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PPLI Associate Recruitment 2024/2025

We're hiring! PPLI

PPLI are currently recruiting for associates. A PPLI Associate is a registered school principal, deputy principal, teacher, or a former school principal, deputy principal or teacher, who is engaged to work in a part-time capacity with PPLI to complement and extend the capacity of the service. PPLI Associates will be required to
make themselves available to work for up to 20 days in any one year, with most work happening outside of school time. However, appointment as an associate does not guarantee 20 days’ work in any given year. The appointment is for one academic year and associates may have to re interview after each year.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified post-primary candidates who are fully registered with the Teaching Council. PPLI Associates are sought to work in areas including the following but not limited to:
• Facilitating MFL Communities of Practice
• Supporting foreign language assistants (FLAs) 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 FLAs and teachers of new languages in the regions
• Attending conferences/ events organised by PPLI.

• 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:
• Guidance
• Interculturalism and multilingualism
• Mentoring

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:
• knowledge of the Irish education system and an in-depth knowledge of the curriculum
at post primary-level
• familiarity with Languages Connect – Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in
• 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

Selection Procedure:

The application form should be completed by 5pm on Friday, May 31st, 2024. Click here to apply.

Notes for applicants: 

• Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
• 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.

Shortlisting may apply and interviews will be held from 6th June online.
For any queries contact Laura Quigley at laura.quigley@ppli.ie