Job Opportunity – Heritage Specialist

Job Opportunity – Heritage Specialist

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to lead a strategic initiative whose aim is the establishment of a strategic approach to the development, management and promotion of heritage products in the Avondhu Blackwater Region. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of the Rural Development Business Plan of Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd in North East Cork. S/he will promote the development of LEADER actions under the Conservation and Upgrading of the Rural Heritage amongst other measures under the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

The successful candidate will provide an integrated approach to the protection of the local heritage through a suite of related preservation actions, complemented by a range of initiatives designed to develop the sustainable economic contribution of the natural heritage. S/he will address this brief on a full-time basis working with the LEADER project team and will be provided with the necessary facilities in our offices in Fermoy, Co. Cork.

The post holder will have:

  • The successful candidate must be fully tax compliant as a self-employed specialist in this sector.
  • A relevant third level qualification or equivalent qualification
  • A clear understanding of the principles of rural/community development
  • Experience of project planning, development and appraisal
  • Motivated to work within a small team and to undertake a variety of tasks as required by the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Good report writing skills and strong IT skills
  • Strong administration, analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload, work on own initiative with good time management skills
  • A proven track record in heritage development would be an advantage
  • Available to work flexible hours in accordance with the community/voluntary sector
  • Have an understanding of the Rural Development Programme within a national and EU context
  • Outline of proposed methodology, including outputs
  • Evidence of previous related work

Tenders should include the following information:

  • Name & contact details of individual submitting the proposal
  • Qualifications & experience of person tendering
  • Outline of proposed methodology, including outputs
  • Evidence of previous related work
  • Timeframe and availability
  • Names & contact details of two referees
  • Copy of up-to-date Tax Clearance Certificate

This is a fixed purpose contract for 1-year full time subject to the satisfactory completion of a 6 months probation period. The salary for this post is €38,000. This is a one-year contract valued at €38,000, including VAT and all costs.

To apply for this post, please forward a letter of application, detailed CV and the tender documents by Monday 14th of March at 4 p.m.

Applications must be submitted by post to David Foley, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd, the Showgrounds, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

All applications are treated in confidence.  Canvassing will disqualify.
Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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