Work for Donegal Youth Service

We are recruiting!

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people?

Do you have the drive and vision to empower and support the young people of our community?

If so, we have exciting opportunities for you to join our dynamic organisation.

Donegal Youth Service are seeking to recruit the following positions

  • Full-time Project Officers x5 Our Generation                          3-year contract
    • (Positions available in Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth)

Additional Positions (Donegal):

  • Full-time Youth Information Officer                                          Maternity Cover
  • Part-time Youth Information Development Officer             1-year contract
  • Part-time Youth Worker                                                                 1-year contract

Applicants must possess a 3rd Level education to degree standard or equivalent in a relevant discipline and a minimum of two year’s community youth work experience in the last 5 years or a minimum of 3 year’s full-time experience in Youth Work or Community development in the last 8yrs. Garda Vetting will apply and the work may involve evening and weekend work.

If you are ready to take on this rewarding challenge and contribute to the success of our dynamic organisation, we want to hear from you.

Application packs are available below:

** Please submit your application by email to **


Closing date for applications:

30th August at 1pm for the 5 Our Generation Positions. 

All other positions the closing date is 16th August at 1pm.  Late applications will not be considered. 


A panel may be created from which future posts may be filled.

If you have any questions; contact: or ring 07491 29630

Donegal Youth Service is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Application documents available below:

Our Generation Project Officer Job Description

Youth Worker Job Description

Youth Information Officer Job Description

Youth Information Development Officer Job Description

DYS Application Form






Community Employment Schemes

All Community Employment vacancies will be updated regularly and viewable from the Donegal Youth Service Facebook page and


Hours for all positions: 19.5 per week

For more information about any of these positions or to apply please contact CE Supervisor Lee Stephenson on 074 91 29630 or email

Can I do a Community Employment Scheme?

Applicants must be eligible – Typical eligibility is over 21 years old + 1 year unemployed/or another qualifying social welfare payment.  There are exceptions, so please contact your local Intreo office to find out if you are eligible.

Why do a CE Scheme?

Get back to work part time, avail of free training, get great experience, meet new people and more! Find out more about Community Employment Schemes on the Citizens Information website here.  CE Staff are a valued part of our team.

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