ADVERT ID 219880

Art Instructor


Candle Community Trust

Lynch's Lane


Other Education
Date Posted:
Mon Jul 1 2024 16:43:43
Application Closing Date:
Mon Jul 15 2024
Commencement Date:
Mon Aug 19 2024
Status of Post:
Number of Vacancies:


Art Instructor
Art Instructor

Candle Community Trust invites applications for the post of Art Instructor. The successful candidate will work as part of our Training Programme where educational and developmental programmes are delivered in a dynamic learning environment in our purpose-built, newly developed campus.
This post may be offered on a full time or part time basis in consultation with the successful candidate.

About Candle Community Trust
Candle Community Trust provides educational, developmental, and therapeutic programmes for young people. We are committed to creating and delivering a comprehensive best practice service to meet the needs of young people and their families who experience disadvantage and marginalisation. Candle aims to provide a context for the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth of the person.
Candle is a progressive organisation that has pioneered the integration of the Trauma Recovery Model, Restorative Practices, and an Empowerment Model in our approach to working with young people and their families. This approach aims to address any underlying trauma or issues presenting and interventions are supported by Candle’s in-house therapeutic services.

Role Description
The Art Instructor will work in the development and delivery of education and developmental programmes to young people aged 15-21 years. At Candle we deliver programmes at QQI Levels 3, 4 and 5. It is important that the candidate has the skills and commitment to work with our target group, to support the personal and educational development of our learners.
Members of the Education Team are responsible for the training and development of Learners in accordance with the agreed local training programme specifications, together with contributing to other aspects of the programme throughout the day.
We deliver our education programmes in a supportive environment with small class sizes.

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will have the following:
• Third level qualification in a relevant area.
• A relevant pedagogical/training or facilitation qualification - Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or previous teaching experience.
• Experience of delivering creative educational programmes.
• Competent and confident to deliver educational programmes at Levels 3, 4 and 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
• Knowledge of child protection legislation and associated procedures; must have up to date child protection training and/or be willing to complete child protection training in line with Candle’s Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Statement.

Other requirements:
• Experience of working with vulnerable and at-risk people.
• Ability to engage with learners, to build and maintain a good working relationship within a professional setting.
• An ability to effectively and sensitively manage difficult situations.
• Working creatively and imaginatively with learners in formal and informal educational and developmental contexts.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively as a team member.
• Sound ethical boundaries.
• A flexible and creative approach.
• I.T. experience and competence.
• An understanding of and commitment to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
What we offer:
• Competitive salary, commensurate with experience (salary scale for this post is €32,918- €58,732)
• Professional development opportunities
• A supportive, vibrant, and progressive work environment

Please send a cover letter and your CV (max 3 pages) to, with ‘Art Instructor’ in the subject line.
Closing date for receipt of application is 12 noon on Monday 15th July 2024
Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.
Interviews will be held the week of the 22nd July 2024.
Garda Vetting applies to this position.
A panel will be formed from which future positions may be filled.
Candle Community Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer


  • Letter of Application

  • CV (Digital)

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