Project Officer, Grade 8, Finance ref no:405

SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority of Ireland, was established on 27 October 2013 and its mission is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of Further Education and Training (FET) provisions that is responsive to the needs of learners and employers. It is an agency of the recently formed Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. SOLAS works in close collaboration with Education and Training Boards (ETBs) across Ireland on provision of high-quality further education and training, equipping learners with relevant skills and knowledge, and providing a pipeline of talent into employment and to the Irish economy and society.  

At SOLAS, we put the learner, employers and communities, which FET serves, at the heart of everything we do. Working with sister agencies, SOLAS leads actions in key policy and strategy documents including the most recent Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy 2020 – 2024, the evaluation of the National Youthreach Programmes (2019), the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the People Strategy 2020-2024 and others. 

SOLAS is seeking to recruit a Project Officer to join our Finance Team.  The successful candidate will help in the preparation of financial information, reviewing financial statements for internal and external stakeholders, supervise staff and liaise with internal and external auditors. 

This is a permanent position for which the salary scale ranges from €41,554 to €66,499 per annum (inclusive of two long service increments) for a 35-hour week.  Starting pay will be at the minimum point of the scale as per Government Circular E100/8/82.  Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current service in the Civil/Public service. 

SOLAS offers an excellent benefit package including a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity for further training and development. 

Applications, using the SOLAS Application Form, quoting reference number 405, should be emailed to recruitment@solas.ie 

The closing date is 5pm, Tuesday 31st January 2023.  

405 Role Specification 

SOLAS Competencies 

SOLAS Application form 

SOLAS is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.