Part-time 1 day per week

Contract: April-Oct 2023 (7 months)

About us

The Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation works with individuals and groups to transform conflict, promote reconciliation, encourage healthy relationships and build sustainable peace.

We are an Irish-based, independent, non-governmental organisation. Founded in 1974, in response to the conflict in Northern Ireland, Glencree played an important role in the Irish Peace Process, bringing together those in conflict for confidential dialogue and helping to build relationships across divides. As well as our ongoing work on the island of Ireland, our perspective and expertise has been shared in more than ten conflict and post-conflict countries around the globe.

Much of our work takes place at our Peace Centre in the Wicklow Mountains, a welcoming place of hospitality and friendliness, a quiet, strong space, surrounded by nature and steeped in history.  We also work within the communities we serve. We bring together former enemies, opposing political factions, people who have suffered tremendous trauma, distrust or feel hatred toward the other, and provide an enabling environment where they can talk and listen to each other as they seek to transform divisive relationships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Mowing the grass at the peace centre
  • Clearing rubbish, weeds, brush and debris on the grounds
  • Watering all flowers and plants on the grounds
  • Weeding, trimming, and mulching plants using gardening tools
  • Taking care of all grounds keeping supplies, tools and inventory
  • Ensuring the grounds are clean, safe and usable by staff, guests, visitors and public
  • Assisting with set up for onsite events, indoors and outdoors
  • Taking on special landscaping or planting projects as deemed necessa

Reporting to:     Glencree Caretaker

Salary & Benefits:           €13 per hour.  We offer a flexible schedule, on-site parking, with lunch provided from Armoury Café (when open).

Location:             Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Glencree, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, A98 D635 Ireland (15mins/10km drive from Enniskerry)

Terms:                 Seasonal April-October 2023, 7 months.  1 day per week, with extra hours as agreed for Glencree events

Experience and skills sought:

  • Flexibility with workings hours when required (e.g. early set up for events/attendance at weekend events)
  • Understanding of grounds maintenance and upkeep needs
  • Adherence to health and safety on site
  • Ability to follow a work plan and work on own initiative
  • Ability to lift or move heavy equipment (for events)
  • Organisation skills and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work well with others


To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role to:

Closing Date:

The deadline for applications is 5pm Sunday 9th April 2023.