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Assistant Editor

The Centre for Global Education invites applications for the post of Assistant Editor that will involve supporting publication of our peer-reviewed, open access, bi-annual journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.  This position represents an exciting opportunity to work on one of the most influential publications in the development education sector, both locally and internationally. The post is part-time (17.5 hours), the salary is £26,760.00 per annum pro rata (plus employer’s NIC and Pension contributions). The post has a contract from 1 September 2024 to 31 May 2025 with prospects for extension and will have a probationary period of six months.  This is a hybrid post that involves working one day a week in the office of the Centre for Global Education and one day a week working from home.

About the Centre for Global Education

The Centre for Global Education (CGE) is a non-governmental development organisation (NGDO) which provides education services that enhance awareness at a local level of international development issues.  The Centre was established in 1986 by development agencies to challenge dominant stereotypes and commonly held perceptions of developing countries which are prevalent in our society.  The Centre has the remit of promoting development education, which is a participative and experiential form of learning designed to engender new skills, values, attitudes and knowledge that enable us to understand the factors that underpin poverty and injustice around the world.  The Centre regards action as a central outcome of the development education learning process and encourages learners to actively engage with development issues to bring about positive social change both locally and internationally.  The Centre delivers training activities in the formal and informal education sectors, produces publications and carries out research on global issues and education practice.  For more information on our activities please visit:

About Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review

Policy and Practice is a peer reviewed, bi-annual, open access journal published by the Centre for Global Education, a non-governmental development organisation based in Belfast.  First published in 2005, Policy and Practice aims to provide a space for development education (DE) practitioners to critically reflect on their practice, discuss the main challenges faced by the sector and debate new policy developments.  The journal aims to: share new research in DE; celebrate and promote good practice in DE; enhance collaboration between development education and related adjectival education sectors; further mainstream development education in the further and higher education sector in Ireland; and provide opportunities for exchange and debate between educators from the global North and South.

Summary of Responsibilities

The post-holder’s responsibilities include: supporting the editing of journal articles to publication; maintaining the Policy and Practice web site by uploading new issues of the journal to the web site and updating other pages as necessary; promoting the journal to local and international audiences using electronic newsletters and flyers; supporting the organisation of online seminars to debate the content of each new issue of the journal; updating the database of journal citations and compiling reports on use of the journal web site; and promote the journal at development education seminars and events. The post-holder will also assist in the editing of internal Centre for Global Education reports and publications.  The post is part-time (17.5 hours per week) with a fixed-term contract from 1 September 2024 until 31 May 2025 with prospects for extension.  The post-holder will be required to work one day per week in the office of the Centre for Global Education and one day per week working from home.

Essential Criteria

  • Post-graduate qualification in a social science.
  • Strong interest in, or experience of, development education / international development. 
  • Published article in a social science journal.
  • Administrative experience in organising events and producing reports.
  • The ability to maintain effective and secure infomation storage systems.
  • Working on time bound projects and to deadlines.
  • Experience of promoting publications and events using electronic publications.
  • Excellent IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Office 365.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively with other members of the CGE team where necessary.

Timescale and Conditions

Salary: £26,760.00 per annum pro rata (plus employer’s NIC and Pension contributions) - this post has been funded by Irish Aid until 31 May 2025 and will have a probationary period of six months.

Pension: The Centre for Global Education operates a Stakeholder Pension Scheme for employees which will facilitate contributions to a private pension plan from the employer and employee.

Hours: 17.5 hours per week. Days and times to be agreed.  One day a week will be worked in the office of the Centre for Global Education in Belfast and one day per week will be worked from home.

Management: Reporting line will be to the CGE Director.

Annual Leave: 25 days’ holiday per annum plus statutory days (pro rata). The holiday period runs from the date of appointment.

Equal Opportunities: The Centre for Global Education aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants irrespective of their sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, ethnic origin or disability.

Duration of post: From 1 September 2024 to 31 May 2025 with prospects for extension.


Completed application and monitoring forms should be received by e-mail by 5.00pm on Friday, 02 August 2024.  E-mail your application to:  Late applications will not be accepted.  Interviews to be held in August 2024.  The Selection Panel reserves the right to enhance the shortlisting criteria in order to facilitate a manageable shortlist.

Application Documents

The Assistant Editor post is funded by Irish Aid.

This document has been published as part of a development education project funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Irish Aid is the Government’s overseas development programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid also supports global citizenship and development education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are entirely the responsibility of the Centre for Global Education and do not necessarily represent or reflect DFA policy

July 2024