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South West Mayo Development Company CLG wishes to recruit a Regional Network Development Officer for Social Farming (Galway, Mayo and Roscommon).

Social Farming is an innovative offering of family farms as a form of health and social care support to individuals.

The successful candidate will be energetic, enthusiastic, caring and empathetic, interested in making a difference to the lives of people and have an understanding of farming life, support services in the region, and of working with people who are excluded, the disability and/or mental health sectors.


  • Third Level qualification and relevant project experience in health & social care, rural and community development or social inclusion.
  • Demonstrable capacity of practical programme delivery including managing funding, project records and files.
  • Show evidence of working creatively in a collaborative manner across all relevant sectors and services.
  • Able to work outside of normal office hours on occasions and travel across the region regularly.
  • Full clean driving licence with own transport.

Location: Position will be based in the company's office in Balla, Co. Mayo, with a significant outreach element.

Hours per week: 35hours /weekApplications: Cover Letter with CV marked: Social Farming CONFIDENTIAL to

The CEO, South West Mayo Development Company,

Georges St.,

Newport, Co. Mayo,

or emailed to info@southmayo.com before 5pm on Friday 15th November 2019. Job specifications available also on request from this email address.

Interviews; Thursday 28th November. Shortlisting may apply. A panel may be formed from which future positions can be filled. South West Mayo Development Company CLG is an equal opportunities employer


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South West Mayo Development Company, Main Company Office, Georges Street, Newport, Co. Mayo, (F28 X329) Ireland.
T: +353 (0) 98 41950  F: +353 (0) 98 41952  E: info@southmayo.com

Rural Social Scheme Office, Main Street, Balla, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
T: +353 (0) 94 9366692  F: +353 (0) 94 9366693 E: rss@southmayo.com

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