Internship: Events Assistant, Leave No Trace Ireland

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Internship: Events Assistant, Leave No Trace Ireland

Leave No Trace Ireland is a not-for-profit company made up of partner organisations with a shared interest in encouraging responsible enjoyment of Ireland’s natural environment. The Leave No Trace programme promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, partnerships and volunteerism throughout the island of Ireland.  Leave No Trace Ireland now seeks to appoint a dynamic Events Officer to assist the development of the Leave No Trace Training and events programme.          

The   main areas of work will be:

  • Coordinating the Leave No Trace training  programme 
  • Promoting and further developing the Leave No Trace Schools Programme
  • Coordinating Leave No Trace custom events programme

    Duration:              The contact would be offered to the successful candidate, subject to successful completion of a three month probationary  period                                                                       

    Hours of work:     Part-time post of 35 hours per week (5 days) on Jobbridge scheme, involving some evening and weekend work.

    Reporting to:         Manager and HR Director

    Location:               Westport

                                 The post requires the ability to travel and attend regular meetings and events in Dublin and other locations countrywide.

    Closing date:          July 31st

    Application Details:        Application form and covering letter by email to [email protected]

    Person Specification:    Applications for the post will be assessed and considered according to the following qualifications, skills and criteria.

    Qualifications and attainments

    • Relevant Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 7) e.g. environmental education, outdoor education,  natural sciences or social science
    • Leave No Trace Trainer or higher
    • Governing body award(s) in outdoor recreation activities

    Work and other experience

    • Experience in environmental education
    • Experience in the coordination of awareness-building or environmental programmes
    • Experience of working with volunteers and as part of a team
    • Networking and Communications experience

    Skills / specialist knowledge

    • Development of educational resources
    • Knowledge of environmental issues
    • Ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders
    • Ability to communicate effectively, including presenting information clearly in both written and oral format
    • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent time-management skills
    • Thorough working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
    • Database management
    • Digital photography
    • Social media management

    Disposition and personal qualities

    • Commitment to the conservation, appreciation and enjoyment of the natural environment.
    • Ability to work on own initiative
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • High level of motivation, energy, creativity and professionalism
    • Keen interest in outdoor recreation

    Other Factors

    • Ability to attend events outside normal working hours
    • A positive, flexible disposition as well as the ability to deal with an evolving work programme
    • Willingness to undertake travel including overnight stays



    Additional Information:

    Leave No Trace Ireland is a network for organisations that have an interest in promoting responsible and sustainable use of the Irish countryside, mountains, lakes, forests and seas.  The network strives to include all relevant organisations with an interest in promoting responsible recreation and encourages them to join the network and work in partnership to promote a shared message to members and the general public. The network currently represents:

    • organisations participating in outdoor recreation activities
    • organisations who manage or own land on which outdoor recreation take place
    • organisations providing outdoor education and recreation opportunities and
    • organisations responsible for developing outdoor recreation policy and legislation
    • organisations responsible for developing the tourism potential of outdoor recreation

    Further information is available on and