Vacancy: Next Generation Skills Consultant

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Screen Skills Ireland (SSI), the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, has responsibility for investing in people and skills development for the screen sectors in Ireland, through the design, development and delivery of industry-focused skills development initiatives encompassing film, TV, animation, games and VFX, for all roles from new entrants to company leaders. Screen Skills Ireland also supports the sector through Funding Schemes that leverage and empower organisations and professionals, including schemes for Stakeholders, Mentoring, and Bursaries. Screen Skills Ireland oversees the skills development requirements linked to the Section 481 film tax credit; carries out research and data gathering to identify the skills needs of the industry; and disseminates reports that are relevant to the screen sector in Ireland.

Next Generation Skills Consultant Role

We wish to engage a Next Generation Skills Consultant who will focus primarily on attracting the next generation of talent to the screen sector. This will be a part-time contract position and is envisaged as 2-3 days per week for a 12-month period between July 2021 and July 2022 (up to a maximum of 130 days).

The role will consist of the following:

  • Developing and growing links between SSI, the screen sector, education providers at secondary level, Career Guidance organisations, and organisations that work with young people including Creative Ireland.
  • Promoting careers, opportunities, and access routes into the screen sector to young people, including those participating in second level education.
  • Organising a Screen Careers annual event for young people and the industry.
  • Developing out a Screen Careers portal for young people, including case studies, video clips and a suite of useful resources.
  • Supporting the SSI team with the development of certified work-based learning programmes for young people to access the screen sector such as traineeships and apprenticeships.
  • Work closely and maintain a high level of communication with the Manager and the SSI team to achieve the objectives of the organisation.
  • This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related additional tasks.

Requirements – Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • The Next Generation Skills Consultant should have knowledge and experience of the screen sector, knowledge and experience of working with young people, and knowledge and experience of the education landscape in Ireland, especially at second level.
  • Project Management experience is preferable, especially any experience of event management and/or delivery of an online website/portal.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A forward thinker and ideas generator.
  • A track record of project delivery.
  • Strong Attention to Detail.
  • Ability to Work Without Supervision.
  • Excellent Time Management Skills.
  • Strong Organisation and Record Keeping Skills.
  • Bachelors degree in a related discipline or relevant experience supplemented with equivalent qualification.
  • Online/virtual platform experience (for example Zoom, MS TEAMS).

Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence to by Wednesday 30th June. Please use ‘Next Generation Skills Consultant Vacancy’ in the subject line of your email. As part of your application, you should set out your skills and experience to meet the requirements of the position.

This part-time contract of 2-3 days per week will run over a 12-month period, remunerated at €300 per day (up to a maximum of 130 days). The successful candidate will not be exclusive to SSI but will be required to abide by the Screen Ireland Code of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest rules. The successful candidate must be available to start immediately.​ This position is directly responsible to the SSI Manager and is based in Dublin, though some occasional travel may be required (once government directive allows for this). Due to government guidelines related to COVID-19 the role will be a remote working role initially until COVID-19 related restrictions are lifted.

Screen Ireland is an equal opportunities employer. Screen Ireland is under the aegis of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.