Project Coordinator Generation Glas

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36144.40 - £40662.45 per annum
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Project Coordinator - Generation Glas within UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences - BiOrbic.

Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre. Generation Glas is a 24-month project funded through the SFI Discover Programme. It aims to train young people (16 - 17 years old) to become sustainability champions through an 8-month, part-time course.

The course will cover the scientific and political background of environmental sustainability, as well as develop skills in communication, community engagement and leadership. It will include a short intensive summer school hosted at UCD, followed by weekly online sessions after students return home. Students will also attend a field-trip to the Farm Zero C research project and a 2-day workshop in event planning. For assessment, students will be required to plan both a dialogue and STEAM engagement event in their local community. The course will run twice during the project timeline.

This project is a partnership between BiOrbic and For ige, Ireland's leading youth organisation. BiOrbic will provide support and expertise for the course curriculum, while For ige will aid in the recruitment and supervision of students. However, the Project Coordinator (PC) will lead and be responsible for the design, delivery, management and evaluation of the course. This includes putting the curriculum together, booking speakers, session logistics, procurement and providing support and mentorship for the young champions as they organise engagement events in their local communities. For this reason, it is expected that national travel will be required as part of the role.

The PC will also evaluate the programme with support from an external evaluation consultant. The PC will work within and be supported by the wider BiOrbic team and will ensure integration of the Generation Glas programme and associated activities into the Centre's wider public engagement programme. S/he will also contribute to and support the Centre's education and public engagement activities.


BiOrbic is Ireland's National Bioeconomy Research Centre. It is a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre performing both blue skies and industry-focused research to build and support a sustainable, circular bioeconomy. It brings together Ireland's leading researchers from across a range of scientific disciplines. The Centre forms a partnership between six research institutions and has both domestic and international industry partners, primary producers, policy makers and communities and individuals.

For ige

For ige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Its purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society. It works with over 50,000 young people aged 10-18 each year through volunteer-led Clubs and staff-led Youth Projects. For ige currently operates in 26 counties in Ireland, with more than 600 For ige Clubs, 150 Youth Projects, the Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programme and the For ige Youth Entrepreneurship programme.

Salary Range: 40,000 - 45,000 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 6th February 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: