Enterprise & Employment Officer (Maternity Cover)

Vacancy: Enterprise & Employment Officer (Maternity Cover)

Applications are invited for the post of: Enterprise & Employment Officer (Maternity Cover) 

Laois Partnership Company has responsibility for the delivery of the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the Rural Development Programme (LEADER Programme), and a series of ancillary programmes in County Laois. We are seeking to recruit an Enterprise & Employment Officer to work in the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme to cover a Maternity Leave.

The successful candidate’s role will be:

  • Work directly on a one to one basis with long term unemployed people who wish to start their own business.
  • Advising and assisting clients in relation to accessing the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and other available supports.
  • Assisting clients with business plans and referring them to other agencies such as the LEO and DSP as appropriate.

Conditions of Work

The successful candidate will be required to work 35 hours a week

The contract will be until 28th July 2017, Salary available up to €35,049 PA pro rata.

Candidates should have a proven track record of working with those most distant from the labour market as well as a comprehensive understanding of social inclusion issues.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with community, statutory and social partners.  Excellent reporting skills and the ability to report to deadlines.  Demonstrated ability to work in a team.  Knowledge of CE/Tús Initiatives an advantage.  Effective time management skills and the ability to multi-task.

A good working knowledge of computers and computer applications is essential.   A third level relevant qualification in Adult Education/Enterprise/career guidance/mentoring or similar, or at least 5+ years’ relevant experience is essential.

A current full clean driving licence and own transport is a requirement for this position.

Job Description and Person Specification for these roles can be obtained from Laois Partnership, Tel: 057-8661900 or e-mail: info@laoispartnership.ie


Please forward a full CV and a written letter of application to:

Ms Anne Goodwin, CEO, Laois Partnership Company, Ground Floor, Block 2, County Hall, JFL Avenue. Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday the 27th January 2017 at 5pm

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 Laois Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer