We Are Recruiting – Support Worker for Leitrim PPN

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We are recruiting a Support Worker for Leitrim PPN.

Recruiting – Would you like to support the community sector and help facilitate input into decision-making? We need someone to help with the busy day to day duties that keep the show on the road. The position is hosted by Leitrim County Council for the purposes of the employment contract and recruitment.


Leitrim County Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following temporary position:

Public Participation Network (PPN) Support Worker

12 month Fixed Term Contract

A panel will be formed which vacancies arising may be filled.


Information and Application Form

For more detailed information and to download the application form in relation to the post see below:

Alternatively the same information is available on the Leitrim County Council website and/or  contact the Human Resources Department, Leitrim County Council, Aras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim – Email: jobs@leitrimcoco.ie or Telephone: 071 9620005 Ext 155.


Deadline for submitting completed application forms is

4.00 pm on Thursday 7th March 2019.


Leitrim County Council reserves the right to shortlist candidates depending on the number of applications received.


Leitrim County Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Background to the Role

A Public Participation Network has been developed within each local authority area (engaging in and within Municipal Districts and at the County/City level) to enable the public to take an active formal role in the policy making and oversight activities of the Local Authority’s areas of responsibility. The PPN is the main link through which the local authority connects with the community, voluntary and environmental sectors without prejudice to other consultation processes.

The aim of the structures and processes is to facilitate and enable the public and the organisations to articulate a diverse range of views and interests within the local government system, not to reduce or homogenize this diversity. A parallel and equally important aim should be to facilitate the local authority in making better and more timely decisions. To allow the diversity of voices and interests to be facilitated and involved in decision making, a network has been set up in each County/City and Municipal District.

Members of the local community interact with local government at different levels. The PPN facilitates input by the public into local government through a structure that ensures public participation and representation on decision-making committees and bodies with local government.

Key Objectives of the PPN
  • Facilitates the participation and representation of communities in a fair, equitable and transparent manner through the environmental, social inclusion and voluntary sectors on decision-making bodies.
  • Strengthens the capacity of communities and of the environmental, social inclusion, community & voluntary groups to contribute positively to the community in which they reside/participate.
  • Provides information relevant to the environmental, social inclusion and voluntary sector, and
  • Acts as a hub around which information is distributed and received.
The Role

The key duty of the PPN Support Worker is to support the PPN Development Officer in their functions in developing the PPN in Leitrim as an effective structure to promote public engagement and participation via the environmental, social inclusion and community sectors, in accordance with the relevant guidelines.


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