Gay Project: Education Officer

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Gay Project

Education Officer

The Gay Project supports gay, bi+, trans, MSM and queer men; celebrates gender and sexual diversity and advocates for LGBTQ+ human rights and policy protections. We do this by providing information, resources and support; running events and social groups, delivering workshops and talks and campaigning for LGBTQ human rights and policy protections.

Job Description

Duties include (but are not limited to:)

Information

  • Increasing the profile and awareness of LGBT services in particular in rural parts of Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

Training

  • Working in partnership with others to develop new leaflets and training materials.
  • Networking with NGOs, schools, public bodies to raise awareness of training opportunities.
  • Delivering training and awareness sessions in a variety of locations to a range of audiences.

Education

  • Developing an 8 week LGBT studies course for members of the LGBT community.
  • Developing policy submissions on LGBT training and education matters such as sexuality education in schools.

Requirements

Essential

  • A graduate qualification in a discipline relevant to the work of the project or equivalent or 5 years experience.
  • A developed understanding of the LGBTQI+ community.
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in the community and voluntary sector.
  • Previous training experience.
  • Previous experience of working with or volunteering with an LGBTQI+ organisation.
  • Experience of group facilitation and community development.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.

Terms and conditions

  1. 35 hours a week with the expectation of some evening and weekend work.
  2. Fixed term contract until year end 2019. Potential for contract extension subject to funding.
  3. €31,922 - €46,261 pro-rata 12 points.
  4. The Education Officer will report to the Gay Project Coordinator.

How to apply

This post is being created with support from the Government of Ireland via the Department of Rural and Community Development and Cork City Council’s Local Community Development Committee.
This post is being created with support from the Government of Ireland via the Department of Rural and Community Development and Cork City Council’s Local Community Development Committee.

Region: 

Cork

Expiry date: 

20/09/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

11/09/19