Programme Officer Job Opening with Burrenbeo Trust

Landscape charity, Burrenbeo Trust, are seeking a suitable person to fill a post based in the Burrenbeo Trust offices in Kinvara, Co.Galway, for between 16-24 hours a week depending on skillset.   The Burrenbeo Trust is a non-profit organisation striving for the future sustainable management of the Burren region through conservation, education, information provision, advocacy and research.

The Burrenbeo Trust Programmes Officer will work alongside the Education and Conservation Officers and will report to the Executive Committee on a monthly basis. This is a 7-month cover between 1st Oct – 1st May (maternity leave) with the possibility of a longer term opportunity thereafter. If you have the qualities and skills we are looking for, please send a CV and Personal Statement to by the 18th August at 5pm, 2017.  Interviews will be held in the following fortnight.

Possible Tasks of Post 

  • Support the coordination of all the Burrenbeo Trust programmes

  • Support the other Officers’ work

  • Write grants and raise funds on behalf of the Trust

  • Coordinate specific events for the Trust

  • Coordinate funding drawdowns and completion of funding reports

  • Committee coordination

  • Drive the overall PR for the organisation

  • Outreach

Applicant for the job


Must be highly efficient and organised

A proven commitment to community conservation, heritage or a related field

At least 2 years’ relevant work experience

Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability in written and verbal communication

Excellent working knowledge of all Office programmes


A good working knowledge of the Burren

Enthusiasm, dynamism and flexibility

Capacity to work independently and/or as part of a team

Ability to organise events

Interest in communicating with and educating different audiences