Job Details: Brigit?s Garden: Environmental Education Coordinator - Adult Education (Part Time)

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Brigit?s Garden: Environmental Education Coordinator - Adult Education (Part Time)




Brigit's Garden is an innovative not-for-profit project and registered
charity on an **Apply on the website**-acre site in Roscahill, Co.
Galway. We are a values-driven organisation with a strong ethos,
providing a resource for the community and a range of services in
education, tourism and the environment.

Brigit?s Garden has established an excellent reputation for
high-quality education relating to nature, the environment and
sustainability. We offer programmes for primary and secondary schools,
youth groups and teachers, as well as summer camps and nature-based
events. We work closely with educational organisations including
WorldWise Global Schools, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland,
Galway Education Centre, University of Galway and Science Foundation


In early **Apply on the website** Brigit?s Garden was approved by
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) as a provider of programmes
up to Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). We
have since applied to QQI for validation of our first Level 6
programme, the Certificate in Forest School Leadership. The programme
was developed in cooperation with the Irish Forest School Association
and Irish-based forest school trainers. If all goes well we hope to
run the first programmes in April/May **Apply on the website**.There
is potential for significant growth in this area of work.

The person appointed will play a key role the development,
coordination and day-to-day management of adult education programmes
at Brigit?s Garden, starting with the Level 6 Certificate in Forest
School Leadership. In the future there may be opportunities to develop
other environmental programmes and steer them through the validation
process with QQI.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and have excellent
administrative and writing skills. They will also have proven
leadership skills, a ?can do? attitude and be able to foster and
maintain positive relationships internally and externally.

The person will join our small, dedicated team of full and part-time
staff. The work will be based at Brigit?s Garden with flexibility
for some hours worked from home, and will also include travel to
offsite training locations, for meeting with external partners and for
attendance at relevant events.


* Coordinating day-to-day operation and administration of our QQI and
any other adult education programmes
* Ensuring compliance with relevant policies, legislation,
standards, codes of conduct and general principles of good
governance?with regard to education

* Overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the Quality Assurance
(QA) system agreed with QQI:

* Training tutors on the QA system and maintaining QA documentation
* Supporting and communicating with tutors; overseeing tutor
observation procedures
* Internal verification of assessment results and processes
* Ensuring that training facilities are fit-for-purpose, inspecting
onsite and offsite venues
* Coordinating supports and resources for learners
* Coordinating and monitoring self-evaluation and feedback processes

* Ensuring efficient administration and communications in relation to
adult education programmes:

* Setting up systems for processing applications, communicating with
and supporting learners
* Producing quality reports, disseminating and acting on the
* Providing administrative support and reports to Brigit?s Garden
Education Board
* Overseeing the online learning environment and related IT
* Working with marketing to publish programmes and educational
* Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with
* Representing Brigit?s Garden on committees, working groups and
other forums as required

* Coordinating the development of new programmes in relation to
nature connection, renewable energy, climate change and sustainability
* Seeking funding opportunities; writing and reporting on funding
* Undertaking other duties of a similar level and responsibilities
as may be required from time to time



* An understanding of and commitment to our ethos
* A qualification at level 8 or equivalent on the NFQ in a relevant
* Track record with a minimum of three years? experience in
* Knowledge and experience of operating within a quality assurance
* Excellent writing, administrative and communication skills with
attention to detail
* Teamworking, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
* Organisational skills including managing budgets
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and related software
* Experience in eLearning and use of webinar software
* Current driving licence and use of car


* Skills and experience in educational programme development
* Competency in Irish


* This is a PERMANENT PART-TIME POSITION. As we are at the initial
stage of offering QQI adult education programmes the hours will be
**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** HOURS A WEEK for the first six months, with
the possibility of this increasing up to **Apply on the website**
hours a week over the next two years.
* There is a six-month probationary period.
* The person will be employed by the Board of Trustees of Brigit?s
Garden and report to the Operations Director.


Please download the Application Form below, fill it in and email it to
the Operations Director, Jenny Beale, at **Apply on the website**.
Jenny can also provide additional information if required.
Applications without an Application Form will not be considered. The
closing date is 3RD FEBRUARY **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**. Interviews for
shortlisted candidates are provisionally scheduled for 9TH AND **APPLY

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