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ALTNAVEIGH HOUSE, a community development umbrella organisation operating across Newry and Mourne and Down Districts mainly with those from the Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist Communities wishes to appoint a

Rural Community Development Officer

Responsible To: Altnaveigh House Trust Board

Status: 35 hours per week

To 31st March 2013 initially, with 2 yr extension subject to funding & review.

Evening work and a flexible approach will be expected.

ALTNAVEIGH HOSUE operates a system of time off in lieu and does not pay overtime.

Salary: NJC Scale 6 Points 26 – 28 (currently £ 23,231 – £24,785 gross per annum pro rata based on a 35hpw)

Location: ALTNAVEIGH HOUSE 51 Downshire Road Newry with potential additional office locations on occasions with our Partner County Down Rural Community Network (CDRCN)


We provide a wide range of support to community groups. This post is largely funded by the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. The successful applicant will work with and develop rural groups across Newry and Mourne and Down in conjunction with other rural development staff employed by our partners (CDRCN & TADA).

Key areas of Responsibilities:

This post is designed to develop and deliver a wide range of initiatives that will increase the capacity of individuals and groups mainly from the PUL community to participate at a local level, interface with statutory agencies and have a direct impact on rural communities in Newry & Mourne and Down Districts

Job description application form and full details are available from

Will Glendinning Manager Altanveigh Hosue e.mail

Completed applications have to be sent to

Altnaviegh House 51 Downshire Road Newry BT 34 1EE to be received by 12.00 noon Friday 17th August 2012


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