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Relief Care Support Worker, St Patrick's Cheshire Services, Tullow
Job Opportunity Relief Care Support Workers BASED IN St. Patricks Cheshire Services, Tullow, Co.Carlow. We are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for the above position. Candidates must be highly motivated, creative, and experienced with a passion for engaging with the people we support daily. About Cheshire Ireland Cheshire Ireland provides quality services to adults with physical, sensory, and neurological disabilities at a medium and high level of need. More information on our organisation can be found at https://www.cheshire.ie/ What we do We provide individualised supports for people to meet their physical, psychological, and social care needs in an environment that encourages independence and promotes their rights and well-being. Our services provide a friendly, cooperative, and positive working environment within busy residential and community services. The right candidate will share our values and will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of the people we support. How we work Our services are based on clear principles of supporting people “one person at a time”. As a member of the team, you will be committed to high quality rights-based, person-centred service delivery, be willing to embrace change and help foster a culture of continuous improvement. What you will do You will support people with all aspects of their daily lives as per their individual needs and in accordance with their evolving personal plans to support them to live their best possible lives. You will be required to establish and maintain relationships with the people we support that are based on respect and equality and that promote their rights and independence. It is critical that when undertaking your work that you do so in a manner that is consistent with Cheshire Ireland’s values, operating ethos, and standards. Who we are looking for: Hold or be in the process of undertaking a minimum of QQI Level 5 in Healthcare Support. Have experience in supporting people with disabilities. Driving license and willingness to drive for work. Desire for personal and professional development. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Eligibility to work in Ireland is essential. Good Standard of verbal and written English. Computer literate (experience with online care management systems an advantage). Personal integrity and trustworthiness. Positive attitude. Willing to embrace change and is committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning throughout the service. Committed to the principles of rights-based, person-centred services. Why work for us Flexibility in working hours. €14.70 - €17.08 per hour (based on experience). Premiums paid on unsocial hours. Career opportunities. Induction and ongoing training. Free Parking. Benefit Sick pay benefit. Company Pension Scheme. Maternity benefit. Bike/Cycle to work scheme. Employee assistance programme. Death in Service benefit for pension members. Employee Referral bonus. Closing Date: - 14th of March 2024 Reference: 2024138 Cheshire Ireland is an equal opportunity employer. All successful candidates will be subject to vetting by the Garda National Vetting Bureau
Air Corps Recruit - General Service
The Defence Forces are now accepting applications for General Service in the Air Corps. We live in a world of diversity; the Defence Forces require men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team, and are looking for a rewarding yet challenging career. Air Corps applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 29 years of age on the closing date for applications. Careers Information Applications forms for entry into the Defence Forces are only available through the online application form on this site. The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open. There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed. Application forms for entry into the Defence Forces are only available through the online application form on this site. The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open. There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed. CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.
Naval Service Recruit - General Service
What is a Naval Service Recruit A Naval Service Recruit enlists for General Service in the Other Ranks of the Defence Forces. After successfully completing the initial Recruit Training course a recruit passes out as an Ordinary Seaman and will then go onto their Branch Training Course before becoming qualified as an Able Body sailor in the Naval Service. Who we want Naval Service Recruits go on to form the backbone of the Irish Naval Service. Recruit training is 22 weeks in duration and is designed to develop a physically fit, disciplined and motivated person using basic military and naval skills in order to prepare them for further training in the Service. Recruits are instilled with the Naval Service ethos and the values of Courage, Respect, Integrity and Loyalty. On successful completion of the Recruit training, the Recruit is advanced to the training rank of Ordinary Rating (equivalent of 2 Star Private in the Army). The Naval Service has four Branches consisting of Seaman's, Communications, Mechanicians and Supplies. The Ordinary Rate commences their chosen Branch training giving them the specialised skills required to fulfil their role at sea and ashore. After this initial specialisation training, the Ordinary Rate will proceed to sea and take up an appointment onboard one of our ships for a two year rotation. Life at sea is at all times varied. The Ordinary Rate regardless of Branch is a much valued member of the ships crew. As well as Branch duties, he/she will be called on to complete other duties such as general maintenance, boat work, Damage Control/Firefighting. He/she may also be a member of a Naval Boarding team during Drug Interdiction Operations. If you are interested in a life at sea, as part of a dynamic, professional and highly motivated team, then the Naval Service is for you. Qualifications No formal education qualifications are required to join the Defence Forces as a recruit. You need to satisfy the Interview Board and the Recruiting Officer that you possess a sufficient standard of education for service in the Defence Forces. Age Limitations Applicants must be 18 years of age and under 29 years of age on the date deemed as the closing date for applications. Induction Recruit Competitions are held in the Naval Service as required. This is the only way to join the Naval Service to become an Ordinary Seaman. Candidates undergo fitness testing, an interview and a medical exam. The Induction Process will determine if you have the potential to become an Ordinary Seaman in the Naval Service. Training The Recruit Training Syllabus is designed to produce a physically fit, disciplined and motivated Ordinary Seaman with basic military skills. Naval Recruit training is foundation military training. It is 22 weeks in duration. It is followed by Trained Specialist Training courses. On successful completion of training Recruits are assigned to a Branch and a vessel of the Naval Service. Career Progression Newly qualified Ordinary Seamen are encouraged to put themselves forward for further courses in the Naval Service. These courses may enable the Seaman to specialise in certain areas of the Naval Service and progress towards career advancement. CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.
THE ROLE A Clerical Officer is the entry grade in a five-tier administrative structure within Carlow County Council ranging through to Assistant Staff Officer, Staff Officer, Senior Staff Officer and Administrative Officer. Clerical Officers work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide administrative support and customer service across the broad range of local authority front line as well as internal services. The successful candidate will therefore require excellent administrative and communications skills. The Clerical Officer will normally work under the direction and management of a Staff Officer, Senior Staff Officer or Administrative Officer which comprise the line management grades and may from time to time be required to deputise for an Assistant Staff Officer or other administrative grade and successful applicants must be willing to take on this challenge. The ideal candidate will also be a highly motivated person, with a strong sense of commitment to delivering quality public services and shall demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of: • Local authority services, its key customers and relationships with other agencies and organisations • Role of the Elected Member • Current local government issues • Public service values and integrity The ideal candidate should also have a proven track record in the following areas: • Administration and clerical work • Proficiency in key board skills • Effective communication skills • Customer service experience • Team working • Operation of IT systems and standard office software packages • Effectively plan and prioritise work • Acting on own initiative • Working under pressure to tight deadlines • Maintaining confidentiality QUALIFICATIONS Character: Each candidate must be of good character. Health: Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. Citizenship: Candidates must, by the date of any job offer, be: a) A citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway; or b) A citizen of the United Kingdom (UK); or c) A citizen of Switzerland pursuant to the agreement between the EU and Switzerland on the free movement of persons; or d) A non-EEA citizen who is a spouse or child of an EEA or UK or Swiss citizen and has a stamp 4 visa or e) A person awarded international protection under the International Protection Act 2015 or any family member entitled to remain in the State as a result of family reunification and has a stamp 4 visa or f) A non-EEA citizen who is a parent of a dependent child who is a citizen of, and resident in, an EEA member state or the UK or Switzerland and has a stamp 4 visa Education, Experience etc. Candidates shall: have obtained at least a grade D (or a pass), in higher or ordinary level, in five subjects from the approved list of subjects in the Department of Education Established Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, or have passed an examination of at least equivalent standard, or have had at least two years previous service in a post of Clerical Officer, Clerk/Typist (Clerical Duties), Clerk/Typist (Typing and Clerical Duties) or Clerk/Typist under a local authority or health board in the State or have satisfactory relevant experience which encompasses demonstrable equivalent skills Desirable: It is desirable but not essential that holders of the post hold a full unendorsed driving licence for class B vehicles Key Competencies for the post have been identified as essential for the role of Clerical Officer as follows: Information Management & Processing: • Organisational skills • Ability to understand and adhere to procedures and processes • Analytical skills Team Working: • Inter-personal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders • Develop and maintain good working relationships within their team • Demonstrate dignity and respect for their colleagues • Understand own role and personal contribution within the team Delivering Results: • Take responsibility for delivering quality work in a timely manner • Assess and prioritise workloads • Ensure accuracy and high standards in work delivered • Flexibility in approach to work • Adapt quickly to change and new ways of doing things • Use initiative and self-motivate when required Customer Service & Communications Skills: • Communicate clearly • Actively listen • Demonstrate positive customer service attitude Personal Effectiveness: • Clear knowledge and understanding about the local authority, its services and role of the Elected Members • Commitment to self-development and improving skills and knowledge base • Strives to perform at a higher level • Enthusiastic and energetic about the role • Acts with honesty and integrity • Treats others in a fair and consistent manner • Resilience PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYMENT The Post: Permanent and temporary posts are whole-time and pensionable. The post holder shall not engage in any gainful occupation, other than as an employee of a local authority, to such an extent as to impair the performance of his or her duties as an employee of a local authority or in any occupation which might conflict with the interests of the local authority, or which might be inconsistent with the discharge of his/her duties as a local authority employee. Health: For the purposes of satisfying the requirement as to health it will be necessary for each successful candidate, before he/she is appointed, to undergo a medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner to be nominated by the local authority. Probation: Where persons who are not already permanent employees of a local authority are appointed, the following provisions shall apply: (a) there shall be a period after such appointment takes effect during which such persons shall hold such position on probation, (b) such period shall be one year, but the Chief Executive may at his or her discretion extend such period, (c) such persons shall cease to hold such position at the end of the period of probation unless during such period the Chief Executive has certified that the service of such persons is satisfactory, (d) the period at (a) above may be terminated on giving one week’s notice as per the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, (e) there will be assessments during the probationary period. Hours of Duty: The working hours at present provide for a five day, thirty-five hours working week. The working hours may be reviewed at any time and the Council reserves the right to vary the hours or days as required. The post may require flexibility in working outside of normal hours, including at weekends, as necessary. Carlow County Council operate a flexible time scheme with the earliest start time of 8.30 a.m. and latest start time of 10.00 a.m. and the earliest finishing time of 16.30p.m. and latest finishing time of 18.00p.m. Lunch break consisting of a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of 2 hours must be taken between 12.30 p.m. and 14.30 p.m. The Flexi Leave Scheme is available, on request. There may be a requirement to work additional hours from time to time, no additional remuneration will be paid in respect of such activities and Time in Lieu on a time for time basis will apply. Overtime does not apply to this post. All hours of work will be subject to and recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 and the Organisation of Working Time Act (Regulations) 2001. Duties: The duties of the office are to give to the local authority and (a) to such other local authorities or bodies for which the Chief Executive, for the purposes of the City and County Management Acts, is Chief Executive, and (b) to any other local authority or body with which an agreement has been made by the local authority or by any of the authorities or bodies mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph under the general direction and control of the Chief Executive or of such other officer as the Chief Executive may from time to time determine, such appropriate professional/technical and ancillary services of an advisory, supervisory or executive nature as may be required by any local authority or body hereinbefore mentioned in the exercise and performance of any of its powers, functions and duties, including the duty of servicing all committees that may be established by any such local authority or body. The holder of the office will, if required, act for an officer of a higher level. The duties to be assigned include the following although this list is not exhaustive and may be reviewed from time to time as organisational needs require: • Providing clerical and administrative support within any division of the Council or its Municipal District operations • Working as part of a team in the delivery of services • Communicating and provide information in a professional and courteous manner to elected members and customers through face to face interaction, by telephone and email • Providing the highest quality standards in customer service at all times • Using Information Technology on a daily basis including standard office packages and financial management systems • Maintaining high quality records in a thorough and organised manner • Checking all work thoroughly to ensure it is completed to a high standard • Carrying out routine accounts work • Approaching work in a careful and methodical manner, displaying accuracy at all times • Creating and maintain any records, reports and returns as required • Ensuring compliance with organisational policies and procedures • Organising and facilitating internal and external meetings • Completing all essential training successfully • Participating in the Performance Management Development System • Liaising with and responding to other local authorities, government departments and statutory agencies where required • Carrying out duties in a politically neutral and impartial manner that enhances public trust and confidence in the local authority decision making process • Acting or deputising for more senior personnel in their absence when required • Undertaking any other duties of a similar level and responsibility, as may be required, or assigned, from time to time The post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. Remuneration: The annual salary for the post of Clerical Officer in accordance with Circular Letter EL 02/2023 is as follows: €27,896 - €29,611 - €30,035 – €30,891 – €32,143 – €33,397 – €34,651 - €35,561 - €36,594 - €37,789 - €38,638- €39,825 - €41,019 - €43,265 - LSI1 €44,860 Holders of the post will be paid at the appropriate point on the salary scale in accordance with the relevant Department Circulars. The starting pay for new entrants to the public service will be at the minimum of the scale. The salary shall be fully inclusive and shall be as determined from time to time. The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. The holder of the position shall pay to the Local Authority any fees or other monies (other than inclusive salary) payable to or received by such holder by virtue of the position or in respect of services, which are required by or under any enactment to perform. Work Base: Carlow County Council reserves the right to assign you to any department or premises in use by the Council, now or in the future. Changes in location of employment will not result in payment of disturbance money or other compensation. The person appointed will be required to provide him/herself at his/her own expense with the necessary mode of travel to and from work. Residence: The holder of the office shall reside in the district in which his/her duties are to be performed or within a reasonable distance, thereof. Annual Leave: The current annual leave entitlement is 27 days increasing to 29 days after 5 years’ service. Granting of annual leave, payment for annual leave and arrangement for public holidays will be governed by the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 (as amended). Sick Leave: The terms of the Public Service Sick Pay Scheme will prevail. References: Applicants are required to advise the names of two responsible persons to whom they are well known but not related (at least one of the referees should be an existing or former employer). In advance of any offer of employment, Carlow County Council reserves the right to seek both written and verbal references from current and previous employers, educational institutions, or any other organisations with which the candidate has been associated. The Council reserves the right to determine the merit, appropriateness and relevance of such references and referees. Vetting: Garda vetting is required for certain roles within Carlow County Council. Failure to complete a Garda vetting form on request may prevent your employment with Carlow County Council. In the event of an unsatisfactory Garda declaration being received Carlow County Council reserves the right not to commence employment. In the event of an existing employee changing role as a result of promotion or otherwise to a role that requires Garda Vetting and an unsatisfactory disclosure being returned, Carlow County Council reserves the right to withhold promotion, and also to investigate if further sanction/disciplinary action is warranted on foot of disclosure on a case-by-case basis. Use of Modern Technology: The successful candidate will be required to use all equipment provided, including computers, handheld terminals, mobile telephone, electronic equipment, video or other monitoring equipment and any other new technology which may be introduced in the future. Travel: If you are required to travel as part of your official duties, Carlow County Council as your employer must be indemnified on your insurance policy. Travelling expenses and subsistence expenses necessarily incurred in the course of official duties will be refunded in accordance with appropriate rates in line with the relevant Department Circulars and Carlow County Council’s Travel and Subsistence Policy. If during your employment, your licence is revoked, even temporarily, or if you receive endorsements on your licence, which may affect your duties, you are obliged to notify the Council immediately. Carlow County Council reserves the right to provide a van to enable you to carry out your duties. The provision of a van will be at the discretion of the Chief Executive. Health & Safety: The holder of the post shall co-operate with the terms of Carlow County Council’s Safety Statement and Major Emergency Plan. It is a condition of employment that the successful candidate will be required to participate in training programmes relevant to the skills necessary for the performance of the duties attaching to the post. He/She shall familiarise him/herself with the safety rules and procedures and make proper use of all safety, clothing and equipment. Failure to comply with the terms of the Safety Statement may result in a disciplinary action. Training: It is a condition of employment that successful candidates will be required to participate in training programmes relevant to the skills necessary for the performance of the duties attaching to the post and to attend all mandatory training. Superannuation & Retirement: Superannuation If you are pensionable under the Local Government (Superannuation) (Consolidation) Scheme 1998 and are liable to pay Class A PRSI contributions, you would be required in respect of superannuation to make contributions at the rate of 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependant or qualified children) plus 1.5% of full pensionable remuneration. You are required in respect of spouses’ and children’s pension benefit to contribute at the rate of 1.5% of full pensionable remuneration in accordance with the terms of schemes made under the Local Government (Superannuation) (Consolidation) Scheme 1998. Maximum retirement age is 70. If the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 applies to your employment, 65 is the minimum age at which your pension may be paid. As a new entrant to the public service, under the terms of this legislation you will not be required to retire on grounds of age. Persons who become pensionable officers of a local authority who are liable to pay the Class D rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 5% of their pensionable remuneration. You may also be required to pay Spouses and Children/ Widows and Orphans contributions at the rate of 1.5% of gross pay. Maximum retirement age is 70. Persons who become pensionable staff of a local authority for the first time on or after 01 January 2013 are assigned to the Single Public Service Pension Scheme with effect from the date of appointment. The scheme is contributory and provides pension, retirement gratuity, death gratuity and survivors benefits. If you are pensionable under the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and other provisions) Act 2012, you are liable to pay the Class A rate of PRSI contribution. You are required to pay contributions as follows: 3% of gross remuneration and 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annualrate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependant or qualified children). The minimum age at which you may retire is allied with the State Contributory Pension age (currently 66, rising to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028). The maximum retirement age is 70. To qualify for a pension the successful candidate must have served a minimum of two years employment in a local authority. You are reminded that under this agreement the Council may refer you to a medical advisor at any time to determine fitness for carrying out the duties to which you have been assigned. Further information is available from the Human Resources Department. Pension Accrual A 40-year limit on total service that can be counted towards pension where a person has been a member of more than one existing public service pension scheme would apply. This 40-year limit, which is provided for in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012 came into effect on 28 July 2012. This may have implications for any appointee who has acquired pension rights in a previous public service employment.
Job Overview As a Delivery Driver for LKQ Euro Car Parts you will be responsible for maintaining our high standards, working as a member of a highly effective and efficient team and maximising customer focused excellence at every opportunity.Working as part of the branch team and reporting to the Driver Controller, this role will be focused on ensuring our delivery of our customer promise – every single time. Our team of delivery drivers are a fundamental part in helping us develop and drive high branch performance and operational standards which link to the organisation’s strategy and plan. Why work for LKQ We are a people first organisation – for our colleagues, the customer is at the heart of everything we do, and in turn we put our colleagues at the forefront of our business. As with many of our roles, we are happy to talk about flexible working options, we are committed to supporting a healthy work-life balance. We’re looking for people who love what they do, are passionate about delivering only the very best and make it their business to excel, whatever their role. We strive to support all our employees through their individual career paths and thrive within our business. Key Responsibilities
If you are a customer focused individual and want to join a fun and family orientated food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression, then we have a role for you! We are currently recruiting for a Cleaning Operative to join our team based at South East Technological University, Carlow. This is a great opportunity to join a world leading facilities management company. Working Pattern: GREAT PEOPLE – GREAT SERVICE-GREAT FUTURE
Post Doctoral Fellow Combined Level / In Entomology
Job Summary Duration: Temporary Post-Doctoral Appointment. This is an externally funded non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is up to 52 months , subject to contract. A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months. Basic Function : This competition seeks to recruit a post-doctoral researcher to join the SFI-funded ELEVATE project. Working within a trans-disciplinary team of PhDs, post-docs and research officers, the successful candidate will be specifically involved in designing and conducting controlled infection field trials, to investigate the major aphid vector virus, barley yellow dwarf virus. Background: Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) is one of the most detrimental infecting agents impacting cereal production worldwide. The time of infection is believed to have a huge impact on the magnitude of any yield losses. There is still much we do not understand about the interplay between virus strain, insect vector, timing of infection, weather, and barley genetics and their impact on yield loss. Furthermore, much of the work that has been done, was carried out using virus strains and insect vectors that are not dominant in Irish barley crops. Given the emergence of resistance to pyrethroids, the loss of chemical control options, and EU ambitions to half pesticide usage by 2030, there is increasing pressure on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to deliver. Among the crucial elements of any IPM strategy are (i) monitoring, (ii) forecasting, (iii) warning systems, and (iv) resistant cultivars. The overarching aim of ELEVATE is to improve our understanding of how the dominant BYDV strains in Ireland impact on spring and winter barley grown at current and future climate conditions, and decipher how viral load and stage of infection impacts severity of disease. This will be achieved by; 1) Establishing an explanatory model of how dominant strains of BYDV in Ireland and their insect vectors impacts yield in spring and winter barley using controlled inoculation field trials. 2) Establishing the impact of a changing climate on (i) cereal virus transmission and (ii) insect vector behaviour using controlled chamber experiments at elevated temperature and C02 based on climate predictions for Ireland. The lead for this project within Teagasc will be Dr Louise Mc Namara. Background to the Teagasc Post-Doctoral Programme: The Teagasc post-doctoral programme provides training and development opportunities for early career scientists that enhances their experience of learning and equips them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their chosen career in research. Appointees to a Teagasc Post-Doctoral Fellowship will be required to undertake a Level 9 Professional Diploma in Researcher Development delivered by University College Dublin (UCD). This professional diploma is a flexible, modular programme which embraces a blended learning approach to align with the Post-Doctoral Fellow's role in Teagasc. It is designed to develop competencies and transferable skills in research, professionalism, communication and career development. The majority of the programme is delivered online with the remaining elements delivered in-person at Teagasc locations. This blended approach affords the Post-Doctoral Fellow the opportunity to meet and network with other Teagasc colleagues. During the course of the diploma Post-Doctoral Fellows will have access to a full range of supports including the UCD library, writing centre and careers centre. This is a research focused training role, the primary purpose of which is to provide early career scientists with the opportunity to develop their research skills and competencies. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will, while working in conjunction with senior research staff, gain insight and experience into a variety of areas including the processes of project and budgetary management, publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals, writing grant applications, and attracting external funding; the development of active collaboration with relevant national and international research communities; the development of communication and presentation skills, leadership and management skills, and overall career development. Modules will be conducted under the supervision and direction of the Dr. Louise Mc Namara or other designated manager in conjunction with the Head of Department. Job Objectives Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project: Attachment: PD1_2_af439c4e-1f97-4ed2-99d6-dafa8eeae0eb.pdf
Potato Breeding Technician
Job Summary Duration: Temporary contract post, the indicative duration of which is 16 months , subject to contract. A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months. Basic Function: To assist in the production and assessment of new potato varieties. These assessments will include; field, glasshouse and laboratory experiments Background: Teagasc is the leading research and development organisation in Ireland in the fields of food and agriculture research. Its Crops Research Centre at Oak Park, Carlow, which is part of the Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme has the objective of supporting the arable crops sector of Irish agriculture. The Centre has also national responsibility for breeding improved varieties of potatoes. The potato breeding programme at Oak Park has been in existence since 1961 and currently has over 45 varieties on the Irish National List. The objective of the programme is to produce varieties with improved yield, quality and disease resistance for the processing, domestic and export markets. Whilst Rooster which was bred at Oak Park is the biggest single variety domestically, Teagasc bred varieties are widely grown all over Europe, Africa, north and south America, the middle east, Asia and Australia. Due to a leave of absence we now have a vacancy for a skilled technician to support the breeding programme to maintain this success. Teagasc staff have close links with International research bodies and they participate in scientific, collaborative and exchange programmes. The laboratories and workshops at the Centre are equipped with the most up-to-date technology for analytical and research purposes. This ensures that research and services at Oak Park are of the highest quality enabling Irish agriculture to keep pace with rapidly changing technology. Job Objectives Other Candidates must satisfy and continue to satisfy during employment with Teagasc, legal requirements to drive unaccompanied on Irish public roads. Eligibility This is an open public competition. Should a current serving Teagasc staff member be successful in their application through open public competition for this post, their current contract of employment with Teagasc will come to an end on taking up this post. Note: The ‘essential’ qualifications, knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies outlined above are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the selection process. Note : Alternative location(s) may be considered solely at the discretion of Teagasc management. Gender, Diversity and Inclusion At all levels in Teagasc, we believe in growing and keeping alive an open, diverse and inclusive workplace which is respectful to all and nurtures different perspectives, for the benefit of all in the organisation. We are commited to the principles of ' Equal Opportunities, No Barriers, Active Inclusion '. We actively welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds. Attachment: Techn_c0c836ac-b1bd-4c10-bf02-11efb35009c3.pdf
Research Support Officer
Job Description Duration: Permanent A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months. Basic Function: The post holder will have a key position in the Research Directorate, supporting staff and management in all aspects of grant applications, contract negotiation and reporting. We seek a highly-motivated professional with an understanding of European and/or Irish funding programmes. The candidate should be capable of building relationships with researchers and other internal stakeholders as well as key individuals in funding agencies and collaborating institutions. The candidate must also be capable of conceiving and implementing new ideas and initiatives to support Teagasc researchers in obtaining external research funding. Background: Teagasc is the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority. Teagasc research has a clearly visible and documented impact on the Irish agri-food sector. The Insights tool from Web of Science shows that, amongst all Irish research organisations (including universities) Teagasc ranks first by number of publications and citations in the area of Agronomy and Food Science and had the highest number of publications in the area of Food Science. The core research foci of Teagasc have been selected by the Irish government as two of the fourteen prioritized research areas for national funding. The European Commission has identified food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment as one of six clusters to be funded as part of Horizon Europe. The annual value of new research funding contracts signed by Teagasc has increased from €16 million in 2014 to an average of €27 million/annum over the last three years. The Research Support Office is located within the Research Directorate of Teagasc and provides support for researchers and management in all aspects of external research funding. In line with Teagasc’s role as a State Body and research funder, the Research Support Office also contributes to national and European research and innovation policy and manages Teagasc participation in a number of ERA-NETs, European Joint Programmes and Partnerships. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, supportive team and will have opportunities for travel, growth and development, with a clear link between their work and impact in the organization and in the country as a whole. Job Objectives Other As this role will involve travel between Teagasc centres around the country, the candidates must have their own car and must also satisfy and continue to satisfy during employment with Teagasc, legal requirements to drive unaccompanied on Irish public roads. Note: The ‘essential’ qualifications, knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies outlined above are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the selection process. Note : Alternative location(s) may be considered solely at the discretion of Teagasc management.
Dunnes Stores is Ireland’s leading retailer positioned at the cutting edge of food and fashion retailing. We have stores in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain and are expanding our service and product offer all the time. Market Deli is a contemporary and stylish brand where we offer an increased product range, at great value, all with great customer service and expertise every day in store by our team of management and delicatessen staff. By using innovative and creative ideas, our team endeavour to produce and present wholesome food of an exceptionally high standard. We are currently looking to recruit vibrant, passionate individuals into the role of deli assistants to join the team in our Market Deli concept in store. Our deli assistants have excellent product knowledge, provide outstanding customer service, and above all else are passionate about fresh food and retail. Suitable candidates should have some experience of working in a customer-facing environment, be motivated, have excellent customer care skills, be confident communicators and have a passion for helping people. Experience in food preparation is not essential while the ability to cook from scratch along with an interest in current food trends is preferable. As a deli assistant, you should be willing to learn and develop yourself, have a desire to succeed and to contribute to our positive team environment as well as promoting our unique brand. Key Skills