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There are three forms for completion needed to apply for any vacancy with Cope Foundation. You can download each form as a PDF.

Click here for Application Form – please specify which position you are applying for on this form.
Click here for Vetting Form
Click here for Safeguard for Employment

All three forms should be returned, before the closing date for applications, to:
H.R. Division, Cope Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork

Or you can ask for a form by sending an e-mail to:
or by telephoning
00353 21 4507131.

Recruitment and Jobs


Applications are invited for the below positions:


Procurement Manager


Cope Foundation is currently recruiting for a full time Procurement Manager.  We are seeking to recruit an appropriately qualified and experienced person to develop and undertake the procurement functions

for the organisation.


Key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • ​​​​​To ensure that Cope Foundation achieves value for money and enters into contracts which offer the most economically advantageous outcome for the services and supports that we provide
  • Development and implementation of a procurement and purchasing plan for Cope Foundation and timetable all activities
  • Manage the delivery of tender processes to agreed timescales
  • Have a good understanding of public sector procurement & OJEU tenders
  • Ensure that the Contract Register is maintained, together with supplier  contracts
  • Continually develop procurement expertise in Cope Foundation to support staff development, knowledge and expertise in procurement activities
  • Set up an effective contract management process with regular reviews of all Contracts, Supplies and Suppliers ensuring that maximum value for money benefits are achieved.


Skills and experience

·        Relevant experience with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role with   

         demonstrable evidence of success in procurement and purchasing

·        Relevant qualifications in the area of procurement

·        IT skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and etenders platform

·        Initiative

·        Analytical skills and evidence of systematic approach

·        Negotiation skills

Informal enquiries to John Murphy, Head of Finance at 021-4643250


Staff Nurses

Cope Foundation is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic Staff Nurses to support people with intellectual disability and/or autism across Cork city and county.  A full clean driving licence is essential.


Applicants should possess a relevant third level qualification in Nursing, be on the live register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and possess a valid work visa to work in Ireland.  Very good interpersonal skills and the flexibility to meet the changing needs of the people Cope Foundation supports are essential requirements.  Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism is an advantage.


Care Assistants

Cope Foundation is looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced Care Assistants to support people with an intellectual disability and/or autism to flourish and lead a life of their choosing.  The successful applicants may be required to work in existing Cope Foundation locations, as part of a team in new community based settings or in a Home Support capacity across Cork city and county.   The positions require a high degree of flexibility and motivation.  The team members will work closely with individuals’ circles of support and their local community in order to develop and progress opportunities for themA commitment to a person centred, citizen based, and social model of support is required. 

Other requirements include:

·       A relevant third level qualification (QQI level 5 award at a minimum in a caring principal ideally).

·       Experience of working with people with intellectual disability and/or autism and challenging


·       Experience of working in an inter-disciplinary team environment.

·       Initiative, flexibility, and enthusiasm

·       Good communication and interpersonal skills.

·       A track record of thinking creatively, being person centred and adaptable.

·       Computer literate.

·       A full clean driving licence is desirable.

Application forms for all positions may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Please specify which positions you are applying for.  Completed applications must be returned no later than Friday 24th November 2017.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.