Job Details: National Parents Council Primary: Programme Coordinator


Irish Future
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Dublin 1
National Parents Council Primary: Programme Coordinator
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PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS IRELAND - PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

JOB DESCRIPTION/PERSON SPECIFICATION

CONTEXT

Partnership Schools is a joint initiative established by the National
Parents Council and the Irish Primary Principal Network. It was
launched in **Apply on the website** by the Minister of Education and
has been set up to co-ordinate, train and support primary schools in
Ireland to work in an evidenced based partnership approach to
improving outcomes for children.

It is an opportunity for teachers, support staff, pupils, parents and
community members to work together to discuss the current work of the
school as outlined in the school’s improvement plan and to find ways
to enhance this work, from a variety of view- points ultimately for
the benefit of the students. This work is carried in a school by an
“Action Team Partnership” (ATP). The model for this evidence-based
programme originated in America and is coordinated by the National
Network of Partnership Schools in Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore under the leadership of Dr. Joyce Epstein.

NATIONAL PARENTS COUNCIL PRIMARY IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE
POSITION OF PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS IRELAND (PSI)

The contract is for THREE YEARS FIXED TERM with an initial
probationary period of nine months. The successful candidate will
further enhance the expansion and development of the Partnership
School Ireland Programme nationwide in line with the projects funding
agreement. The position will be full time of **Apply on the website**
hours per week. Flexibility is required for this role as evening and
weekend work will be a feature of this employment. The successful
candidate will report to the Services Manager. The place of work is
Dublin City centre. Applicants must be a car owner and have a full
driving license as nationwide travel will be required.

SALARY: €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** (**Apply
on the website** hours pw)

Applications should be in the form of a letter of application and CV
(max 2 pages), and be emailed to **Apply on the website** with
“Partnership Schools Ireland” in the subject line or by post
marked CONFIDENTIAL to: Catherine Cross, Services Manager, National
Parents Council Primary, **Apply on the website** Marlborough Court,
Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 by **Apply on the website** noon on
TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY, **Apply on the website**.

THE ROLE WILL BROADLY INCORPORATE THE FOLLOWING:

* Increase the number and participation of schools in the project
over the three-year period in line with the projects funding
agreement.
* Facilitation of the training programme to schools
* Develop a clear policy to support the participants of the PSI
programme
* Provide support through the operation of an Advice and Support
desk / face to face meetings / bi-annual support meetings for all
existing Partnership Schools
* Up skill and support NPC Trainers in the Action Team Partnership
programme
* Professional networking and relationship building
* Consistently and regularly review work practices and methodologies
within own area of responsibility and apply improvements and
efficiencies wherever possible which will feed into programme
evaluation.
* Prioritise and manage work within own area of responsibility
including monthly reports for Services Manager and up to date
information for Management and Advisory committees.
* Play an active role in contributing to the overall objectives of
NPC and IPPN both in planning and implementation of the Partnership
Schools Ireland Programme.
* Share learning and knowledge with other members of staff

EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

* Training and facilitation experience
* Team building and project co-ordination
* Knowledge of the Irish education system

DESIRABLE

* Experience of working with adult volunteers in voluntary
organisations

ABILITY AND SKILLS

ABILITY TO:

* Work successfully as part of a small team.
* Prioritise and balance own workload effectively to manage
competing demands.
* Work pro-actively and under own initiative.
* Work collaboratively to ensure high productivity.
* Build trusting, positive relationships with children, parents, and
professionals.
* Focus on solutions, not problems.
* Work flexibly and use creative approaches to one's own and
team’s work.

SKILLS

* Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
* Excellent planning and organisational skills.
* Excellent IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office.
* Excellent social media skills.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

* Work flexibly, including evenings and weekends, to meet the demands
of this role and those we work with.
* Able to travel nationally, including staying overnight if and
where required.

SALARY: €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** (**Apply
on the website** hours pw)

Applications should be in the form of a letter of application and CV
(max 2 pages), and be emailed to **Apply on the website** with
“Partnership Schools Ireland” in the subject line or by post
marked CONFIDENTIAL to: Catherine Cross, Services Manager, National
Parents Council Primary, **Apply on the website** Marlborough Court,
Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 by **Apply on the website** noon on
TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY, **Apply on the website**.


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Type: Permanent
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