Project Administrator (Part-Time)

Part time
Type of work: 
Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
Project Administrator (Part-Time)

Project Administrator (Part-Time):  Addressing the Legacy of Violence through Facilitated Dialogue

About us

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (Glencree) is an independent, non-governmental organisation that works with individuals and groups to transform violent conflict, promote reconciliation, build sustainable peace, cultivate positive relationships, and works towards more inclusive, equitable, and diverse societies.

Glencree was founded in 1974 as a direct response to the violence happening predominantly in Northern Ireland.  Through working with politicians, women, youth, victims/survivors, former combatants, security force personnel and community and religious leaders Glencree has built a strong reputation for its practical contribution to peacebuilding and the Northern Irish peace process.

Since 2004 Glencree started to develop its International Programme that has resulted in its engagement in or with actors from over 10 conflict areas around the World.  In 2016 Glencree started a Refugee Integration and Cultural Diversity Programme seeking to make a contribution to making Ireland a more welcoming and inclusive place for all, irrespective of their background. 

Glencree is based and carries out much of its work from its beautiful and historic residential centre in the Wicklow Mountains just 25kms from Dublin City Centre.

Project Background

Building on Glencree’s work with politicians, victims and survivors, former combatants and security forces Glencree started a ‘Legacy of Violence’ programme in 2015.  This formed the basis of a Peace IV application and Glencree has been awarded funding by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) for a project entitled ‘Addressing the legacy of violence through facilitated dialogue’.    

The programme is expected to run until December 2021 and will be focused around, but not limited to, the experiences of four ‘victims and survivors’ groups and their communities.  Through a process of private and confidential facilitated dialogues it will examine themes and issues which remain as obstacles to deeper understanding and the promotion of positive relations. The four key groups along with other relevant parties will co-develop their own process and pace of engagement, entering into dialogue with groups and individuals with differing interpretations of what happened in the past including as appropriate those perceived to have contributed to causing harm.   The learning accrued through the project is expected to be of assistance to ‘Victims and Survivors’ groups, other interest groups, academics, policymakers, and practitioners in ascertaining how to productively engage with Northern Ireland’s contentious past and this learning will be shared through publications, roundtables and an end of project Symposium.

The Role

Glencree is seeking an experienced administrator to assist in ensuring the smooth implementation of this sensitive and complex project.  The Project Administrator will assist all members of the project team with administrative and logistical support to help ensure the implementation of all the project phases. 

Reporting to:  Project Manager

Salary:  €16,000 - €17,350 (€32,000 - €34,700 pro rata) depending on experience

Location: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Co. Wicklow, Ireland (25kms from Dublin City Centre)

Terms: Fixed term contract (with expected end date of December 2021); Part-time 2.5 days a week

Experience and skills sought:

The following are indicative experience and skills sought in looking for the best person to work as part of this project team.  The successful applicant will be highly organised and efficient and have the personal and relational skills to liaise effectively with the project team, service providers and stakeholders.    

  • Project Administration: Experience in providing administrative support to project groups / teams; working to tight deadlines, with limited resources and with a variety of stakeholders. Experience of the administration and reporting involved in grant funding is particularly desirable.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Exceptional interpersonal skills and discretion in dealing with sensitive elements of a project. To be able to treat all project participants and stakeholders with dignity and respect.  
  • Team Player:  Having a strong track record in working well with others and being a highly effective team member.
  • Organisation: Demonstrable track record in being highly organised and efficient.
  • Confidentiality:  Ability to keep all relevant information confidential is absolutely critical.
  • Knowledge: A good knowledge and understanding of the conflict in and about Northern Ireland and the Northern Irish peace process and its implementation challenges is desirable but not essential.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to work outside normal working hours on occasion.  (Glencree operates a time in lieu policy to facilitate the need for flexible working).
  • Report writing:  Being able to write well is crucial.
  • Budget and financial management experience is desirable.
  • Communications: Experience in successfully coordinating and contributing to project communications (e.g. reporting, stakeholder correspondence, etc.)

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland and be able to drive.  

Application details: 

To apply please send your CV and covering letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role to   The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Tuesday 28th November 2017. 

Co. Wicklow
Closing date: 
28 Nov 2017