National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

NUIG-234-19 Outreach Coordinator – Active Consent Programme Drama and Theatre Studies and School of Psychology NUI Galway

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part- time (4 days a week, 0.80 FTE), fixed term position as the Outreach Coordinator for the Active Consent Programme at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by Lifes2Good Foundation, Galway University Foundation and NUI Galway and is available from 15/02/2020 to contract end date of 29/02/2021, with the possibility of renewal.

The Active Consent Programme is looking to recruit an Outreach Co-Ordinator to join a project team working across educational sectors (third-level, secondary and sports organisations). We deliver sexual consent education to young people (ages 16-24) from an active and positive perspective using direct interventions including interactive workshops and engagement with the arts including theatre and film.  

Through the Active Consent Programme, we work with young people to shine light on the grey areas of consent and provide practical skills as informed by ongoing research into sexual attitudes and behaviours across Ireland.  The philosophy behind our approach is to work with young people, not provide classes, by using the evidence-based activities that we have designed. No one is ever asked to give personal information or talk about their own experiences.  We also work directly with students and community partners on the ongoing design of our workshop activities and other materials. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will lead and administer the scaling up of Active Consent programme’s research and resources. This will include building of on-going working relationships by engaging, supporting and networking with existing and new stakeholder organisations across the country, in particular those based in the Leinster region, as well as development and piloting of new resources and on-going research into the efficacy of the same.


Their duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement Active Consent programme.

  • Oversee collaboration and research with schools and sports organisations under the supervision and direction of Siobhán O’Higgins and Pádraig MacNeela.

  • Define research objectives and proposals for the programme’s research in line with our strategic plan whilst contributing to the research programme of the Active Consent Team.  This will be under general guidance of Siobhán O’Higgins and Pádraig MacNeela.

  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research projects in a variety of settings (e.g. creative performance, and field).

  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.

  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific area of sexual consent and sexual health.

  • Complete the administrative work to support their sphere of the Active Consent  programme

  • Contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of their sphere of the Active Consent programme.

  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

  • Keep records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy as appropriate.

  • Know the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.

  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research, conferences, steering groups, other team members, as agreed with the PI/project leader.

  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form – report, papers, chapters, book.

  • Communicate their research with their peers.

  • Attend and network at relevant conferences and meeting hosted by relevant professional institutions and other universities as appropriate.

  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the Active Consent Programme.

  • Deepen understanding of relevant issues in the higher education, research, funding and political environment.

  • Gain experience in grant writing.

  • May contribute to the College/School/Research Unit through, for example, participating in promotion activity such as student Open Days, career days, or contribute to public events such as science week etc.

  • Participate in internal / external networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration.

  • Contribute to teaching /tutoring/mentoring that shall normally be no more than 50 hours per annum in an associated school and under the close supervision of a fulltime academic member of the School.

    Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working as a health care professional with an in-depth knowledge of sexual health
  • Proven ability to manage both people and time lines
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to write reports and plan strategically
  • Experience of working with third level students
  • Experience of facilitating consent workshops
  • Full Driving licence

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrate understanding of sexual consent and sexual health

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage a research project, including the co-supervision of research trainees and students on work placement.

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role.

  • Develop their own career reputation and career development.

  • The drive to acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).

  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, research graduate students.

  • Experience as an educator.


Salary: €37,874 – €47,673 per annum, pro-rata, depending on experience.             

Start date: Position is available from 15/02/2020

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see

Further information about Active Consent is available at

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Siobhán O’Higgins (

NB: Garda vetting is a requirement for this post

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to

Please put reference number NUIG- 234-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday, 23rd January 2020. 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.


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NUIG-234-19 Outreach Coordinator – Active Consent Programme Drama and Theatre Studies and School of Psychology NUI Galway