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AONTAS AONTAS is an equal opportunities employer.

STAFF APPLICATION FORM LEARNING ADVOCACY OFFICER (On handwritten application please use block letters ) Personal Information (in block letters) Name ………………………………….. P.P.S. No. ………………………………….. Home Address...……………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………..... Telephone No. ……………………………... Email: .................................................... Present Address (if not as above) …………………………………………………………………..................................... …………………………………………………………………………………………. Date of Birth …..……………………… Do you need a permit to work in Ireland/UK?……………………………................... Have you made previous applications to the AONTAS ? .............................................. If so, when/what position? . ….……………………………………………………….. ......................................................................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................................

Education From Further & Higher Education

Relevant additional training

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Examinations Taken and Results


Please give details of professional qualifications and membership of professional institutions/associations:

Present and Previous employment details (Listing present/most recent employment first. N.B. It is important that all previous employment is included) Name & Address of Position Held Details of Position To include, reporting structure, key duties reason From To Previous for leaving etc Employers

Are there any breaks in your employment record ?

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No

If yes, please give details ………………………………………………………………………………..


Person Specification Essential Criteria Qualifications/Experience

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3rd level qualification in Adult & Community Education

At least 3 years work experience in the Adult & Community Education Sector preferably with adult learners Experience of establishing and developing partnerships with other organisations/agencies and collaborative working Experience of working with diverse groups Experience of doing research and report writing Excellent skills in IT applications including those required to record statistics e.g. SPSS, produce documents and trainings materials (if required) and keep accurate records Excellent report writing skills Excellent facilitation/negotiation and presentation skills

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Technical Competencies

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Personal Competencies

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A clear knowledge and understanding of the adult and community education sector and of the key issues affecting its development

Ability to sensitively empower and engage with adult learners Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to relate to and work with a large variety of people Ability to plan and prioritise workload Display a high level of accuracy and a focus on producing high quality work A willingness to learn and develop and reflect on practice Ability to monitor and maintain own standards Ability and willingness to work both on own initiative and as part of a team Ability to self-motivate and organise diverse workload

Competencies: Please describe the skills, knowledge and experience that you have in relation to the key functions of this position and answer all questions as briefly and as accurately as you can.

Question 1 National Adult Learners Forum Please give an example of where you developed effective Networks and/or Partnerships with other organisations a) What issues/challenges did you encounter? b) How did you overcome these? c) What outcomes were achieved?

Question 2 Research/Policy Please give an example of where you were involved in the development of Policy issues and trends:


a) Give examples of how this work progressed c) Describe your methods of collecting and collating information for research purposes d) Give details on outcomes from research you were involved in

Question 3 Commitment to providing the highest level of service a) Describe how you created and implemented a work plan of activities b) How did you evaluate the outcomes? c) What impact did they have on delivery? d) What challenges did you encounter?

Questions 4 Relevant Experience (explain briefly why you are interested in the role and any other relevant information you wish to bring to the attention of the selected panel)

Period of notice required to present employer, if applicable? …………………………………………… Present Salary: …..……………………………………. Reason for leaving? ……………………………………………………………………………………... Are there any dates when you cannot attend interview? ………………………………………………… References – One of which must be from a previous employer Do you give permission to AONTAS to contact the referees if offered the position? Yes No

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