Current Vacancies

Interested in working in an organisation committed to making a real difference in the lives of Young People in Kerry?  KDYS currently has a number of great opportunities that you may be interested in!

We are a leading youth work organisation in South West Ireland, working with and giving a voice to young people across the diocese. Our Staff Team is committed to the core values of the organisation

  • Young people are at the heart of everything we do
  • Concern for every young person’s development – personal, social, educational and spiritual,
  • A strong commitment to partnership with young people and communities, volunteers, and
  • Upholding the highest quality standards of integrity and professionalism.

We work in active partnership with local, regional, national and international bodies to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, and their families and communities.

We invite applications (by application form only) for the following post(s):

KDYS Development and Volunteer Led Services Officer

KDYS is committed to the provision and development of sustainable Volunteer-Led Youth Clubs and Projects. The future of KDYS Youth Clubs is dependent on the development of a new business model for a sustainable future. The new business model will be developed in conjunction with Volunteer Leaders, Young People, KDYS Board and Management, and other Stakeholders as relevant. It will seek to ensure that KDYS Youth Clubs are high quality provisions, with measurable outcomes, incorporating the voice of young people.

The post holder will lead out on the design, implementation and evaluation of a Business Plan for KDYS volunteer led services. This is a full time role operating at senior level within KDYS and requires a strategic focus.  The initial contract is for nine months, with any renewal of the contract beyond the initial fixed term dependant on the successful development and delivery of a sustainable business model.

The KDYS Development and Volunteer-Led Services Officer will be a dynamic individual, who is highly motivated, flexible and values the contribution of key stakeholders to achieve success

Applicants should have relevant 3rd level degree and a minimum 2 years relevant work experience and a working knowledge and understanding of Irish charity fundraising sector with experience in non-profit fundraising, development and volunteering


Job Description and Application Form, available to download  from  KDYS Development and Volunteer-Led Services Officer  and Application Form  or by request to:

A panel may be formed from which future vacancies may be filled.

Please submit completed Application Form on or before:

5 pm, Wednesday 28th August 2019

Please read this document before completing your application form: Your Application & Our Recruitment Process

Community Employment Opportunities

We currently have a number of opportunities available within the Community Employment scheme across Kerry in the areas of:

Administration, Youth Work, Maintenance, Truck Driver (Category C Licence with CPC)

KDYS sponsors the Community Employment Scheme under the aegis of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

The Community Employment (CE) programme is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time work within local communities. Participants can take up other part-time work during their placement. The KDYS scheme provides access to quality paid work experience and accredited training. Applicants must meet CE eligibility requirements.

Interested? For more information on any of these posts contact our HR department today at or 064 6631748.


KDYS is an equal opportunities employer.

KDYS is a Health Promoting Youth Organisation

KDYS complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland




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