NALA is recruiting an Innovation Manager

19 Dec 2018

The National Adult Literacy Agency is an innovative independent expert body committed to ensuring that people with literacy and numeracy difficulties can fully take part in society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs. The Agency plays a key role in the Further Education and Training strategy in Ireland and in developing innovative responses to adult literacy issues in the 21st century.

We are currently recruiting for an Innovation Manager to be responsible for managing and developing the agency’s research capability as well as developing innovative responses to adult literacy issues as detailed in the organisation’s three year strategy. In addition, he/she will carry out a variety of tasks to include managing a small dynamic team, strategy and policy development.

The successful applicant will possess:

  • A relevant 3rd level degree
  • 7-10 years relevant work experience
  • 3 years management experience
  • Experience of research and innovation within education -ideally within adult learning or the wider education and training sector
  • Proven track record of strategy development and delivery
  • Strong relationship development skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable project management skills
  • Full driving licence with access to a vehicle

Please see below for a detailed job description.

€€€ The salary on offer is €65,000 per annum

Working with NALA offers the chance to see your hard work have a tangible public impact.  Whatever the policy or strategy you may be working on, you are encouraged to make a difference. NALA also offers the opportunity of a challenging yet enjoyable career and although it requires hard work, it facilitates a good work/life balance.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to with the text 'Innovation Manager application' in the subject line

Closing date for all applications is Friday 25 January 2019 at 5pm.

NALA is an equal opportunities employer