Current Vacancies with Green-Schools / Programmes within the EEU

Opportunities with SRTS

  • Safe Routes to School Communications, Engagement and Administrative Officer


The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is the national operator of a number of highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Climate Ambassador. The Safe Routes to School programme was launched in March 2021 and focuses on the delivery of infrastructure to support active travel to school. The programme is funded by the Department of Transport and supported by the National Transport Authority (NTA).

Safe Routes to School Programme:

The Department of Transport has funded An Taisce EEU to develop and deliver a comprehensive Safe Routes to School programme which will support the wider Green-Schools Travel programme. The programme will focus on improving infrastructure in front of and around schools so that more students can walk or cycle to school. The programme is being delivered in partnership with Local Authorities and other key stakeholders nationwide. The key focus for the programme is as follows:

  • To provide “front of school” treatments to enhance sustainable access into the school grounds.
  • To accelerate the delivery of cycling and walking infrastructure on access routes to schools.

To find out more information about the programme go to: https://greenschoolsireland.org/saferoutestoschool/

The Safe Routes to School programme is being rolled out to 931 schools nationwide and the methodology outlines the need for dedicated communication, engagement, and the administrative officer who will progress through the stages of the programme.

  • Stage 4: Communication & Liaison- Selected schools will be informed by Green-Schools. Green-Schools will then liaise with selected schools and the relevant Local Authorities on infrastructural inventions for their schools.
  • Stage 7 Community Support – The school involved will act as a local champion of the proposed measures to ensure community buy-in for the proposals. Support will be provided by Green-Schools and the NTA

An Taisce EEU is now recruiting one full-time Safe Routes to School Communications, Engagement & Administration Officer. The post will be full-time for a period of up to two years until July 2024. There will be a probationary period of 3 months. The post will be 32.75 hours per week but a degree of flexibility of working hours around evenings and weekends will be expected. This role is for a homeworker/remote worker who will be required to travel for meetings, audits, training, events etc.

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Deadline for applications: 4pm, Friday, November 25th, 2022 

Opportunities with Green-Schools

  • Green-Schools Travel Officer


The EEU of An Taisce is the national operator of several highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Climate Ambassador. The Green-Schools Travel programme operates on a national basis and encourages sustainable travel to school and is the largest programme operated by the EEU. The programme, which is funded by the Department of Transport (DOT) and supported by the National Transport Authority (NTA), has been running nationally since 2008 and in the Greater Dublin Area since 2005.

An Taisce is now recruiting for Travel Officers for the following areas:

  • West + Midlands Region (Galway, Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Laois, North Tipperary)

The role will be homebased with travel to schools. The post will be full-time and is subject to funding with a probation period of six months. The post will be 32.75 hours per week but a degree of flexibility of working hours around evenings and weekends will be expected.

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Deadline for applications: 5pm, Tuesday December 6, 2022

Opportunities with Green-Schools

  • Global Citizenship Education Officer


The EEU of An Taisce is the national operator of a number of highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Green Home. The Green-Schools programme operates on a national basis and encourages a sustainable ethos in schools on a variety of environmental themes. Over 93% of Irish schools are participating in the programme.

The EEU of An Taisce is now recruiting 1 Full Time Global Citizenship Education Officer to work remotely. The role will involve delivery of Global Citizenship Education within areas of the Green-Schools programme. The post will be full-time for 1 year with potential for further extension subject to funding. There will be a probationary period of 6 months. The post will be 32.75 hours per week but a degree of flexibility of working hours around evenings and weekends will be expected.

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Deadline for applications: 4pm, Friday, December 9, 2022