Vacancy in INTO Head Office

Vacancy for temporary Official in the INTO Conditions of Employment and Leadership Section – Dublin based 

Applications are invited for this fixed-term (9-month) position. 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. 

Initial duties and responsibilities 
  • 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: 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, management bodies and other trade unions. 
  • Responding to members’ queries via telephone, email and correspondence. 
  • Undertaking research and preparing documentation for publication and presentation. 
Required competencies 
  • 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. 

A letter of application (maximum two pages) and curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact details of two referees, should be submitted by email only to: by 5pm on Wednessday, 27 October 2021. General terms and conditions are available on request from