NPC PROGRAMME COORDINATOR - PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS IRELAND
INTRODUCTION TO NPC
National Parents Council Primary (NPC) is the representative
organisation for parents of children in education. NPC was established
in *, under the Programme for Government, as
the representative organisation for parents of children attending
primary school. It received statutory recognition in the Education Act
NPC exists to ensure that all parents are supported and empowered to
become effective partners in their children’s education. NPC works
to increase the capacity and capability of the education sector, to
achieve true partnership and deliver better outcomes for all children.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
* The salary for this role is € *,**Apply on
the website** per annum.
* Hours: * Hours a week (Flexibility is
required weekend and evening work will be a feature of this
* Reporting to the Advocacy Services Manager.
* Place of work: Dublin City Centre location, (however nationwide
travel will be required) Car owner and full driving license essential.
* Contract is for three years fixed term with an initial
probationary period of nine months.
To coordinate and lead the NPC Partnerships Schools Ireland programme,
ensuring the delivery of quality services which meet the needs of
parents, supporting children in the education sector.
Partnership Schools Ireland is a joint initiative between NPC and IPPN
(Irish Primary Principals Network) and supported by the Department of
Education. It provides an opportunity and framework for teachers,
support staff, pupils, parents and community members to work together
in partnership to support the work of the school for the benefit of
THE ROLE WILL BROADLY INCORPORATE THE FOLLOWING:
* Increase the number and participation of schools in the project
over the three-year period in line with the projects funding
* Facilitation of the training programme to schools
* Develop a clear policy to support the participants of the PSI
(Partnership Schools Ireland) programme
* Provide support through the operation of an Advice and Support
desk / face to face meetings / bi-annual support meetings for all
existing Partnership Schools
* Up skill and support NPC Trainers in the Action Team Partnership
* Professional networking and relationship building
* Consistently and regularly review work practices and methodologies
within own area of responsibility and apply improvements and
efficiencies wherever possible which will feed into programme
* Prioritise and manage work within own area of responsibility
including monthly reports for Advocacy Services Manager and up to date
information for the PSI Advisory committee.
* Play an active role in contributing to the overall objectives of
NPC and IPPN (Irish Primary Principals Network) both in planning and
implementation of the Partnership Schools Ireland Programme.
* Share learning and knowledge with other members of staff
* Training and facilitation experience
* Team building and project co-ordination
* Knowledge of the Irish education system
* Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
* Excellent planning and organisational skills.
* Excellent IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office.
* Excellent social media skills.
* Experience of working with volunteer groups.
THE INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING
Communications Excellent communication skills, both with individuals
and groups. Communicates NPCs Vision and Mission in a persuasive
Build trusting, positive relationships with children, parents and
professionals. Focus on solutions, not problems. Works flexibly and
uses creative approaches to one's own and team’s work. Values and
acknowledges the contribution of others.
Shows empathy and understanding when dealing with others, utilising
tact and diplomacy at all times. Treats others with respect. Works
well with a wide range of people from different backgrounds both
within and outside the organization and builds rapport by listening to
and understanding their viewpoints.
PLANNING & MANAGING RESOURCES
Plans and organizes people and other resources, prioritising as
required, to meet goals, targets, or objectives within agreed
timeframes. Monitors progress and reviews plans where necessary.
Identifies potential problems and develops contingencies. Plans and
organises own work effectively.
ANALYSIS / PROBLEM SOLVING
Sources and accurately gathers all relevant information. Conducts an
in-depth review, considering issues thoroughly. Draws conclusions
backed up by available evidence and makes appropriate recommendations.
Handles and manipulates numerical information with accuracy and
attention to detail.
DECISION-MAKING / JUDGMENT
Evaluates information available before making decisions, weighing up
the pros and cons of various options or courses of action. Is aware of
the wider implications of proposed decisions and recognises when it is
appropriate to consult others. Follows through on decisions made,
taking responsibility where appropriate.
Works collaboratively with others to achieve shared goals.
Participates fully, sharing knowledge, ideas, and expertise. Shows an
appreciation for other people’s positions and values their input.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY RESULTS
Takes ownership of tasks and is determined to see them through to
satisfactory conclusions. Takes all necessary measures to ensure work
is completed to a high standard and within agreed timeframes at all
times, even where it involves routine or mundane tasks. Monitors and
checks work for accuracy and ensures guidelines and procedures are
followed. Reliable and dependable, can work on own initiative.
CUSTOMER / CLIENT FOCUS
Is aware of the service delivery requirements of the organisation and
the varying needs of his/her customers or clients. Deals with
customers / clients in a professional and courteous manner, showing
diplomacy and tact, particularly in difficult situations.
SELF-AWARENESS & DEVELOPMENT
Reviews own performance regularly and is committed to developing own
skills and knowledge base and applying this learning on a regular
basis. Keen to learn new skills, systems and processes.
FLEXIBILITY & CHANGE ORIENTATION
Is flexible in his/her approach, open to change in work practices and
adapts readily to recommendations for change. Involves others in and
implements change initiatives. Able to deal with changing demands and
different situations / circumstances.
Actively suggests improvements within area of responsibility. Works
without significant guidance or support yet knows when the involvement
of others is appropriate.
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE / KNOW-HOW
Has the practical, specialised or technical knowledge required to meet
the goals and objectives of the role to the highest standards. Has
knowledge or expertise that others would rely on and have confidence
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(MAX 2 PAGES) AND BE EMAILED TO **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** WITH “NPC
PROGRAMME COORDINATOR - PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS IRELAND” IN THE SUBJECT
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