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Peace IV

We are responsible for delivering the £4.2 million EU funded 'PEACE IV Action Plan'. The funding supports a number of locally based projects and initiatives that promote positive relations between people from different communities and backgrounds.

The PEACE IV Action Plan focuses on three key areas:

  • Building Positive Relations
  • Children and Young People
  • Shared Spaces and Services

The support is used in the delivery of local community initiatives for children and young people involving sports, arts, culture and language. It will help make public space in cities, towns and villages more inclusive and facilitate programmes for shared space. The funding is also used to assist conflict resolution activities at a local level to encourage positive interaction between residents and groups from divided neighbourhoods.

Call for Social Partners to the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council PEACE IV Partnership

The Newry, Mourne and Down District Council PEACE IV Partnership (2017 – 2020) wishes to recruit social partner positions and create reserve lists of appropriate appointees for the whole of the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area:

This is a voluntary appointment with only travel costs and minor expenses reimbursed.  Social partners are appointed on an individual basis to be advocates of processes which address issues of sectarianism and racism.

Essential Criteria

Successful candidates will:

  • Be over 18 years of age. 
  • Be required to attend a minimum of 8 meetings per annum.
  • Have an understanding of the sectarianism and racism issues facing the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area.
  • Have relevant knowledge, skills and experience gained through professional and / or community and voluntary undertakings, which are directly applicable to the Peace IV programme.
  • Have a generic understanding of good relations and in particular issues around ex-combatants, interface areas, ex-political prisoners and youth.
  • Have experience of successful partnership working or committee membership involving a range of partners such as community organisations, statutory bodies, local council etc.
  • Be committed to actively promoting and participating in all aspects of the Peace IV programme and encourage community participation.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Desirable criteria

  • Candidates should have a knowledge and understanding of the principles of corporate governance and standards of behaviour.

To download an application pack form click here. Closing date for applications is Friday 3 August 2018 at 12noon.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

For more information on the SEUPB (Special European Unions Programmes Body) please visit www.seupb.eu

Contact Details

Programmes Unit
9 Monaghan Court
Monaghan Street
Newry BT35 6BH

Telephone: 028 3031 3024
Email: programmesunit@nmandd.org