Youth Officer

  County Galway VEC Ireland

Youth Officer:


Louise Ryan

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Louise Ryan County Galway VEC Youth Officer

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A Youth Officer was recently appointed within Co. Galway V.E.C. The Youth Officer is based at the Administrative Headquarters at Athenry. The Youth Officer is actively involved in the development and co-ordination of youth work within Co. Galway VEC as provided for in the Youth Work Act, 2001.


The Youth Officer duties include:

  • Liaising with relevant organisations and drafting a three year youth work development plan; providing assurance to the Vocational Education Committee that all youth work in the VEC area is provided in accordance with the plan.
  • Prepares annual reports and causes an evaluation to be made of the youth work programmes and services in the area, to enable the vocational education committee to review the Development Plan and produce its Youth Work Report.
  • Co-ordinate plans, proposals and activities with approved national youth work organisations, designated local voluntary youth work organisations and authorised organisations within the VEC area; ensuring co-ordination of youth work programmes and services in the area with education and other programmes for young persons.
  • Makes recommendations on grant applications, registrations and project allocations.
  • Administers expenditure to national and local youth work organisations at local level.
  • Assesses and processes the applications for designation from local voluntary youth work organisations.
  • Monitors and assess the youth work programmes for which money has been provided and in particular evaluates all expenditure incurred in the provision of services.
  • Manage the appointment of the Youth Work Committee, the election process of the Voluntary Youth Council and the organisation of their respective meetings.
  • Prepares such analyses and reports as may be necessary or required from time to time by the vocational education committee or Department of Education and Science.
  • Undertakes any other duties appropriate to the post as determined by the CEO, from time to time.

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