The Acorn Project in Longford Town was established in 2004, its early focus was on supporting marginalised men and creating services for primary school children.  Acorn now supports the running of the Community Bus with the Community Garda Unit and RAPID.

Acorn whas ran family support programmes, counselling services that support individuals with addiction issues, English classes,  after school clubs, teen support programmes, men and women’s groups, Acorn also supports a number of positive mental health projects. 

Acorn have a Community Employment Programme vacancy for an Administrator and Support Worker.  19.5 hours per week.

The Community Employment Programme (also known as a “CE Scheme”) is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities.

Participants on the CE scheme can take up other part-time work during their placement. 

Duties of this post include but are not limited to:

  • Managing budgets
  • Project co-ordination and Project promotion
  • Recruitment and management of volunteers
  • Administration of grant applications
  • Organising board meetings
  • Facilitating group meetings events
  • Referring individuals to relevant supporting organisations, e.g. counselling, rehabilitation etc
  • General Administration

To apply

Please submit CVs to Mary @

or to Marie @ 

You can post CVs to: CE Coordinator, EDI Centre, 11A2 Mastertech Business Park, Athlone Road, Longford, N39 Y0F4.

Or if you are passing by you can drop your CV into our reception area, please mark CVs for the attention of the CE Coordinator

You can also contact Mary or Marie by phoning 043-3347515

You can read more about Community Employment here

More information on the EDI Centre’s Community Employment Scheme and our vacancies can be found on our Blog