Tuesday, 30 June 2020
The Institute of Public Health is inviting you to take part in an online anonymous international survey to help understand how people are coping during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The survey can be found here:
Documentation on the survey: available at
Monday, 29 June 2020
From the 1st July eir will begin to migrate webmail users across to the new paid service, in order to sign up you will need to wait for eir to migrate your account.
This will be done over the first two weeks of July from the 1st of July to the 14th July 2020. Once eir migrates your account you will have to log in to your webmail account through eir.ie/email and enter your payment details. In order to sign up you will need an Irish mobile number and normally live in the Republic of Ireland.
If you don’t sign up eir will hold your emails and email address for a further 60 days after that you are locked out before permanently deleting all your emails and the email address.
Please see https://www.eir.ie/support/webmail/webmail-frequently-asked-questions-0… for more information.
West Cork Development Partnership
wishes to recruit
-Personal Development Officer-
to aid the delivery of the Ability Programme in the West Cork Region
Part Time (20 hours) Maternity Post commencing September 2020
The Ability programme supports young people aged between 18- 29 years of age that are living with a mental health condition. The programme uses person centred approaches to support, build skills and empower for motivation and confidence. The programme is a gateway for people with mental health conditions to access education, employment and reintegration into their communities
The Personal Development Officer (PDO) will work closely with the Youth Development Officer to develop, implement & evaluate the programme. The PDO will co- implement referral processes to the Occupational Therapist, Youth Engagement Officer, Facilitators and Tutors. The PDO will co-implement recruitment of participants, assessment and exit strategies. The PDO will work directly with participants to empower them to progress closer to education, training or employment. The PDO will maintain a high standard of record keeping including data management, risk management and person-centred plans. The PDO will co-produce reports for board, funders and relevant stakeholders. The PDO will link with partner organisations and progress the involvement of additional sectors / expertise in the project. The PDO will be involved in building an awareness of the Ability project across all relevant stakeholders (including employers).
A recognised and relevant 3rd level qualification
Experience/ Competencies Requirements:
Post graduate experience of working with young adults with mental health needs
Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
Experience of attending and contributing to third party agency MDT meetings
High level of ICT skills
Compliant to Risk Management systems, CRM system, GDPR requirements
Membership of a relevant professional body
Additional training in the areas of mental health
High level of administration skills including ability to work with software packages
Ability to work on own initiative
Excellent time management skills
Excellent caseload management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience of/ ability to identify and apply for various funding streams
Experience of/ability to keep up to date with social media and input to same
Experience of and ability to actively contribute to programme development
How to apply:
For further information please contact Arran O Driscoll at 0238834035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date 5pm 3rd July 2020
No late applications will be considered.
West Cork Development Partnership is an equal opportunities employer
Please see below link to the animation explaining the programme and I have
also attached a promotional flyer which I would be very grateful if
you could circulate on your various networks.
Midleton Family Resource Centre. Oakwood Lodge, Youghal RD, Midleton, Co. Cork
Applications are invited for the post of:
Family Support Worker Full Time Post (35 hours p/w)
The Family Support Worker will work closely with the Manager to implement Midleton FRCs Child and Family Support Services.
The ideal candidate should have:
- A relevant third level qualification – Minimum Level 6 (for example, Family Support or Community Development);
- At least 2 years’ post qualification experience and knowledge of family support in a community-based setting, including organising community events;
- Experience of working with community, voluntary and statutory agencies;
- Experience delivering programmes, activities and/or services to groups;
- Experience of providing one-to-one supports directly to parents/families;
- Experience delivering parent support programmes;
- Experience of providing information and support to individuals and groups;
- Proven experience in accessing funding;
- Excellent IT, social media and report writing skills;
- Access to own transport and a full clean driving licence.
For more information and/or an application form, please contact: email@example.com
The closing date for applications is Friday, 10th July 2020 before 5pm.
Applications will only be accepted on the official application form. CVs will not be accepted.
We anticipate interviews will be held on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020.
Midleton Family Resouce Centre is an equal opportunities employer
This post is supported by Tusla (The Child & Family Agency)
Sunday, 28 June 2020
Through trusting relationships we support women, children and families who are vulnerable to homelessness to live more empowered, fulfilled and self-sufficient lives.
Applications are sought for the part-time position of Data and Systems Administrator with Good Shepherd Cork (GSC).
GSC is an independent, Cork-based charity providing a range of residential and outreach services for women, children and families who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness.
Due to the growth in the organisation and the implementation of a new CRM system we wish to recruit an experienced Information Technology professional to enable effective usage and optimum reporting from GSC’s online integrated database and provide support to GSC management and staff to use technology solutions across the organisation to achieve the aims of the charity. Key elements of the role will be to support GSC staff in the initial adoption of the database system, enable appropriate access to the system, support end-user queries, ensure high standards of data quality, monitor security and GDPR compliance, train and support staff to effectively utilise data from the system and to prepare, develop and analyse system reports.
This will be a part-time role (20 – 24 hours to be agreed) with considerable flexibility.
- Delivering database induction training for new users and refresher training for existing users
- Ensuring system security by managing access permissions for new or existing users and deleting leavers, as required
- Supporting end-user queries
- Monitoring and reporting on data quality and system usage
- Addressing errors/anomalies in data
- Preparing and developing database queries and system reports
- Analysing and interpreting data to inform quality service delivery
- Supporting users to produce/amend and understand database queries and reports
- Monitoring to ensure GSC data management is in line with GDPR requirements
- Staying up to-date with new features and functionality offered by Salesforce
- Conducting an annual system update and as appropriate activating any new features
- Working with GSC Managers and the GSC Data and Systems Implementation Group (DSIG) to ensure the data collected in the system meets the different services needs
- Providing front-line primary technical support to end-users for database related technical issues and problems that impact user experience and performance of hardware, software and peripherals liaising with (outsourced) IT provider as required.
- Co-ordinating GSC’s management of its IT Infrastructure
- A degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or related disciplines
- Strong conceptual understanding of data structures and CRM system configurations
- 2+ years of experience with CRM systems (preferably Salesforce)
- Excellent IT literacy and attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical issues to non-technical audiences
- Highly proficient in spoken and written English
- Excellent problem-solving, listening and questioning skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to connect with system users in a wide variety of roles and with varied technical skills
- Highly organised, with ability to handle multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail
- An interest in and commitment to the ethos and work of Good Shepherd Cork.
Applications for the position may be made by sending a CV with cover letter clearly demonstrating relevant experience and suitability for the role to Clare Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 15 July 2020
First round interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 29 July 2020
St. Joseph's Foundation in association with Cork Education & Training Board wishes to recruit a
Co-ordinator and Assistant Co-ordinator to deliver, co-ordinate and implement a Local Training Initiative (LTI) Programme in Healthcare Support 5M4339 QQI Level 5.
The LTI Programme will be based Charleville Further Education & Training (Mannix), Charleville.
CO-ORDINATOR (LTI PROGRAMME)
FIXED TERM CONTRACT FOR 47 weeks (37.5 hours per week)
ASSISTANT CO-ORDINATOR (LTI PROGRAMME)
Fixed Term Contract FOR 45 Weeks (37.5 hours per week)
The ideal candidates for both posts will have:
- Relevant qualification and experience in line with CETB Trainer Criteria.(TQAS-8b-f17)
- Experience of delivering QQI Level 5 Programmes
- Have knowledge, experience of the Healthcare / Intellectual Disability Sector
- Have experience of T.Q.A.S.Training Quality Assessment System
- Have good interpersonal skills.
Candidates for the Co-ordinator post must demonstrate good organisational and coordination skills.
Informal enquiries to Mary O’Connell, Training Co-ordinator ( 086 0850127)
- Solas rates of pay apply to both posts.
- Application forms and further details are available by contacting or e-mailing email@example.com.
- Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 10th July 2020
St. Joseph's Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Minister Ring seeks new applications for €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund
· The funding to be provided will focus on supporting economic recovery in rural Ireland and delivering sustainable regeneration in rural towns and villages.
· This call for applications for the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund is in addition to a €30 million package of integrated supports already announced by the Minister as part of his Department’s Rural Development Investment Programme.
Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development announced the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.
The Fund is part of the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Rural Development Investment Programme which is funded under Project Ireland 2040. The Fund is providing €1 billion in investment over 10 years to support the regeneration and development of rural towns, villages and outlying areas. Initial funding of €315 million was allocated on a phased basis over the period 2019 to 2022.
Announcing the third call under the Fund, Minister Ring said:
“I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities. Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed.”
This call under the Fund is for Category 1 applications, which relate to capital projects that have planning in place and are ready to commence at the date of application. It is expected that a funding announcement relating to the second call for Category 2 applications – for projects which require assistance for project development work in order to reach full delivery readiness – will be made shortly.
This call for applications to the Fund seeks to provide assistance in supporting economic recovery in rural areas in light of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and to assist in delivering sustainable regeneration in rural towns and villages, driving greater economic activity and helping to address challenges such as dereliction and vacancy. Applications to the Fund which support in the decarbonisation of the economy and environmental sustainability are particularly welcome.
The Minister continued:
“The level of investment provided by the Fund is more important than ever to address the challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis and to drive the economic recovery and sustainable development of rural areas. The focus of this third call will be to support large-scale strategic projects that will significantly assist our rural towns and villages to bounce back from the crisis in the months ahead.”
The Minister concluded:
“It is vitally important that the project proposals for the Fund seek to make a tangible and sustainable contribution to economic recovery, the continued development of rural towns, villages and their communities and help support the transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy. In order to make certain that we receive the very best applications possible and that the requirement for communities, agencies and Local Authorities to source the necessary match funding is kept to a minimum, I have increased the funding rate that will apply to projects approved under the third call under the Fund to a maximum of 90%.”
The Fund is seeking to support large-scale, ambitious projects which deliver on the objectives set out above. In that regard, applications of scale are sought, with a minimum funding request of €500,000. Applications to the Fund must be led by a State-funded body - Local Authorities, Local Development Companies, State agencies, commercial State bodies etc. - but collaboration between parties, including with communities, is strongly encouraged.
The closing date for the receipt of proposals is 12 noon, on Tuesday 1st December 2020.
Full details of the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund are available on the Department of Rural and Community Development website at https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-
The Department of Rural and Community Development Press Office
076-1006843 / 087-1734633
Friday, 19 June 2020
Thursday, 18 June 2020
The deadline for the application of the next round of Creative Schools has been extended until Thursday 25th June 2020. Please find the relevant details here. This is a great opportunity for schools to really understand what is involved in Creative Schools and still have time to apply for the next round.
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
It would be greatly appreciated if the survey below, could be shared with people in the community.
We at Shine are carrying out a survey to help us understand what services you would like to access online and in person with Shine.
Please help by filling out this very brief survey, it should take no longer than 5 mins of your time.
Shine provides support services for people affected by mental ill health; individuals experiencing mental ill health and their families/partners/friends.
Please note closing date is next Friday June 19th.