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Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 29th March 2024 @ 12noon. Interviews will be held week commencing 8th April.           

This job is funded by The International Fund for Ireland until September 2025.



The BALGLEN project is a new and exciting cross-border initiative supported by the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) and managed by Rural Action. Ballinascreen Community Forum, an umbrella organization consisting of a number of groups and key stakeholders in Co. Derry, as Lead Partner will be supported through the initiative to work alongside groups and key stakeholders in the Glenties/Ardara area of Co. Donegal.  The project will focus on building progressive partnerships through an agreed action plan that will deliver meaningful benefits for communities on both sides of the border and raise awareness of issues and challenges impacting both communities.  It will develop appropriate responses to these needs and also contribute to the wider peace building work of the IFI.  Groups involved include:

  • Ballinascreen Community Forum (Lead Partner)
  • Coiste Forbartha Eadan Fhionn Fraoich
  • Ardara Sheltered Housing Association/GAP Community Health Forum
  • St Connell’s Museum & Heritage Centre Co Ltd
  • Glenties Community Development Group

Purpose and function of post:

We aim to deliver a project that primarily uses a local community development approach that includes, community participation, volunteering and use of the arts, heritage and culture, and dialogue to create a space for participants to deepen their understanding of the past but more importantly set a path for the future. We aim to provide creative, innovative and exciting opportunities to develop effective and meaningful relations within communities and across the border allowing participants from each area to engage and become empowered. We aim to create a legacy of North-South collaboration and understanding across a range of demographics, through cultural workshops, talent development and discussion.

To aid the above, a part-time administrative support worker is required (based in Glenties).

Duties and tasks include:

  • To help establish an office/base in the Glenties area
  • To help raise awareness of the project in the local area
  • To set up effective working relationships with partner groups and stakeholders
  • To work in partnership with your co-workers to co-ordinate all project targets as agreed with the Funder and as per the workplan established.

Other duties:

  • Provide written reports to the programme working group, attend monthly Board meetings (as required) with the established stakeholders of the project including the BCF committee and staff
  • To attend fortnightly/monthly staff meetings
  • Help establish a database of stakeholder groups and implement an effective communication strategy
  • Help develop a time-bound programme based action plan for the duration of the post based on functions of the post as outlined above
  • When and where possible, engage with government departments, using a strategic approach to underpin all aspects of work
  • Help create positive meaningful links with policy makers and influencers including, funding bodies, schools, political representatives and share the learning of the project
  • Work with the Co-Ordinator to develop a marketing and PR strategy for the project
  • Maintain appropriate monitoring records, and to assist external evaluation of project
  • Seek opportunities to disseminate information regarding good practice to other practitioners, funders, academics etc
  • Work with the Co-Ordinator to help manage project budget etc.
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Forum.

This job description is not intended to comprehensively list the responsibilities of the post, but to indicate the main areas which at this stage appear to be the essential requirements of the post.

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