We are hiring Community Worker for Cultúr office in Louth

Employment Opportunity for Community Development Worker

Cultúr Migrant Centre is seeking to employ a qualified Community development worker on a full-time basis to work in Louth with ethnic minorities including immigrants, migrant workers, asylum seekers, refugees, agencies and community stakeholders. Cultúr is a community work organisation based in Navan County Meath.

The position

The role of the Community Worker will be to implement the Migrant Network Community Development Project Louth & Meath and contribute to the objectives of the Community Development Programme to:

  • Develop community responses to a range of social, economic and environmental concerns
  • Facilitate a collaborative approach with the target group to build and empower relationships and cooperative initiatives between marginalised groups, mainstream services and decision-making bodies
  • Showcase and profile the benefits of an autonomous approach to community development in relation to new and emerging issues.

The Community Worker will use community work approaches and methodologies based on the “All Ireland Standards for Community Work”. (www.cwi.ie)

The aim of this project is to widen the participation and promote the empowerment and inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, working in collaboration with agencies and organisations in the community.

Essential criteria:

The successful candidate must have:

  • Third level or postgraduate qualification in community work.
  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualification professional experience
  • Proven track record of working with communities of interest/minority groups using community work approaches. (As identified in the “All Ireland Standard for Community Work”)
  • Experience working as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral and excellent report writing skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office and other relevant computer applications
  • Experience of policy work, networking / interagency working within the community development sector
  • Commitment to Equality, Human Rights and Diversity
  • Clear understanding and analysis of migration and integration issues and national infrastructure, including current issues


A full-time fixed-term Contract of Employment to the end of November 2022, with the possibility to extend to the end of November 2024, subject to funding and the successful completion of a probation period.


 Applying for this position

To apply, please complete the attached application form here and email to [email protected] or by post to Tinu Achioya Cultúr Migrant Centre, Ground Floor, St. Anne’s Resource Centre Railway St. Navan Co. Meath.

Full job description is available here or www.cultur.ie .

Closing date for receipt of application is 5 pm Thursday 25th November 2021. Interviews will take place the week of the 6th December 2021.

Cultúr is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The Cultúr MNCD project is funded by Department of Rural and Community Development



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Join us virtually to celebrate the African continent its people and their rich cultures.

About this event

This year’s celebrations will happen virtually due to the massive impact of COVID-19 in Ireland and the rest of the world under the theme: SilencingTheGuns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development and Intensifying the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Please join us to celebrate Meath Africa Day Virtual Event on 25th May 2021 @ 4pm.
Please register online using the link below.



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Cultur Migrants would like to Invite you to attend the Anti-Racism Day Event Celebration. The diversity online event is an opportunity to celebrate and renew our commitment to strengthen diversity and equality in Co Meath and surrounding area. “World Against Racism” will feature a variety of activities and promote inclusion in line with the UN World Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the European Week Against Racism.

Please register online by Thursday 18th March using the link below.


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Cultúr Migrant Centre Navan Welcomes the Government White Paper: Next Task Monitoring the implementation of the Proposals.

Cultúr welcomes the proposals in the government’s White Paper on ending Direct Provision published today. This is a special moment for people who have long campaigned for the end of Direct Provision. Cultúr has called for the end of Direct Provision for over 17 years and has campaigned for a model that treats protection applicants with dignity and provides accommodation that is human rights compliant. We welcome the “multi-strand accommodation approach” that has been proposed which commits to building accommodation and using approved housing bodies, moving away from the for-profit accommodation model.

The plan includes mention of a budget to resource community groups to support the implementation and incorporates an independent oversight that includes participation of people with lived experience of Direct Provision and the experience of people in the protection process. The new social welfare payments proposed will also go a long way to address the poverty experienced by people in the protection process. The multi-agency approach proposed will ensure a coordinated effort to support integration is possible from the time of arrival.

Our concern is that the recommendation from the Catherine Day report to start the transition this year is not in the White Paper rather the work will begin in 2022. It is our opinion that in the interim the government should come up with a mechanism that will work on clearing the backlog and reduce the time in processing applications, the median processing time for international protection applications determined in 2020, by the International Protection Office (IPO)was 17.6 months and 12.7 months for prioritised applications.https://www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie/news/delays-continue-to-afflict-irish-protection-process. Without changes in processing of applications we foresee challenges in transitioning to the new model.

We welcome the report and look forward to working with the Department to ensure that people coming to seek international protection in Ireland will experience “integration from day one”. This a monumental day for people in the International Protection System, in particular for the people we work with and support in Mosney Direct Provision Centre and emergency accommodation centres in Co. Meath. The job is not over yet and we will continue to work for the full implementation of the White Paper.


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Media Contact:

Tinu Achioya

Programme Manager Cultúr Migrant Centre Navan

Ph: 086 0111742

Email: [email protected]

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