Development Perspectives: Saolta Research and Innovation Officer

Vacancy - Saolta Research and Innovation Officer

Saolta is a Global Citizenship Education (GCE) strategic partnership programme for the Adult and Community Education sector in Ireland.
Development Perspectives is the lead partner in the consortium, which also includes AONTAS, Concern Worldwide, Irish Rural Link and the Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University The overall goal of SAOLTA

SAOLTA strategic goal:
Increased accessibility, quality and effectiveness of development education within the adult and community education sector.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in Global Citizenship Education or Adult and Community Education.
  • Strong written communication skills with a proven capacity in conducting research independently.
  • Hold a level 9 qualification in Education or Development related discipline
  • Capacity to work as part of a team.
  • Illustrate interest in and commitment to the values of equality, justice and sustainability.

Main duties

  • Coordinate and manage the research activities of the Saolta programme.
  • Create and present conference papers / complete articles for journals.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of the Saolta programme.
  • Contribute to programme reports, funding applications, Board of Management updates and Saolta steering group updates.
  • Contribute to the promotion, organisation and delivery of Saolta activities.

Hours of work: 7 hours per working day, 31.5 hours of work per working week, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Monday to Friday. From Jan 2023, this will increase to 35 hours per week. Occasional weekend or evening work.
Location of work: Development Perspectives is based in Drogheda (The Mall, North Quay) Two-three days per week can be completed remotely.
Salary: 30,216 (Pro Rata) - €33,573 (based on full time hours) with an increase to 35,000 in Jan 2023. Annual increments are available up to 41,000 Per Annum. Payable Monthly by credit transfer
Probation period: 6 months
Period of contract: Until the end of 2027 with the possibility of extension (Pending agreement with Irish Aid).
Annual leave entitlement: 22.5 days

Application process:

Please send your CV, a letter of motivation and an example of your writing/research to before the closing date (The 14th of October at 5pm). Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews, which are due to take place in Drogheda during the week of the 24th of October.

For more information please email

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Sep, 2022
Co Louth or Remotely
Expiry Date
14th Oct, 2022