Purpose of Position:

The key functions of this position are to support and evaluate student teachers undertaking postgraduate placements in further education and training (FET) settings. Applications for Placement Tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education programme will have extensive experience of teaching and/or leadership roles in the FET sector.

Located in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC, National College of Ireland is one of the most progressive and entrepreneurial third level institutions in Ireland as evidenced by its bourgeoning reputation nationally and internationally.   The College prides itself on producing graduates of distinction and future leaders who are capable of making a positive societal impact through its offerings in the School of Business, School of Computing, and the Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning.  

The Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning offers a range of programmes for education and learning professionals. Our programmes are at the forefront of education and practice innovation in teaching for further education and training, early childhood education, and technology enhanced teaching and learning. For further information on the courses on offer in the Centre, click on the following link.


The Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning is seeking to compile a panel of:

• Placement Tutors to support and evaluate student teachers undertaking placements in further education and training settings nationwide. 

Please note these roles are part time and require availability during daytime and a means of transport to placement locations.

Reporting to:

Programme Director / Director of the Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning 

Key Relationships:

  • Programme Director
  • Placement Coordinator
  • Placement Tutors 
  • Students
  • Director for the Centre of Education and Lifelong Learning 
  • Faculty

Key Responsibilities:

  • Observe, support, mentor and assess students’ professional practice. 
  • Provide professional support to students on their placement. 
  • Engage in the assessment processes of the College including providing constructive oral and written feedback to student teachers.
  • Liaise with the placement setting mentor.
  • Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangement.
  • Attend and engage in assessment and moderation meetings at NCI. 
  • Ensure that timely placement visits occur.  

  • Attend and engage in the Programme/Placement Team meetings. 
  • Meet assigned deadlines.
  • Communicate with students and colleagues in a timely and professional manner.  
  • Attend and engage in the Centre of Education and Lifelong events, as appropriate. 
  • Submit pay claims for work undertaken. 
  • Be willing to travel to the location of the assigned student placement setting.

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Extensive experience of the FET sector
  • A Level 9 qualification or higher in the field of education
  • Well-developed skills in relation to supervising, mentoring, and assessing educator/teachers’ professional practice. 
  • The means to travel to a placement setting in a given geographical area.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work alone and as part of a team, proficient organisational skills, and the capacity to exercise discernment in the assessment of teaching and learning.
  • Proficient time management and organisational skills and the capacity to exercise discernment in the assessment of teaching and learning. 

Placement Tutors will be recruited on a part-time basis. Students are engaged in placement nationwide so we would welcome applications from a geographical spread.  An orientation will be provided to prepare successful candidates for their role as a Placement Tutor.

Payment Rate: Masters Supervision rate per student and meeting rates for Programme Team meetings. In addition, travel and subsistence allowances are paid in line with NCI rates. 

Contract: Fixed-term 1 year part-time

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.


The functions and responsibilities assigned to a Placement Tutor are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the College.

Application Process:

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI 1033 to recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, 23rd June 2024.

The Importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process.

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:

  • That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
  • That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.
  • Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.
  • Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the  College. #

Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.

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Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities

NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us.

Legal Basis for Processing

NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.

Withdrawal of Consent

Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application.

What we do with your data

People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes.


HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited.

Sharing of your data

Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College.


Applicants can request and receive access to their data at any time and can request and receive a copy of this data, in electronic/transferable format.


Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.


Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected.

Objection / Withdraw

Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process


Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

NCI Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498 523 ; Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498 500

And/or make a complaint to the relevant authority

Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28

Tel: +353 (0) 761 104 800

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

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