Shared Island Project Director vacancy

24 Sep 2021 Alex Hastings    Last updated: 27 Sep 2021

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The Wheel is recruiting for a Project Director to lead an exciting new project, a joint initiative of The Wheel and NICVA, to promote all island collaboration between community and voluntary organisations and communities.

About the project

This is a great opportunity to lead The Shared Island: Shared Practices project which is an exciting new joint initiative of the The Wheel and NICVA, supported by the Reconciliation Fund to engage communities across the island of Ireland around shared social, economic and environmental challenges. The project will bring people and communities, north and south, together to explore key themes, make plans to work together, and showcase what works in our communities. It will identify emergent local, regional, and all-island-level responses to challenges such as Covid19, Brexit, sustainable prosperity, health, well-being, digital transformation, remote working and more. Outputs will include published reports, workshops, podcasts, regular communications, and a plan for future shared island collaboration around these themes.  

About the role

The Project Director will devise, manage and implement a complicated and sensitive nine month engagement process to bring community and voluntary organisations and other stakeholders together north and south to identify potential collaborative opportunities under five key themes, and publish reports with recommendations. The Project Director will also devise, manage and implement a communications plan (including podcasts) to promote engagement in the project and communicate the results and recommendations. This will include responsibility for liaising with and ensuring delivery of support from external contractors engaged to provide services (where relevant).

The Project Director will have overall responsibility for the management and successful delivery of - the project and will be responsible for liaising with core staff of the teams of both The Wheel and NICVA in implementing the project. The person will have the full support of core staff of both organisations in the management and implementation of the project.

How to apply

For more information on the role, visit CommunityNI for access to the full recruitment pack including the job and person specification and application form.

The closing date for the vacancy is 8 October 2021 and completed applications should be submitted by 12noon on that date to [email protected] stating Shared Island Project Director in the subject field. It is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 18 October 2021.'s picture
by Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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