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Online Safety Programme Facilitator

Nationwide contractor roles

General Information

Online Safety Programme Training Panel Role Description

Barnardos provides interactive workshops, both face-to-face and virtual, for children, teachers and parents, about online safety and digital wellbeing. The suite of workshops seek to promote ongoing communication between children and adults regarding online safety. In September 2019, Barnardos partnered with to expand this programme with the aim of reaching 75,000 children in 1,000 schools over 5 years.

Barnardos has a panel of skilled and qualified trainers who deliver these workshops on its behalf. In order to be able to deliver workshops nationwide, we wish to expand our panel of trainers, particularly in areas such as Dublin, north Leinster and Connaught. We also have workshops ‘as Gaeilge’ so fluent Irish speakers are highly desirable.

These workshops are delivered over the course of a school day and may sometimes entail delivery of some of the workshops outside normal working hours e.g. early morning or early evening. Flexibility and ability to work unsocial hours will be required.

Job Description


Online Safety Programme Facilitator


Nationwide contractor roles



Core Job Requirements

  • A recognised third level practice qualification (minimum Level 7 on the QQI) in one of the following:
    • Drama
    • Social Care
    • Education
    • Youth Work
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
    • Or related discipline (Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, and Early Years Education)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ post-qualification, experience working with children and young people, preferably in a school environment
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in training and/ or facilitation with a variety of audiences on topics such as parenting skills, personal development, life skills, mental health, sexual health, offending behaviour, drugs education etc.
  • An understanding of the issues relating to online safety and digital wellbeing within a schools setting is essential
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant games and social media sites that are relevant and on trend for young people
  • Commitment to delivering standardised, quality assured online safety workshops to children, parents and teachers that promote best outcomes for children
  • Fluent Irish speakers are highly desirable
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Full clean driving licence and access to a suitably insured car

Person Specification

Please note

**This is a contractor role, not full-time employment

  • It incorporates the delivery of workshops in a variety of locations nationally as well as online, mainly in school settings, and at various times.
  • Frequency of work will depend on the demand for Barnardos training from schools per region – we anticipate trainers could be working a couple of days per month if available and in areas where school numbers are highest.
  • Trainers are contracted to deliver this Online Safety Programme and will receive payment post-delivery of each training session once invoice is submitted. Trainers will be paid an agreed daily rate of €300 for 4x school based workshops per day or an hourly rate of €75 for adhoc workshops, plus expenses as per contract (e.g. Mileage @0.44c per KM).

Training and validation process

Applicants will be Garda vetted and will expect to participate in Barnardos Quality Assurance Framework processes to become validated as a trainer.


Application Procedure

Applicants must complete this application form and submit it through our website before the closing date.

Applicants may also attach a CV or other supplementary information in respect of our application.

Attaching a CV alone will result in the applicant not being considered for shortlisting. 

Shortlisting will apply

Candidates who are moved to the 2nd stage of our Recruitment process are required to complete a medical questionnaire and the E-Vetting process. References will be taken up at this stage.