MRCI is seeking applications for the position of Community + Social Enterprise Support Worker. This is a new project of MRCI funded under the European Social Fund. This project is aimed at supporting migrant women’s entrepreneurship and the development of a social enterprise in homecare. This role is to support the ESF Project Coordinator to develop and sustain the participation of migrant women in entrepreneurship training and homecare workers in the development of a social enterprise. In addition, this role will actively support the participation of au pairs in the work of the Domestic Workers Actions Group.

Reporting to the Community Work Coordinator, specific tasks include: 

  • With the ESF Project Coordinator, identify and directly support migrant women to complete training in Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship with DCU Ryan Academy
  • Carry out administration of the training programme and keep up to date all records as required
  • Organise meetings with the ESF Project Coordinator to inform and document gaps in and barriers to migrant women's participation in entrepreneurship
  • Identify and build relationships with a core number of migrant homecare workers with a view to supporting their individual and collective participation in the development of a new and  innovative social enterprise in homecare
  • With the ESF Project Coordinator support the development of a Homecare Social Enterprise Group to develop and operationalise a social enterprise model in homecare
  • With the ESF Project Coordinator organise a range of relevant workshops for migrant women with experts in the field of social entrepreneurship and support an end-of-project conference
  • Support the documentation of learning from the project
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a plan of outreach to au pairs and childcare workers working in private homes with a view to building their voice and participation to improve working conditions
  • Engage in relationship building and networking locally, nationally and internationally on issues and concerns relevant to the role
  • Contribute to the overall work and activities of the MRCI
  • Represent the MRCI at events and on relevant structures
  • Undertake additional tasks as agreed with the Board and Director


  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Clear commitment to the values of equality, community participation, social justice, anti-racism, including the rights of migrant workers
  • Demonstrable ability to work well under pressure and to prioritise tasks effectively
  • A self-starter, with an ability to demonstrate initiative and innovative, flexible and adaptable work approaches
  • Experience of planning, coordination and organising events and actions 


  • Experience of working directly with migrant domestic workers including homecare workers and au pairs
  • Working knowledge of Tagalog, Portuguese or Arabic is an advantage
  • Relevant qualification or experience in community work, social sciences or business
  • A basic understanding of and commitment to community work as method of working for change
  • Experience of working in the development of social enterprise
  • Experience of supporting participation, group work and collective methods of working
  • Experience of supporting people in education and in the development and delivery of training
  • Experience of working in and with community sector organisations
  • Experience of carrying out research and feeding into policy

Duration: This is a 4 day a week position.

Remuneration: €36,000 pro rata

Commencing: September 2017 and ending June 2020

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter marked Community + Social Enterprise Support Worker to Edel McGinley at by 5pm Friday 18th August. Please note a cover letter is essential and taken into consideration in the shortlisting of applicants.

Interviews will be held the week of the 28th August