Current Vacancies

Youth Work Ireland is a Federation of 20 local youth services who deliver quality youth work programmes and projects to young people in Ireland. We are a rights-based and youth-led organisation and through our network we promote an open, inclusive integrated and accessible approach to working with and for young people.

We currently wish to recruit for the following positions.


Youth Participation Administrator 

Youth Work Ireland is the collective voice of 20 Local Youth Services. Our members are leading youth work practitioners in their communities. We are building on a long tradition of providing quality services to young people and youth workers.

Youth Work Ireland in partnership with Foroige are contracted to run the Participation Team on behalf of the DCEDIY, to support the National Participation Strategy and delivery of the associated Development Plan. We currently wish to recruit:

Participation Administrator

Based in National Participation Office the Administration Officer will provide high level administrative supports to the National Participation Office (NPO) in fulfilment of the terms of the National Participation contract jointly held by Youth Work Ireland and Foróige with DCEDIY. In addition to providing ongoing administrative support to the NPO, provide support to the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive and youth assemblies, assisting in the support of annual events, consultations, and other participation initiatives. The Administration Officer will also be available to support other participation initiatives that may be developed by the National Participation Office. The Participation Administrator will work closely with the Participation Officers as part of the National Participation Team.

All NPO personnel will be available to attend meetings as required by the DCEDIY in their offices or online as required.

Candidates should have a good general education, with experience of working with young people. Knowledge of, and commitment to inclusive participative practices is desirable.

The candidate should have a thorough understanding and experience of providing administrative supports, using and developing IT based solutions, excellent team working and communication skills. This post is a key part of a high functioning team supporting the work of the NPO and the National executive. The post holder will work closely with the team, young people on the national executive and with DCEDIY officials. Hybrid working option is available.

This post will require some travel, out of hours and weekend working.

Salary Scale: Development Officer 1:  €36,834,28 to €51,158.25

Completed signed application form together with covering letter outlining your suitability for the post (250 words) should be sent by email to:

Closing date for receipt of applications by 5.00 p.m.  Friday 09th June, 2023

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 21st June 2023.

Youth Work Ireland and all its affiliated members are equal opportunities employers.

Full Driving License and own transport required. Interview date to be confirmed.

Placements and Internships in Youth Work Ireland

From time to time Youth Work Ireland National Office takes on student or people seeking temporary placements to support their studies or work experience. This is done on a case-by-case basis.

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