Join our Team – We are looking for a Programme Executive (Grade VII)

We are looking for a Programme Executive (Grade VII) to join our Team

The Northern & Western Regional Assembly wishes to recruit a full-time permanent Programme Executive (Grade VII). The Programme Executive will manage the mobilisation, implementation and monitoring of a portfolio of projects under the European Regional Development Programme for the Northern and Western Region. 

The Post 

A summary of the duties of the Programme Executive will include: 

  •  To support the development of and assessment of project applications. 
  •  To provide funding recommendations and act as a point of liaison with projects. 
  • To monitor and evaluate project progress and outputs in line with Letter of Offer and EU Regulations. 
  •  Assisting with management and technical implementation (including financial management) of the Regional Programme in accordance with the relevant EU Structural Fund and Investment Fund Regulations 
  • Servicing the Regional Assembly and its Committees and Sub-Committees and, in particular, the Regional Programme’s, Programme Monitoring Committee. 
  • To attend meetings, events, seminars and external committees and represent the NWRA as requested. 
  •  To develop a network of contacts within key stakeholders. 
  •  To assist in implementation functions of current programmes. 
  •  Preparing governance papers and reports for presentation. 
  •  Visit and monitor projects on site and via an electronic management system.
  • Update staff and programme leaders in other public agencies on legislative changes and change and update procedural instructions accordingly. 
  •  To communicate, implement and manage all change management initiatives within the relevant area of responsibility. 
  •  To manage and supervise and support employees in supporting roles and ensure full compliance with organisational policy and procedures. 
  •  To ensure that the Programmes operations are in compliance with all the Assembly’s policies, procedures, practices and standards and in compliance with the principles of good governance and legislative requirements. 

The Person 

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate the following 

  • An ability to negotiate, influence and work effectively with stakeholder groups including external Agencies Private and Public, including business and community organisations andElected representatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated through the ability to facilitate, network, lead, research, negotiate, analyse, and resolve issues.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work effectively, to work under pressure to tight deadlines, and be available to work outside normal office hours as required.
  • Experience in working with and interpreting financial data.
  • Experience in project / programme management including establishing, monitoring and verification of outputs.


Salary scale is from €55,847 min to €72,602 p.a. (inclusive of Long Service Increment). The Local Government Superannuation Scheme will apply to this post.


The Assembly Headquarters is located at The Square, Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 12th April 2024 

Further Details 

Download the Programme Executive Grade VII – Application Booklet and Programme Executive Information Booklet or email:

The Northern & Western Regional Assembly is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.