Contract for Tender | World Crafts Council Europe Project Co-ordinator

Posted 12.07.17

The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), wish to contract a dynamic project co-ordinator whose key responsibility will be the administration of the World Crafts Council Europe day-to-day business and co-ordination for programmes across the Innovation and Development team. 

Contract Specification

Project Co-ordinator - Innovation & Development Programmes
Reporting To: Head of Innovation & Development Programmes
Location: Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Dublin, and international travel
Duration: Part-time contract to 2020 (circa 3 days per week and/or as required)
Contract Type: Independent Contractor


  • The project co-ordinator will require an excellent understanding of current DCCoI programmes and a basic knowledge of World Crafts Council Europe.
  • Understanding of EU funding programmes.
  • Excellent Communication skills, proficiency in website content management and social media. 
  • Educated to degree level with a minimum of one year post-qualification experience or equivalent in the enterprise, innovation and/or cultural fields.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Excellent organisational and proven administration skills.
  • Good communication and public relations skills.
  • Flexibility in terms of working with DCCoI staff, clients and key organisations and with the membership of WCCE.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the craft and design sectors is desirable.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of at least 1 or more languages is desirable.
  • A high level of initiative, energy and motivation is required.
  • Driving license and own transport is an asset.

For full information please download the
WCCE Project Co-ordinator Information Document


Queries relating to this tender should be submitted to: Louise Allen, Head of Innovation and Development Programmes
Contact email: [email protected]

Cut-off for receipt of queries is Friday 14th July at 5pm.
All queries will be answered in one document thereafter.

Proposals must be submitted by email along with a copy of applicants CV to:
Louise Allen
Head of Innovation and Development Programmes
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Castle Yard

Closing date for receipt of of tenders extended to Thursday 24th August 2017.


The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the representative voice and main champion of the design and craft industry in Ireland, representing all disciplines of craft practitioners and product related designers. Its objectives are to foster the growth and commercial strength of the design and craft sector, communicate its unique identity and stimulate quality, design, innovation and competitiveness. It is funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. Further information on DCCoI is available at

The World Crafts Council – Europe is one of the five regional branches (Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe) of the World Crafts Council, an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation recognised by UNESCO, founded in 1964. Its general objectives are to strengthen the status of crafts as a vital part of cultural and economic life, to promote a sense of fellowship among the craftspeople of the world and to offer them encouragement, help and advice.

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