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Science Education Officer

An Taisce - The National trust for Ireland

  • Dublin
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 05/10/2017
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The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to work on its new GLOBE programme.


ROLE: Science Education Officer

CONTRACT: 2 Year Fixed Term

SALARY: €28,000 - €33,500 per annum (depending on experience)

LOCATION: 5a Swifts Alley, Francis Street, Dublin 8

CLOSING DATE: 5th October 2017



GLOBE is an international science and education programme that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

An Taisce is seeking a candidate who has an excellent knowledge of science, professional experience of Ireland’s education system and a passion for the environment; to promote and develop the GLOBE programme to primary and secondary schools in Ireland and assist teachers implementing GLOBE in the classroom.

Over the period of the programme the Science Education Officer will provide ongoing support, training and advice for participating schools. Schools also develop their own expertise and exchange information and experiences with other schools over the course of the programme.

The post will be 32.75 hours per week, based in the Environmental Education Unit, 5a Swift’s Alley, Dublin 8 and a degree of flexibility of working hours around evenings and weekends will be expected. This initial contract will be for a period of 2 years based on current funding and may be extended in line with the provision of further funding in the future.



  • Promote the GLOBE programme to a limited number of Primary and Secondary schools
  • Recruit and register a set number of schools for participation in the GLOBE programme
  •  Engage and support schools to assist them in the development and implementation of their programmes
  • Organise and facilitate workshops/presentations/teacher training/events for schools etc.
  • Undertake a series of school visits to demonstrate experiments and data collection techniques
  •  Train teachers in how to operate instrumentation and upload data to the GLOBE website
  •  Monitor and evaluate progress and development of the programme in participating schools
  • Assist in the development and procurement of materials and resources
  •  Research, adapt and develop a series of curriculum linked lesson plans and modules for teachers to use in the classroom
  •  Maintenance and content management of the programme specific web pages
  •   Set up and management of various social media platforms
  • Organise and conduct meetings with teachers and students
  •  Liaise with existing programme partners and stakeholders
  •  Undertake associated PR, marketing and media elements
  • Overall responsibility for programme administration
  •  Prepare a series of progress reports and updates
  • Undertake any other such relevant duties as may from time to time arise and are considered appropriate.


Qualifications and Attainments

3rd Level Qualification in environmental studies/science/education/research - Essential


A minimum of 2 years experience in a field relating to environmental / science/ education or sustainable development.   Desirable

Knowledge, Skills & Aptitudes

  • Knowledge of Earth Sciences & Environmental Issues  - Essential
  • Knowledge of Sustainable Development - Desirable
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills - Essential
  • Excellent facilitation skills - Essential
  • Excellent computer skills including database management & Web editing skills -Desirable
  • Ability to manage a workload within tight deadlines - Essential
  • Ability to work with a wide range or stakeholders including schools, local authorities and other agencies -         Essential


  • Be a self starter - Essential
  • Be dependable and flexible - Essential
  • Be prepared to travel as part of your work - Essential
  • Be committed to working as part of a team - Essential
  • Posses tact and diplomacy - Essential
  • Access to own transport with a clean driving license - Essential 




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