Youthreach is a nationwide governmental programme that provides early school leavers with opportunities to progress their education and acquire certification in supportive, alternative settings. It is a crucial part of the education sector with almost 6,000 students.
NYCI is now initiating a new two-year project (2021- 2023) that will support three Youthreach Centres to design and deliver cutting-edge STEAM education and public engagement initiatives. Learning will be used to develop a range of educational management, teaching and extra-curricular resources that will be shared with the wider Youthreach sector.
This project will be delivered in partnership with/with support from: Ballymun Youthreach, Shanagolden Youthreach, Tuam Youthreach, CASTeL (Centre for Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning), DCU and the National Co-ordination Unit, Office of the National Co-ordinator for Youthreach/VTOS.
NYCI is now seeking a Programme Specialist to lead the delivery of this project. This is a varied role requiring significant experience in STEAM education and capacity or professional development in non-formal, alternative or formal education settings. The post holder will need excellent skills in relationship development, organisation and project coordination, needs assessment/evaluation, and a passion for equality and inclusion. This is a fixed term contract, and the successful applicant will report to NYCI’s STEAM Programme Manager. Full details including the job description, person specification, and application process are available here. The deadline for applications is 12pm on 18th February 2021. Interviews will take place during the week beginning on the 22nd February 2021. The application form can be accessed and submitted here.
Queries should be emailed to email@example.com.
This project is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland.