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We are looking for two new team members with initial assignments to the Northern and Western European Regional Development Fund Programme Unit.

Post of: Staff Officer (Grade V )

The Northern & Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) was established on 1st January 2015. The Assembly is responsible for co-ordinating, promoting and supporting strategic planning and sustainable development of the region. This includes making, implementing and monitoring progress on a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the region. It also has responsibility for the provision of statutory observations on Local Authority Development Plans, Local Economic and Community Plans and for promoting regional policy in Ireland.

Additionally, the Regional Assembly manages the European Regional Development Fund Regional Programme 21-27 as well as monitoring and making proposals in relation to the general impact in their region of all EU programmes of assistance from the EU. It performs the role of national contact point for three EU Interreg Programmes, namely Interreg Europe, the Atlantic Area Programme and the Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme. In addition, the Assembly has been involved in a range of socio-economic projects covering a range of areas that promote the region, such as maritime economy, tourism, transport, food, renewable energy and smart specialisation.

The Role

The Staff Officer is a supervisory position within the Assembly and is assigned responsibility for the administration and management of a work area, section or team. The Staff Officer works as part of a team, assisting with the implementation of work programmes to achieve goals and standards set out in Departmental and Team Plans. The post holder has a supervisory role in the day to day operations of a work area or as a team leader. The Staff Officer is expected to carry out their duties in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence and ensures impartial decision making.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of the Assembly
  • Knowledge of current local and regional governance issues
  • Understanding of the role of a Staff Officer
  • Relevant administrative experience
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience of preparing reports and correspondence
  • Strong resource management skills
  • Knowledge and experience of operating ICT systems


The current salary scale for the post of Staff  Officer (Grade V) gross per annum. On appointment the candidate will be placed on the appropriate point of the salary scale in accordance with the relevant Circular.

Please ensure to populate the subject bar with ‘Staff Officer – Grade V’ followed by your name.

All applications must be made on the official Application Form which is available to download below or alternatively, contact the Human Resources Department – Email: hr@nwra.ieCompleted Application Forms inclusive of all required documentation must be submitted in PDF Format as One Single Document (not individual scanned documents).

Closing Date:

Completed Application Forms must be received by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 5th April 2023 via email only to . Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.

Download the Application Form

Download the Candidate Information Booklet