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Join the Team! We Are Hiring an Ignite Community Programme Lead!

Job Title: Programme Lead | Ignite Community 
Location: Remote (Based in Northern Ireland or Border Counties of Ireland) with 1 day per month based in YSI Head Office (Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11).
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: €49,027.00/£41,200
Line Manager: CEO
Duration: Permanent (subject to funding) 
Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week)


About Young Social Innovators


Young Social Innovators (YSI) is a non-profit organisation that believes in the power of youth. Its vision is to empower, equip and inspire young people to change the world for good. Through its programmes, training and events, Young Social Innovators enables young people to grapple with difficult social issues, advocating reform and advancing change. Each year, circa 15,000 young people are supported to explore social and environmental issues that concern them and come up with a variety of responses to these. In this way, Young Social Innovators builds social capital and helps young people create a fairer and more caring society connecting into a wider global movement for change.

Ignite Community Programme

Ignite Community (IC) is a four-year social innovation programme supported by PEACEPLUS, a programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The purpose of this innovative programme is enabling young people outside the main education system to drive and own innovations that will make a real difference in tackling inequality and creating new connections across communities in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Border Counties of Ireland (BRI). These new connections will deepen links through the development of cross-border and cross-community relations within groups of young people from diverse backgrounds and communities co-creating solutions to social and environmental issues that impact upon them and their communities. We will use social innovation as the linchpin to empower communities of young people to co-design and launch new and innovative solutions.

Purpose of Role

The Ignite Community (IC) Programme Lead will be responsible for managing the overall programme tasks and partnerships involved. Activities will be across the twelve counties covered by the PEACEPLUS region and will include leading a small team of local leaders who are working remotely across the region as well as liaising with back-office programme support staff. This position will be a critical role within the IC partnership and wider YSI team. They will be the critical connection between the SEUPB, IC partners, YSI back-office and programme activities on the ground. 

The IC Programme Lead will work closely with the CEO and the wider YSI Local Leaders programme managing YSI’s IC Programme and building a network of support for YSI activities in the region. They will also be responsible for ensuring delivery of the IC programme in the target counties within project timeframe, meeting project targets and providing effective and accurate reporting to the SEUPB through their EMS reporting system.

The role requires a dynamic, driven individual with experience working on EU funded programmes, has excellent project management and reporting skills, an ability to build relationships and manage partnerships as well as an experience of working in the non-formal education sector.

Ignite Community: A project supported by PEACEPLUS; A programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

Duties of the Role

Programme Responsibilities (include and not limited to):  

Manage the YSI Local Leader Team

Other Duties

Person Specification (Essential)

Person Specification (Desirable)

To apply, please send a CV and a supporting document describing how you meet the essential criteria for this role in no more than two pages to careers@youngsocialinnovators.ie The closing date for applications is Friday the 28th of June 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information or disability status