An Taisce

An Taisce ‘Living Limerick’ Engagement & Outreach Officer

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An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland – is seeking to recruit an ‘Engagement & Outreach Officer’ on a Part-time Flexi-time basis based in County Limerick.  It is a 3 year position with initial 6 month probationary period, followed by one year appointment and renewal subject to performance.

Applications (comprised of a CV with a covering letter of application) should be sent to livinglimerick@antaisce.org by 17:30 on 12th June 2017

The Project

‘Living Limerick’ key objectives are to promote local pride and appreciation of the natural environment among communities in west Limerick and Limerick City Environs and to facilitate and encourage positive local community engagement with biodiversity, climate, energy, water and resource consumption issues as well as promoting wider heritage issues and promoting community spirit.

The key action of the project is to provide a programme of events with particular focus on outdoor family friendly educational events in Coillte Curragh Chase Forest Park,  as well as in the Limerick City environs and west Limerick, at weekends and particularly during school holiday periods.

The Role

The Engagement & Outreach Officer will be responsible for the development and operation of a natural environment engagement programme based in County Limerick.

The Engagement & Outreach Officer will work with a wide range of local civil society organizations and voluntary groups in order to run events and engage communities in enhancing natural and cultural heritage appreciation of west Limerick and Limerick City environs.

The role will involve reaching out to potential project partners; garnering community engagement; organizing and running events; running citizen science initiatives; promoting An Taisce membership; event promotion through in local newspaper, radio and social media.

The role requires the ability to work evenings and weekends to reflect meeting times of voluntary organizations and a wide range of project partners.   

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated professional with the following skillset and experience:

  • experienced in organizing events and outreach activities
  • a strong interest and good working knowledge of the natural environment
  • excellent communications and organizational skills
  • experience managing, promoting events including through social media
  • experience of project management
  • enthusiasm to bring communities on board
  • ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups

Deadline for applications is 17:30 on 12th June 2017 with a view to interviewing week beginning 19th June 2017.  Please apply by sending a CV with a covering letter of application to livinglimerick@antaisce.org .  Please include ‘Engagement & Outreach Officer’ in the subject line.  There will be no office base provided with this position.  Salary will be dependent on skills and experience.