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Vacancy (Temporary): Rural Recreation Officer

Laois Partnership Company invites applications for the post of Rural Recreation Officer (9 month Contract)

Laois Partnership- is a community based rural development company operating in Co. Laois

 The company wishes to invite applications for the post of Rural Recreation Officer with responsibility for co-ordinating maintenance and management of walking trails and assisting with marketing and promotion of walking in the Slieve Bloom and Offaly Ways.

 This is a temporary position for a period of 9 months and is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs.

 Candidates should have a good knowledge of and interest in walking route management and promotion, have an understanding of the needs of tourists and the tourism industry, should have some experience in rural/community development work, be a good communicator, self-motivated and have the ability to work effectively with a network of individuals and organisations.

A third level qualification in one of the above disciplines, while not essential is desirable. Excellent Computer Skills are essential and knowledge of GIS applications such as ArcGIS is desirable.

A full clean driving licence and own transport is essential.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 A detailed job description is available from: –

Laois Partnership

Ground Floor Block 2, County Hall, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Tel: 057-8661900


CV’s and accompanying handwritten cover letter should be marked for the attention of: Ms Anne Goodwin, CEO, Laois Partnership, Block 2 Ground Floor, County Hall, Portlaoise, Co Laois.  Canvassing will disqualify.

Closing date for receipt of applications, which will include a detailed CV, to be submitted not later than: Friday 17th February 2017 @ 1pm