PPLI Associate – Recruitment for Waterford/Kilkenny


Post-Primary Languages Ireland seeks to recruit an associate for the 2021/2022 academic year for the Waterford/Kilkenny area.

The associate should be a registered post-primary language teacher and is sought to work in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitate MFL communities of practice
  • Train language assistants at a group and individual level, liaise with schools and monitor the implementation of the scheme, including working with cooperating teachers.
  • Act as mentor for teachers of new languages in the region
  • Attend conferences/events organised by PPLI and/or support Education Officers and PPLI staff
  • Promote the work of PPLI as well as the Languages Connect awareness campaign

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

  • Digital technology
  • Blended learning
  • CLIL

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. The successful applicant 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 weekend and evening work as necessary.
  • own means of transport with full and clean driving license

Selection procedure:

The online application form should be completed by 12pm on September 2nd, 2021 at:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPLIAssociate20212022WaterfordKilkenny

Shortlisting may apply and interviews will be held from September 6th online.

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.