Vacancies for PPN Representatives on Council & PPN Committees

Closing Date Wednesday April 24th 
  • Secretariat (11 positions)
  • Strategic Policy Committee (SPCs) (17 positions)
  • Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) (5 positions) 
  • Joint Policing Committee (JPC) (7 positions)

Scroll down for full information on roles and responsibilities and for Nomination Forms

Please Note the following:
  • You must be a member of a group registered with Waterford PPN (at least 3 months)
  • Waterford PPN is non-political, and you must agree as a representative to abide by this ethos in its entirety
  • Represent one or more of the following: PillarCommunity & Voluntary, Environment or Social Inclusion Municipal District: Comeragh, Dungarvan/Lismore, Tramore & Waterford City East, Waterford City South or Waterford City West. 
  • You may be nominated for more than one of the above positions but can only hold one seat between SPC, JPC & LCDC; eg you can sit on the Secretariat & either the JPC/SPC or LCDC. 

NB: These Positions are voluntary Roles. All PPN representatives are entitled to have Travel & Subs reimbursed when representing Waterford PPN (Terms & Conditions apply)

The PPN Coordinators, Muriel & John are there as a support to the reps. Any queries please contact John Hawkes on jhawkes@waterfordcouncil.ie or 087 980 9985 OR Muriel Tobin on mtobin@waterfordcouncil.ie or 058 21198

Secretariat

The PPN Secretariat is an administrative body. It is a flat structure, meaning there are no officers. It is the point of contact between the community & Waterford City & County Council and represents the 600+ PPN member groups in Waterford.

It has 11 representatives made up of the following:

  • 1 Member from each Municipal District (Dungarvan/Lismore, Comeragh, Tramore & Waterford City West, Waterford City East & Waterford City South)
  • 2 Members from each pillar (Community & Voluntary, Environment & Social Inclusion)

 When do they meet ?

Meetings take place approx every two months, during the evening, alternating between Dungarvan, Tramore & Waterford.

As Secretariat Rep you will:

  • Work as a team with the other PPN reps on the Secretariat
  • Sub committee roles, ie; HR/Finance/Awards
  • Coordinate and facilitate the day to day management of the PPN including the Staffing and budgets.
  • Implement the decisions of the Plenary (all PPN members)
  • Ensure the proper functioning of the PPN
  • Report back to the Plenary on developments/issues

Further information: About the PPN & Secretariat

NOMINATION FORM SECRETARIAT REP

 


Strategic Policy Committee (SPCs)

It is the task of the SPCs, as committees of the Council, to advise and assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of policy in Waterford. Its gives Councillors and relevant Sectoral Interests, an opportunity for full involvement in the policy making process from the early stages.

There are 5 SPCs in Waterford with reps on each from the following pillars: Community & Voluntary, Environment & Social Inclusion – They are:

  • Economic Development & Enterprise
  • Environmental Protection
  • Housing & Community
  • Planning & Corporate
  • Transport & Infrastructure

*Please Note these may change slightly post Local Authority Elections*

When do they meet ?

Meetings take place quarterly, during the working day alternating between Dungarvan & Waterford.

As an SPC Rep you will:

  • Work as a team with the other PPN reps on the SPC
  • Reflect views/policies as agreed by the pillar
  • Report back on developments/issues

Further information: About SPCs

NOMINATION FORM SPC REP

 

Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)

The LCDC is a committee made up of representatives from the local government, local development sectors, public bodies and representatives of social, economic, environmental and community interests to:

  • Prepare, adopt, implement, monitor and review the community elements of the Local Economic & Community Plan
  • Consider and adopt a statement in respect of the economic elements of the Local Economic & Community Plan
  • Improve the co-ordination of publicly funded programmes including the Local Community Development Programme, Rural Development Programme and Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme and reduce duplication
  • Prepare an annual report on the performance of its duties

 When do they meet ?

Meetings take place monthly, during the working day so there is a significant time commitment. Meetings alternate between Dungarvan & Waterford.

 As an LCDC Rep you will:

  • A significant amount of background reading material to prepare for meetings
  • Work as a team with the other PPN reps, there are 5 on the LCDC (2 x Community & Voluntary, 2 x Social Inclusion & 1 x Environment) NB: See important criteria CRITERIA in regards to the Environment position.
  • Attend various special events/official launches etc
  • Reflect views/policies as agreed by the pillar
  • Report back to the pillar on developments/issues and also to the PPN Secretariat

Further Information: About LCDCs

NOMINATION FORM LCDC REP

 

 

 Joint Policing Committee (JPC)

Joint Policing Committees operate in a manner that offers an opportunity to develop greater consultation, cooperation and accountability between An Garda Siochana, Local Authorities and elected local representatives, with the participation of the community and voluntary sector, on the management of policing and crime issues

When do they meet ?

Meetings take place quarterly, towards the end of the working day with one public meeting annually.   Meetings alternate between Dungarvan & Waterford.

 As an JPC Rep you will:

  • Quite a bit of reading material to prepare for meetings
  • Work as a team with the other PPN reps in between meetings, there are 7 on the JPC (broken down by Municipal District NOT by Pillar)
  • Attend various special events/official launches etc
  • Reflect views/policies as agreed by the pillar
  • Report back to the Secretariat on developments/issues

Further InformationAbout JPCs

NOMINATION FORM JPC REP

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