Job Title: European Programme Project Manager
Process Team: Innovation & Development Programmes
Location: Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Castle Yard, Kilkenny
Reporting To: Head of Innovation & Development Programmes

The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), wish to contract a dynamic project manager whose key responsibilities will be:

  • The ongoing development of a European funding strategy for DCCI
  • The development and management of applications to EU funding programmes
  • The co-ordination and management of projects in receipt of European funding.


  • Development of a targeted strategy to secure EU and other types of funding in line with DCCI’s strategic plan 2020 – 2023.
  • The successful and timely submission of applications to the EU resulting in additional funding streams for the organisation.
  • Management, co-ordination and administration of activities for current EU funded projects – Crafts Code (funded by Interrreg) and Crafting Europe (funded by Creative Europe).
    To include:
    – Preparation and submission of regular progress reports based on project deliverables.
    – Management of project partners to ensure effective communication and delivery.
    – Management of project events and meetings in line with project objectives, budgets and timelines.
  • Management of prospective successful applications for EU funding.
  • Identification and development of relationships with international partners who share a common strategic vision for the purpose of securing EU funding.
  • Preparation of an annual report, monthly board reports and other reports and metrics based on agreed targets.


  • 3rd level in European/International or Art/Craft/Design qualification.
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of European programmes.
  • Experience in delivery of previous EU programmes.
  • Excellent organisational and project management, communication and public relations skills.
  • Excellent people and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on one’s own initiative and in teams.
  • Ability to manage and devise action plans and workflows to ensure timely delivery of objectives.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.



Interested candidates are requested to send a Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience and interest in the role and Curriculum Vitae by e-mail to:
Please title the email: European Programme Project Manager
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon Monday 17th February, 2020.

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