29th March 2022
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is currently recruiting a temporary Official in the INTO Education, Research and Learning Section. Dublin based.
General Job Description
The INTO is the largest teachers’ organisation in Ireland representing the trade union and professional interests of almost 50,000 members in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. INTO Head Office has a staff of 22 Officials supported by 40 Administrative Staff. A Temporary vacancy for an official has arisen in the Education and Research Section.
The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a dynamic team in Head Office committed to achieving the INTO’s objectives. While initial duties will be in the Education, Research and Learning section, flexibility is a key requirement and the capacity to work across all sections of the office is essential.
The successful candidates will carry out such duties as may be assigned by the relevant Assistant General Secretary and/or General Secretary. Whilst the initial duties of the posts are outlined below, specific duties will be assigned on an on-going basis and overall duties may be altered and may evolve over time in accordance with the directions of the General Secretary.
Applications are invited for this fixed-term (5 month) position which arises as a result of a career break in the Education Research and Learning Section.
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 education issues
- Responding to members’ education related queries via telephone, email and correspondence
- Representing and liaising on behalf of members with the Department of Education and Skills, school management authorities and other external bodies
- Supporting the Central Executive Committee (CEC) and the Education Committee (EDC) in their work at branch and district level
- Undertaking research and preparing documentation for publication and presentation.
- Delivering training and professional development at branch and district level
- Initiating, progressing, designing and organising professional learning and training activities for members, both face-to-face and online
- Supporting the work of the INTO National Education Committee
- Maintaining an up to date knowledge of key education developments, including developments in inclusion, special education and professional learning to advise senior management and CEC
- A minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience
- An appropriate third level qualification
- An 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 ICT with an emphasis on Excel and data management
- A commitment to working collaboratively and effectively in a team environment
- High standards of research, writing and presentation skills
- An ability to adapt quickly to different demands to provide a quality service to individuals and groups of members
- A results-driven approach
- A willingness to participate in CPD
Also desirable is competency in the Irish language, both oral and written.
The successful appointee will enter into a detailed contract of employment with INTO.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Thursday 14th April 2022.
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