TITLE: Cancer Prevention Officer
REPORTS TO: Community Programmes Manager
DEPARTMENT: Cancer Prevention
LOCATION: Based in Dublin
HOURS: Full Time (35 hours/week) flexibility required.
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term contract (covering maternity leave).
About the department
The Cancer Prevention department is responsible for the delivery of evidence based, high-impact cancer risk reduction programmes, all informed by the European Code against Cancer. We communicate these messages to the Irish public using a combination of national programmes, information development, and community based cancer prevention interventions.
We are excited to announce that the next AHPI workshop will take place on the 14th November 2019 in NUI Galway. The theme of this workshop will be Implementation in Health Promotion and will be facilitated by Professor Margaret Barry. This will also be an ideal opportunity to network, and to share and promote ideas. So please save the date and check back on the website in September for further details on the agenda and how you can register to attend.
The AHPI were delighted to be at the 23nd Annual Health Promotion Conference in Galway last week. The theme of this years conference was 'Building a Healthy Ireland: Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Educational Settings'. Many thanks to the team for organising a hugely informative day and a great line up of speakers. As always, it was lovely to meet up with so many AHPI members. The AHPI also sponsored the award for best poster and best tweeter on the day. Thanks to Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn for presenting the awards and congratulations to Laura Tully for keeping us up to date on twitter and to Kathryn Meade, Dept of Health Promotion and Improvement HSE and her colleagues for the best poster 'Healthy Ireland Smart Start (HISS) Programme in Pre-school Services'.
The position of Waterford Social Prescribing Coordinator is now advertised. To see details please click on the following link
Social Prescribing Coordinator Position
The aim of the Waterford Social Prescribing Service is to improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing by linking people with non-medical sources of support within the community.
This post is a fixed term full-time contract for a four month period (with the possibility of a further extension subject to funding) for an enthusiastic motivated individual to become part of the vibrant team at Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre where you will be based.
As Social Prescribing Coordinator you must have experience of at least 3 years in a Community, Youth and / or Health setting of working on the wider determinants of health, in identifying services and activities and in supporting people to access same. Outreach and one to one work will be a key feature of the role.
This project focuses on the Waterford Metropolitan Area coordinating an innovative approach to health and wellbeing.
The position will necessitate the following:-
- The successful candidate must have a recognised level 7 Degree or higher in Social, Community, Health or other related field and a minimum of 3 years experience in a relevant setting.
- Experience of project administration, networking and co-ordination.
- Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills including fluent English speaker.
- A full driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.
Full Job Description and Person Specification can be obtained by emailing: email@example.com
COMPLETED LETTERS OF INTEREST AND C.V. MARKED FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE MANAGER, REF: SOCIAL PRESCRIBING SHOULD BE SENT TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 1.00pm on Friday 10th May 2019. Interviews for those shortlisted will be held on Monday 20th May 2019 at Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre, Richardson’s Meadow, Old Tramore Road, Waterford.
NOTE: Enhanced criteria may be applied to assist with short listing and interview
Canvassing will disqualify. No late applications will be accepted.
Sacred Heart Community & Childcare Project CLG is an equal opportunities employer.