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Job Vacancy – Rural Recreation Officer

Laois Partnership Company Invites applications for the post of:


Rural Recreation Officer


Laois Partnership Company is the Local Development Company which delivers the Rural Development Programme (LEADER), the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and a range of ancillary programmes 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.


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 Company

Block 2, County Hall, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Tel: 057-8661900



CV’s and accompanying cover letter should be marked for the attention of: Ms Catherine Cowap, Acting CEO, Laois Partnership Company, Block 2, 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: 16th April 2021.


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