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Join Our Team! We are Hiring a Local Leader for Clare and Galway!

Role: Young Social Innovators (YSI) Local Leader
YSI is recruiting a Local Leader for the following region:
     - Clare and Galway
Report to:  YSI Area Development Team Manager
Contract: Part Time Fixed Term Time Contract for 18 hours per week
Closing Date: Friday, 29th July

Young Social Innovators
Young Social Innovators (YSI) is a dynamic not for profit education charity.Thousands of young people volunteer and take on the YSI Challenge each year to tackle a social issue that they feel passionately about. To support this, we provide a busy schedule of programmes for young people and educators as well as organising regional and national events every year.

With support from our funders, Tomar Trust and the Department of Education Dormant Accounts Fund, YSI is targeting regions across Ireland in a new initiative which will enable increasing numbers of young people and schools, to engage in youth-led social innovation in local areas. In these regions, literally thousands more young people will be supported to turn their ideas into actio

This is an exciting initiative, which promises to have real impact on both young people’s education while empowering local populations to address the many challenges facing them in a fast-changing world.

For more information about YSI, please visit our website - https://www.youngsocialinnovators.ie/

The Opportunity
Social innovation provides an effective and powerful way to engage young people and communities in addressing the local, national and global challenges facing us and contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which Ireland is committed. Increasing the capacity of people in local areas around social innovation will help communities respond to such challenges. YSI is now inviting students in post-primary schools in targeted geographic regions to explore social issues and strengthen themselves and their communities’ capacity to respond and bring about change.

This initiative will enable all students in these areas to get involved, use their insights, skills, abilities and the tools or resources available to them, to engage in social innovation and respond to the challenges they face today in their local community. Students will have an opportunity to explore challenges such as the environment, mental and physical health, climate change, diversity and inclusion, accessibility, equality, local facilities and much more.

Purpose of Role
We are looking for a Local Leader, based in the specified region, who believes in the power of social innovation and wants to contribute to making this initiative happen. The primary purpose of the role will be to identify and recruit new schools into Local Community Networks. He/she will build relationships with post-primary schools, and help support and cultivate social innovation and entrepreneurial learning opportunities into both the school and community settings. The YSI Local Leader will develop a broad network within these areas to support the students, teachers and youth led innovative solutions and provide platforms for showcasing and recognising these at local level.

Full training to successful candidates will be provided by the YSI team at our headquarters in Dublin.

Key responsibilities (include and not limited to):

Key relationships with: Head of Education, Area Development Team Manager, YSI Local Leaders, YSI Learning and Practice Team; YSI Communications and Experience Team.


Experience and Competencies

Terms and Conditions

Contract: Part Time Fixed Term Time Contract for 21 hours per week

Young Social Innovators is committed to standards of excellence in Child Protection practices. Appointment to the role is subject to Garda Vetting.

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: This a remote working position in a specific geographical area and will require travel. Full clean driver’s licence and access to Wi-Fi required.
How to Apply: Please send a comprehensive CV, stating your preferred geographical region together with a cover letter – outlining what you can bring to the role – to our HR department at careers@youngsocialinnovators.ie by 5:30pm on Friday 29th July. Please note: YSI is seeking people based in the target geographic location set out above.

Young Social Innovators is committed to equal opportunities and all recruitment decisions will be based on merit, suitability for the role and experience. All recruitment decisions will not be influenced by race, colour, nationality, religion, sex, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, disability, age or membership of the Traveller Community. Young Social Innovators fully endorses a working environment free from discrimination and harassment.

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