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.
JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: Health Promotion Officer, Cancer Prevention REPORTS TO: Community Programmes Manager DEPARTMENT: Cancer Prevention LOCATION: Based in Dublin HOURS: Full Time (35 hours/week) flexibility required. CONTRACT TYPE: One Year Fixed Term Contract ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Cancer Prevention department is responsible for the delivery of evidence based, high-impact cancer risk reduction programmes using a combination of national programmes and community based projects informed by the European Code Against Cancer. Overall Responsibility: The Health Promotion Officer, Cancer Prevention will work to implement the Irish Cancer Society’s strategic goal to Reduce the Risk of Cancer with a particular focus on the target to reduce the smoking prevalence in young people to 7% by 2017. This role will focus on a range of projects related to cancer prevention with particular emphasis on the development of X-HALE, a peer education initiative which aims to encourage young people to address the issue of smoking with peers in their own community. There are three components to the programme, X-HALE Awards, X-HALE training in the formal and non-formal education sector and X-HALE interact. Responsibilities:  Co-ordinate all aspects of the X-HALE Youth Awards and film festival which involves planning, promotion, recruitment, selection of youth organisations, online voting and judging process.  Raise public awareness of X-HALE; conveying key policy messages to stakeholders, general public an.d media in conjunction with the Advocacy and Communications Department  Co-ordinate the X-HALE National film festival including communications with media  Develop and manage the production and dissemination of educational resource materials to both formal and informal educational settings.  Facilitate training to youth workers and teachers and other health care professionals to enable them to, a) deliver key tobacco and heath messages to young people, b) raise awareness of the power of the tobacco industry and c) develop new skills through the medium of film making.  Support regional youth groups to promote youth advocacy against smoking in their local community.  Using the Society’s evaluation framework; develop and adapt current evaluation measures to investigate the impact of the programme and report on key indicators.  Assess needs and highlight risk factor statistics and trends in the uptake of prevention interventions including smoking prevalence in young people.  Work to ensure the sustainability of X-HALE or similar projects which have demonstrated impact and delivered key outcomes.  Identify develop and implement other evidence based Health Promotion projects for specific settings and target groups as necessary.  Develop Health Promotion information, resources and materials in print and online.  Use social media and online methods of communication to engage with young people on the issue of a tobacco free generation Work in collaboration with existing community based organisations in areas of high smoking prevalence to develop appropriate initiatives which can further the objectives of the Irish Cancer Society strategic plan.  Work with other departments in the Irish Cancer Society as necessary.  Provide information and support as requested.  Other duties as required by manager. Selection Criteria: Essential factors:  Degree or professional qualification in Health Promotion or related area.  Minimum of two years’ work experience in Health Promotion or related area.  Skills in needs assessment, project planning and evaluation methodology.  Facilitation and training skills.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  An excellent understanding of issues related to young people and smoking, and strategies to address health inequalities.  Excellent organisational, administration and communication skills.  Excellent ICT skills, with a good working knowledge of digital media and relevant social media platforms.  Proactive and flexible approach required.  Ability to effectively partner and collaborate with other key stakeholders.  Attention to detail. Desirable:  Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Health Promotion.  Experience of working in the youth or education sector.  Experience of the Health Sector in Ireland .  Experience of working with different groups including disadvantaged groups. General:  The Irish Cancer Society operates a no-smoking policy and the post holder must not smoke in the office or when on Society business outside the office.  Have access to a vehicle and be willing and able to travel provincially, and be willing to work outside of normal working hours.  All employees are required to be aware of their responsibilities towards health and safety and to adhere to fire regulations.  This job description is not exhaustive; it merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the Society at any time after discussion with the post holder. HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter including current remuneration package to: Aoife Foley, HR Assistant, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd., Dublin 4. Email: The closing date for applications is Thursday 23rd July 2015. The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunities employer. WE DO NOT REQUIRE THE ASSISTANCE OF AGENCIES
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