Smart D8 Opens Call for Tutors and Facilitators: Join The Smart D8 Panel

Smart D8 is seeking to establish a panel of tutors and facilitators to deliver inspirational and educational workshops on health and wellbeing with a wide range of partners to workers based in Dublin 8.

This represents an exciting and unique opportunity for individuals with an interest in developing their tutoring and facilitation skills while contributing to the health and wellbeing of the Dublin 8 community. All of this while working within an innovative environment and engaging with a community of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Smart D8 Workshops Themes

The workshops aim to empower the Dublin 8 working community with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, we’re now seeking expertise in various health and wellbeing fields to lead the engaging and informative workshops mentioned above. Find below the two main areas they are interested in recruiting:

DISEASE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • Skin Disease Prevention
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • First Aid and CPR

PHYSICAL/MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING 

  • Nutrition and Diet (i.e., healthy cooking and eating habits)
  • Sport (e.g., yoga, tai-chi etc…)
  • Positive Sleep Habits
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Psychoeducation (e.g., teaching coping skills for anxiety, depression, stress etc…)
  • DIY and Craft Activities (e.g., woodworking, metalworking, upcycling projects etc…)
  • Cultural and Recreational Activities (e.g., music sessions, art classes, film screenings, writing classes, gardening classes, etc…)
  • Social Activities (e.g., learning to play chess, pool, table tennis, darts, etc…)

Smart D8 seeks to support the development of impactful health and wellbeing workshops with the potential to scale. The tutors and facilitators should be ready to deploy the workshops with Dublin 8 companies’ employees starting September 2024.

Who Should Apply?

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Expertise in any of the mentioned above areas.
  • Experience or strong interest in health and wellbeing.
  • S/he/they will work well under pressure and have the ability to work on his/her/their own initiative.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES 

  • S/he/they will be an effective and engaging communicator with the ability to inspire in a positive way.
  • S/he/they will have excellent, interpersonal and presentation skills – both written and verbal.
  • Excellent analytical skills – can identify a problem/risk and propose solutions to multi-faceted problems (essential).
  • Excellent time management skills and highly organized. The ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects simultaneously, to priorities tasks and see through to completion (essential).
  • Flexible approach – available to work outside normal hours are required on an occasional basis (essential).
  • Resourceful / conscientious and self-motivated individual with a ‘can do attitude’ – ability to see tasks through to completion (essential).

TUTORS AND FACILITATORS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsibility for the operational project management of health and wellbeing workshops with workers in Dublin 8.
  • Engaging the employees of companies based in Dublin 8 to participate in activities and capturing data to benchmarking impacts.
  • Responsibility for the coordination, planning and implementation of health and wellbeing workshops, events and meetings including events to promote the workshops.
  • Monitoring, collection and timely reporting of project outputs, milestones and deliverables to the Management team and associated co-funding agencies.

Why Apply?

Smart D8 offers a unique opportunity for tutors and facilitators to work within an innovative environment and to engage with the working community of Dublin 8.

The selected tutors and facilitators will receive:

  • An hourly fee which will cover training of the selected panel as well as course development, delivery and assessment.
  • Opportunities as they arise as we deploy and implement our health and wellbeing workshops throughout the next 12 months.
  • Access to learning facilities, equipment, venues for the workshops, and meeting spaces.
  • Opportunities as they arise to networking opportunities with the unique range and diversity of partners in the Smart D8 Consortium, and with innovators, technologists, creatives and entrepreneurs.
  • Access to the vibrant Dublin 8 community, with a population of 43,000 people.

Further information is available here

How to Apply?

If you are interested in applying, please send the following to giulia@smartd8.ie

  • a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience are suited for the role on the panel;
  • a CV no more than two pages in length, which should be submitted on or before Friday 12th July 2024.

Shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview.

Successful applicants will be chosen by a selection panel established by Smart D8.

Call opens: Wednesday, 12th June 2024

Call closes: Friday, 12th July 2024

Workshops to start: September 2024

Late submissions will not be accepted. All materials submitted should be clearly labelled with the applicant’s name and contact details. The selection panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issue which may arise in the course of selection. Applicants may be asked to supply the names and contact details of referees as part of the selection process. Smart D8 reserves the right not to award commissions and, in this instance, reserves the right to pursue other selection processes.

Eligibility and General Conditions

Smart D8 is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion within its sector, protecting human rights and eliminating discrimination. If you have a disability or require reasonable accommodations as part of our application process, we strongly encourage you to share this with us so that we can ensure you get the support you need. Selected tutors and facilitators will be required to follow national policy with regard to commissions involving interaction with vulnerable adults and where applicable undergo training in this area, as per national requirements. The appointed candidates will have to supply an up-to-date tax clearance certificate prior to signing of contract and for the duration of the panel.

Please email any queries in relation to the Tutors and Facilitators panel to giulia@smartd8.ie before Friday 21st June 2024.

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