News 2016

Title:  Job Opportunity - Project Coordinator – Men’s Shed Project
Date:  16/11/2016

Project Overview

The Get Ireland Walking (GIW) initiative is led by Mountaineering Ireland and supported by Healthy Ireland and Sport Ireland. GIW works in collaboration with a number of health promoting agencies to promote walking throughout the country. GIW is currently expanding its project areas and wishes to recruit a part-time Project Coordinator to work on a Men’s Shed Project.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will; facilitate the delivery and support the evaluation of the Walking Project for Men’s Sheds; develop resources; collaborate with local and national partner organisations, various stakeholders including the Irish Men’s Shed Association to ensure the development and implementation of the project has sustainable outcomes; and support activities of the GIW Initiative.

Employer:                    Mountaineering Ireland

Post:                           Project Coordinator – Men’s Shed Project

Duration:                     A one year contract (to year end 31/12/2017) will be offered to the successful applicant.                 

Hours of Work:           Part-time post of 20 hours per week, in a variable working hours’ arrangement involving evening and weekend work.

Annual Leave:             10.5 working days per annum (dependent on start date this will be calculated on a pro-rata basis).

Salary:                        €15,000 per annum (dependent on start date this will be paid on a pro-rata basis).

Reporting to:              The person appointed will report to the CEO of Mountaineering Ireland (Functionally) and the Programme Manager of Get Ireland Walking (Operationally).

Location:                    The person appointed will work remotely, travel extensively and will be required to attend regular meetings at Mountaineering Ireland’s Office, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Interviews:                 Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in Dublin on the 8th of December 2016.

Closing Date:              Applications must be received no later than 17:00hrs on Wednesday 30th of November 2016.

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If you would like to apply for the position, please email a one-page cover letter and two-page curriculum vitae to with “Men’s Shed Project Application” in the subject line. For further information on the role, please contact Murrough McDonagh, CEO of Mountaineering Ireland, at (01) 625 1115.