DLR PPN is hiring! We are looking for a Support Worker


Southside Partnership DLR CLG, in association with the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Public Participation Network (DLR PPN), is currently recruiting for the following position:

Support Worker, Public Participation Network

This is a part-time post, 28 hours a week, based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Participation Network (DLR PPN) is a volunteer-led network for community and voluntary, social inclusion and environmental groups in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Public Participation Networks are a national initiative in participatory democracy, established in 2014 under the Local Government (Reform) Act. They have 3 main objectives:

  • To facilitate the participation and representation of local community and voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups in the local authority’s decision and policy making structures.
  • To strengthen the capacity of local community and voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups to contribute positively to the community in which they reside or are active.
  • To provide information relevant to local community and voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups and to act as a hub around which information is distributed and received.

We are now seeking to recruit a Support Worker to assist the DLR PPN Network Manager in developing the PPN as an effective structure to promote public engagement and participation in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

This role is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated person looking to gain skills and experience in an exciting and challenging initiative.

This is a part-time post for one year, after which the post will be subject to continued funding.

Salary: €24,256


Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Operating the day to day administration of the PPN.
  • Maintaining the Salesforce database of member groups.
  • Researching, collating and distributing a monthly newsletter.
  • Managing and updating the DLR PPN website.
  • Operating social media accounts.
  • Supporting the Network Manager to plan and organise events, training, workshops and meetings including booking venues, sourcing and booking trainers/speakers/facilitators, sending invitations and reminders, registration processes and any follow up needed.
  • Communicating with members by email and phone, including dealing with requests for information or advice.
  • Preparing documentation, minute taking and reporting or any other reasonable tasks as directed.
  • Supporting the DLR PPN manager to devise materials to be used for PPN activities, for example online consultations, public meetings, workshops, surveys etc.
  • Collating information for reports.
  • Promoting the PPN and its work to member groups and the wider community and stakeholders.
  • Any other work which may be assigned by the Network Manager on the day to day operation of the PPN.


Please see the Job Specification for a list of the required skills and capabilities for this role.


Application Process

Please see below for the application from and Job Specification.

Completed application forms , marked ‘Public Participation Support Worker Vacancy’, to be sent by email to:


or by post to:

Human Resources Department,

Southside Partnership DLR,

The Old Post Office,

7 Rock Hill,

Main Street,


Co Dublin


Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd of February 2019.

If you have any questions in relation to this post, please email humanresources@sspship.ie or call 01 7060109.


It is proposed to hold interviews for this position during the week commencing 4th of March 2019 with a start date as soon as possible after selection.

Southside Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.



Job Specification

Application form

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