Women's Development and Education Worker (part-time)

Southside Partnership DLR CLG is a local development organisation working towards an inclusive and just society, where each person is encouraged and enabled to reach their full potential and live with dignity in active, healthy and safe communities. Our Women’s Programme is a key element of the comprehensive range of supports and services that we provide throughout Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR). The programme is based in the Furry Hill Community Centre, Sandyford Road, Balally, Dublin16. We are currently recruiting for the following position for our team:



Women’s Development and Education Worker (part-time)

The Women’s Development and Education Worker will be responsible for supporting the design, planning, implementation and review of our Women’s REPOWER Programme in designated targeted areas across the county of DLR.  The person will work as part of a team and their day-to-day activities will be supervised by the Project Leader of the Women’s Programme, under the line management of the Programme Manager, Community Development and Lifelong Learning. The person will be required to effectively manage the Women’s REPOWER Programme within strict timeframes to achieve the project outcomes and organisational objectives.


This part-time (21 hours per week) position is subject to continued funding under the ESF Gender Equality Programme. We are offering a three year fixed term contract. Starting salary: €19,612.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties of the Women’s Development Worker will include:


  • Working as part of our Women’s Programme team, supporting disadvantaged women in the community


  • Conducting women’s assessment for suitability to participate in the REPOWER programme

  • Organising and conduct one-to-one coaching and mentoring sessions for women engaged with the programme

  • Teaching and facilitating educational workshops with the women engaged with the programme

  • Establishing and maintaining effective links with agencies to develop more effective responses for women engaged with the programme.

  • Establishing opportunities for women to contribute to the development and evaluation of the programme.

  • Updating information relating to the programme on our FOCUS and IRIS databases

  • Providing updates on the programme for our website and e-Zines

  • Undertaking any other administrative duties, related to the post, as may be required

  • As part of our Women’s Programme team, raising public awareness of the effects of gender inequality, domestic abuse and other issues relating to women through community based training, community events and relevant developments in this area



  • Providing information as required from time to time by funders, agencies and management

  • Helping in the recruitment and training of women for the REPOWER programme

  • Maintaining groups’ records of attendance and any other information required

  • Maintaining appropriate electronic and written records

  • Attending relevant meetings and present written and verbal reports

  • Attending team meetings and wider SSP meetings as required

  • Undertaking other relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Project Leader

  • Assisting in meeting organisational objectives by carrying out a variety of tasks as directed from time to time which relate generally to the responsibilities of this role, but which may not be specifically designated within the scope of this job description


    Competencies of the successful candidate:


  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills

  • Experiencing of tutoring/teaching diverse groups

  • Setting high standards for quality of work and the achievement of project goals

  • Ability to work effectively with multi-cultural and diverse groups

  • Strong teamwork skills

  • Ability to plan, organise and co-ordinate group activities and classes/workshops

  • Ability to cope with pressure/meet deadlines

  • Demonstrate personal sensitivity and commitment to the values and principles of community development, adult education, gender equality and cultural diversity

  • Good computer skills; and

  • A creative thinker


Southside Partnership DLR aim to ensure that our work is done accurately and thoroughly, and is of the highest standard, to ensure that the service provided is appropriate to the needs of the communities and target groups that we support.


Experience and Qualifications required

  • Experience of working with women from diverse backgrounds, experience and culture

  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in a community/interagency setting

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of facilitating workshops and providing group training

  • A relevant 3rd level qualification or equivalent

  • A qualification in coaching and mentoring

  • A working understanding of the issues facing women in our society

  • Garda Vetting will be required


Application Process


To apply, please send a letter of application and a CV (no more than 2 pages), including details of referees. Please note that referees will not be contacted without your prior permission. Applications marked ‘Women’s Development and Education Worker’ to be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


or by post to:      Mary Molloy,

Human Resources Department,

 Southside Partnership DLR,

 The Old Post Office, 7 Rock Hill,

 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin


Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday, 7th April 2017.

If you have any questions in relation to this post, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is proposed to hold interviews for this position on Wednesday, 12th April 2017, with a start date as soon as possible after selection.


Please note that:

  • Southside Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer

  • No late applications will be accepted and canvassing will lead to disqualification

  • Any offer will be subject to satisfactory references and Garda vetting

  • Applicants should have their own transport