Calling All Artists

Are you feeling creative?

Westside Arts Festival's annual Art Exhibition is now open for submissions. We welcome pieces from everyone in the community: young and old, new and experienced. Every year, the exhibition is different and exciting thanks to the work of creative people from Westside and further afield.

Please bring your art (maximum of two items per person) to Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway before Friday 30th June.

Looking forward to exhibiting your work,

The Arts Festival Committee

Join Irish Heart Foundation For Happy Heart Day

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in Ireland so this May, hundreds of volunteers will take to the street to help fund lifesaving programmes.

We are looking for members of the community to take part in Happy Heart Day on the 12th of May. Volunteers can sell pins at their local shop, in their workplace or even host their own fundraising event. All money raised on the day will go towards Irish Heart’s vital programmes. We would love to hear from you, your club or local group and help you get involved on Happy Heart Day. 

For more information, contact Irish Heart’s Regional Manager Sarah Mackey at 086 380 6941.

Job Vacancy at Westside Resource Centre

Job Description

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Job Title: Manager (Community Services Programme)

Name of Employer: Westside Resource Centre CLG

Overall Purpose of Job: To oversee the day to day operations of the Westside Resource Centre. The manager will coordinate the safe and efficient operation of the centre as a social enterprise and support the company in providing a valuable resource to the local community.

Reports to: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Management & Supervision

Supervision and support of staff – maintain staff files, time sheets and records

Assist the company in meeting its employment responsibilities in line with best practice

Organise staff meetings, provide communication and coordination of duties and rotas.

Measure staff performance – support and assist as necessary.

Implement company policy & procedures and assist in policy development

Ensure centre is adequately staffed – staff, placement workers and/or volunteers

Ensure centre is open at all appointed times – including evenings and weekends

Coordination of all room bookings, effective operation of centre towards its full potential


Customer Service

Provide a high level of customer service & liaise with all groups and individuals using the centre

Ensure clients are well catered for and that rooms, equipment, catering etc. are well presented

Deal with the public and any issues that arise including complaints

Maintain and enhance existing client base & develop new bookings

Social Enterprise - development of new services & ideas towards income generation

Support the CEO in promoting the service



Maintain the premises to a high standard and to all current regulations

Oversee all maintenance works, cleaning operations and buildings systems, alarms etc

Deputise for other members of staff who are on leave, open & close building as required

Support the CEO in ensuring that WRC meets it responsibilities as a landlord

Implement Health & Safety Policy,Complete routine financial records



Provide reception services to the members of the public

Support the CEO in hosting and managing community events

Any other duties deemed appropriate by the CEO or the Board of Directors

Informal Talk by Senator Alice Mary Higgins

As an adjunct to our monthly Open Door series, Westside Resource Centre is delighted to welcome Senator Alice Mary Higgins on Monday 20th February at 10:30am. Senator Higgins will give an informal talk on life and work in Seanad Éireann. This event is free of charge and all are welcome.

Promoting Fairtrade

Westside  Resource  Centre has registered Fairtrade Ireland to become a Fairtrade workplace. Starting from the first week of January this year, Westside Resource Centre will be using Fairtrade products for all the teas and coffees provided at the centre. Westside Resource Centre is committed to being a responsible organisation and to working for equality and fairness both at home and abroad.

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