Title: Dingle Peninsula 2030 Community Engagement Coordinator

Contract: 30 months, full-time
Salary: €42,000 – €48,000 depending on experience
Annual Leave: 24 days

JOB TITLE
Dingle Peninsula 2030 Community Engagement Coordinator

ROLE
Driving, supporting and enabling local participation in the sustainable low carbon development of the Dingle Peninsula

CONTEXT
Established in early 2018, Dingle Peninsula 2030 is a multi-partner initiative on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. It involves the Dingle Creativity and Innovation HubESB Networks, North East & West Kerry Development (NEWKD)) and the SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. Partners actively collaborate with each other and with the local community, schools, business, transport and farming sectors to support and enable the broader societal changes required for the sustainable transition. 

So far, the focus has been on home energy trials, community visioning, anaerobic digestion, community energy mentor training, Climate Hacks in schools, and sustainable transport. A West Kerry Dairy Farmers’ Sustainable Energy Community has recently been established, as has a new community energy group. In early February, ESB Networks launched its electric car trial with 17 EV’s being driven by trial participants across the Dingle Peninsula for a year. 

The Dingle Peninsula has been chosen as a Sustainable Innovation Pilot for the EU Ploutos project over the next two and a half years. As part of this, the Dingle Hub will work with partners TeagascIFA and Net Feasa to roll-out carbon emissions saving sensor technologies to 30 farms on the Peninsula and will encourage new collaborations between farmers, technology providers, data analysts, food/service entrepreneurs and consumers to unlock opportunities for new businesses and new revenue streams from higher value products

MaREI is continuing to provide engaged research and the production of reflective learning briefs. Additionally, support has been received from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover for a two-year project to drive and enable more community-led climate action, delivered through innovative community engagement and co-creation methods. Within this, MaREI will support research and evaluation of the collaborative engagement processes, and will share learnings to inform both policy and practice nationally.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
A Community Engagement Coordinator is to be recruited to help engage and involve more members of the Dingle Peninsula community in the work of Dingle Peninsula 2030, while bearing in mind the Gaeltacht status of the area during engagement. The successful applicant will work closely with the Manager of the Dingle Hub, NEWKD, and the MaREI Engaged Research Team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supporting new and existing Dingle Peninsula 2030 climate action and sustainability projects, particularly through their early stages.
  2. Involving more members of the local community and extending community engagement beyond those already engaged.
  3. Sharing learning nationally with other communities and stakeholders via multimedia outputs, learning and policy briefs, and networking events.
  4. Building in across all actions, ongoing evaluation methodologies to capture community engagement nos., impacts, benefits and barriers.
  5. Developing networks and groups through which to disseminate learnings, outputs and invites. 
  6. Establishing and managing a media and marketing sub-group to maintain the Dingle Peninsula 2030 website, promote the work of Dingle Peninsula 2030 and the sustainable development of the area, and to align with county, regional and other initiatives.
  7. Developing the networking and engagement infrastructure to enable the creation of new sustainable businesses, particularly in the agri-food, agri-tourism, energy and ICT sectors.
  8. Preparing the necessary reports to support project management requirements for both the SFI Discover and EU Ploutos projects.
  9. Attending project meetings for both projects (including the Ploutos Innovation Academy meetings), alongside Dingle Hub and MaREI representatives.

THE ROLE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Anaerobic Digestion – Building on the feasibility study for a community owned anaerobic digester, setting up and supporting a Steering Group to bring the project through development and implementation stages, and coordinating effective community engagement around potential sites.
  • Climate Hacks & other activities in schools – supporting the local team to deliver these activities and encouraging wider participation among Kerry schools, while also linking with SEAI.
  • Community Energy Mentors – supporting the existing mentors in their roles and possibly coordinating the development of another course.
  • Corca Dhuibhne Community Energy Group – supporting the group in their community engagement activities around renewable energy, retrofitting, energy conservation, efficiency and production. 
  • Creative Climate Action Project – if funding is secured, supporting the curator and team where necessary.
  • EU Ploutos Project – Building on the work of the Farm Ambassador Programme, recruiting a further 30 farms to participate in technology trials and coordinate the roll-out of the technology. Building on the work of EU SKIN and salted grass beef and lamb projects, developing the networking and engagement infrastructure to further encourage sustainable short supply chain businesses.
  • Sustainable Tourism – working closely with Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance and SEAI to ensure their involvement in energy efficiency and sustainable transport initiatives. 
  • Sustainable Transport Pilot Project – when funding is secured, supporting the Project Manager in engaging the local community.
  • West Kerry Dairy Farmers Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) – supporting the Steering Committee and assisting, where necessary.
  • New Groups – driving, supporting and enabling the emergence and development of new groups, for example, youth projects, on-farm tree-planting, plastics reduction, sustainable fashion, food waste, biodiversity, etc

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
Community development training and experience, or the equivalent, is required. Additional qualifications and/or experience in sustainable development and climate action would be an advantage.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The successful applicant will need to be:

  • multi-skilled and flexible
  • empathetic and broad-minded
  • a team player, able to work with many different teams 
  • a self-starter, determined, focused and organized
  • resourceful, imaginative and innovative

The successful applicant will need to have:

  • experience working at community level
  • experience of working with and coordinating volunteers
  • experience facilitating groups
  • a demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • an ability to work on several programme themes and deadlines simultaneously
  • an understanding of climate change and energy transition issues, or a willingness to learn and upskill quickly
  • good leadership, motivational and organisational skills
  • the ability to manage discussions and diverse opinions in community settings
  • excellent time and project management skills 
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including report writing
  • good computer skills – Word, Excel, Zoom, etc 
  • a respect for and understanding of rural Irish culture and farming life
  • a full clean driving licence 

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The following would be an advantage:

  • The ability to speak and read Irish
  • Personal experience of climate action, short supply chain and sustainability initiatives
  • NGO experience
  • Event management experience 
  • Experience of working with academics, community, farmers, technical teams and data analysts
  • Local enterprise/business development expertise or experience 

GOVERNANCE
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be employed by MolTeic CLG (trading as The Dingle Hub) and will report to the Manager of the Dingle Hub for day-to-day management, and prioritising of workload. Decisions relating to project work will be taken through a small Support and Governance team comprising representatives of MaREI, Dingle Hub and NEWKD.

SALARY
The salary range is €42,000- €48,000, depending on experience. There will be an initial probationary period of six months.

WORKING HOURS
This position is full-time for a period of 30 months. Annual leave entitlement is 24 days per year. 

However, each working day will vary depending on scheduled activities and the need to be available at times that suit volunteers and others in the community. Therefore, the work may include unsocial hours, such as evenings and weekends, so considerable flexibility is required.

LOCATION 
The position will be based in the Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub, Cuilín Business Park, Dingle, Co. Kerry, with travel required throughout the Dingle Peninsula and County Kerry, as necessary. Home working is essential until relevant Covid restrictions are lifted. A blended working approach between the Dingle Hub and home will then be possible.

Please send your CV, with a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the job, to Deirdre de Bhailís, Manager of the Hub, at jobs@dinglehub.com

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 5th March 2021

Interviews will be held during the week of 22nd March 2021

 

TEIDEAL AN PHOIST
Comhordaitheoir Rannpháirtíochta sa Phobal de chuid Chorca Dhuibhne 2030

Conradh: 30 mí, lánaimseartha
Tuarastal: Idir €42,000 agus €48,000, ag brath ar thaithí
Saoire Bhliantúil: 24 lá

RÓL
Rannpháirtíocht áitiúil i bhforbairt inbhuanaithe ísealcharbóin Leithinis Dhaingean Uí Chúis a chur chun cinn agus a chumasú agus tacú leis

COMHTHÉACS 
Bunaíodh  Corca Dhuibhne 2030 go luath in 2018 agus is tionscnamh é ina bhfuil roinnt comhpháirtithe atá suite ar Leithinis Chorca Dhuibhne, Contae Chiarraí. Tá baint ag Mol Cruthaitheachta agus Nuálaíochta Dhaingean Uí Chúis (Mol Teic), Gréasáin BSL (ESB Networks), Forbairt Chiarraí Thuaidh, Thoir agus Thiar (NEWKD) agus Ionad SFI MaREI don Fhuinneamh, an Aeráid agus an Mhuir (SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine) ann. Comhoibríonn comhpháirtithe go gníomhach lena chéile agus leis an bpobal áitiúil, scoileanna, agus leis na hearnálacha gnó, iompair agus feirmeoireachta chun na hathruithe sochaíocha níos leithe a theastaíonn ón aistriú inbhuanaithe a chumasú agus tacú leo. 

Díríodh go dtí seo ar thrialacha fuinnimh tí, fís a chruthú don phobal, díleá anaeróbach, oiliúint ar mheantóirí fuinnimh pobail, Seifteanna Aeráide i scoileanna, agus ar iompar inbhuanaithe. Bunaíodh Pobal Fuinnimh Inmharthana Fheirmeoirí Déiríochta Chiarraí Thiar le déanaí, agus bunaíodh grúpa fuinnimh pobail nua freisin. Sheol Gréasáin BSL an triail a bhí á baint acu as gluaisteáin leictreacha go luath i bhFeabhra agus rinne rannpháirtithe sa triail 17 bhfeithicil leictreacha a thiomáint ar fud Leithinis Dhaingean Uí Chúis ar feadh bliana. 

Roghnaíodh Leithinis Dhaingean Uí Chúis mar Chlár Píolótach Nuálaíochta Inbhuanaithe do thionscadal Ploutos an AE go ceann dhá go leith bliain. Mar chuid den chlár píolótach seo, oibreoidh Mol Teic leis na comhpháirtithe Teagasc, FAÉ agus Net Feasa chun teicneolaíochtaí braiteora a dhéanann astaíochtaí carbóin a laghdú a thabhairt isteach i measc 30 feirm ar an Leithinis agus spreagfaidh sé comhoibriú nua idir feirmeoirí, soláthraithe teicneolaíochta, anailísithe sonraí, fiontraithe agus tomhaltóirí bia/seirbhíse chun deiseanna a thapú do ghnólachtaí agus sruthanna nua ioncaim ó tháirgí ar luach níos airde

Leanann MaREI le taighde gníomhach a sholáthar agus le coimrí machnamhacha foghlama a chruthú. De bhreis air sin, fuarthas tacaíocht ó chlár Discover Fhondúireacht Eolaíochta Éireann (FEÉ) do thionscadal dhá bhliain chun gníomhú ar son na haeráide atá faoi stiúir an phobail a chur chun cinn agus a chumasú, a chuirtear ar fáil trí rannpháirtíocht nuálach an phobail agus modhanna comhchruthaithe. Laistigh de seo, tacóidh MaREI le taighde agus measúnú a dhéanamh ar na próisis chomhoibritheacha rannpháirtíochta, agus roinnfidh sé an méid a foghlaimíodh chun eolas a chur ar fáil do bheartas agus cleachtas go náisiúnta.

COMHORDAITHEOIR RANNPHÁIRTÍOCHTA SA PHOBAL 
Tá Comhordaitheoir Rannpháirtíochta sa Phobal le hearcú chun cabhrú le níos mó ball de phobal Leithinis Dhaingean Uí Chúis a spreagadh chun gnímh agus chun páirt a ghlacadh in obair Chorca Dhuibhne 2030, agus stádas Gaeltachta an cheantair a chur san áireamh i rith na rannpháirtíochta. Oibreoidh an t-iarratasóir rathúil go dlúth le Bainisteoir  Mhol Teic, NEWKD, agus le Foireann Taighde Fhostaithe MaREI.

PRÍOMHFHREAGRACHTAÍ

  1. Tacú le tionscadail ghníomhaithe ar son na haeráide agus tionscadail inbhuanaitheachta nua agus atá ar siúl faoi láthair de chuid Chorca Dhuibhne 2030, go háirithe i luathchéimeanna na dtionscadal.
  2. Páirt a bheith á glacadh ag níos mó ball den phobal áitiúil, agus rannpháirtíocht an phobail a leathnú chun daoine eile, seachas iad siúd atá páirteach cheana féin, a spreagadh bheith rannpháirteach.
  3. Foghlaim a roinnt go náisiúnta le pobail agus páirtithe leasmhara eile trí aschur ilmheán, coimrí foghlama agus beartais, agus imeachtaí líonraithe.
  4. Modheolaíochtaí measúnaithe leanúnaigh a thabhairt isteach i ngach gníomh chun an méid daoine atá rannpháirteach sa phobal, na tionchair a imrítear, na tairbhí a bhaineann leis agus na bacainní atá roimhe, a chur i gcuntas.
  5. Líonraí agus grúpaí a fhorbairt trínar féidir foghlaim, aschur agus cuirí a scaipeadh. 
  6. Foghrúpa meán agus margaíochta a bhunú agus a bhainistiú chun láithreán gréasáin Chorca Dhuibhne 2030 a chothabháil, obair Chorca Dhuibhne 2030 agus forbairt inbhuanaithe an cheantair a chur chun cinn, agus iad a ailíniú le tionscnaimh chontae, réigiúnacha agus eile.
  7. An bonneagar líonraithe agus rannpháirtíochta a fhorbairt lena chumasú gnólachtaí inbhuanaithe nua a chruthú, go háirithe sna hearnálacha agraibhia, agrathurasóireachta, fuinnimh agus TFC.
  8. Na tuarascálacha riachtanacha a ullmhú chun tacú le riachtanais bhainistíochta tionscadail do thionscadail SFI Discover agus EU Ploutos.
  9. Freastal ar chruinnithe tionscadail don dá thionscadal (cruinnithe Acadamh Nuálaíochta Ploutos san áireamh), anuas ar ionadaithe Mhol Teic agus MaREI.

BEIDH AN MÉID SEO A LEANAS I GCEIST SA RÓL:

  • Díleá Anaeróbach – Cur leis an staidéar indéantachta do dhíleáiteoir anaeróbach faoi úinéireacht an phobail, Grúpa Stiúrtha a bhunú agus tacú leis chun an tionscadal a thabhairt trí na céimeanna forbartha agus cuir i bhfeidhm, rannpháirtíocht éifeachtach sa phobal a chomhordú timpeall ar shuíomhanna féideartha.
  • Seifteanna Aeráide agus gníomhaíochtaí eile i scoileanna – tacú leis an bhfoireann áitiúil chun na gníomhaíochtaí seo a sholáthar agus rannpháirtíocht níos fairsinge i measc scoileanna Chiarraí a spreagadh agus ceangal á dhéanamh, san am céanna, leis an SEAI.
  • Meantóirí Fuinnimh Pobail – tacú leis na meantóirí atá ann faoi láthair ina róil agus forbairt cúrsa eile a chomhordú, b’fhéidir.
  • Grúpa Fuinnimh Pobail Chorca Dhuibhne – tacú leis an ngrúpa ina ngníomhaíochtaí rannpháirtíochta sa phobal maidir le fuinneamh in-athnuaite, iarfheistiú, caomhnú fuinnimh, éifeachtúlacht agus táirgeadh. 
  • Tionscadal Cruthaitheach Gníomhaithe ar son na hAeráide – má fhaightear cistiú, tacófar leis an gcoimeádaí agus an fhoireann, nuair is gá.
  • Tionscadal Ploutos an AEag cur leis an obair a rinne an Clár Ambasadóirí Feirme, 30 feirm sa bhreis a earcú chun páirt a ghlacadh i dtrialacha teicneolaíochta agus tabhairt isteach na teicneolaíochta a chomhordú. Ag cur le hobair EU SKIN agus thionscadail mhairteola agus uaineola féir saillte, an bonneagar líonraithe agus rannpháirtíochta a fhorbairt chun spreagadh breise a thabhairt do ghnólachtaí inbhuanaithe slabhra soláthair ghearr.
  • Turasóireacht Inbhuanaithe – ag oibriú go dlúth le Comhaontas Turasóireachta Leithinis Dhaingean Uí Chúis agus an SEAI lena chinntiú go nglacann siad páirt i dtionscnaimh éifeachtúlachta fuinnimh agus iompair inbhuanaithe. 
  • Tionscadal Píolótach Iompair Inbhuanaithe – nuair a fhaightear cistiú, tacú leis an mBainisteoir Tionscadail chun an pobal áitiúil a ghníomhú.
  • Pobal Fuinnimh Inmharthana (PFI) Fheirmeoirí Déiríochta Chiarraí Thiar – tacú leis an gCoiste Stiúrtha agus cabhrú leis, nuair is gá.
  • Grúpaí Nua teacht chun cinn agus forbairt grúpaí nua, mar shampla, tionscadail don óige, crainn a chur ar an bhfeirm, plaistigh a laghdú, faisean inbhuanaithe, dramhbhia, bithéagsúlacht, etc. a chur chun cinn, tacú leo agus a chumasú.

CÁILÍOCHTAÍ AGUS OILIÚINT
Caithfidh oiliúint agus taithí ar fhorbairt pobail, nó a chomhionann, a bheith curtha ar an iarratasóir/ag an iarratasóir. Bheadh sé ina bhuntáiste dá mbeadh cáilíochtaí agus/nó taithí bhreise ag an iarratasóir ar fhorbairt inbhuanaithe agus gníomhú ar son na haeráide.

SCILEANNA AGUS TAITHÍ BHUNRIACHTANACH
Beidh na tréithe seo a leanas ag an iarratasóir rathúil:

  • ildánach agus solúbtha
  • báúil agus leathanaigeanta
  • imreoir foirne, atá ábalta oibriú le go leor foirne éagsúla 
  • féintionscóir, tiomanta, dírithe agus eagraithe
  • seiftiúil, samhlaíoch agus nuálach

Beidh an méid seo a leanas ag teastáil ón iarratasóir rathúil: 

  • taithí ar oibriú ar leibhéal pobail
  • taithí ar oibriú le hoibrithe deonacha agus iad a chomhordú
  • taithí ar ghrúpaí a éascú
  • a bheith ábalta a thaispeáint gur féidir leis/léi oibriú faoina stuaim féin agus mar bhall d’fhoireann
  • a bheith ábalta oibriú ar roinnt téamaí agus spriocdhátaí cláir ag an am céanna
  • tuiscint ar cheisteanna a bhaineann le hathrú aeráide agus aistriú fuinnimh, nó a bheith toiliúil foghlaim agus tabhairt faoi uasoiliúint go tapa
  • scileanna maithe ceannaireachta, spreagtha agus eagrúcháin
  • an cumas chun plé agus tuairimí éagsúla a bhainistiú i suíomhanna pobail
  • sárscileanna bainistíochta ama agus tionscadal 
  • sárscileanna scríofa agus cumarsáide ó bhéal, tuairiscí a scríobh san áireamh
  • scileanna maithe ríomhaireachta – Word, Excel, Zoom, etc 
  • meas agus tuiscint ar chultúr tuaithe agus saol feirmeoireachta na hÉireann
  • ceadúnas tiomána iomlán gan phionóis 

SCILEANNA AGUS TAITHÍ INMHIANAITHE
Bheadh an méid seo a leanas ina bhuntáiste:

  • A bheith ábalta an Ghaeilge a labhairt agus a scríobh
  • Taithí phearsanta ar thionscnaimh um ghníomhú ar son na haeráide, slabhra ghearr agus inbhuanaitheachta
  • Taithí ar eagraíochtaí neamhrialtasacha (NGO)
  • Taithí ar bhainistíocht imeachtaí 
  • Taithí ar oibriú le hacadóirí, an pobal, feirmeoirí, foirne teicniúla agus anailísithe sonraí
  • Saineolas nó taithí ar fhiontraíocht/forbairt gnó áitiúil 

RIALACHAS
Fostóidh MolTeic CLG (atá ag trádáil mar Mol Teic) an Comhordaitheoir Rannpháirtíochta sa Phobal agus tuairisceoidh sé/sí le Bainisteoir Mhol Teic i dtaobh bainistíocht laethúil, agus tús áite a thabhairt don ualach oibre. Déanfar cinntí a bhaineann le hobair thionscadail trí fhoireann bheag Tacaíochta agus Rialachais ina bhfuil ionadaithe MaREI, Mhol Teic agus NEWKD.

TUARASTAL
Idir €42,000 agus €48,000 é réimse an tuarastail, ag brath ar thaithí. Beidh tréimhse phromhaidh thosaigh sé mhí i gceist.

UAIREANTA OIBRE
Post lánaimseartha é an post a mhairfidh tréimhse 30 mí. Is é an teidlíocht do shaoire bhliantúil 24 lá sa bhliain. 

Is éagsúil a bheidh gach lá oibre, áfach, ag brath ar ghníomhaíochtaí sceidealaithe agus ar an ngá go mbíonn tú ar fáil ag amanna a oireann d’oibrithe deonacha agus do dhaoine eile sa phobal. D’fhéadfadh uaireanta míshóisialta a bheith i gceist leis an obair, mar sin, cosúil le tráthnónta agus deirí seachtaine, agus caithfear a bheith an-solúbtha dá bharr.

LÁTHAIR 
Beidh an post suite i Mol Cruthaitheachta agus Nuálaíochta Dhaingean Uí Chúis, Páirc Ghnó Chúilín, Daingean Uí Chúis, Contae Chiarraí, agus beidh ort taisteal ar fud Leithinis Dhaingean Uí Chúis agus Chontae Chiarraí, faoi mar is gá. Caithfear oibriú as baile go dtí go mbainfear srianta ábhartha Covid. Is féidir meascán d’obair a dhéanamh sa bhaile agus i Mol Teic ansin.

Seol do CV agus litir chumhdaigh, le do thoil, ina dtugtar cuntas ar an spéis atá agat sa phost agus na fáthanna go bhfuil tú oiriúnach dó, chuig Deirdre de Bhailís, Bainisteoir Mhol Teic, ag jobs@dinglehub.com 

Is é an spriocdháta d’iarratais 5pm, Dé hAoine, an 05 Márta 2021

Cuirfear agallaimh ar siúl i rith na seachtaine an 22 Márta 2021.

Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub is seeking proposals for the provision of video conferencing facilities.

Project Overview: 

Provide a full video conferencing solution for a meeting room located at the Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub in Cúilín Business Park, Dingle. The installation needs to be completed by the end of October 2020. 

Video Conferencing Requirements:

The design, delivery and installation of video conferencing facilities is required for a meeting room in order to provide the services necessary to enable Dingle Hub members and the wider community to work remotely with ease and professionalism from the Dingle Peninsula. The room is serviced by eir 1Gb fibre broadband via CAT6 PoE and Wi-Fi.

The proposed solution should consider the following key elements:

  • Hardware: fixed, wall-mounted touchscreen (minimum 65”); VC video and audio solution, conference table to accommodate up to 10 people with power and Ethernet provision plus HDMI and USB cabling back to the VC equipment.
  • Software: first year subscription to conferencing software option. The current preference is for Zoom but alternatives can be considered.
  • Installation: all electrical and mechanical requirements for fit-out.
  • Support: first year hardware and telephone support.

Consideration should be given to maximising flexibility in the investment, such as:

  • Ability to utilise the screen / camera / audio solution independently from the Dingle Hub’s VC provider, enabling alternative conferencing capabilities (Skype, Hangouts, WebEx etc.) to be leveraged by the user community.
  • Flexible AV system allowing presentations, screenings or other content via direct sources from the conference table or wirelessly (AirPlay, Miracast etc.)
  • Provision of the same solution in additional meeting rooms and potential discounts for carrying out the work at the same time.

Room dimensions: 

Eask Conference Room: 360cm x 560cm

Budget: 

A maximum of €7,500 + VAT is available to undertake this work.

Assessment criteria:

  1. Key project personnel, qualifications and experience of proposed consultants (200)
  2. Quality and clarity of proposal content (300)
  3. Current tax certificate (100)
  4. Proposed costs (200)

(Scores based on Procurement Guidelines formula of:   Max Score * Lowest Price / Price in Question)

Proposal Deadline

If you are interested in helping us complete this project please send a proposal to  tenders@dinglehub.com no later than 15:00 on Wednesday, August 26th.