Careers - SOLAS Professional Development (PD) Specialist

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SOLAS is the Further Education and Training (FET) Authority in Ireland tasked with funding, co-ordinating and monitoring the provision of FET programmes to over 300,000 beneficiaries annually.

The Action Plan for Education, launched by the Minister for Education & Skills in 2016, has an ambition that Ireland will have the best education and training system in Europe in 10 years. The SOLAS Corporate Plan 2017 - 2019 sets out how FET will contribute to this ambition.



SOLAS is the Further Education and Training Authority in Ireland, tasked with ensuring the provision of 21st century programmes within further education and training that are responsive to the needs of learners and the requirements of a changed and changing economy.  Its mission is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of further education and training (FET) provision that supports this vision.
SOLAS is seeking to recruit a Professional Development Specialist (a grade 6 equivalent) for its FET Innovation and Supports Team, for a contracted period of two years.  The successful candidate will lead on the efficient and effective management of professional development initiatives and services in collaboration with key stakeholders to support the implementation of the Further Education and Training Professional Development Strategy for those working in, managing and supporting learning in the sector. This will include the management of human, financial and material resources as assigned to support quality, relevant PD provision for the FET sector workforce.
The position will be based in SOLAS' offices at Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1.
Entry salary will be subject to Public Service regulations. 
SOLAS offers an excellent benefit package including a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity for further training and development.
An Application Form, quoting the above Reference Number, should be e-mailed to or posted to Human Resources Manager, SOLAS, Castleforbes House, Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1.
Role Specification
Personal and Technical Competencies
Closing date:   Tuesday 24h July 2018 at 5.00 p.m.
SOLAS is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify