Current Vacancy


Current Job Vacancy with the Ballymun Job Centre

Ballymun Job Centre is recruiting for the following position:

Project Support Officer (30 hours per week)

Established in 1986 the Ballymun Job Centre Co-operative (BJC) is a local community focused, people centred, placement, career guidance and training organisation. Based on a culture of excellence and innovation, the BJC provides a range of services and programmes supported by local, national and European organisations.

The Project Support Officer will work closely with Probation Services and other statutory, community and voluntary services on programmes and initiatives such as:

J-ARC a joint agency response to crime protocol which aims to target prolific offenders who cause harm or disruption in communities. J-ARC places the offender at the centre of the process and identifies his/her needs, strengths and risk and provides an interagency co-operation and co-ordinated response to addressing them.

STRIVE – arising from concerns about serious offending and anti-social behaviour, STRIVE is a programme, which brings various agencies together to target prolific adult offenders with the Ballymun catchment area whose offending behaviour is undermining the community’s quality of life.

Ballyrunners, an activity and skills based programme which targets high risk individuals in the Ballymun area.

This job demands a performance orientated individual who can influence others. The position requires a person with a unique mix of skills that has the capacity to provide one to one contact to clients (some of who may be in prison) and provide mentoring, encouragement and support. It will also involve sourcing appropriate training and organising activities for clients to engage and participate in and developing individual progression plans for clients.

An understanding of issues around unemployment, addiction, mental health difficulties, antisocial behaviour and the criminal justice system along with knowledge of training and other support structures for disadvantaged people are key qualities needed.

The ideal person is highly motivated with a passion for engaging with clients on a daily basis. They should be self-driven, focused and diverse with the capacity to work within a team.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, administration, minute taking, file management and report writing skills along with a proven ability to develop and establish networks are all key requirements for this role. 2 years’ experience in a similar type role along with a degree in Social work/Social care, Community or Addiction studies would also be desirable.

This position is offered on an initial one year fixed term contract. Following shortlisting, successful candidates will be invited to attend for interview on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

Garda Vetting will be required on appointment.

Salary for this position is on a scale between €32,845 and €42,487 (pro rata) depending on experience.

This position is funded by the Probation Services.

To apply, please forward a letter of application with CV by Monday 22nd April 2019 to:

Sandra Forbes Project & HR Manager

Ballymun Job Centre Civic Centre, Main Street Ballymun, Dublin 9 or Email:

Ballymun Job Centre is an equal opportunities employer.