Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE): Programme Administrator - Picker Pals

Programme Administrator: Picker Pals

An exciting position within the VOICE team, helping to grow and administer the Picker Pals programme as it extends to 1300 classrooms in the 2021-22 school year.


  • Work closely with the Programme Manager, Founder and Social Media team to ensure the smooth onboarding of schools into the Picker Pals programme and their successful participation throughout the 2021-22 school year
  • Handle all communication with participating schools, distributing information and responding to teacher queries
  • Maintain and develop database
  • Streamline and manage the research process to identify more efficient ways of recruiting programme participants
  • Develop a process of contacting multiple potential participants and efficiently familiarising them with the programme
  • Undertake various miscellaneous research and marketing projects as required
  • Increase the profile of the Picker Pals programme, telling the story of its successes

Must Haves

  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Teams, Google Drive and cloud collaboration programmes such as Dropbox
  • The ability to write and answer a large number of daily emails
  • Experience of database management
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets
  • A driven approach to getting the most out of every hour of the day
  • Strong administration and organisational skills
  • Flexibility, understanding and enthusiasm for the Picker Pals programme and its mission
  • A passionate desire to make the world a better place by creating young environmentalists

Might Haves

  • A background in project management, HR, sales and marketing or customer service
  • Experience working in a primary school or other educational context
  • Experience working on environmental awareness or attitudinal change campaigns


  • Remote, office-based or blended
  • Hours: 25-30/week
  • Duration of Contract: August 2021 – June 2022, with possible extension.
  • €18/hour

Please send your CV and relevant experience to Mindy O’Brien, info@voiceireland.org

PICKER PALS, run by VOICE, is an innovative primary school programme inspiring and equipping children to become the next generation of environmentalists by leading their families on local litter-picking adventures. http://www.pickerpalsworld.org.

VOICE is a member-based Irish environmental charity that empowers individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our natural resources. It also advocates for the government and the corporate sector to adopt environmentally responsible behaviours, and for the development of strong national policies on waste, waste prevention and circular economy issues. For more info see http://www.voiceireland.org

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Jul, 2021
Remotely / Dublin
Expiry Date
31st Aug, 2021