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Job Vacancy | Social Farming Regional Network Development Worker

Leitrim Development Company wishes to recruit a Regional Network Development worker for Social Farming.

Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of social support service (

The work requires someone with an excellent understanding of Health and Social Care Provision (Social Farming), Rural Development, and the issues pertaining to both the service users –project participants and farming families.

Possess the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to establish trusting relationships with all stakeholder groups and encourage engagement with the service.
Evaluation and report writing skills and an understanding of relevant public policy areas.
Good organisational skills both for own work and network/events within the region.
Influencing and negotiating skills, Facilitation or Training Skills
Project Management experience
Excellent presentation skills & proficiency in IT.

Relevant Third Level Qualification
Experience in health & social care and rural community development or social inclusion.
Evidence of working in a collaborative manner across sectors including Social Care Services.
Full clean driving Licence with own transport (travel covering border-midlands region).

Location: Based in Leitrim Development Company, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim
Hours per week: between 20 and 35 hours /week
Duration: 12 month contract. Full job specification: email
Applications with cover letter and cv to: or Helen Doherty, Leitrim Development Company, Church St., Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim
Closing Date: 12pm Friday 22nd September 2017
Shortlisting may apply

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