Vacancy for an INTO Official – Fixed term position (18 months)

Section: Conditions of Employment and Leadership

Location: INTO Head Office, Dublin

General Job description

Applications are invited for this Fixed Term position at INTO Head Office. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic, responsive and flexible team, committed to achieving INTO objectives especially in the area of direct service to members. This is a position which involves significant responsibility in relation to INTO’s work in dealing with teachers’ conditions of employment. This vacancy arises as a result of a career break in the Conditions of Employment and Leadership section and initial duties will be in that Section. However, flexibility is a key requirement and the capacity to work across all sections of the office is essential. The Official will carry out such duties as may be assigned by the relevant Assistant General Secretary and/or General Secretary.

Initial duties and responsibilities assigned will involve:

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of INTO policy and assisting in the development of services to members.
  • Maintaining a detailed and up to date knowledge of teachers’ conditions of employment issues, in particular those related to pay, pensions and general financial matters.
  • Advising members on conditions of employment, trade union and professional matters.
  • Representing and liaising on behalf of members with other agencies such as Department of Education and Skills, management bodies and other trade unions.
  • Responding to members’ queries via telephone, email and correspondence.
  • Undertaking research and preparing documentation for publication and presentation.
  • Such other duties which may be assigned by the General Secretary.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Up to date knowledge of the INTO and an understanding of current issues in education.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • An up to date proficiency in IT, with an emphasis on Excel and data management.
  • A commitment to working effectively in a team environment.
  • High standards of research, writing and presentation skills.
  • A minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience.
  • An appropriate third level qualification.
  • An ability to provide a quality service to individuals and groups of members.
  • A results driven approach.
  • A willingness to participate in CPD.

The successful appointee will enter into a detailed Fixed Term contract of employment with INTO.

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate.

Interviews will be held during January 2021. A Letter of application (maximum 2 pages) and curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact details of two referees, should be submitted by email only to: by 5p.m. on Friday December 18 2020.

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