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Ruhama | Supporting women affected by prostitution and trafficking


We're hiring for a Housing and Development Officer at Ruhama. 

Duration: 12 Month Fixed Contract, part time. 21 hours per week (flexible working hours during office hours negotiable).

Reports to: Service Manager

Training: The successful candidate will be expected to participate in Ruhama staff/volunteer training during the course of their contract.

Salary: The salary for this position is €34,400 pro rata (€20,650 based on 21hrs per week)

This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to and engage with the work of Ruhama. The Housing & Development Officer will provide and develop services to women seeking assistance with housing, social welfare & development support. They will work directly with the Ruhama practice team to support Ruhama’s integrated model of work.

Person specification:

The Housing and Development Officer will have:

  • An excellent ability and confidence to work on own initiative and also as a part of a team.
  • A strong interest in the area housing support and advocacy.
  • Experience of the Irish housing and social welfare system.
  • Knowledge of budgeting skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and some familiarity with databases and spreadsheets.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • An understanding of the exploitative nature of the commercial sex trade and the challenges that may be faced by Ruhama’s client group.

Main Responsibilities.

  • Manage internal referrals to the Housing and Development service.
  • Carry out Housing assessments with clients.
  • Collaborate with clients to achieve best outcomes for their housing, financial sustainability and social integration needs.
  • Support Ruhama’s planning, and support the development of the Housing service.
  • Liaise and negotiate with housing support agencies, the department of social welfare, private landlords and other key stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain relationships with housing bodies, landlords and other key partners.
  • Plan and provide a range of aftercare support for women in independent living.
  • Maintain existing file management/data collection systems relating to Housing and Development.
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Service Manager.
  • In conjunction with the Service Manager, prepare and maintain budgets pertaining to the Housing and Development service.
  • Refer clients internally or to external agencies as appropriate.


Find out more information and apply for the role here by Friday 12th April 2019


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