Behavioural Scientist - Grade VII - (5 Yr FTC) - closing date 12th December 2022

The Government has committed €1.8bn toward the development of Active Travel over the next 5 years, while a review of the 10-year National Development Plan has commenced and will reflect the ambitions of Government in the area of ActiveTravel for the next decade. In addition, the importance of promoting Active Travel is recognised in the National Planning Framework which sets out a vision for development over the next 20 years and recognises the importance of active travel within National Strategic Outcome 1: Compact Growth, as well as National Policy Objective 26 with its call for the prioritisation of ‘walking and cycling accessibility to both existing and proposed developments’ and similar policy support afforded by National Policy Objective 64.

Increased numbers of people choosing an active mode of transport benefits society and the economy in a number of different ways and an acknowledged barrier to achieving a significant shift in the numbers of people making that choice is actual and perceived issues in relation to safety and accessibility. Improved, expanded and integrated networks of Active Travel infrastructure can address that barrier and support the fundamental change in the nature of transport in Ireland needed to address our climate action challenge.

The National Transport Authority has been working with local authorities in recent months to develop a new structure for the delivery of Active Travel. That work has identified the type and level of resources required across the country to ensure that the increased levels of expenditure planned deliver the right type of infrastructure, in the right place and at the right time.   An Active Travel Team is being set up in Limerick City and County Council and will be responsible for the delivery of the Active Travel Programme.

Limerick City and County Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons, who wish to be considered for inclusion on a panel from which temporary and permanent vacancies for Behavioural Scientist may be filled throughout the lifetime of the panel.

LCCC require a Behavioural Scientist to help manage our growing Active Travel network within Limerick City and County. The Behavioural Scientist will conduct assessments with each stakeholders, decide on the most appropriate intervention  required or implemented, and deliver effective measures to promotes usage of new & existing network.

The Behavioural Scientist will need to be able to demonstrate the capacity to implement sustainable, tailor-made interventions that are sensitive to the cognitive, social, emotional, and financial constraints of the NTA.

Tá an tÚdarás Náisiúnta Iompair ag obair le húdaráis áitiúla le míonna beaga anuas chun struchtúr nua a fhorbairt chun Taisteal Gníomhach a sheachadadh. Sainaithníodh san obair sin an cineál agus an leibhéal d’acmhainní a theastaíonn ar fud na tíre chun a chinntiú go ndéanfaidh na leibhéil mhéadaithe caiteachais atá beartaithe an cineál ceart bonneagair a sheachadadh, san áit cheart agus ag an am ceart. Tá Foireann Taistil Gníomhach á bunú i gComhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh agus beidh sí freagrach as an gClár Taistil Gníomhach a sheachadadh.

An Ról

Fáiltíonn Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh roimh iarratais ó dhaoine atá cáilithe go cuí, ar mian leo go mbreithneofaí iad lena gcur san áireamh ar phainéal ónar féidir folúntais shealadacha agus bhuana d’Eolaí Iompraíochta a líonadh le linn shaolré an phainéil.

Teastaíonn Eolaí Iompraíochta ó CCCL chun cabhrú lenár líonra Taistil Gníomhach atá ag fás laistigh de Chathair agus Chontae Luimnigh a bhainistiú. Déanfaidh an tEolaí Iompraíochta measúnuithe le gach geallsealbhóir, cinnfidh sé ar an idirghabháil is oiriúnaí a theastaíonn nó a chuirfear i bhfeidhm, agus seachadfaidh sé bearta éifeachtacha chun úsáid líonraí nua & reatha a chur chun cinn.

Beidh ar an Eolaí Iompraíochta a bheith in ann a thaispeáint go bhfuil sé ar a chumas idirghabhálacha inbhuanaithe, saincheaptha a chur i bhfeidhm atá íogair do shrianta cognaíocha, sóisialta, mothúchánacha agus airgeadais an ÚNI.


€53,943 - €70,126 per annum, inclusive of LSIs. Payment of increments is dependent on satisfactory performance.
Annual Leave
30 days annual leave
Hours of Work
The working hours at present provide for a five day, thirty five hours working week, hours may vary from time to time.
Application Process

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to no later than Monday, 12th December 2022.

An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition.  Please note that amendments to the application form will not be accepted after the closing date.  CV’s will not be accepted in lieu of an application form.

Please send your application from an e-mail address that you will review regularly as communication during the assessment/selection period will only be through that e-mail address.  Please also ensure that you regularly review your spam/junk email folder as occasionally your email service provider may direct emails to that folder.

Application Form
Briefing Document