Aileen Scott , Roisin Lowry and Claire Connnolly, members of the AHPI Executive Committee at the recent AGM on the 11th February 2016.
We are currently advertising two full-time post-doctoral research positions (3 year duration) for our Health Research Board Inter-disciplinary Capacity Enhancement Award 2015 on Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity. •1 position based in the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway •1 position based in Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork Appointment may be made at Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral/Research Fellow level. Salary: €33,975 - €42,394 Post-Doctoral Researcher €43,643 - €46,255 Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher €51,716 - €56,442 Research Fellow The overall aim of this project is to develop and train future leaders in population health and health services research, by undertaking a team-based approach to the urgent problem of childhood obesity. More information in the attached document and at: Application procedure: Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Ms. Ber Madden,, on or before the closing date 17th February, 2016. Interviews will take place at University College Cork on Friday, 4th March, 2016. For informal enquiries on the posts, candidates should contact: Dr Molly Byrne (for the NUI Galway post) Email Address: And/or Professor Patricia Kearney (for the UCC post) Email Address:
Centre for Behaviour Change and the Health Psychology Research Group are looking for a Research Associate in Health Psychology to join the team An opening exists for an experienced and enthusiastic researcher to lead the behavioural science input to a project investigating how to activate urban communities to facilitate the role of social/health services and of families in dealing with mild cognitive impairments (MCIs) and frailty in the elderly population. Funded by the European Commission (Horizon2020) and involving 16 multi-disciplinary international partners, this project will use behaviour change theory and evidence to inform development of interventions using digital technologies (e.g. smart-phones, wearable devices etc.) to aid early detection of risk factors associated with MCI and frailty in the elderly. Closing date for applications: 1st February 2016 For more details and to apply:
The National Youth Council of Ireland Wishes to recruit a Health Promotion Officer for the National Youth Health Programme If you are passionate about making a positive impact on young people’s health, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) would like to hear from you. Working in a positive and stimulating environment, the emphasis of this role is to contribute to the development of health promotion initiatives using evidence based approaches and best practice that will have a real impact on the health and well being of young people. The ideal candidate will: •Have a third level qualification in Health promotion and/or Health Education •2 years experience working in Health Promotion, Health Education, Youth Work or Community Development; •Have 2 years experience in developing, delivering and evaluating training; •Have an understanding and/or experience of quality standard frameworks; •Have a proven track record of achievement; •Have a working knowledge of youth organisations and youth health; •Have a working knowledge of national health promotion policy and strategy; •Have experience of policy and strategy development within an organisation; •Have excellent interpersonal, written communication, organisational and presentation skills; •Have the ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as part of a team. This is a full-time post (35 hours per week). Some evening and weekend work is required. A full job description and application form is available from the NYCI by contacting Lisa Hyland at or by telephone at: 01-4784122 Salary Scale: Project Officer Grade 1 - €32179-€47802 Please Email Application Form and cover letter to: or post to Lisa Hyland, Administrative Manager, National Youth Council of Ireland, 3 Montague St., Dublin 2 Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 29th January 2016. The National Youth Council of Ireland is striving to be an equal opportunities employer. For more information:
If you are passionate about making a positive impact on young people’s health and well-being, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) would like to hear from you. Working in a positive and stimulating environment, the emphasis on this role is to contribute to the development of health promotion in the schools and out of school settings. This is a fixed term contract for 1 year full-time post (35 hours a week). Application forms are available by contacting Lisa Hyland, Administration Manager at or by telephone at 01-4784122. Please note that CVs will not be accepted at any stage of the recruitment process shortlisting is done by application form only. Please email application form and cover letter to or by post to Ms Lisa Hyland, Administration Manager, National Youth Council of Ireland, 3, Montague Street, Dublin 2. Closing date for applications is Monday 21st of December 2015 at 5 pm. Interviews expected to take place in January 2016. The National Youth Council of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer. Job Description Title: Youth Health Promotion Officer Reporting to: Senior Health Promotion Officer, National Youth Health Programme Location: The post will be based at HSE offices Sligo in the department of Health Promotion & Improvement. The post will require significant out-of-office work, travel and some overnight stays away from home. Hours of Work Fixed term contract for one year, 35 hours per week, some evening and weekend work required Vetting: All posts in NYCI are subject to Garda Vetting. Role and Purpose: The role is collaboration between the out of school and school setting. The post will involve 2 days a week work in the out of school setting, contributing to the development and roll out of the National Youth Health Programme’s work plan. Three days a week will involve working the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement team locally and other stakeholders to develop the Health Promoting Schools Framework in line with Healthy Ireland. Key Responsibilities: To assist the Senior Health Promotion Officer of the NYHP and the Health Promotion Manager of the HSE West in planning, developing, implementing and coordinating Health Promotion Programmes in schools and out of school settings. To implement NYCI’s NYHP’s Health Quality Mark initiative on a regional basis, providing support to a wide range of youth organisations in the Health Quality Mark process; To support all persons working in educational settings in the region in the development and delivery of quality schools health promotion programmes by providing training and advice in health promotion and other support interventions. To identify, develop, deliver and measure the impact of health promotion training programmes on a wide range of youth health related issues for those working with young people; To monitor trends in youth health and respond accordingly by developing training, resources and/or sourcing expert trainers in conjunction with the NYHP and the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Dept. To support youth organisations, schools and education setttings to develop health related policy; To facilitate/deliver/tutor on youth health promotion training courses; To build on learning, ideas, activities priorities identified under national, regional and local initiatives to promote health and social wellbeing of young people; To support the implementation of a range of measurement tools to evaluate the work to identify outcomes and ensure most effective use of resources To contribute to the development of collaborative projects and programmes aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of young people; To build relationships across sectors and agencies towards achieving better health outcomes for young people; To support meetings and represent as required NYCI and HSE Health Promotion & Improvement, on relevant working groups and committees at regional and national level; This job description is not exhaustive. It may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the National Youth Council of Ireland and its funding partners.
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