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Project Officer

Type: Contract
Location: Belfast
Salary: See Description

Apple Recruitment Services is seeking a Project Officer (Funding and Development) to join our Client, a charity with an office in Belfast City Centre for a two year contract.

Reporting to the Director of Funding, the Project Officer will primarily assess, process and assist in the development of grant applications within the Funding & Development Programme, and provide advice on all aspects of community relations work.

1 Processing applications submitted to the charity’s Funding & Development Programme’s grant schemes with primary focus on the Community Relations/Cultural Diversity Grants Scheme. This will involve interviewing and advising applicants, drafting recommendation reports, maintaining records and monitoring the work of supported projects including financial spend.

2 Work with other staff and Board members as well as other agencies in taking forward initiatives to promote good relations.

3 Assisting groups working with the charity, on community relations and cultural diversity matters, in the development of their work, through advice, support and other means, as necessary.

4 Representing the Charity, at conferences, workshops and information events including carrying out presentations on the work of the charity.

5 Organising seminars, conferences and information events relating to the business of the charity’s work programme areas, as directed by the Programme Director – Funding & Development.

6 Submitting regular reports on work undertaken.

7 Undertake any other reasonable duties as appropriate which may be allocated from time to time.


  • 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C (or equivalent) to include English Language and Mathematics

  • At least two years’ experience of community relations work in a paid or voluntary capacity.

  • A detailed understanding of community relations activities in a local context.

  • At least one years’ experience in the assessment of grant/funding applications.

  • Practical experience and knowledge of finance, budgeting, monitoring and reporting.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in using Microsoft Office suite of applications in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook in a work situation

  • At least one years’ experience that demonstrates the ability to assimilate and analyse information accurately and to formulate decisions and make recommendations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, well developed liaison and interpersonal skills;

  • A personal commitment to the charity’s operating principles and ethos.

  • A current and valid driving licence and access to personal transport for business use/or* have access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to meet the requirements of the post in full (*This relates to any person who has declared to having a disability which debars them from driving).

The hours of work are 28 hours per week and the rate of pay is £13.83 per hour.

To apply please send your CV to Patricia in Microsoft word format by clicking on the link. Suitable candidates will then be contacted to arrange a registration and discuss the role in further detail.

Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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We regularly use Apple Recruitment for temporary and permanent staff. Their consultants have taken time to understand the needs of our business and send us high calibre, job criteria specific candidates, saving us considerable time.

They are a pleasure to deal with, both professional and efficient. To date we have experienced a high success rate with the candidates supplied by them. I would have no hesitation recommending Apple Recruitment to both candidates and other businesses.

Recruitment Executive, N.G.O

Apple offer a prompt efficient service, they provide NIAS with all grades of staff and the staff concerned are always of a high standard and meet the requirements of the post. I always find the staff at Apple Recruitment Agency deal with any requirements The Trust may have in an extremely professional manner.

HR Advisor, NIAS

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