Strategic Initiatives Officer, EPALE

The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is a multilingual, open-membership community for professionals involved in Adult Learning in Europe. It was designed with input from practitioners and is intended for all those active in the field. EPALE is operated by the European Commission and supported by the governments of member states. Léargas is the National Support Service for EPALE in Ireland.

We are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and driven person to join the team in Léargas as an Executive Officer. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to progress their career working in intercultural partnership for education, training and youth. Read the full job description here.

To apply, send your CV and a letter of motivation to to reach us no later than 5pm on 28 January 2020.

Interviews will be held week commencing 03 February 2020.

Executive Director

Due to the retirement of our Executive Director we are seeking to hire his replacement. This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative leader who will steer Léargas through the next cycle of its development.

The Executive Director in Léargas is the conduit between the Management team and the Board, guiding the strategic vision and direction of the organisation and reporting to all relevant Government Departments. The Executive Director has responsibility for developing and maintaining the evolving culture of the organisation, which is based on strong reputational values. The Executive Director ensures the good governance of Léargas and works closely with the Head of Finance and the Léargas Board, to manage budgets in compliance with all national and relevant European guidelines and regulations. The Executive Director represents Léargas at relevant European Commission meetings such as the National Agency Directors’ Meeting, and at relevant national meetings in the fields of education, training and youth work.

Pay Grade

Equivalent to Principal Officer Higher (PPC scale) €93,785 – €115,051

Contract Type

Fixed-term five-year contract. This position may be facilitated by secondment.

Role description

Download a PDF of the full job description here.

Application deadline

5pm on 11 February 2020: send your CV and cover letter—illustrating how your competencies link to the key requirements for the post—to at our recruitment partner Ascension Executive Recruitment

Léargas is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.