Programme Executive, Education & Jobs

Ciara is based in the Belfast office and works within the PLACE Team or Education and Jobs Team

Ciara manages the Time to Read programme which currently has over 500 volunteers from across Northern Ireland supporting Key Stage two children with their literacy skills. Working with them on a one to one basis these volunteers help local children to develop socially and emotionally as well as enhancing their literacy skills through weekly guided reading sessions.

Ciara has responsibility for any bespoke education programmes led by our member companies and also works on ‘Business Class’ which aims to partner businesses and schools strategically over a three year period. The current partnerships work together on issues such as leadership and governance, the curriculum, enterprise, employability and wider issues.