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Vacancies at the National Women’s Council

August 30, 2013 at 3:00

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of women throughout Ireland?

National Women’s Council of Ireland is looking to fill 3 positions:

A.   Women in Politics and Decision Making Campaign Officer

B.   Policy and Campaigns Officer

C.   Receptionist (JobBridge)

We are seeking dynamic, innovative, effective, hardworking individuals to bring about real change for women in Ireland.

 

The role of the Women in Politics and Decision Making Campaign Officer will be to act as a catalyst for change to increase the representation and diversity of women in politics and decision making.

Job Description

Person Specification

 

The role of the Policy and Campaigns Officer will involve leading policy and campaign development in the NWCI including particular focus on increasing the economic independence of women and valuing care and care work.

Job Description

Person Specification

 

Please send CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria and the competencies for the position.

Please specify which position you are applying for A and/or B

The closing date for receipt of application is Thursday 12th September 2013 by email to anneg@nwci.ie or by post to Anne Gibney, NWCI, 4th Floor, 2-3 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.

NWCI is an equal opportunities employer and offers a number of family friendly working arrangements. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from individuals who experience inequality, as recognised under the nine grounds of the equality legislation.

 

Receptionist (JobBridge*)

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Good telephone manner
  • Excellent English
  • Computer literacy
  • Good communication skills

You will be interested in this if you are eligible for JobBridge and have

  • An interest in women’s equality
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences
  • Enthusiasm and Initiative

Full job description

The closing date for receipt of CV’s is Wednesday 11th September at 5.00 p.m.  CV’s should be emailed to anneg@nwci.ie or sent to Anne Gibney, NWCI, 4th Floor 2-3 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.           

For more information on Job Bridge please visit http://www.jobbridge.ie or contact your local social welfare office to see if you are eligible.

NWCI is an equal opportunities employer and offers a number of family friendly working arrangements. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from individuals who experience inequality, as recognised under the nine grounds of the equality legislation.

 

*NWCI would like to respond to comments made about NWCI using the JobBridge programme.

 

We understand and share many of the concerns expressed in relation to JobBridge and would like to highlight the following:

  • We would like to be in a position to offer permanent contracts to all of our employees. However, NWCI was one of the NGOs which were hit hardest by cuts to our core funding over the last years, with a total core funding cut of 50 %. This means that we currently only have two full time and three part time staff funded through core funding. All our remaining team is a combination of temporary contract workers, funded through short term grants/projects, member subscriptions and fundraising, students on placements and volunteers. We couldn’t continue the wide scope of our work on women’s equality without the continued support and contribution made by volunteers.

  • We are continuously looking for funding for positions in the organisation. Seeking funding for a receptionist is particularly difficult. We would like this position to be a core position. In our lobbying with Government for Budget 2014 to claw back a small portion of our funding cut, we are prioritising the receptionist work as part of a new post.

  • Following discussions with current and former NWCI/Y Factor volunteers and interns, we decided to advertise the position of Receptionist through JobBridge in order to enable people who cannot apply for volunteering to gain work experience within the NGO sector and within NWCI.

  • NWCI has an excellent track record of providing support to all staff, including flexible working hours, regular support meetings and opportunities for people to access training, develop new skills and gain valuable work experience and career support to move on to more sustainable employment.

  • We share the many concerns in relation to JobBridge and we have raised these concerns with the Department of Social Protection. NWCI has done extensive work on women and employment and what structures and supports need to be in place for women to  gain decent employment. See for example our latest research in partnership with SIPTU  “Careless to Careful Activation: Making Activation Work for Women”



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