Job Vacancy | The Wheel European Programme Officer (Part-Time)

Deadline: Monday 30 January, 9am

The Wheel is Ireland’s largest representative and support body for the community and voluntary sector. A thriving organisation, they have almost 1,300 members located in every county of Ireland, ranging from the very smallest voluntary or community groups to some of the largest, most well established national charities.

The Wheel has over 15 years’ experience of delivering information and training supports to Irish civil society. By listening to and understanding the needs of our members, The Wheel represents their shared cross-cutting interests to government and other decision-makers. In 2017 the organisation will launch its new strategic plan, an exciting milestone for the organisation.

The Wheel’s European Programme aims to increase members’ engagement with the EU. A talented European Programme Officer is required to work on a part-time basis for one year. This new role will require a high level of self-motivation, an ability to build relationships and an enthusiasm to meet targets.

Main responsibilities:

  • Support the delivery of a European Programme of activities within The Wheel, aiming to increase members’ understanding of opportunities available and specifically build their capacity to secure EU funding.
  • Be The Wheel’s researcher on EU programmes suited to Irish voluntary and charitable organisations by regularly researching EU websites, calls, programmes and work programmes.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with a core group of organisations, understanding their needs and helping them to access EU funding.
  • Review draft EU funding applications and offer structured and timely feedback, supporting organisations to align their proposals to the call.
  • Research EU funding information a deliver a monthly e-newsletter.
  • Contribute to the coordination of a programme of events (specialist 1-day trainings, information meetings) that will inform and train organisations on EU funding.
  • Build positive relationships with technical assistance leads, programme managers and project officers at national and EU level in order to gain programme insights.
  • Support organisations to identify EU project partners for national and transnational project roll-out.
  • Create and disseminate capacity building resources (factsheets, tools) for sharing online.
  • Write progress reports for donors and management as required.

For full job description and application form see:

Application only on The Wheel’s official application form to Lauren Carroll:

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