Recruitment of Leaders to Drive Literacy Reforms

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A national recruitment campaign for regional and national leaders to drive literacy reforms has been launched.

A director of the Adult Literacy for Life (ALL) Programme Office will be appointed and will be supported by 16 regional coordinators in education and training boards.

The aim of the appointments is to ensure individuals struggling to read, write or have digital skills will be supported at a local level through national policy.

Find out how to apply to be director of the ALL Programme Office or regional literacy coordinator.

Recruitment of Leaders to Drive Literacy Reforms

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris said:

“This is a very important milestone in driving the implementation of the ALL Strategy.

“A number of important commitments under the strategy have already been delivered, including the establishment of a one-stop-shop,, which provides over 210 local contacts points and access to a national Freephone.

“But we do need the right people to help us drive these important reforms and help the people who need it most.”

The director will play a major role in the establishment and implementation of the ALL Programme Office, to deliver on the Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy 10-Year Strategy for Ireland . The director will ensure the delivery of the key targets identified in the strategy, as documented in the ALL implementation plan.

Andrew Brownlee, CEO of SOLAS, said:

“This is a really exciting and innovative initiative for the public sector.

“The key change the ALL strategy talks about is embedding a truly cross-government, cross-society and cross-economy approach.

“This new office, led by a dedicated programme director, will second people in across Government, from health, local government, education, equality and integration, and from the NGO sector to ensure this joined-up approach can drive real change in how to support people with unmet literacy needs.”

Fiona Maloney, Director of Further Education and Training in Education and Training Boards, ETBI, said:

“We welcome the introduction of the regional literacy coordinators, this role will ensure coordination at local level with stakeholders and enhance awareness and facilitate opportunities for all citizens to contribute to, and benefit from the realisation of the ALL Strategy.”

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