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Associate Recruitment

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PPLI is recruiting MFL teachers to work part-time in the capacity of PPLI Associate.

We are looking for teachers available in Carlow, Kilkenny, Roscommon, Tipperary, Wexford, and Wicklow. Join a team of passionate language enthusiasts who work to promote, enhance, and diversify language provision in Ireland.

Associates should be registered second-level teachers and are sought to work in areas including the following but not limited to:

  • Facilitating MFL Communities of Practice
  • Training foreign language assistants at a group and individual level, liaise with schools and monitor the implementation of the scheme, including working with cooperating teachers.
  • Acting as mentors for teachers of new languages in the regions
  • Attending conferences/ events organised by PPLI and/or support Education Officers and PPLI staff
  • Promoting the work of PPLI as well as the Languages Connect awareness campaign

Interest in one or all the following areas is an advantage:

  • Blended learning
  • Interculturalism and multilingualism
  • CLIL
  • Mentoring

Support and training will be provided for the above.

The appointment is for one academic year and associates may have to re interview after each year.

Range of knowledge, experience and skills required:

The most important area of expertise required is in MFL pedagogy. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and experience in this area. In addition to this the successful candidate will have expertise in the following areas:

  • experience in supporting teachers
  • thorough knowledge of the education system generally and an in-depth knowledge of the curriculum at post primary-level
  • familiarity with Languages Connect Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education
  • capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • excellent organisational, management and ICT skills
  • flexibility to meet the needs of PPLI, including a willingness to engage in travel and/or week-end and evening work as necessary.
  • own means of transport with full and clean driving license


The application form should be completed by 5pm on Friday, 8 September 2023.

Notes for Applicants

  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Receipt of completed application forms will be acknowledged.
  • If you have a disability which requires reasonable adjustments at the selection interview, or which needs to be taken into account when considering your application, please let us know.
  • Post-Primary Languages Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
  • Public service payment, travel and subsistence rates will apply and will be calculated from your local education centre.

For any queries contact Laura Quigley at laura.quigley@ppli.ie