Outreach Officer (Education, South Belfast) - #970071
Honeycomb Jobs is delighted to be working with a charity sector client, to recruit an Outreach Officer (Education) for a fixed term contract until 31st March 2025 based in South Belfast.
The Client – Our charity sector client is an independent charitable company supporting the development of Integrated Education across Northern Ireland and assists teachers, parents and pupils in this process. The organisation’s vision is an education system free from religious, social and cultural divisions.
The Role - Will work as part of the Parental Engagement Campaign and will be office based but will send a good deal of time out and about in the various communities they are working with, visiting local people and groups, and attending meetings. Travel within any working day, as well as evening and weekend hours, are to be expected.
Duties will include but will not be limited to:
- Seek to actively engage with communities in identifying and understanding the education issues which affect their local area, encouraging empowerment and active participation in the change process.
- In line with the organisation’s communications strategy, produce materials and provide support for the organisation’s parental engagement campaign and other initiatives using traditional PR and communication methods, as well as social media platforms.
- Develop and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders, with a particular focus on parental engagement.
- This role will also include engaging with schools, elected representatives, project partners, and community groups, as appropriate.
- Present updates and information on the parental engagement campaign to a range of stakeholders and represent the organisation at conferences and events.
- Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this post.
As the successful candidate you will have the following background and experience:
- GCSE English Language and Maths, Grade C or above, or equivalent
- Two A-Levels, or equivalent
- Have a proven interest in community and social issues, and at least two years’ experience of encouraging empowerment and active participation in the change process, working full-time (or part-time equivalent) in one or more of the following areas:
- parental engagement
- community work
- youth work
- At least two years’ experience, working full-time (or part-time equivalent), of carrying out effective written and oral communication with a range of stakeholders including writing reports and interpreting and presenting data (verbally and using PowerPoint) to audiences of 10+ on at least two occasions within the last two years.
- Experience of using a broad range of communication tools such as social media platforms including Facebook and X, as well as developing web and social media content.
- An essential aspect of this post will be attending meetings and events outside normal business hours – the post holder must therefore have the ability and willingness to maintain flexibility in their working hours and be prepared to work occasionally during the weekend and in the evenings.
- A full driving licence and access to private transport for work purposes, with appropriate insurance, or access to another form of transport, with appropriate insurance, that would allow the post holder to meet the travel requirements of the post in full.
- A relevant third level qualification
Or More than two years’ experience of encouraging empowerment and active participation in the change process, working full-time (or part-time equivalent) in one or more of the following areas:
- parental engagement
- community work
- youth work
- A good understanding of, and positive commitment to, integrated education.
- Experience of organising at least two events in the last year for 20+ people e.g. focus groups, meetings, conferences, seminars, annual general meetings, consultation events.
- Understanding of the range of education issues facing communities and awareness of the needs of different groups of people in the community regarding these issues.
- Proven facilitation, mediation and community engagement skills including a relevant recognised/accredited qualification.
- Experience of working within the field of either formal or informal education.
To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact David McClure, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Honeycomb on
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** Please note, we are receiving an exceptionally high number of applications and present and will be unable to shortlist candidates who are not meeting the specific requirements for this role. Due to the high volume of applications, we may be unable to provide individual feedback. We thank you in advance for your understanding. **