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Vacancy - Saolta Programme Officer

Monday the 29th July

About Saolta: Saolta is a Global Citizenship Education strategic partnership programme for the Adult and Community Education sector in Ireland between Irish Aid and a consortium of organisations.

Development Perspectives is the lead partner in the consortium, which also includes AONTAS, Concern Worldwide, Irish Rural Link and the Adult and Community Education Dept of Maynooth University.

SAOLTA strategic goal:
Increased accessibility, quality and effectiveness of development education within the adult and community education sector.

Purpose of the role:
The Programme Officer is a key role within the Saolta team, working with a dedicated and skilled group of colleagues to deliver on the commitments in the current (2022) and future work plans (2023 - 2027). A deep knowledge and understanding of the adult and community education sector in Ireland will be key to the role as will a proven track record of successfully delivering global citizenship education programmes. The Programme officer will need to have experience working as part of a team as well as independently. Important aspects of the culture of Saolta include a process orientation to the work, creating space to innovate, learn and grow, trust in the staff team as well as the importance of supporting and developing the team. Working from a values perspective is essential to what Saolta is about.

Reports to: Programme Manager of Saolta

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter outlining how your motivation, interest and competencies fit this role, along with a CV to, and include ‘Saolta Programme Officer application’ in the subject line of your email. All applicants must hold a valid work permit at the time of application. Saolta welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you would like to talk about this role before applying, please email Nick at

Closing date: Monday the 29th July, 2022 at 5pm"

Saolta PO job description-updated.pdf

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