Health Promotion Officer - Grade V

Vacancy Details


Job Type: Clinical Support


Closing Date: 21/10/2016

Reference: HR16F273



Applications are invited for the position of Health Promotion Officer (Grade V) in the Preventive Medicine & Health Promotion Department of St. Vincent’s University Hospital.
Role Summary: St Vincents University Hospital is a member of the Health Promoting Hospital Network and therefore is committed to the provision of health promotion opportunities for patients, staff and the community. The post holder will work as part of the Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion team to support the development and implementation of the smoking advice service and other various clinical and educational programmes which support the hospital patients, staff and community.
Informal enquiries or Role Specific Enquiries to: Ms Kirsten Doherty, Temporary Health Promotion Manager Tel: +353 1 221 4956 or email
Please download the below Job Description for this position, as this will not be available online after the vacancy close date.
Applications for St. Vincent’s University Hospital job vacancies will only be accepted through our Web Recruitment System.


The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity.  We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research.  Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.


Applications are invited for the following positions:

Faculty of Education & Health Sciences

Graduate Entry Medical School


1. Post Doctoral Researcher (Ethnic Minority Health) – Specific Purpose Contract

    Salary:  €37,750 - €46,255 p.a. (maximum starting salary: €37,750 p.a.)


2. Research Assistant (Ethnic Minority Health) – Specific Purpose Contract

    Salary:  €22,396 - €32,930 p.a. (maximum starting salary: €27,679 p.a.)


Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

The closing date for receipt of applications isFriday, 7th October 2016.

Applications must be completed online before12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

Please note your applicationmust include:

  • A letter of introduction indicating how you meet the criteria outlined in the Job description.
  • A completed online Application Form (separate application forms must be submitted for each post applied for).


Please if you experience any difficulties.


Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit.


Meeting with Minister for Health Promotion


Representatives from the AHPI Executive Committee met with the Minister for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, in the Department of Health on August 2nd to discuss the role of the AHPI, our work plan for 2016/2017 and our progress to date on the establishment of a registration system in Ireland for Health Promorion practitioners.

The AHPI would like to thank Minister Corcoran Kennedy for her time and interest, and look forward to working with her in the future.

  NIPC Stroke Prevention Bursary


Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Nearly six million die and another five million are left permanently disabled. 

Keeping in line with our goal to address priority health needs by driving cardiovascular research, the NIPC are now accepting research proposal applications for its Stroke Prevention Bursary. The aim of the bursary is to support work that focuses on stroke prevention and in particular, the detection and early diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation which is one of the most common irregular heart rhythms and is a major risk factor for stroke. 

The successful application will receive a bursary of €5,000 which will be presented at the NIPC's National Prevention Conference on November 5th 2016. 


Application forms 

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is: 5pm, Friday 30th September 2016. 

Click here to access the Application Form 
Click here to access the Support Notes 

Healthy Limerick Coordinator Position


Healthy Limerick is based on the concept of Healthy Cities/Communities which aims to promote a comprehensive and whole system approach to planning for health and wellbeing. The Healthy Limerick Coordinator will work on delivering the key goals and priorities from local and national strategies and health profiles, which have a key role to play in improving the Health and Wellbeing of Limerick people.

Further Information

Completed application forms must be emailed to  

Closing date26th July 2016

Region: Limerick 


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