LEADER Project Officer vacancy

Wexford Local Development is inviting applications for the position of:

LEADER Project Officer

Wexford Local Development is a non-governmental organisation working to support the development of thriving, resilient communities where people feel connected, are valued, and have equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Our work is informed by our core values of respect, equality, leadership, inclusion, and integrity.

Purpose of the role:

The LEADER Project Officer will be part of a team responsible for implementing the 2023-2027 LEADER Programme in Co. Wexford. A core objective of LEADER is to support economic development and create and sustain rural employment.  The role includes provision of support to businesses and individuals involved in innovative start-up or expanding enterprises to include food & beverage, tourism, and circular economy initiatives.

Core competencies and skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Good analytical skills and decision-making ability.
  • Project Management Skills – ability to manage projects and deliver programme targets within budget and specified time frames.

Minimum requirements for candidates:

  • Diploma/degree in a relevant business/rural development discipline.
  • Proven track record of working in enterprise development.
  • Access to transport and a full clean driving licence.
  • Evidence of community involvement is desirable.

The position is being offered on a full-time basis 35 hours per week and will be subject to continued government funding.

Download a full job description here: LEADER Project Officer Job Description

To apply for the position, please submit a letter of application outlining how you meet the criteria together with a current Curriculum Vitae by email marked LEADER Project Officer to hr@wld.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 19th April 2024.