NWCN E-bulletin 29 Aug 2018


1 Small Grants for Active Travel Available

2 Heritage Lottery Fund - Heritage

3 Community Engagement Forum - September 2018

4 Community Ownership: A Movement for Social Change

5 Community Powered Change Session

6 "Just & Fair Campaign 2018"

7 Extern Positive Learning

8 ‘Our City, Our story’ – Call for participants

9  LID+: Training Courses-Participants Required 

10 TEAM Programme Limavady

11 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

12 Functional Reflex Therapy 

13 Hurt Training Courses

14 Focus on Family Information & Course Registration Day

15 FWIN's Annual Networking Event 

16 Job Opportunity with FWIN

17 Job Opportunity with The Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

18 Job Opportunity with The Churches Trust

19 Job Opportunity with The Institute of Public Health in Ireland

20 TV Licence - Simple Payment Plan trial: only a few weeks left to sign up!





1  Small Grants for Active Travel Available


The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, is reminding local organisations in the District that grant funding is available host events and training sessions that encourage people to travel by foot or bicycle.

The Active Travel Grants scheme is available thanks to funding from the Council and the NI Public Health Agency and offers grants of up to £1,000 to organisations such as walking and cycling clubs, schools, universities, community groups and employers.

Mayor Boyle urged local groups to apply now to help progress their organisation’s active travel agenda.  “Council is currently accepting applications following the successful summer round in June,” he said, adding that “The process has also been improved with a new online application form.”


“There is a responsibility on all of us to make a conscious effort to be as active as possible in our travel choices and local organisations can take the lead on that by hosting events and training sessions and putting in place the necessary infrastructure to encourage and accommodate active travel choices.


“The Active Travel Grant scheme is in keeping with the aims and objectives of the Transport and Infrastructure group in Council’s Community Plan to promote a more integrated, sustainable and accessible transport system, which maximises growth, social inclusion and quality of life.”

This is the second year the Scheme has run and is the second of two rounds of funding which runs until 31 March 2018.  The deadline for this round is 12 noon on 7 September 2018 for events and trainings beginning in the autumn.

Eligible groups must be non-profit making and based within the Derry City and Strabane District Council area and a minimum of four events must be organised across the financial year ending March 2018.


Council reserves the right to withhold funding from any event that does not adequately and appropriately promote the Council’s messages of walking and cycling.


All relevant details, criteria and application forms can be found on Council's website at www.derrystrabane.com/activetravel


2 Heritage Lottery Fund - Heritage Enterprise 

Heritage Enterprise supports enterprising community organisations across the UK to rescue neglected historic buildings and sites and unlock their economic potential. You can apply for a grant from £100,000 to £5million.

Scheme details

Historic buildings are known to attract thriving businesses, and yet many of them lie vacant and derelict. With a Heritage Enterprise grant you can breathe new life into historic sites by repairing, adapting and giving them a productive new use. By funding much of the repair costs they hope to
encourage private developers to work with community organisations to deliver commercially viable schemes.

Heritage Enterprise projects should achieve all of the outcomes listed below.

Outcomes for heritage
With their investment, heritage will be:

• Better managed

• In better condition

Outcomes for people
With their investment, people will have:

  • Developed skills
  • Learn about heritage

Outcomes for communities With their investment:

  • Environmental impacts will be reduced
  • Your local area/community will be a better
    place to live, work or visit
  • Your local economy will be boosted


The assessment process is competitive and they cannot fund all of the good-quality applications that they receive.

As a guide, the following are unlikely to win support:

• Projects with a focus on residential rather than commercial development

Projects where the main focus is:

  • An urban park
  • An active place of worship
    In these cases one of our other grant programmes may be more appropriate. 

How to apply

Heritage Enterprise applications go through a two- round process. This is so that you can apply at an early stage of planning your project and get an idea of whether you have a good chance of getting a grant before you send your proposals in greater detail. At the first and second round, they assess your application in three months, and then it goes to the next decision meeting. Your development phase can take up to 24 months, depending on the complexity of
your project. They recommend that you send a project enquiry form before you apply. Register a project enquiry here

Decision Meetings
Your grant request determines which decision meeting your application will go to. This is the combined total of your development grant (if applicable) and delivery grant.
Grant requests of over £100,000 and under £2million: Decisions are made by their committees in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England, which meet every three months. Contact your local HLF office for more information on deadline and meeting dates.
Grant requests of £2million and up to £5million: Decisions are made every two months by the Board of Trustees.

Contact details
Una Duffy, Development Officer Heritage Lottery Fund (Northern Ireland) 028 9031 0120/028 9031 0121

First Round Application Deadline (requests under £2m) 3 Sep 2018


3   Community Engagement Forum - September 2018


NICRC would like to invite you to the next Together: Building a United Community Engagement Forum.


This engagement event will focus on “Young People and Good Relations”


It will take place on:

Tuesday 18th September 2018, 9.30am – 2.00pm

Lagan Valley Island Civic Centre Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT27 4RL


The Executive Office will use the event to update the sector on progress regarding the implementation of T:BUC, as well as outlining the wider context of T:BUC and how we each contribute to its delivery at local level.


Importantly it is an opportunity for the sector to contribute to and address, in a structured way, reflect on issues that impact on young people and good relations.  Facilitated group discussions will explore practice, participation, and support by central, local government and each of us, as well as work being driven from groups on the ground.


Please register by clicking on the following link Together: Building a United Community Engagement Forum Youth and Good Relations (external link opens in a new window/tab)

You can contact Paul Killen,
028 9022 7500 with any queries you may have about the event.


4 Community Ownership: A Movement for Social Change


The 2018 DTNI conference promises to be a fascinating look at how communities can realise their social ambitions and create real sustainability.

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Duncairn Centre, Belfast


  • Lesley Riddoch - award-winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster.
  • Neil McInroy - CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies
  • Sarah Longlands - Director of IPPR North, the north of England branch of the IPPR progressive think tank
  • Matthew McKeague - CEO at the Architectural Heritage Fund 



5 Community Powered Change Session


Wed 19, Sep 2018 - 1pm - 3pm

St Columb's Park House


Do you want to make your community a better place to live? Are you interested in exploring new ways of working with the people who benefit from what you do? Join us for our Community Powered Change taster session!


In this informal workshop, we'll explore tools and methods for engagement and participation for community-led social change. 

Amplify NI helps people take action together to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive.


We believe everyone can make a difference, and are passionate about developing the ideas, projects and campaigns that are making positive change happen. Join us for a lunchtime discussion on our support and how you can get involved.


Lunch will be provided. Please contact Alice with any dietary requirements: alice.neeson@youngfoundation.org.


Register here on our website or on our Eventbrite page.


6 "Just & Fair Campaign 2018"


La Dolce Vita Project will be hosting the next part of  "Just and Fair Campaign" on Tuesday 11th September 2018 at The Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast 3pm to 4.30pm.


The aim of this open event is to highlight:

  • The challenges the current “Family Law” imposes on those impacted by Domestic Abuse and or Sexual Violence. 
  • The impact of “Parental Alienation Claims” on a victim of Domestic Abuse by perpetrator’s whilst being involved in Family Care Proceedings.
  • La Dolce Vita Projects hopes for legislative change whilst working in collaboration with the Criminal Justice and Family Justice Department.

La Dolce Vita Project wish to support change and see victims of Domestic Abuse treated Just and Fair. To allow them their "Freedom of Speech", A "Right to Family Life", Recognition within the Civil and Public Justice System of the "Life long lasting Impact of Domestic Abuse".


Please note there is a limit to attendances. Transport will also be provided. We would appreciate that we receive your response and number of attendees by Friday 31st August 2018.


Donna Maria can be contacted on 02871377272 / 07802888328 or by email: dml.vita@hotmail.com if you require any further information.


 7 Extern Positive Learning
This project is the first of its kind in the North-West region. Extern has been awarded €1.88m of EU funding under the PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU programmes Body (SEUPB).

The project, known as Extern Positive Learning, will work with people who often find themselves on the margins of society, including people who are disadvantaged due to offending history, homelessness, long-term unemployment, or who are refugees. It aims to improve good relations and enable participants to reintegrate into society.

Adults from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds will be brought together in the programme to explore and change their current perceptions at various stages on their personal journeys. Core areas covered include Good Relations, Citizenship, Mentoring and Personal Development. Participants will also be offered accredited training in new skills to benefit the community, including Electrical, Carpentry, ICT, Horticulture, Manual Handling and Catering, during the 26-week programme. 

The Project is based in Springtown Industrial Estate L’Derry and will deliver within the Letterkenny, Carndonagh, Buncrana, Limavady and Londonderry/Derry catchment areas. Partners in delivering the new service are The Probation Service Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Prison Service, TIDES Training and Consultancy, The Probation Service Ireland and, it is envisaged, the Irish Prison Service.  We are open to referrals from HMP Magilligan, Probation Services in NI and ROI, Homeless Sector and other community groups.

Extern is the largest social justice charity across the island of Ireland, working in 22 counties. In Northern Ireland, Extern is funded to deliver projects by Government Departments including the Executive Office, Departments for Health, Justice, Communities, Economy and Education.  

In the Republic of Ireland, Extern delivers funded projects for the Departments of Children and Youth Affairs and Justice and Equality. We receive support from Ireland’s European Investment and Structural Funds Programme, as well as delivering significant funded services for An Tusla, Irish Youth Justice Service, Health Service Executive and Limerick Regeneration Agencies. Extern leads on 4 Garda Diversion projects, and the Irish Youth Justice Service’s Bail Support Scheme for Dublin.   
For further information or to arrange a visit:
Tel:  028 7147 7980
Or email Project Manager


8 ‘Our City, Our story’ – Call for participants


An exciting opportunity to have your say in how to tell the story of your City!


The Churches Trust are recruiting 12 young people to take part in an exciting new opportunity to explore how the story of Derry/Londonderry is told and in turn to tell their story of their City.  This project is funded by the Executive Office.


This Project will begin 11am on Tuesday 4th September 2018 and run weekly until 19th December.


Benefits of taking part:

  • A Residential
  • An OCN qualification
  • Storytelling workshops
  • Team Building
  • Local Tours
  • Free lunch provided at each session
  • Public Transport costs reimbursed 

For further details contact Wendy at The Churches Trust:

Telephone: 02871 311322

Email:  wendymccloskey@thechurchestrust.org.uk  



 LID+: Training Courses-Participants Required 


'Humour is Serious Business', 'CRE-ACTIVE' & 'Mission reACT'

The Inside Out Programme, Claudy, is looking for participants for the following Training Programmes (all of which will take place in Austria) from October - December 2018:


  • 'Humour is Serious Business', 5th (arrival day) - 12th (departure day) November, 2018 (2 participants)

The programme aims to provide space and time for participants to examine a multitude of issues, concerns and questions related to the use of Humour in an effort to increase their skills, knowledge and experience of Humour as an effective method of engaging young people.

More info on 'Humour is Serious Business' is available at: 


  • 'CRE-ACTIVE', 3rd (arrival day) - 10th (departure day) October (1 participant) 

'CRE-ACTIVE' is a TRAINING COURSE that aims to EMPOWER and IMPROVE Young People's CHANCES FOR EMPLOYMENT in Multicultural Communities. 

It will gather together twenty-nine practitioners (including the training team) from 10 countries across Europe - among them Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal and Estonia - to consider how creativity can be used to support employment.   

The training will focus on improving the competences and motivation of young people through the use of creativity in order to achieve more sustainable and desirable work placements.


  • 'reActive', 10th (arrival day) - 17th (departure day) December, 2018 (2 participants)

Mission reACT is a Training Course that aims to support the professional development of young trainers and to raise the quality of their projects concerning (European) citizenship.


Food and Accommodation is provided and a Travel Allowance of up to €275 is also available, all of which is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.

Participants should be aged 18 and over and from the UK.  As Inside Out is based in Northern Ireland we target participants primarily (but not exclusively so) from Northern Ireland. 

We are looking to recruit two practitioners, be that young leaders (18-30), youth work practitioners or practitioners with a remit for young people who are not only willing to actively and fully participate in the programme but are prepared to engage in post-programme activity that ensures learning is maximised and shared within their organisation and/or willing to initiate activity with unemployed young people.

If you are interested then we would like to hear from you.  YOU can download an Application Form by clicking here and returning it to thelidprogramme@hotmail.com by midnight Friday 31st August 2018.  Feel free to use the same e-mail address for any queries related to the programme.


10 TEAM Programme Limavady


Starts Monday 10th Sept 2018 @NWRC Limavady
(Taster Session Tue 4th Sept 12pm-2pm Main Campus, room D1)

Do you want to build Confidence, Motivation, Qualifications and Life Skills?
Aged 16 -24?
Join TEAM!
(Limited places)
"How it works...
Join the Princes Trust TEAM, our 12-week personal development programme, for the chance to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people.
When you come on board, you’ll be challenged to:

  • Take on your own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where you live
  • Take part in an action packed residential trip (optional)
  • Get two weeks work experience in something you’re interested in
  • Develop your English and Maths skills 
  • Develop your CV and Interview Skills
  • And much much more!! 

As part of the course, we also spend time on short and long term goals that are right for you."


Course Content

  • Week 1 – Induction Week- Team building, ice breakers and fun!
  • Week 2 –Residential – Team building and outdoor pursuits completely free (2nights)
  • Weeks 3 – 6 – Community Project – Making a difference in the Local community
  • Weeks 7 /8 – Work Placement – gain experience learn new skills and get working towards  a career
  • Week 9 – Next Steps – CV, Applications, Interview Skills, Careers Advice & Planning for the future
  • Week 10/11 – Team Challenge – Working with other local groups and planning activities
  • Week 12 – Final Presentation

To be eligible potential TEAM participants should be aged 16-24, unemployed or working/training part time less than 16 hours p/week.


Facebook…  https://www.facebook.com/TeamNWRC/


Special Features

  • £30 EMA available
  • Benefits not affected
  • Childcare allowance
  • Travel costs reimbursed
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch Club
  • Completely free
  • A challenging programme that is delivered in a fun and interactive way
  • The participants will gain increased confidence, motivation and employability skills
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • One-to-one support and careers guidance for the future
  • Full-time flexible programme centred around the needs of the young people

Here's a short video also...

For more details or to register contact Denis
t: 07527 389281 e:


11  Latest Offers from Salto Youth


Youth work reality in North Caucasus

19 - 23 October 2018 | Arkhyz, Republic of Karachay–Cherkessia/ Stavropol Krai, Russian Federation

The Study Visit aims to acquaint the participants with local reality of young people and youth organisations in North Caucasus, and encourage partner-finding and further cooperation between organisations from Russia and the Programme Countries.

Organizer: SALTO Eastern Europe an Caucasus Resource Centre (SALTO)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 9 September 2018

See details


Insightrainer, Creatrainer!! A Long Term Creative Learning Process for Trainers Part III: Training on Games and Play

12 - 18 October 2018 | İstanbul, Turkey

This is part of a workshop series with the overall objective of increasing the quality of the work done by trainers in the youth field. This is to be achieved through the development of youth trainer´s competences in using games and play as education tool

Organizer: Turkish National Agency (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline (24h CET): 9 September 2018

See details


StageCraft for Youth Workers

12 - 18 November 2018 | Sermugnano, Castiglione in Teverina, Italy

Develop advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills for youth work, with an experienced team combining approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

Organizer: Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 21 September 2018

See details


SMS 4 “Show My Skills”

23 - 29 November 2018 | Siwa Oasis, , Egypt

Training course in the sunny Egyptian Oasis on leadership and event-management skills communicate through non-formal learning, intercultural and experiential learning and designed for highly motivated young people active in youth organizations.

Organizer: MI HI for Training and Development (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline (24h CET): 1 October 2018

See details


Study Visit to UN-institutions and other International organizations in the Hague

25 - 30 November 2018 | the Hague, Netherlands

Study visit for youth leaders/youth workers to UN-institutions and other international organizations in the Hague to learn about their work and develop a network of youth organizations interested in working with international projects!

Organizer: UCG (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline (24h CET): 31 October 2018

See details


12 Functional Reflex Therapy 


Workshop for parents, carers & family members/friends supporting children with:

  • High levels of stress
  • Special Educational Needs & disabilities
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Mental Health conditions
  • Alzheimers & Dementia

Saturday 6th October


The Gatelodge

For more information please contact Ann Mc Elholm 07871 501838 & Andrea Lockhart on 0784 552 7943.


13   Hurt Training Courses


HURT (Have Your Tomorrows) is an independent training organisation.  Qualifications are offered through TQUK (Training Qualifications UK), a leading provider of Accredited National Qualifications. O.C.N. (Open College Network) and C.P.C.A.B. (Counselling Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). Counselling programmes are validated by the N.C.S. (National Counselling Society).

HURT is a leading organisation in the Substance Misuse Intervention area for, providing intervention and support for over 15 years and during that time has come to the realisation that learning and empowerment are key factors in helping people to move forward

As well as the courses listed below, where HURT, can organise and facilitate a wide range of qualifications or help design bespoke training for your organisation.

Programmes can be delivered in our training rooms in Clarendon Street, Derry or in your own work place if suitable. 

Consultation Services are also available, and we can support your organisation to develop and implementing a company drug and alcohol policy.

Programmes are priced competitively and reflect the level of qualification being offered.

Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries, we will be only too glad to help if we can.


Drugs and Alcohol Awareness – Level 1 & 2


Award in Education & Training


Level 5 Diploma in Substance misuse and Theory Interventions


Mental Health


Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Skills and Practice


Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling



14  Focus on Family Information & Course Registration Day


Everyone is welcome to come along at any time between 10am-6pm on Weds 5th September to find out what’s on offer at Focus on Family, 11-19 Glenburn Crescent, Ballysally, BT52 2QR and register for our new courses starting in September.
From September this year, we will be offering accredited courses in Maths, English & Computers ICT Essential Skills delivered by the Northern Regional College.
In addition, the following non-accredited courses are available - Introductory ICT Course for Office/Admin software/packages; Complementary Therapies – Reflexology, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Pilates, Yoga, Havening; Recreational Courses – Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Exercise & Keep Fit; Family Links Nurturing Programmes for adults and children; Finance & Budgeting, Men’s Shed at The Cornfield, Employability Skills & Training and IM HAPPY ICT courses.
Those attending can also find out more about our childcare services for 2-4 years – The Little Wonders & our partnership with Coleraine SureStart. This information day is for members of the public who want to join courses as well as local professionals wanting to find out more or make referrals to our courses.
For more information, please contact the Project Manager, Brendan Patterson, on 028 7032 9550 or via email on



15  FWIN's Annual Networking Event 


This is a great way to find out what is happening for women in the City and District and a great way to fill up your diary or to showcase the service your organisation provides

Event:  FWIN's Annual Networking Event 2018
Date:   Thursday September 13th, 2018
Time:   10.30am - 1.00pm (lunch included)
Venue:  Holywell Building, Bishop Street

FWIN's Networking Day is always a highlight on our annual calendar of events.
The day offers an opportunity to find out about a range of services, support, advice, volunteer work and training available to women in the North West and throughout the Region.
If your organisation wishes to have a stand at this event then please contact FWIN ASAP to facilitate this.
RSVP, email:
info@fwin.org.uk or telephone: 028 71 266 291.



16 Job Opportunity with FWIN


Project Administration Officer Foyle Women’s Information Network

We wish to recruit a Project Administration Officer to support the needs of the organisation.

Applicants will have 5 GCSE’s (or Equivalent) at grades A - C including English and Maths, 2 years’ experience of providing financial and administrative support, has experience of project monitoring and evaluation.

We are looking for a dedicated individual who through strong administrative and organisation skills will support the wider staff team. Have good computer skills and able to input and populate reports.

Candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills.

Based: FWIN offices 8-14 Bishop Street
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: £18,018 pro rata (37.5 hours per week)

For application forms and job description please contact FWIN on Tel: 02871266291 or Email:

This post is funded by TEO until 31st March 2019.

Closing Date for the above post is 12 noon on 14th September 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 24th September 2018.


17   Job Opportunity with The Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum


The Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum are seeking applications for the position of Resilience Worker with the Drink Wise Age Well Project.

The postholder will deliver resilience interventions which improve coping strategies, social networks and facilitate participation in a range of activities that enhance wellbeing with the aim of reducing alcohol harm in the over 50s population. Through a network of volunteers and peer mentors, you will deliver community workshops, community/social engagement and social and skills development activities for the 50+ age group. 

Reports To: Office Manager, Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum
Salary: £23,698 per annum
Contract: Fixed term to March 2020

Candidates must possess: Good general education with a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent and, a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a health improvement and/or community based programme.


NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or degree in Occupation Health, Community Education or CSW, RMN, RGN and minimum of 1 years experience in the field

A full application pack can be requested by contacting Susan Harkin: susan@bbhealthforum.org


Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 12th September 2018. 

It is anticipated interviews will be held on Friday 21st September 2018.

Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum is an Equal Opportunities employer


18  Job Opportunity with The Churches Trust


The Churches Trust wishes to appoint: Youth Work Assistant
Part-time position: October 2018 – June 2019
(with possible extension subject to funding)
Salary £10,858 pro rata (£19,001 Full time equivalent)   20 hours per week
Purpose and function of post:

  • To support the Youth Personal Development Worker in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of projects and ensuring adherence to all policies and procedures.
  • To work directly with young people aged 11 – 25 years to facilitate their active participation in projects and create opportunities for personal development, good relations and skills development

Essential criteria include but are not limited to:

  • A recognised training or youth work qualification at (QCF) Level 3 minimum or equivalent
  • A minimum of 1 years paid or 3 years voluntary experience of working directly with young people
  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths, Grade C or above.


For information and application packs, please contact Wendy

Tel: 028 71311322 or e-mail info@thechurchestrust.org.uk


Closing date for all applications: 2pm on Monday 17th September


19  Job Opportunity with The Institute of Public Health in Ireland


IPH wish to recruit a Public Health Development Officer (Policy)


The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) promotes cooperation for public health on the island of Ireland.


IPH intends to recruit a Public Health Policy Officer (Policy) who will contribute to improving population health and reduce health inequalities across the island.


The position will involve:

  • Working as part of an all-island policy team.
  • Supporting policy design and development processes such as evidence-review, knowledge translation and stakeholder engagement.
  • Delivering effective policy reviews and evaluations.
  • Delivering quantitative, qualitative and mixed method research projects relevant to policy issues.
  • Support effective co-operation on the design, delivery and review of public health policies and programmes on the island of Ireland.
  • Working collaboratively on public health priorities with policy stakeholders on a North/South basis, across the UK and at European level.

Terms & Conditions

  • This post is being offered on a full-time, permanent basis
  • Salary scale attached to the position is €50,175- €63,974
  • Location: Vistatec House, 700 South Circular Road, Dublin 8.


  • Applications will only be deemed valid where they include a fully completed application form. CVs will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must send their completed application form to jobs@publichealth.ie
  • 5pm on Monday 10th September 2018. by
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited to a practical assessment relating to this post. The assessment will be held on Thursday 20th September 2018.
  • Successful candidates will then be invited to interview. Interviews are expected to be held between Monday 1st October and Friday 5th October 2018.

For any queries relating to this post, please contact jobs@publichealth.ie.



Job Spec Public Health Development Officer.pdf

Application Form Public Health Development Officer.doc


20  TV Licence - Simple Payment Plan trial: only a few weeks left to sign up!
Since April, TV Licensing has been trialling a new way to pay the TV licence:
the Simple Payment Plan. It is our most affordable and most flexible plan, designed to help those who are struggling financially. If the payment plan is followed, payments will average around £3 a week. 

As this is a trial, it has a limited sign up period: customers can sign up to the Simple Payment Plan until 30th September 2018.

On the Simple Payment Plan, eligible customers will be able to pay for a TV Licence in 12 equal monthly or 26 fortnightly payments. On this scheme only, customers do not need to pay for a first licence in six months, as required under current legislation for cash scheme customers and monthly Direct Debit customers.

Importantly, the plan offers flexibility if payments are missed. If a customer does miss a payment, it can be spread across the remainder of the plan, instead of paying double the amount next time. If the customer misses three months of payments in a row, they will be removed from the plan permanently and will be unable to rejoin it.

Who is eligible?

  • The plan will only be available to certain groups of customers, identified as those most in need:
  • People referred via debt advice charities listed in the legislation, including Advice NI, Citizens Advice (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland), Citizens Advice Scotland, Money Advice Trust, and StepChange Debt Charity. Other charities will be able to refer their clients to one of these organisations, if they think they might be eligible for the plan.
  • People who have previously held a licence which was recently cancelled within the last six months because of missed payments.
  • People who have been interviewed under caution for TV licence fee evasion and so may face prosecution.

Those in the last two categories will be invited to join by TV Licensing.

If you would like to download the leaflet for Advisers on the Simple Payment Plan please click



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