Title:                                     Policy Officer (Irish Cancer Society)

Location:                             Based in Dublin

Hours:                                 Part time (28 hours/ per week) Some evening and weekend work required

Contract Type:                   Fixed Term Contract- maternity leave cover (November 2018 – October 2019)

Overall Responsibility:

To support the work of the Advocacy Department in the Irish Cancer Society.


TITLE:                         Cancer Prevention Officer (Community Health Promotion), Irish Cancer Society

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  

The Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being offers participants a unique opportunity to finely tune their facilitation and personal skills through practical experience, group process and advanced personal development. For further information click here.

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This week at the Annual Healthy Ireland Network, the Minister for Health Promotion, Ms Catherine Byrne TD, launched the new Healthy Meeting Guidelines. These guidelines are such as useful and timely resource since meetings are a regular part of many people’s working lives and often involve sitting for a long time with few opportunities to be active. The guidelines offer practical suggestions for healthy food options and for including opportunities for physical activity. In addition, Ashling Jennings who is a member of the AHPI and IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner was involved in the development of the guidelines. Ashling’s research, as part of her MA in Health Promotion in NUI Galway, contributed to the development of these Healthy Meeting Guidelines.

Health Meetings Guidelines


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AHPI welcomes the introduction of the levy on sugar sweetened drinks.

AHPI welcomes the introduction of the tax on sugar sweetened drinks, which comes into force in Ireland today. AHPI has lobbied for this tax, which is one of a range of measures and interventions which will be required to reduce obesity in Ireland. Sugar sweetened drinks are readily available and high in calories. They are strongly associated with weight gain and are heavily marketed, especially to children. The introduction of this tax is already having a positive effect as some manufacturers have started to reformulate their drinks by reducing the amount of added sugar levels in them.

  1. AHPI is the professional body for Health Promotion practitioners. Our website is
  2. For further information, contact Dr Patricia Heavey. Tel 087 6920885 Email:
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Formed in 1997, the Association for Health Promotion Ireland provides a forum through which health promotion professionals can exchange knowledge and ideas.