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Léargas: Projects and Administration Officer

Projects and Administration Officer Education and Training Development Team 1 Year Fixed Term Contract Job Description Post: Projects and Administration Officer - Education and Training Development Team Reporting To: Head of Sectoral Programmes – Education and Training Job Purpose

  • To support the development and implementation of the EPALE adult learning initiative in Ireland.

  • To support the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme in Ireland.

Pay Grade: Equivalent to Civil Service standard EO grade (PPC) €34,562. Successful candidate will commence at point 1 Application Deadline: 12pm on Tuesday 31 October 2023 Léargas manages national and international exchange programmes and online initiatives in adult education, school education, vocational education and training, sport, youth and volunteering. These activities connect people in different communities and countries and bring an international dimension to the work of organisations across Ireland. We are the National Agency for the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes of the European Union across the sectors mentioned above, and we are the National Support Office for the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE), in Ireland. We are a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. We operate under the aegis of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science We have built a national and international reputation for effectively managing significant levels of funding to support European collaboration and exchange. We have also built a reputation for a friendly and supportive approach to programme applicants and beneficiaries. We are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and driven person to join the team in Léargas as a Projects and Administration Officer on the Education and Training Development Team. Key Responsibilities

  • Implement Léargas strategic objectives in the context of the Erasmus+ programme and the EPALE adult learning programme.

  • Liaise with colleagues to support the processing and management of Erasmus+ mobility projects in the Education and Training sectors.

  • Using the required EU IT tools and resources, process information, grant applications, reports and evaluations. Ensure the smooth progression of applications through the system.

  • Liaise with Education and Training Development team members, other Léargas staff, project evaluators and project beneficiaries to provide timely information and responses, in line with National Agency guidelines and rules.

  • Ensure the continuous monitoring and delivery of the EPALE project. Administer financial payments, record expenditure, and maintain files accurately.

  • Deliver logistics and administration for events for Erasmus+ and EPALE.

  • Document and update relevant operational procedures. Carry out administrative and clerical duties such as general administration and responding to emails.

  • Any other duties as required by the Head of the Education and Training Development Team.

Person Specification:

  • Qualifications or significant experience in a relevant subject area or field(s) e.g., high level administration or project management.

  • Excellent organisational and IT skills and experience in developing processes and systems to effectively manage resources and projects.

  • Experience in finance and payments an advantage.

  • Ability to work to concrete deadlines, meet targets and work independently and interdependently.

  • Understanding and/or interest in international working and/or intercultural teams desirable.

  • Ability to be flexible and fit within a team that has a strong values-based approach to work.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage complexity and diversity while prioritising competing demands.

  • Interest or experience in Education and Training, including Community and Adult Education, desirable though not essential.

General requirements of all Léargas staff We expect our people to show leadership, exceptional organisational and planning skills, and to be analytical and conceptual thinkers with excellent IT, networking and influencing skills. We expect excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation skills, combined with an ability to fit within a team that works to support the vision and mission of Léargas. Application process Send your expression of interest and concise CV to to reach us no later than 12pm on Tuesday 31 October 2023. We work 35 hours per week in a flexible environment. We operate a hybrid work arrangement with staff attending some days in the office and some working from home. Léargas is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.

  • Community

  • Education & Training

Date Entered/Updated: 9th Oct, 2023 Expiry Date: 31st Oct, 2023 Region: Dublin 1

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