Vacancy: Community Development Worker, Specified Purpose (Approx. 1 Year), Full Time, Dublin

January 2020

National Traveller MABS

National Traveller MABS is the leading advocate for the financial inclusion of Travellers in Ireland. As a Traveller specific service, we advocate for the many Travellers in Ireland who cannot access affordable savings and credit and who rely on money lenders. We work to change policy and practice which excludes Travellers from financial services. We also aim to increase financial capability within the Traveller Community.

National Traveller MABS is currently seeking an:

Community Development Worker

Specified Purpose (Approx. 1 Year),

Full Time (35 Hours per Week)


The Role

Key skills include strong communication skills and experience in community development, facilitation, building organised networks to empower the community, along with written, oral, and IT skills. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and, understanding of the causes and impact of exclusion, particularly for the Traveller community and how community development can address issues. Experience of working within the Traveller community is desirable.

This position is based in Finglas. As the organisation has a national profile, candidates must be prepared to travel and access to transport is essential.

Salary Scale

Community Development Worker salary scale is currently €35,831 - €51,616 (including 2 long service increments). It is anticipated that new entrants to the MABS service will be appointed on the 1st point of the scale. Incremental credit should it be awarded will be based on the information contained in the application for the post.


Completed applications must be made on the Application Form and submitted in hard copy only application (x4) to (include reference: DW 2020):

Co-ordinator, National Traveller MABS, Unit 2, North Park, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

Closing date: 5.00pm on Friday 21 February 2020 (CVs and late or incomplete applications will not be accepted).

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