Learning and Outreach Facilitator

East Belfast Mission


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Learning and Outreach Facilitator- Fixed-Term contract to end March 2021

Accountable to: Irish Language Development Officer - Turas

Salary: £10,129 p.a.

Location: East Belfast Mission, Skainos Square, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast

Hours of work: 20 hours per week

Leave: 23 days plus 12 statutory days p.a. pro-rata

Pension: National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) Pension Scheme

Probation: This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period.

Healthcare: Westfield Healthcare after successful completion of probationary period

Date: May 2020

Job Role

Reporting to the Irish Language Development Officer, the post-holder will be responsible for developing and maximising use of the Turas library and social space, identifying and implementing learning opportunities for learners and teaching adult Irish language classes when required.

The post-holder will work with other departments within East Belfast Mission, as well as other educational/community organisations, to ensure that the programme is integrated into the wider community provision within East Belfast.

  • Develop and maximise use of the library and social space.
  • Identify and implementing learning opportunities for students.
  • Pro-active engagement with learners and the public to raise awareness of Turas.
  • Organising social and learning events to energise interaction between learners.
  • Make contacts with outside groups to raise awareness of the library facilities.
  • Organise and facilitate visits from other groups.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration between Turas and other language education community groups.
  • Provide support for cataloguing of new material for the library collection.
  • Manage the library management system and support its use by learners.
  • Manage the issuing and returning of the library’s stock.
  • Assist library users to become proficient in the use of online resources.
  • Teach Irish language classes to adults when required.
  • Promote a positive and welcoming environment for the Turas library and social space.
  • Supervise Turas volunteers as required.
  • To liaise with other Urban Village regions in Belfast and the North West to maximise cross-community involvement and to support shared learning, capacity building and collaborations with other Irish Language projects.
  • To be prepared to travel to various locations as required to fulfil the duties of this role.
  • To ensure adherence to all health and safety regulations and EBM’s policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties conducive to the effective operation of the post and deemed to be within the post-holder’s competencies.




  • Educated to degree level or equivalent



  • Previous experience of working in an academic environment in a teaching or library role.
  • Good level of ICT skills
  • Assisting in the planning, organisation and facilitation of public events
  • Able to work in a team-based environment


  • Experience of managing volunteers
  • Experience of working with community or voluntary group.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to independently prioritise work effectively
  • Excellent IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Good social media skills
  • Able to work in a team-based environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated



  • Fluency in Irish language
  • Ability to work outside office hours as required including evenings and weekends
  • A clear understanding of and willingness to work within the ethos of EBM.
  • Clean current driving licence or if disability prohibits the ability to demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative transport arrangements

To apply for this position please download an application form via CLICKING DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACK.

East Belfast Mission is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Education & Training, Charity and Voluntary
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Learning and Development Facilitator , Outreach Worker
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East Belfast Mission

Skainos Square,
239 Newtownards Road,
Co. Antrim,

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