Professional Practice Placement Supervisor
University College Cork

Early Years and Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement Supervisor, School of Education

Permanent Whole-time Post

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced practitioner to the role of Professional Practice Placement Supervisor. Reporting to the Professional Practice Placement Manager, the successful applicant will provide support to the B.A (EYCS) by delivering a quality placement experience for the students on the programme. Other responsibilities will include delivery of placement-focused workshops as required. The appointee will collaborate with colleagues across the three Schools, University Offices, as well as external bodies.

The successful candidate will have a degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies or a related area and at least two years’ experience of working with children in early years settings. A relevant Postgraduate Qualification, or evidence of working towards such a qualification, is desirable. The candidate will be required to demonstrate excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills as well as a proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team. S/he should also demonstrate the energy, initiative and enthusiasm that are requirements of this post. Given the nature of the post, a full clean driving licence and the use of a car are essential.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Alison Moore, Email: For further information on the School of Education please visit

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

Appointment may be made on the Salary Scale: €32,646 - €46,643 (Scale B) / €31,564 - €44,405 (Scale A)
Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 15th June 2021.

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person : Alison Moore

Contact Email :

Job ID : 046091

Contact Number :

Close Date : 15-Jun-2021 12:00

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