Research & Admin sessional support worker


Lisnaskea-based South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) is seeking to recruit a sessional research and administration officer to support the group’s Advocacy Support Service comprised of a Service Manager and 4 Support Workers who are funded via the Peace IV Programme administered via The Victims and Survivors Service.

Duration of post: Monday 13th August 2018 – end March 2019 initially with potential for an extension subject to additional funding being secured.


The individual appointed must have a sound understanding of issues in relation to innocent victims/survivors and of on-going developments within the sector. It is also crucial that the individual appointed can demonstrate empathy for the constituency to which they are required to service.

A snap-shot of the work to be undertook in respect of this Contract:

  1. General office administration related duties such as filing/archiving, drafting letters, producing flyers and posters, telephone work, photocopying, scanning and sending emails.
  2. Writing up and tabulating in Report format the findings of consultation events held by SEFF concerning the proposed legacy structures as outlined within the NIO Public Consultation and associated Legacy Bill.
  3. Research-based work as directed by the Service Manager which will assist the SEFF to best respond to the NIO Consultation.
  4. Hold a number of surgery days to support individual victims/survivors to respond to the NIO Legacy Consultation, providing assistance as is required and as directed by the Service Manager.
  5. Maintaining a robust Monitoring and Evaluation framework. (being cognisant of existing VSS requirements)
  6. Contribute to the production of a monthly Advocacy N’letter as well as updating and monitoring the AfIV Project’s Facebook pages.
  7. Take forward and complete work connected with SEFF’s Border Trail Project including production of literature and a promotional DVD.

This is not an exhaustive list.

In complementing the above, the successful tender respondent must:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to at times work unsupervised on research projects
  2. Undertake research projects that highlight and develop the ethos of the organisation
  3. Introduce new ideas that may help to develop the advocacy service.

**SEFF reserves the right to hold Interviews as part of the Appointments process if this is deemed necessary by the organisation.

The total cost available for this assignment (inc of travel and all other costs) is £14,500 inclusive of VAT. The successful tender respondent will be responsible for paying his/her own HMRC contributions.

You will have access to an office (with necessary equipment) within SEFF’s Lisnaskea office to carry out the work and you will also have use of a laptop to carry out work externally from the office.

You will be required to work to SEFF’s Advocacy Standards Framework and Policies and Procedures as well as demonstrating due diligence around the need for observance of Confidentiality and Data Protection requirements.

To apply:

Please forward your up-to-date CV, your qualification-based certificates and references from 2 appropriate professionals plus your tender quote for delivery of the service (which should set out proposed hours of delivery) as set out above by 1pm on Friday 10th August 2018 to:

FAO Mr Kenny Donaldson
SEFF’s Director of Services
1 Manderwood Park
1 Nutfield Road,
County Fermanagh
BT92 0FP


If you have any queries, please contact SEFF on: 028 677 23884 or 028 677 22242.

“This position is funded under the Victims and Survivors Programme 2017-2020 for Groups working with Victims and Survivors which is administered by the VSS on behalf of the Northern Ireland Executive Office.”

South East Fermanagh Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.