The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) is the national charity dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Today in Ireland more people die from heart and stroke-related illnesses than from cancer, road deaths and suicide combined. Against this background we work to bring hope, relief and a better future to families all over Ireland. We give vital patient support through our Heart & Stroke helpline and we provide high quality public information for all.

We support pioneering medical research, campaign for improved patient care, and promote positive public health strategies. We work in hospitals, schools and workplaces to support, educate and train people to save lives. As a charity we are dependent on the generosity of the public to continue our vital good work. We ask the public to support our work by making a donation, giving of their time to volunteer or by learning the skills needed to save a life through our courses.

Job Title: Community Programmes Manager
Reporting to: Health Promotion, Information and Training Manager
Location: IHF Head Office
Working hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: 12 month Fixed Term (with view to permanency)
Salary: DOE

For further details click here


Free Masterclass in Galway on Friday March 9th and in Dublin on Friday April 27th. Go to for more information and booking.
The AHPI Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 8th February 2018 in the meeting room on the 3rd Floor of Sean MacBride House, 48 Fleet St, Parliament Row, Temple Bar, Dublin. The day will begin with the presentation of AGM reports and Election of Officers for 2018. This will be followed by a practical session on the application process for Health Promotion Registration which will provide tips for anyone in Category 2 or 3 who is planning to complete the application form.  For those of you with an interest in communications, we are inviting Edel Hackett from Persuasion Republic to deliver her presentation 'Using digital and social media effectively for health promotion' at 2pm. For further information email

 X Hale

The Irish Cancer Society, supported by the National Youth Council of Ireland with funding from the HSE, are bringing youth and community workers together for a discussion and planning forum to THINK BIG about engaging and supporting young people and youth organisations in working towards a tobacco free generation.

Who is the forum for?
Youth and community workers that are currently working with young people aged 12-24 in out of school youth groups or early school leaver programmes. This forum is for you if your organisation is interested in the health and wellbeing of young people and if you believe in giving young people a say on issues that affect their lives at local and national level. 

What's it about?
Young people and their supporters have a massive role to play in driving the movement towards a tobacco free generation. Through their participation in the Irish Cancer Society X-HALE initiative, over 225 youth organisations have already taken the lead on raising awareness and driving change in communities where smoking is an issue. 

This forum is a chance for you and your organisation to be part of the next step on the road Ireland's first tobacco free generation. To share your knowledge, learn from the experiences of other youth workers and to support young people in shaping the next step in a bigger process. You are the experts on engaging and empowering young people... we need you on board to take it to the next level.

Purpose of the Forum: 
1) To discuss the broad range of issues that are connected to tobacco use and map out how working together towards a tobacco free generation connects with our organisations' strategies and priorities and the national strategies and policies that guide our work 

2) To share opinions about the resources, structures, and networks that are needed to engage and support youth organisations, youth workers and young people in advocating for a tobacco free generation at local, regional and national policy level. 

3) To plan the best way to engage young people in the next step of the journey. The Irish Cancer Society are working with a number of partners to plan a Youth Forum at a national conference in May 2018 and we want to support interested young people that you work with to play a meaningful role in planning and facilitating the event. With your support, we can give young people a platform to have their say on working towards a tobacco free generation so that they can influence policy and strategy at all levels going forward.


Spread the Word
Please share this event with of your youth and community worker colleagues, contacts or networks that may be interested. 

Deadline for registration via eventbrite at by: Wednesday 29th November 2017 

Questions? : Don't hesitate to contact us at or 012316624

This event is funded by the HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme.

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