Community Outreach Trainer - 1 Position Available

Future in Perspective is growing quickly, and so is the demand on our training team. We are offering the right candidate an exciting opportunity to join the company and make a value contribution to the local community of Cavan and the Northwest. One full-time position is available as a Community Outreach Trainer.


Role and Purpose

The Community Outreach Trainer will work as part of our training team to collaborate with organisations, stakeholders, and learners in the Northwest to promote our extensive training offer and to deliver interesting and engaging training workshops and events.

This is a varied role requiring good organisation and multi-tasking skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and training experience. This is a specified purpose contract of two years. The role will be based in Virginia, Co. Cavan and will require face-to-face work in Ireland and CPD training across Europe.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work as an integral member of the Training Implementation Team and play an active role in the delivery of our educational and training programmes.
  • Planning of workshops, training sessions and events to target audiences both on-line and in-person.
  • Planning and delivery of educational resources for the adult education and vocational education sector.
  • Deliver a range of well-organised, imaginative, quality projects and capacity building supports for a range of target groups within the local community
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, target group members, adult learners and the wider community.
  • Prepare detailed training reports through the implementation of evaluation exercises and suggest improvements for future training delivery.
  • Contribute to effective communications of our training and education projects through social and digital media and in-person presentations.
  • Deliver training workshops (3 to 5 days) for professionals from other organisations across Europe and in-turn attend training activities abroad and bring back the new skills to the company and our learners.


The above job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the successful candidate may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to them from time to time.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • A relevant third level qualification in community development, rural development, education/ training or a related field is required.
  • Must have at least 2-years proven experience in training delivery.
  • Must have practical community development expertise and experience (minimum of 5 years).
  • Organisational skills and ability to multi-task is essential.
  • Relevant experience in developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships.
  • Working knowledge of adult education and VET sector in Ireland.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to meet targets and work to deadlines within a team setting.
  • Being networked within the region would be advantageous for the role.


The candidate should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Dynamic trainer capable of delivering engaging and enjoyable training sessions.
  • Self-starter, comfortable working without significant direction.
  • A good team player with enthusiasm, drive, friendliness and approachability.
  • Responsive and adaptive to a dynamic work environment.
  • High level of professional responsibility and integrity.


Terms of Employment

This is a 40-hours per week, full-time contract up to 31st December 2024 subject to the satisfactory completion of up to an 11-month probation period. The nature of the work may require working unsocial hours i.e. evenings and weekends plus EU travel.


Salary scale: €33,800 to €39,200 depending on experience and qualifications.


All staff members are required to obtain Garda clearance as a condition of their initial and continued employment.


Leave: The annual leave entitlement is twenty-five (25) days per annum, pro-rata for shorter periods. Entitlement to leave for Public Holidays is in accordance with the terms of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997.  Future in Perspective is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


All documentation received by the company will be processed in accordance with the relevant applicable data protection legislation. The information will only be used in the processing of job applications and for ongoing administrative purposes with job candidates.


This position is funded through European Erasmus+ Programme 2021 – 2026.


To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining reasons for your suitability for your chosen position to Applications must be clearly marked for the position applied for. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 10th February 2023. Late applications will not be considered, and shortlisting will apply. Candidates from non-traditional backgrounds are especially welcome.


Interviews will take place on 23rd and 24th February.