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An Cosán (Irish for ‘The Path’) is Ireland’s largest and most vibrant national community education organisation. We are striving to bring about social equality through community-based adult education, the provision of early years’ supports and empowering social enterprise development. If you want the opportunity to make a lasting and tangible difference to communities across Ireland, then why not apply to join our team?

 We are currently seeking applications for the following positions from people who are energetic, motivated and innovative:

Development Lead – Jobstown, Tallaght

Executive Administrator – Jobstown, Tallaght

Early Years Educators – Cabra, Whitehall, Fettercairn (full-time & part-time positions)

Community Employment vacancies – Childcare Assistant

Development Lead

An Cosán is currently recruiting for the position of Development Lead.  The Development Lead develops and implements An Cosán’s strategic approach to raising funds against agreed strategic targets. They are responsible for the short, medium and long-term planning, tracking, management and compliance of the organisation’s funding strategy. The Development Lead prepares, coordinates and writes all funding proposals and applications in support of the organisation’s strategic direction. The role requires an experienced professional with a proven track record of development activity in the not-for-profit sector, who is an enthusiastic self-starter, producing high quality outputs with exceptionally persuasive networking and writing skills.

Executive Administrator

We are currently seeking an experienced Executive Administrator.

To apply, email your CV, cover letter and completed application form to jobs@ancosan.ie stating in the subject-line the position for which you are applying.

Early Years Educators

We are currently seeking enthusiastic Early Years Educators to join our teams in Tallaght, Cabra and Whitehall:

Coláiste Éanna, Cabra (Dublin 7): 1 Part-Time (30 hours per week); 1 Part-Time AIM position (15-20 hours per week)
Whitehall, (Dublin 9): 1 Full-Time position
St Anne’s Early Years, Fettercairn, Tallaght (Dublin 24): 1 part-time AIM position (15 hours per week)

Email your CV and cover letter to jobs@ancosan.ie stating in the subject-line the position for which you are applying.

Community Employment

We currently have the following Community Employment (CE) vacancies: Childcare Assistant

CE roles are 19.5 hours per week and are developmental opportunities. No prior experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

If you are interested in any of these positions or would like to find out more, please contact Ingrid Shannon, CE Supervisor, at i.shannon@ancosan.ie or phone 083-2097860.

An Cosán runs its Community Employment (CE) programme to assist long-term unemployed people back to work by providing work opportunities in a number of areas.  This gives individuals an opportunity to try something new and work within their community. In addition to the CE placement, participants can avail of working part-time in other services if they wish, thus giving participants the opportunity to use their new skills elsewhere.

Our CE programme has proven very successful since we set it up three years ago with previous participants going on to secure employment or going on to study at Trinity College Dublin.

Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for one year or more, or 18 years and over for certain disadvantaged groups. Your eligibility will be verified by the Department of Social Protection.


Our Team

Meet the team that have welcomed tens of thousands of students to An Cosán

Our Governance

An Cosán is a registered charity (no.8659). Charitable status is granted by the Revenue Commissioners.

Annual Reports

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