An Taisce seeking Planning Officer – April 2019

12th April 2019

An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland, seeks to employ a Planning & Environmental Policy Officer on a one-year fixed term contract (with possibility of extension/subject to funding).

The successful candidate will work jointly as part of the An Taisce Built and Natural Environment teams to further advocacy priorities on a national level.

The position is based at An Taisce’s Head Office in Dublin 8.

Applicants should have a minimum of two years relevant experience, be highly motivated and be able to demonstrate:

  • A fundamental understanding of the public purpose underlying An Taisce and empathy with the organisational vision, mission, goals and objectives;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of planning policy and legislation and environmental issues in Ireland;
  • An ability to provide a strategic overview of national and regional policy implementation on sustainable development;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and expertise in communicating complex concepts to a range of audiences;
  • Experience in developing project proposals and funding applications;
  • A track record of initiating, managing and delivering evidence-based policy work and a proven track record in report writing;
  • Ability to lead policy work and draw on the expertise of others;
  • Good team working, working with volunteers and stakeholders;
  • Strong negotiation skills; and
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills.

Salary will be based upon relevant skills and experience and will likely be in the range of €30,000 per annum.

If you wish to promote, defend and protect the diverse environment and heritage of Ireland and believe that you can fulfill the requirements above please forward your CV, cover letter and 3 samples of written work* to: with the notation ‘Planning and Environmental Policy Officer’ in the subject line.

(*The samples should be 500 to 2,500 words in length and can include extracts from longer documents. A wide range of material is accepted, from extracts from theses/dissertations, to journal articles, newspaper pieces, funding applications, etc. In emailing an application the three samples should be contained within a single document, with the description and sequence of the samples set out in a contents page.)

Closing Date for applications: Friday 10th May, 2019 at 17:00.