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11 Jun 2024
At AONTAS, we're committed to providing a voice for adult learners based on our vision of learning as being truly lifelong. If you're also passionate about lifelong learning, adult education and driving positive change, explore our open roles below.

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Publication date: 11th June 2024

Closing Date: 1st July 2024 at 5:00pm

Interview schedule: Interviews will take place on Monday 8th July 2024

About AONTAS

Established in 1969, AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation, is a non-governmental membership organisation that promotes that value of adult learning and advocates for the rights of all adults to quality learning across the tertiary education system. We have an unwavering commitment to educationally disadvantaged adults. We offer solutions-focused advocacy that is evidence-based, drawing on research and our extensive initiatives that engage with adults who have returned to education. AONTAS are a highly respected and connected non-governmental organisation at national and international levels.

AONTAS are committed to providing a voice for adult learners based on our vision of learning as being truly lifelong, and takes account of the myriad benefits of learning to health, personal development, social engagement and community development. We advocate for an inclusive, learner-centred lifelong learning system that enables adults to have a meaningful learning experience.

Purpose of this role:

Key Responsibilities:

Requirements:

Candidate Profile

Core Requirements:
Preferred Experience:
Personal Characteristics:
Points of Information:
Contributing to AONTAS:

This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may vary from time to time, to provide for change. You will be required to perform such other duties as may reasonably be required of you by AONTAS. At all times, employees must operate to the highest professional, ethical, and performance standards.

Measures of Success:

The Policy and Advocacy Officer reports directly to the Head of Advocacy and Policy.

The salary scale for this role is €35,000 - €36,555 - €39,700 - €42,800 - €44,370 - €46,900 - €49,110 - €50,216

Closing Date: 1st July 2024 at 5:00pm

Interview schedule: Interviews will take place on Monday 8th July 2024

Interview activity: Candidates invited for interview will be asked to prepare a presentation. This must be sent in by the indicated deadline.

Please submit a detailed cover letter that outlines your relevant experience and potential

contribution to this role, a curriculum vitae, and answer the questions posed below in full.

If these three parts are not submitted, it will be considered an incomplete application.

AONTAS is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Please let us know if we can provide you with further information or make reasonable adaptions to this process, to suit your needs.

Benefits

Hybrid Working Policy

Attractive pension and income protection scheme for staff, after a successful probation period

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Equipment provided by AONTAS (laptop and phone for work use)

Flexibility and support (for example, persons with additional/different needs, caring obligations or other)

Funded professional development opportunities

Opportunities to engage with and travel for EU programmes

Funded conference fees

Cycle to Work Scheme

AONTAS office is easily accessible by public transport and has free on-site parking