Youth and Schools Trainer and Facilitator - 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 Youth and Schools Trainer and Facilitator will work as part of our training team to collaborate with youth organisations, schools, young people, and students in the Northwest to promote our extensive training offer and to deliver interesting and engaging training workshops and events in schools and youth-work settings.

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 attendance at training events across Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work as an integral member of the Training and Implementation Team and play an active role in the design, marketing, and delivery of our educational and training programmes to youth organisations and schools (primary and secondary level)
  • Plan, promote and facilitate workshops, training sessions and events to target audiences, both on-line and in-person.
  • Test and pilot educational resources and materials with young people, students, trainers, youth work professionals and teachers
  • Deliver a range of well-organised and imaginative training workshops for a range of target groups within the local community
  • Arrange and facilitate small consultation groups at community level to conduct research and identify local training needs
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, target group members, adult learners and the wider community.
  • Contribute to the policy-making process of the company, including working together to develop policy positions through the Erasmus+ programme
  • Contribute to the effective communication of our training and education projects through online forums and attending external events, meetings, and workshops
  • Implement surveys and evaluation questionnaires to measure the impact of our training and learning activities.
  • Participate in continuous professional development training work in Ireland and in Europe throughout the year


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 education and training, youth work practice, community development, rural development, or a related field is required.
  • Must have at least 2-years proven experience in preparing and delivery training sessions or workshops
  • Must have practical youthwork or schools expertise and experience (minimum of 3 years)
  • Relevant experience in developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships at local and regional level.
  • Working knowledge of youth stakeholders and schools in Cavan and surrounding counties is highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to meet targets and work to deadlines within a team setting.


The candidate should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Self-starter, comfortable working independently to an overall workplan
  • Proven trainer and group facilitator comfortable working in both formal and informal learning environments
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Organisational skills and ability to multi-task is essential.
  • A committed to the principles of impactful community development – we interested in the quality of the work delivered.


Terms of Employment

This is a fixed term full-time contract (40-hours per week) up to 31st December 2024 subject to the satisfactory completion of a probation period. The nature of the work may require working unsocial hours i.e. evenings and weekends plus EU travel. Given the outreach nature of the role, you must have access to own transport.

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.