Recruitment: PPLI is expanding its team of associates

Post-Primary Languages Ireland is expanding its team of associates. PPLI would like to recruit from the following areas in particular:  

  • Clare 
  • Longford 
  • Roscommon 

Successful candidatesmay be appointed to the position of associate for the2022/2023 academic yearas positions arise. 

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

  • Facilitating MFL communities ofpractice 
  • Training language assistants at a group and individual level, liaising with schools and monitoring the implementation of the scheme, working with cooperating teachers. 
  • Acting as mentors for teachers of new languages in the regions 
  • Attending and contributing to conferences/events organised by PPLI and/or supporting Education Officers and PPLI staff 
  • Promoting the work of PPLI as well as the Languages Connect awarenesscampaign 

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

  • Digitaltechnology 
  • Interculturalism and multilingualism 
  • CLIL   

Support and training will be provided for the above. 

The appointment is for one academic year and associates may have to reinterview 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 supportingteachers 
  • 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 ateam 
  • 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/orweekendand 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 June 10th, 2022 at: 

Shortlisting may apply and interviews will be held from June 13th online. 

Please note a training day is planned for June 18th, in Athlone for successful candidates.  

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 betaken into accountwhen 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, please contact: Sandrine Pac-Kenny at: