Orla McDonnell, Supervisor at Pope’s Quay Community Hub, Cope Foundation. Photo: Darragh Kane

Cope is recruiting

One of the country’s largest disability organisations has organised a recruitment day which will take place next week.

Cope Foundation is looking to fill a number of roles within the organisation, it said.

Cope Foundation employs over 1,000 staff in nursing, multi-disciplinary services, health and social care, care assistants, support roles, administration and more and has vacancies across a range of departments.

The Recruitment Open Day takes place at the Metropole Hotel in Cork city on Monday 7 November from 2-8pm. People are invited to meet with some of Cope Foundation’s team to discuss career opportunities within the organisation.

Eamon Nash, Chief Operations Officer of Cope Foundation said: “We can offer people a very rewarding and fulfilling career and are excited to share the opportunities we have with interested people at this recruitment open day. We are now located in over 70 locations across Cork city and county and we have full and part-time roles for the right candidates.

“Many of our team members joined Cope Foundation as care assistants and are now working at the highest level in our organisation. Some of the benefits of working with Cope Foundation include membership of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme, paid maternity/paternity leave and sick leave paid in line with the public sector sick pay scheme. We look forward to meeting people and talking to them about the opportunities we have on offer.” The Cork-based charity works to enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism; working in partnership with them, their families and local communities to provide a broad range of person-centred services and supports. It currently supports over 2,800 people of every ability to live a life of their choosing. In April of this year, the non-profit organisation held a Recruitment Open Day which it says more than 80 people attend.

Orla McDonnell, Senior Supervisor at Pope's Quay Community Hub, Cope Foundation said: “I have been working in Cope Foundation for 14 years. I started off as a care assistant and in 2018 I became a senior supervisor while working in Glasheen Bays. I am now working with the fantastic team in Pope's Quay Community Hub.

“What I enjoy most about my role in Cope Foundation is working with the people we support. It's so important for everybody to avail of the same opportunities, the work here in the community hubs allows us to do this for people we support, so that they can develop skills and live lives of their own choosing.”