ISSU Student Council Coordinator
OVERVIEW: The primary aim of the ISSU Student Council Coordinator is to facilitate the growing demand for student council visits and trainings from our member schools. The role will also support the development of forums for student voice at a regional and national level as well as supporting the policy and research functions of the organisation.
CONTRACT LENGTH: Reporting to the Board of Directors and to be employed on a twelve-month contract, and subject to completion of a 6-month probation period.
WORKING HOURS: 37.50 hours (on a flexi-time basis). Occasional out-of-office hours may be required.
SALARY: €28,123 pro rata p.a.
The main purpose of the role of the Student Council Coordinator is as follows:
- To provide student council training in schools across the country;
- To liaise with schools and student councils to develop and expand the membership of ISSU;
- To organise the 6 ISSU Regional Councils and training events each year;
- To support the organisation of the Annual Assembly and Summer Skills Academy;
- To coordinate regional and national fora for student voice consultations;
- To develop resources for student councils;
- To assist with devising policies on issues affecting students and young people;
- To maintain and update the ISSU membership database;
- To report on school visits and trainings including the compilation of relevant data reports and evaluations;
- To liaise with schools and stakeholders to ensure the efficient scheduling of school visits and trainings;
- To provide administrative support in the ISSU Head Office during non-term time and during term time in exceptional circumstances;
Student Council Coordinator Person Specification:
- A minimum of one year’s experience with a youth or student organisation;
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent proven relevant experience in community development, research, youth work or in a relevant education or social sector discipline;
- Enthusiasm and commitment to ISSU’s objectives with a passion for enabling youth participation;
- Some knowledge and experience of the Irish education system and the voluntary/non-profit/youth work sector;
- Excellence in communicating in English in a variety of contexts;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Some knowledge of the political system and current affairs relevant to education and youth matters;
- Motivated and driven with a commitment to highest levels of integrity and good governance;
- Demonstrable track record of providing training;
- Ability and initiative to work independently and as a self-starter;
- A strong commitment to leading a transparent organisation;
- Ability to adapt to changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment;
- Full clean driver’s licence and access to own vehicle required;
- Strong presentation, communication and group facilitation skills as well as ICT proficiency;
- Fully supportive of equality and diversity;
- Ability to comply with all Garda vetting and child protection requirements and policies.
The position is based at ISSU’s national office in Dublin. Hours are based on a 35.00 hour week and 21 days of holidays p.a. This post involves regular travel within the State with time off in lieu of working evenings/at weekends. A high level of integrity, accountability, confidentiality, responsibility and flexible, constructive engagement is required in carrying out these duties.
The ISSU Child Protection Policy and Garda Vetting Procedures for the safeguarding of young people apply. The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union is an equal opportunities employer.
Applications should be in the form of a letter of application and CV submitted online
Deadline: Friday, 24th May 2019.
Questions: [email protected]