Environmental Education Assistant Internship post with Global Action Plan Ireland

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Overview: Global Action Plan Ireland are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, hard-working and resourceful person that shows a positive attitude to their work and strong initiative to assist in the development and delivery of GAP’s youth environmental education programmes. The successful candidate will work closely with GAP’s Education Officer, assisting in youth educational programmes on topics such as biodiversity, ecology, climate change, sustainability and green living. The intern will gain practical experience in developing and delivering educational programmes, group facilitation, working with young people in formal and informal educational settings and planning and delivering community-based and nation-wide events. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following: planning, development and implementation of new educational programmes and resources; working with community youth groups and primary and secondary school groups; communication and facilitation skills; event planning and management.

 On completion the intern will have attained skills and experience in: effective time management and organisation; communications; effective planning, delivery and evaluation of youth programmes and events as part of a team.

The candidate will also gain valuable experience in working in the not-for-profit sector.

 Company profile:

Global Action Plan (GAP) Ireland is a registered charity and part of the Global Action Plan International network dedicated to empowering people to live and work increasingly sustainably. All GAP’s programmes work on building capacity within the community and empowering people to take action. GAP deliver a range of youth focused environmental programmes, which include our schools education programme and associated resource packs, schools and youth gardening programmes, youth events, youth competitions and environmental youth action projects.

 Brief job description:

 The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of GAP’s youth environmental programmes. This will include:

 Assisting with the daily running of GAP’s youth environmental education programmes

Assisting with the delivery/facilitation of GAP’s schools environmental education programmes in Ballymun

Developing educational resources and promotional materials to support the youth programmes

Developing educational content for GAP’s website

Keeping abreast of key environmental issues and conducting research as required

Other duties as they arise

 Essential skills:

 A background in environmental science, community development, education or related field

Knowledge of environmental issues and enthusiasm for the natural world

Interest in working with young people

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Good organizational skills

Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or similar

A proven ability to work alone and as part of a team

 Desirable skills:

 Experience in promotion of events

Experience in teaching

 Terms & conditions

 9 month placement in accordance with Job Bridge requirements

30 hours per week, Monday – Thursday

A degree of flexibility in working hours around evenings and weekends will be expected

Garda vetting applies to this position

Reporting to – Education Officer

How to Apply:

To apply please send your CV and submit with a cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for this position to be submitted by post or email, no later than the 12th March 2014 at 5pm

MARKED: (Environmental Education Assistant) ATTN: Dr. Sophie Nicol,
Global Action Plan Ltd., Unit 3, The Turnpike, Santry Cross, Ballymun, Dublin 11

 Email: sophie@globalactionplan.ie or www.globalactionplan.ie