Global Learning School Advisor- Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning
The Centre for Global Education (CGE) is a development non-governmental organisation (NGO) which provides education services that enhance awareness at a local level of international development issues. The Centre was given the remit of promoting development education, which is a participative and experiential form of learning designed to engender new skills, values, attitudes and knowledge that enable us to understand the factors that underpin poverty and injustice around the world.
The British Council and Department for International Development are co-funding the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme (the “Programme”) from 2018 to 2021 to provide opportunities for pupils in Northern Ireland and in the global South to learn about and take action on global issues. Teachers can participate in CPD training to support their global learning practice and schools can apply for grants to support international school partnership projects. The Centre for Global Education has been contracted by the British Council to manage delivery of CCGL in Northern Ireland.
The Centre for Global Education requires a well-organized and experienced educator to provide advice, mentoring and support to teachers on global learning and international partnerships. The CCGL Global Learning School Advisor will support the capacity of teachers and school leaders to embed development education and global learning (DEGL) in schools using a cluster approach. The Global Learning School Advisor is the main point of contact for cluster coordinators throughout their engagement in the programme.
The post is part-time (25 hours) with a fixed-term contract until 30th June 2021. The role will require regular travel to schools throughout Northern Ireland. A degree of home-based working will be considered. Secondments welcome. A driving licence and access to a car is an essential criterion for this post.
The Centre for Global Education aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants irrespective of their sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, ethnic origin or disability.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience providing training, advice and/or support to teachers, both one to one and in groups, on planning for and delivering high quality learning.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience:
- in the design and delivery of curriculum focused development education/ global learning CPD training to teachers.
- leading or supporting a school self-evaluation process.
- facilitating or supporting educators with well-planned and high quality issue based pupil projects.
- using effective classroom pedagogy to ensure high standards of teaching and learning.
- Qualified teacher status as recognised by the Department of Education Northern Ireland OR Hold a degree or postgraduate qualification in another relevant discipline.
A working knowledge of:
- the Northern Ireland Curriculum and key formal sector institutions.
- relevant developments in Northern Ireland education policy and the challenges facing schools.
- good practice in global learning and / or international school partnerships involving pupil action/ participation.
- support effective partnerships between schools locally and globally.
- take responsibility for managing own work, and plan strategically with wider team, project needs and targets in mind.
- to work collaboratively as part of a team.
- to use Microsoft Office packages for word processing and in particular the ability to use Excel for updating databases.
- communicate effectively both written and orally.
- competency in using ICT including e-communications.
- full driver’s licence and access to a car (appropriately maintained and insured for business as and when necessary) to facilitate the requirements of the job.
The application pack is available on the Centre for Global Education’s web site at www.centreforglobaleducation.com/jobs
Your application should be received by e-mail along with the completed monitoring form by 10am on Monday 14th January 2019. E-mail your application to: [email protected]
The Selection Panel reserves the right to enhance the criteria in order to facilitate a manageable shortlist.
If you have any queries please contact Orla Devine
9 University Street