Assistant Programme Manager, Community & Political Dialogue Programme


20/2/20: Following the receipt of 3-year funding to develop new project streams, we are expanding the CPD team to include an Assistant Programme Manager. The role will involve assisting the Programme Manager in the design, development and management of the Programme, undertaking tasks such as event management, logistical planning, staff management, maintaining records including evaluating information and preparing reports for presentation to funders, stakeholders and partners, etc. The role and functions will be operated out of the Glencree Centre, however on occasion some travel may be necessary to assist in the delivery of the programme, including at specific events. The successful candidate will be required to take responsibility for the Programme in the temporary absence of the Programme Manager during holidays or vacation periods.

Reporting to:    Programme Manager

Liaises with:     Community & Political Dialogue Programme team; Admin team; CEO

Salary:              €36,000 – €40,000 depending on experience

Location:          Glencree, Co. Wicklow, Ireland (25km from Dublin City Centre)

Terms:              Full-time Position

Experience and skills sought:

The following are indicative experience and skills sought in looking for the best person to assist in leading this project. However, above all, the successful applicant will have a deep commitment to working through the myriad challenges arising from our violent past, be highly organised and efficient and have the personal and relational skills to work on a project that touches on some of the most contentious and ‘raw’ issues that remain in building a sustainable peace.

  • Project Management: experience in managing peacebuilding and/or community relations projects is highly desirable
  • Personal Skills: exceptional personal skills in dealing with very sensitive and traumatic issues and the ability to build and sustain relationships over a number of years
  • Team Player: a strong track record in working well with others and being a highly effective team member
  • Organisation: demonstrable track record in being highly organised and efficient
  • Confidentiality: ability to keep all relevant information confidential is absolutely critical
  • Knowledge: a good knowledge and understanding of the conflict in and about Northern Ireland and the Northern Irish peace process and its implementation challenges is desirable. A good working knowledge of Politics in Ireland and across the EU is also desirable
  • Gender sensitivity: a keen sensitivity to how violence and violent conflict can be inflicted and experienced in gendered ways is important
  • Flexibility: willingness to work evenings and at weekends, when required (Glencree operates a time in lieu policy to facilitate the need for flexible working)
  • Report writing: being able to write well is crucial
  • IT and Computing: it is essential that any prospective candidate would be proficient in the use of technology and in particular the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Microsoft Outlook. The understanding of and ability to operate within the Windows environment including file management, sharing and collaboration with other users, etc. The ability to use online forms and other technical reporting tools will also be important
  • Budget and financial management: experience of managing budgets and financial reporting is essential
  • Communications: experience in successfully managing communications for previous projects is an advantage.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland and have a full, clean driving licence.  It is important to note that the Glencree Centre is based in a remote location without public transport access, so applicants must have their own mode of transport.


To apply please send your CV and covering letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role to recruitment@glencree.iePlease ensure you include the subject heading: Assistant Programme Manager, CPD Programme. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 20th March 2020.