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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:

Community of Practice Project Manager

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

Community Employment vacancies – Childcare Assistant, Hospitality Assistant

Community of Practice Project Manager

We are currently seeking a Community of Practice Project Manager to play a key role in developing and expanding a Digital Literacy Community of Practice across Ireland. The successful applicant will contribute to An Cosán’s Adult Community Education team as a community management professional with experience in managing and growing online communities.

Email your CV, cover letter and completed application form to jobs@ancosan.ie stating the position for which you are applying in the subject line before 5pm Monday 17th June 2024.

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, Hospitality 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.


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Our Governance

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

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