Position of Temporary Co-ordinator

Applications are currently being sought for the temporary (maternity leave) position of Acting Co-ordinator of Wicklow Uplands Council commencing in mid-December 2015. The Council works for the sustainable use and enjoyment of the local landscape in partnership with those who live work and recreate there. Approaches used by the Council include co-operation, consensus, partnership and the development of projects that bring value to the area.
The Council are seeking to recruit a part-time Acting Co-ordinator for an initial six month contract. The Acting Co-ordinator will be responsible for the overall operations of the Council including: executive functions, day management and implementation of the strategic, communications and annual work plan. The post is based at the Council’s office in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow and involves some work outside normal office hours.
Essentially, the Council is seeking an energetic person who can breathe further vision and perspective into the organisation, thereby building on its convincing record of achievements as a voice for the Wicklow uplands. Candidates must have experience in the management of community/voluntary based organisations, strategic planning, working with statutory agencies and developing and delivering successful funding applications. Experience of the Wicklow Uplands, rural development, countryside management, outdoor recreation, upland ecology and agricultural systems/supports and relevant third level qualification(s) is desirable.
Applications must be submitted to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 9th October 2015 and should include current Curriculum Vitae and cover letter. A full job description is available on request.

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