Training Quality & Research Officer Ref EIJB0215 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for 7,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We require dedicated employees, with a flexible and adaptable approach, to help support our work with children and adults with disabilities in Ireland.  


Training Quality & Research Officer Ref EIJB0215

Location: Cork
Contract Type: Specified Purpose

We have an opportunity for a Locum Training, Research & Quality Officer, based in one of our Enable Ireland centres, to commence post Easter 2019.

The purpose of the role is to support both the development and implementation of a systematic and strategic approach to mandatory staff training, research and development and to support the implementation of demonstrating continuous improvement.
The vacancy has arisen as a requirement to deliver selected duties of the current permanent post holder during a period of maternity leave.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities:

• Training: Responsible for the planning, organisation, development, review and evaluation of training programmes e.g. Induction, Health & Safety etc. Support a national approach to training. Support assessment and facilitation of local and external training events.
• Research: Act as Coordinator of the Enable Ireland Research, Ethics and Quality Committee (REQC). Manage nationwide journal subscriptions and audit usage reports.
• Quality: To support the development and implementation of a systematic and strategic approach to demonstrating continuous improvement across the organisation.
(The above list is not exhaustive and highlights the primary functions of the post)

Essential Criteria:

• Educated to degree Level 8
• 5 years minimum post graduate work experience in Regulatory Compliance/ Training Programme Design, Delivery and Evaluation/ Managing Quality Improvement Initiatives
• Comprehensive understanding of research design and ethical considerations
• Ability to lead and monitor quality training, facilitation and evaluation
• Knowledge and skill in research methodologies, data collection and data management

Desirable Criteria:

• Knowledge and understanding of the principles or organisational performance and quality systems
• Strong knowledge of emerging issues and legislation in healthcare services

To apply please download the application form/job description/person specification below and email your completed application form to Theresa Compagno by email to

(Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted)
for any further queries please contact Ms. Kate McMahon –

Closing date for applications: 1pm Tuesday February 26th  2019.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview on Wednesday March 13th 2019.

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
• The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant.
• Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
• The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position.  Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment.

Training Quality & Research Officer Ref EIJB0215

2019.02.11 Training Quality & Research Officer Job Description

2019.02.11 Training Quality & Research Officer Person Specification

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