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School Visit Ambassador

Human Rights/Justice

School Visit Ambassador

Focus Ireland


At a Glance

  • Start Date:08/05/2019
  • End Date:31/08/2019
  • Closing date:31/08/2019
  • Post Updated:18/06/2019
  • Min Hours:2/3 visits per month
  • Role Type:Teaching/Tutoring

Requirements:Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to empathise with the cause and connect with teenagers, enthusiasm and commitment


Location: Sligo, Mayo, Offaly, Wexford

Reporting to: School Talks Co-Ordinator, Advocacy Department, Focus Ireland

Duration: 12 months

Time Commitment: As and when needed during school hours, Monday to Friday. Estimated 2/3 per month.

Overall Responsibility

To deliver schools visits and educate secondary school students on the issues of homelessness.

Person Specification

Ability to engage with and motivate young students.

Professional but welcoming manner.

Training, Support and Supervision

You will receive an induction to the organisation and training on how to conduct school visits.

You will receive on-going support from the school talks co-ordinator.


You conduct yourself in a professional manner.

You are respectful towards all volunteers, community groups, school students, companies that he/she works with throughout the duration of the role.

Good time keeping.

Be reliable and available to deliver talks during school hours as needed

Maintain regular updates and communication with his/her supervisor.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Deliver engaging and educational secondary school talks locally. These talks aim to help develop students’ understanding of homelessness and also to break down any stereotypes they may have about people who are homeless.

Skills required for this role:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to empathise with the cause and connect with teenagers.

Enthusiasm and commitment to Focus Ireland’s mission.

Experience in delivering school workshops or programmes is not essential but preferable. All training will be provided.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Max 2/3 visits per month. During school hours Monday-Friday

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Applicants are required to fill out an application form and if successful will be invited for an informal interview. This role is subject to Garda vetting.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Fay White

Address: Focus Ireland, 9-12 High Street, Dublin 8 - 01 881 5900


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