Irish Deaf Society Jobs

New Jobs in the Irish Deaf Society Further Education and Training Department

1) Digital Education Officer
2) Further Education and Training (FET) Quality Assurance Support Officer

 


1) Digital Education Officer

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Term: Fixed term contract for 12 months with possibility of extension subject to funding
Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Supported by: Further Education and Training Management
Starting Date: ASAP or 22nd March (subject to notice and availability of successful candidate)
Location: Work Remotely
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 24th February 2021
Interview: Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th March

Role Description

Overview of the Job

IDS are hiring a Digital Education. The successful candidate for this role will contribute and support the implementation, development and design of our online courses. In addition, they will provide support for our education staff, trainers and learners through implementing best practice and application of e-learning methodology and technology.
This role requires a good working knowledge of and enthusiasm for digital and social media as well as a keen understanding of how different audiences use and interact with digital systems and resources.

We are looking for someone who has a proactive approach to their work, who is communicative, flexible and committed, with the ability to work alone as well as part of a team.
The successful candidate will work in the Deaf community with an appreciation and respect for Deaf culture and Irish Sign Language.
This position is open to applications from candidates who wish to work remotely.

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Work with staff, trainers and learners to develop and to deliver digital learning resources and initiatives for our team.
  • Co-ordinate and align the design of digital learning activities, support the operational process, be involved in evaluation and improvement to offer an overall coherent learning environment.
  • Responsible for designing, testing and implementing digital learning solutions and review existing solutions and adapt content as required, ensuring it is up to date and relevant.
  • To work with our team to maintain quality assurance processes as part of our commitment to QQI standards.
  • Support the promotion of online and blended training activities as well as the visual design using applications which are compatible with highest level of accessibility.
  • Manage the creation of e-learning and animation resources (skills in this type of content creation will be considered an advantage.)
  • Have an excellent attention to detail, experience in a learning technology role and an aptitude for learning new systems and software.
  • Personal Specification (Knowledge, Experience and Skill Set Required).

The successful candidate will have:

  • Skills and experience of online learning design and resources development.
  • Have a knowledge of Virtual Learning Environments such as Moodle or Brightspace or similar.
  • Familiarity of running webinars and/or live online learning events and related delivery platforms.
  • Experience of editing video and audio content.
  • IT proficient with strong skills some of the common IT tools and platforms MS Outlook, Google Drive, MS Teams.
  • Skilled in careful planning, scheduling and coordination of tasks.
  • Ability to work flexibly with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to shared goals and objectives.

Experience and Qualifications

Degree level qualified in the field of ICT or Learning and Development related discipline.
Experience in designing, testing and implementing digital learning solutions.

Submitting your Cover letter and CV

Please send a cover letter (save as either word or PFD documents) explaining why you are suitable for the role with your CV by email to jobs@irishdeafsociety.ie by the end of the day on Wednesday 24th February, please make sure to add “Digital Education Officer” in the subject field of your email.

Interviews will be on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th March.

If you are unable to attend for interview on this date, please state so clearly in your email.

You can find out more about the Irish Deaf Society at:
www.deaf.ie
www.facebook.com/IrishDeafSociety
www.twitter.com/IrishDeafSoc

 


2) Further Education and Training (FET) Quality Assurance Support Officer

Hours: Part time, 20 hours per week
Term: Fixed term contract for 12 months with possibility of extension subject to funding.
Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Supported by: Further Education and Training management
Starting Date: ASAP or 22nd March (subject to notice and availability of successful candidate)
Location: Work Remotely
Application Deadline: Wednesday, 24th February 2021
Interview: Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th March

Role Description

Overview of the Job

The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) are hiring a Further Education and Training (FET) Quality Assurance Support Officer (FET QA Support Officer) to assist with the design, development, and implementation of our FET QA Systems.

A key objective for IDS is to complete the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) provider reengagement process. The QA Support Office will play a significant role in assisting with this effort.
Under the guidance of the IDS Quality Assurance Manager, the QA Support Officer will be responsible for the development, review, and documentation of QA policies and procedures.
The Support Officer will play a leading role in the revalidation of existing courses and the validation of new courses.

The successful candidate will be expected to assist our educational team on QA matters relating to both accredited and non-accredited training.
We are looking for someone who has a proactive approach to their work, who is communicative, flexible and committed, with the ability to work alone as well as part of a team.

The successful candidate will work in the Deaf community with an appreciation and respect for Deaf culture and Irish Sign Language.

Duties and responsibilities

The Training QA Support Officer will be required to:

  • Review and Develop guidelines and resources to support FET training quality assurance policies and procedures and re-engagement with QQI
  • Develop and implement suitable quality assurance policies, procedures, reporting and documentation.
  • Manage administration and documentation associated with QQI provider reengagement, programme validations, and certification submissions.
  • Attend meetings and represent IDS FET on internal and external committees, working groups or other mediums as required.
  • Report on progress for agreed projects and initiatives to FET Management Team and Quality Assurance Working Group.
  • Perform other duties consistent with this role, as required.

Candidate profile

Candidates should be able to demonstrate some or all of the following attributes in terms of knowledge, experience and working style.
Candidates will:

  • Have experience in quality assurance in a further education and training or higher education environment.
  • Be familiar with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of QQI provider reengagement and programme validation.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of QA in Further Education settings particularly in relation to policy or procedure development and review.
  • Be IT proficient with strong skills in Office Productivity Tools (e.g., MS Office) and collaboration and training tools such as MS Teams / Zoom and similar modern office solutions.
  • Have experience managing relationships with external organisations and stakeholders
  • Be an experienced administrator, highly organized, accurate and with strong attention to detail.
  • Have enthusiasm for new developments and will strive to implement these changes effectively.
  • Be able to work to deadlines and measurable objectives.
  • Have a proven ability to work under their own initiative, and as part of a team.

Submitting your Cover letter and CV

Please send a cover letter (save as either word or PFD documents) explaining why you are suitable for the role with your CV by email to jobs@irishdeafsociety.ie by the end of the day on Wednesday 24th February, please make sure to add “FET Quality Assurance Support Officer” in the subject field of your email.

Interviews will be on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th March.
If you are unable to attend for interview on this date, please state so clearly in your email.

You can find out more about the Irish Deaf Society at:
www.deaf.ie
www.facebook.com/IrishDeafSociety
www.twitter.com/IrishDeafSoc