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Established in 1991, Groundwork Northern Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation creating communities in which people are proud to live and work.  

Our purpose is: ‘Changing Lives, Changing Places, Changing Minds’. We deliver programmes and services aimed at boosting local regeneration, community cohesion and grassroots development.  We engage and motivate people to improve their quality of life by investing in people and places and by supporting community-led regeneration plans and sustainability initiatives.  In areas of high social need, we provide practical solutions to major challenges by working in partnership with local communities, key funding bodies, statutory authorities and other agencies.
This is an opportunity to get involved and make a difference.

Current Vacancies

Communities Lead

This is a new full-time post to support the organisation's continued growth.

The Communities Lead will be responsible for developing cross-community engagement in communities and with nursery, primary and secondary schools across Northern Ireland.  S/he will also be responsible for developing and delivering a suite of Good Relations training to cover diversity, inclusion and tolerance. S/he will also be responsible for reviewing and developing the Groundwork NI Good Relations training pack ensuring key topics of diversity, inclusion, respect and tolerance are included and presented in a fun, interactive, relevant and impactful way to deliver positive interventions and outcomes.

The person we are looking for will have excellent organisational abilities and attention to detail, as well as first-rate written and verbal communication skills. S/he will have an outgoing, professional manner, and will work well to deadlines. S/he will work well in teams, have a propensity for thinking ahead with the ability to rise to the challenge of new or unexpected circumstances, a commitment to self-development, and have a strong personal commitment to the aims and objectives of Groundwork Northern Ireland. They will have:

  • Minimum one years’ experience in developing/ delivering community development programs
  • Experience of problem solving and negotiation
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary to draft letters, reports and other documentation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confident approach in dealing with a wide range of community interests
  • Ability to work flexibly and under pressure
  • A full driving licence which enables the holder to drive in Northern Ireland and access to a car for official business (or access to a form of transport which will enable the applicant to meet the requirements of the post in full)
  • Willingness to undertake regular travel and to work out of office hours where necessary
  • A commitment and appreciation of Health & Safety issues and Equal Opportunities in all work practices

 What we can offer you:

  • Salary of £23,698 per annum
  • 25 days annual leave per annum increasing after 5 year's service, plus 11 customary days
  • Training and personal development opportunities

The deadline for completed applications is 2.00 p.m. on Monday 10th June 2019.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Access NI check

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Finance and Corporate Services Assistant

The Finance and Corporate Services Assistant will support the Trust to deliver an effective service with responsibility for providing an efficient finance and administrative service to the CEO, Director of Corporate Services and the Groundwork NI Board.

The person we are looking for will have excellent organisational abilities and attention to detail, as well as first-rate written and verbal communication skills. S/he will have an outgoing, professional manner, and will work well to deadlines. S/he will work well in teams, have a propensity for thinking ahead with the ability to rise to the challenge of new or unexpected circumstances, a commitment to self-development, and have a strong personal commitment to the aims and objectives of Groundwork Northern Ireland. They will have:

  • At least 1 year’s experience using Sage Computerised Accounts
  • Fully proficient at using IT systems, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience of maintaining financial records
  • Experience of minute taking and diary management
  • Excellent organisational skills and experience of arranging / coordinating meetings
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary to draft letters, reports and other documentation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confident approach in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work flexibility and under pressure
  • A full driving licence which enables the holder to drive in Northern Ireland and access to a car for official business (or access to a form of transport which will enable the applicant to meet the requirements of the post in full)
  • Willingness to undertake regular travel and to work out of office hours where necessary
  • A commitment and appreciation of Health & Safety issues and Equal Opportunities in all work practices

What we can offer you:

  • Salary of £20,442 per annum pro rata
  • 30 Working hours per week
  • 25 days annual leave per annum increasing after 5 year's service, plus 11 customary days pro rata
  • Training and personal development opportunities

The deadline for completed applications is 2.00 p.m. on Monday 10th June 2019.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Access NI check

FCSA_Job_Description.doc

Application_Form.doc


Volunteering Opportunities


Whether its work experience and to broaden your horizons, fulfiling a passion for environmental issues or simply giving a few hours a week to a cause that benefits your community, Groundwork NI can help you to do something special.

We regularly work with volunteers, and getting involved in one of our projects could put you in a strong position to obtain full-time work – in fact many of our existing staff began their careers with us as volunteers.

From administrative to practical ‘hands-on’ roles we can offer something to suit everyone.

To find out what opportunities are available near you, please call 028 9074 9494 or email info@groundworkni.co.uk

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