pro Rata)


Please submit a detailed CV and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL to:

Mr. Damien O’Sullivan, Chairperson,
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre
c/o Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Community and Enterprise Dept.
Library Road
Dún Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

Detailed job description available by email:

Closing Date:        Nov 30th, 2007

The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre is
an equal opportunity employer

Dept. of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government