Concern for jobs at Inner City Trust

The Inner City Trust helped to re-develop 31-33 Shipquay Street (pictured above).
The Inner City Trust helped to re-develop 31-33 Shipquay Street (pictured above).

There are concerns for the future of some employees working for the Inner City Trust, the ‘Journal’ has learned.

Staff have been asked to partake in a voluntary redundancy scheme which could result in the shedding of several jobs, according to a well placed source.

“Staff received letters in the last few days and it looks like they [management] are looking for more than three people to take voluntary redundancy,” said the source.

The ‘Journal’ contacted the Inner City Trust and a spokesperson confirmed that a “re-organisation process” had commenced.

“The Trust is undertaking a process of re-organisation. As a result the opportunity for voluntary redundancy may arise. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time,” said the spokesperson.

The Inner City Trust is a social enterprise and was set-up to develop the physical, economic and social regeneration of Derry city centre.

The organisation was born out of the North West Centre for Learning and Development which was founded by the late Paddy ‘Bogside’ Doherty in Derry during the 1970s.

One of the main aims of the Trust during the ‘Troubles’ was to re-develop bombed out buildings and help towards creating employment in the city centre.

The Inner City Trust currently employs six full-time and one part-time staff members.