Revd Jack Patterson RIP

Tuesday 16th November 2021

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Revd Jack Patterson, former Archdeacon of Dalriada who served for many years as Rector of Ballintoy and Rathlin, died yesterday at his home in Bushmills. Further details will be shared as received. RIP.

Non-Teaching Staff for St Mary's Primary School

Thursday 11th November 2021

The Board of Governors of St Mary's Primary School are currently in the process of recruiting Non-Teaching Staff for the school on a temporary basis as and when required.

These posts include:
Temporary classroom assistant
Cleaning staff
Lunchtime supervisor

A Temporary Engagement Form can now be filled in, and this is available from the school.

An Access NI form will also have to be completed prior to employment in the school.

JobStart opportunity on Rathlin Island

Tuesday 9th November 2021

JobStart opportunity on Rathlin Island

"We’re hiring! RSPB NI is advertising a number of job vacancies as part of the Department of Communities JobStart scheme. The scheme is open to 16-24 year olds and provides a placement for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months, where you’ll work with a great team and learn lots of useful occupational and employability skills.

Covid & Winter Flu Vaccination Clinic

Tuesday 9th November 2021

The GP will visit tomorrow Wed 10th November for all those already booked for their COVID boosters and annual FLU vaccinations. Clinic will begin at 9am in the Nurses' clinic.


Call for Input on Forthcoming Private Tenancies Bill

Thursday 21st October 2021

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Communities has asked us to pass on the following call for input from private rental tenants on the forthcoming Private Tenancies Bill.

The Assembly’s Committee for Communities is inviting all private rental tenants to respond to a ‘Call for Views’ on the new Private Tenancies Bill, which focuses on the role and regulation of the private rented housing sector.

Energy Audit of Rathlin Homes

Thursday 7th October 2021


Energy Co-operatives Ireland Ltd have been commissioned by Rathlin Sustainable Island Network (RSIN), with the support of Invest Northern Ireland to carry out a comprehensive Scoping Study which will map out the potential future of sustainability and renewable energy on Rathlin.

Chimney Sweep

Wednesday 6th October 2021

A chimney sweep will be on the island in the near future, if anyone would like to book them, please call Francis on 079 1294 4512.

Socio-economic Development Worker Job Opportunity

Monday 4th October 2021

The RDCA is pleased to announce the advertisement for a Socio-economic Development Worker for a new post to work with the LIFE RAFT project - Rathlin Acting For Tomorrow: Removing invasive non-native ferrets and rats from the Rathlin Island Special Protection Area.

Rathlin Island is Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island, with a permanent community of around 160 people. Rathlin is of great importance for wildlife at both national and EU levels, but this wildlife is under threat from invasive non-native ferrets and rats.

NIW Work on Church Brae

Monday 4th October 2021

NIW will be working on Church Brae all week, with the road closed to traffic. There will be more updates later in the week on other work.

Register of Interest for Relief Staff for St Mary's Primary School

Thursday 30th September 2021

The Board of Governors of St Mary’s Primary School, Rathlin, would like to invite interested individuals to apply to the Register of Interest for Relief Staff for the school. This can be done online here. Categories include: Relief cleaning staff; Relief classroom assistants; Relief grounds maintenance. Please note: Anyone who is employed in the school in a temporary relief position will also need to complete an Access NI check.

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