Regional Co-ordinator – The Next Chapter

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent, Temporary full-time, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1377676

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Regional Co-ordinator – The Next Chapter based in Belfast


Job title: Regional Co-ordinator – The Next Chapter

Responsible to: Project Manager – The Next Chapter / Politics Plus

Status of Post: Full time temporary contract until 31 December 2019 with possible extension based at Parliament Buildings

Salary:   £ 30,437 p/a

Key working relationships: Head of Programmes, Finance Co-ordinator, Communications Co-ordinator and the Regional Co-ordinators from our Partner Organisations namely NI Council for Voluntary Action and Irish Rural Link

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme and overseen by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) until 31 December 2019. Politics Plus is the lead partner and works in partnership with the NI Council for Voluntary Action and Irish Rural Link.

The Next Chapter aims to improve representation of women in public and political life to create a more gender-sensitive society, which will in turn create positive working relationships between Catholics and Protestants and between those of mixed ethnic / race background. Ten Chapters have been set up in Northern Ireland and the Border Regions, members have started capacity building training and an Ambassadors’ Forum has been held. The women involved with the project will also be facilitated to develop a community development project, engage in public consultation, be involved in peace & reconciliation events and develop E-zines and pod-casts. 

Specific duties:

1.Supporting Politics Plus’s Chapters, organising and facilitating the meetings of these Chapters and maintaining administrative records.

2.Supporting Chapter members to attend Capacity Building Training being delivered by outside companies / organisations and make all practical arrangements.

3.Leading on organising a number of events for The Next Chapter project with support from the Communications Co-ordinator, the Finance Co-ordinator and the Project Manager.

4.Providing support to the Project Manager in relation to SEUPB reporting requirements, research & evaluation, Chapter projects and overall management of the project.

5.Providing support to the Communications Co-ordinator in their role of promoting the project and, ensuring that Chapter members and other stakeholders stay informed.

6.Working in partnership with the Regional Co-ordinators employed by our partner organisations, Irish Rural Link and NI Council for Voluntary Action, to provide peer-support and ensure uniformity in delivery when appropriate. 

7.Raising awareness of the importance of gender equality in peace and reconciliation work and in regions emerging from conflict.

8.Contributing to the promotion of Politics Plus and any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.

Please Note:

The post-holder will be required to travel across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to support the implementation of the project. They will also need to be prepared to work some early mornings, evenings and weekend when required.

Essential Criteria


1. A third-level qualification in a relevant subject like Politics, Youth & Community Work, Gender Studies etc.


Three years’ experience of:

2. Responsibility for project delivery including planning, organising and facilitating meetings / events for project beneficiaries.

3. Leading on the planning and organisation of community events / conferences.

4. Collaboratively working with a variety of stakeholders including voluntary /  community sector organisations and statutory bodies.


5. Ability to manage complex workloads involving numerous tasks at one time and working to tight deadlines.

6. Good interpersonal skills.

7. Good oral and written communication skills.

8. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

9. Proficiency in using the MS Office suite.


10. Flexibility to work unsociable hours when required in order to meet the requirements of the role.

11. Have a full driving license and access to a car to carry out the duties of this post.

Desirable Criteria:

1. Previous experience of working in the women’s sector and / or on peace & reconciliation work.

2. Experience of working on a PEACE / EU funded project.

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