Director of Environmental Education Unit

Employer An Taisce
Job Type Teaching/Education Director
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Dublin 8 – Hybrid/ Flexible
Salary €70,000-€75,000
Closing Date 5pm on Wednesday, 13th July 2022


About Client

Established in June 1948, An Taisce is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) active in the areas of the environment and built heritage in Ireland. It considers itself the oldest environmental and non-governmental organisation in Ireland.

An Taisce is a membership organisation and charity, not a state or semi-state organisation. However, it receives government funding for specific programmes, such as Blue Flag beaches, Green Schools and the annual National Spring Clean, and it has a statutory role in certain planning and environmental processes in the country.

About the Role

The Education Unit is a component of An Taisce with over 80 members of staff. The Director of the unit reports to the CEO.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Education Unit’s strategy
  • Ensure that the Unit is adequately resourced and organised to meet all operational needs
  • Maintain effective internal controls and management systems
  • Establish and maintain high standards of ethical and social responsibility
  • Keep the CEO and the Board of An Taisce, as appropriate, informed of all matters relating to the Unit so as to enable informed decisions to be made
  • Communicate effectively with the Unit’s employees, stakeholders and the public
  • Ensure there is coordination with other units of An Taisce in any calls for submissions by Government Departments
  • Ensure the integrity of all public statements by the Unit
  • Liaise with the CEO & Board, attending meetings, including Board meetings, where necessary
  • Manage HR and Child Protection Policies and Procedure
  • Ensure compliance with all legislative requirements, develop and maintain control systems, environmental, health and safety policies, and the risk register to the highest standards

If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to lead a suite of diverse programmes, to educate and people on environmental issues and have the matching suite of experience and skills, then this role is for you!


Please email [email protected] for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use “Director of Environmental Education Unit” as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of Director of Environmental Education is being managed exclusively on behalf of An Taisce by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Closing Date: 5pm on Wednesday, 13th July 2022

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