Orla McDonnell, Senior Supervisor at Pope’s Quay Community Hub, Cope Foundation, launches the organisation’s first ever recruitment open day in North Cork. Photo: Darragh Kane

Cope host recruitment day in Mallow

An organisation helping people with intellectual disabilities is hosting a recruitment open day in North Cork this month.

Cope Foundation, which supports over 2,800 children and adults of every ability to live ‘Your Life, Your Way’ is looking to fill a number of roles within the organisation.

The recruitment day takes place at the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow on Wednesday 16 November from 2-8pm and people are invited to meet with some of Cope Foundation’s team to discuss career opportunities within the organisation.

Cope Foundation is one of the country’s largest disability organisations. It employs over 1,000 staff in nursing, multi-disciplinary services, health and social care, care assistants, support roles, administration and other areas and has vacancies across a range of departments.

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.

Áine O’Callaghan, Head of the Human Resources Department said: “This is our first recruitment open day in the North Cork area, it will give us an opportunity to meet and talk to people about the work of Cope Foundation. We are looking to fill a number of healthcare professions in the North Cork and city areas. We provide permanent and temporary roles with full-time, part-time, job sharing and flexible options available. This could be the start of a new and extremely rewarding career.”

Orla McDonnell, Senior Supervisor at Pope's Quay Community Hub, Cope Foundation said: "I have been working in Cope Foundation for 14 years. 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."