The Cork Gay Project Are Hiring!

The legends at the Cork Gay Project are looking for a Community Support Worker to join their team. Are you the person for the job?!

Animated logo for The Cork Gay Project featuring a male couple holding hands

Currently in the middle of helping celebrate Cork LGBT Awareness Week, the good folk at Cork Gay Project are looking for a Community Support Worker to add to their fantastic team.

For those who don’t know, The Cork Gay Project is a community organisation that provides essential support for gay, bi, queer and trans men. The social groups they organise also play an important role in connecting the community and helping build great mental health. Along with health and educational initiatives and informative workshops, they also seek to inform policy locally, regionally and nationally.  

The role is a part time position assisting the Co-ordinator, Pádraig Rice, with the day to day running of the organisation. One of the main focuses will be in the three areas of communications, campaigns and community development.

Here’s a breakdown of what each of the focuses entail.


  • Helping to manage all of the organisation’s communications. This includes:
    • Developing and operating to a communication plan.
    • Developing the organisation’s brand.
    • Administering and updating the website and expanding social media.


  • Helping to develop the organisation’s campaigns. For example:
    • Developing new ways of highlighting issues, in particular the sexual and mental health of gay, bi, queer and trans men.
    • Organising and attending LGBTQ awareness raising events, assisting with fundraising campaigns and information distribution.
    • Public speaking at schools and events.

Community Development

  • Working with others to build up LGBTQI+ community initiatives. This includes:
    • Supporting existing groups and community initiatives.
    • Helping to develop new community groups.
    • Outreach to members of the community to identify needs and respond accordingly.

Here’s what The Cork Gay Project would like from their applicants.

Essential Requirements

  • A graduate qualification in a discipline relevant to the work of the projector equivalent or 5 years experience.
  • A developed understanding of the LGBTQI+ community.
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills.

Desirable Requirements

  • Graphic design skills.
  • Experience of working in the community and voluntary sector.
  • Previous experience of working with or volunteering with an LGBTQI+ organisation.
  • Experience of designing and delivering low cost campaigns which have delivered results.
  • Experience of volunteer management, group facilitation and community development.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.

For those who might be suitable, this is an amazing opportunity to work with and for the community in Cork and help the Project continue their fantastic and essential services. Here are the terms and conditions of the role.

  1. 21 hours a week (0.6WTE), with the expectation of some evening and weekend work.
  2. One year fixed term part-time contract – post subject to probation period.
  3. €31,605 – €45,759 pro-rata 12 points. (Social care worker scale).


If you think you’re the person to join the team, send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by 1pm on Friday June 1 2018.

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