ROLE: Research & Communications Officer
SALARY: €27,000-€33,000 PER ANNUM (depending on
LOCATION: An Taisce Education Unit, Dublin 8
Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental
education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that
promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment. Green-
Schools (Eco-Schools) is an initiative of, and co-ordinated on an international level by,
FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education). There are currently over 20,000 schools
in 41 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America taking part in the
An Taisce has been co-ordinating the Green-Schools programme in Ireland since 1997
in partnership with Local Authorities. Currently over 81% of all schools in Ireland are
registered in the programme. An Taisce is now recruiting 1 Full Time Research &
Communications Officer (Green-Schools Travel). The Green-Schools Travel
programme operates on a national basis and encourages sustainable travel to school
and is the largest programme operated by the EEU. The programme, which is funded by
the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport (DTTS) and supported by the National
Transport Authority (NTA), has been running nationally since 2008 and in the Greater
Dublin Area since 2005.
The post will be full-time for 12 months subject to funding. The post will be 32.75
hours per week but a degree of flexibility of working hours around evenings and
weekends will be expected.
Tasks and Responsibilities
o Maintain, develop and monitor communication of the Green-Schools Travel
programme (including website management, e-zine distribution, twitter updates)
o Manage and report the extensive data in relation to the Green-Schools Travel
o Coordinate both qualitative and quantative research compilation for the
o Liaise with programme partners in relation to data & research.
o Communicate reports, research, information to media, sponsors, partners,
o Prepare monthly progress reports.
o Carry out a number of Green-Schools assessment and renewal assessment visits
in your area.
o Undertake any other such relevant duties as may from time to time arise and are
Qualifications and Attainments
3rd Level Qualification in environmental Essential
studies/education/research or social science.
A minimum of two years experience in a field relating to Desirable
environmental education/ education or sustainable
Experience in website content management, social media Essential
Experience in data management and report compilation Essential
Knowledge, Skills & Aptitudes
Knowledge of Environmental Issues Essential
Knowledge of Sustainable Development Desirable
Excellent computer skills (experience in website Essential
management, social media, proficiency in office, adobe,
Excellent Facilitation skills Essential
Excellent administration skills Essential
Ability to manage a workload within tight deadlines Essential
Ability to work with a wide range or stakeholders including Essential
schools, local authorities and other agencies.
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
Be able to work on your own in your home environment Essential
Tact and Diplomacy Essential
Access to own transport with a clean driving licence Essential