FG-15 Education, Public Engagement and Outreach Officer
Contract type: Full Time/ Specified Purpose (Maternity Leave Cover)
Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork is a leading European research institute specialising in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hardware. CONNECT is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications and is one of several research centres located at Tyndall. This is a joint appointment between Tyndall and CONNECT.
Science and technology play an increasingly important role in addressing the economic, social and environmental challenges facing the world today. Tyndall and CONNECT seek a creative and enthusiastic Public Engagement and Outreach Officer to deliver our objective of achieving a scientifically engaged public. The Public Engagement and Outreach Officer will raise public awareness and understanding of our research and the role it plays in society. A key part of the role is to encourage public involvement and interaction with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Tyndall and CONNECT aim to inspire and encourage the next generation to study STEM subjects and to consider a career in these fields.
The successful candidate will co-ordinate, organise and participate in a wide range of activities locally, nationally and internationally, working together with Tyndall staff, CONNECT staff based in Tyndall and external partners. The role will require engagement with a variety of stakeholders (researchers, science communicators, schools and the general public) using a variety of media.
Please note that this role is available to start immediately and that in line with statutory requirements for working with children and vulnerable persons, a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau will be required prior to appointment.
Appointment may be made on the Admin Grade 5 scale (B) € 46,935– € 57,694 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Candidates must add a cover letter, identifying key skills and experience that matches essential criteria.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to the Fatima Gunning at Fatima.Gunning@tyndall.ie.
Closing date of applications is 9th June, 2023.
Step 1- click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate Job Reference FG-15
Step 2 - return completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that your motivation letter, CV and application letter are submitted in pdf format.
A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.
Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.
The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.
Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.
At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.
Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.