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The Western Region Drugs Task Force in conjunction with Galway Healthy Cities wishes to recruit a Project Co-ordinator to implement Galway Healthy Cities programme. Successful candidates will have a third level qualification e.g. Diploma/Degree in Health Promotion, Social Science, Community Development or a related discipline and a minimum of 2 years relevant full time experience. This is a full time post (37 hours per week) with a one year fixed term contract. Full details are available on www.activelink.ie or www.wrdtf.ie Application by CV and cover letter to Recruitment, Western Region Drugs Task Force, Unit 6, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway or email info@wrdtf.ie Closing date for applications is 1 pm on Friday January 23rd 2015    
The National Youth Council of Ireland wishes to recruit a Health Promotion Project Officer for the National Youth Health Programme. Please click on this link for more information Health Promotion Project Officer

Overall Responsibility

The Head of Health Promotion in the Asthma Society is an exciting new senior post in the organisation. The successful person will be part of the management team of the society and will design, develop and manage innovative health promotion projects that will help fulfil the mission of the Asthma Society. S/he will integrate health promotion activities within the strategy of the Asthma Society specifically with the goal of empowering and engaging people with asthma to enable them to live life to the full. TITLE:                        Head of Health Promotion REPORTS TO:           Chief Executive Officer LOCATION:               Based in Dublin HOURS:                     Full Time (37 hours/week) flexibility required. CONTRACT TYPE:     Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a range of health promotion projects, materials and content for relevant communication channels.
  • To develop health promotion campaigns and provide support and advice to the communications team in the development of such campaigns.
  • To develop collaborative projects or programmes aimed at selected target groups to improve asthma management and their health outcomes.
  • To identify and develop appropriate channels and media for distributing such health promotion information, including print and electronic media and other channels.
  • To manage the Adviceline, nurse-led clinics and health promotion activities, ensuring the appropriate quality assurance systems are in place.
  • Develop, manage and evaluate health promotion projects for specific settings and target groups as necessary (e.g. children, socially excluded groups, schools, workplaces, etc.).
  • Research and develop policy briefings in conjunction with Advocacy colleagues.
  • To manage and support staff and volunteers in their health promotion roles.
  • To build and maintain relationships across sectors and agencies and influence programme development towards achieving better population health.
  • Represent the Asthma Society in a range of fora, at external events and in the media, as required.
  • Recruit, develop and manage the Health Promotion team.
  • Ensure regular supervision meetings, set and review performance against annual objectives, and ensure thoughtful application of the Asthma Society’s annual appraisal processes.
  • Manage the team workflow, targets and budgets.
  • To manage funding applications for health promotion activities and report to funders as required.
  • To work as part of the management / leadership team of the Asthma Society.
  • To contribute in general terms to achieving the mission of the Asthma Society, observing its stated values, working constructively and co-operatively with all aspects of the organisation as required.

Management:

How to apply:

If you wish to apply please email your CV and cover letter to hr@asthma.ie. Deadline for applications is Friday 19th December 5.00pm. For more information please contact Barbora at 01 817 88 86.
Overall Responsibility The Community Health Promotion Officer will be part of the Community Cancer Prevention Team working to implement the Irish Cancer Society’s strategic goal to Reduce the risk of cancer.  This role will focus on developing and delivering community-based projects to promote the European Code Against Cancer designed for specific areas and population groups identified as being high priority. He/she will develop key relationships with relevant partners to build capacity and mobilize communities around cancer prevention. They will coordinate a team of Irish Cancer Society PREVENT volunteers to deliver key cancer prevention messages and promote the services of the Society at community level.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  TITLE:                                  Community Health Promotion Officer REPORTS TO:                     Senior Health Promotion Officer DEPARTMENT:                  Health Promotion LOCATION:                         Based in Dublin HOURS:                                 Full Time (35 hours/week) flexibility required. CONTRACT TYPE:          One Year Fixed Term Contract     About the department The Health Promotion 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.     MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop and coordinate a range of community based cancer prevention programmes which   increase peoples’ skills and motivation to make healthy choices that will reduce their risk of cancer.
  • Coordinate the PREVENT Community Volunteer Programme in the Leinster area. This involves recruiting, training and supervising a team of volunteers.
  • Work in partnership with community organisations and other relevant agencies to develop and deliver a range of evidence informed programmes to respond to the specific needs of target groups within their community.
  • In conjunction with relevant stakeholders, assess community needs and highlight risk factor statistics and trends in the uptake of prevention interventions including screening rates.
  • Work to build the sustainability of projects which have demonstrated impact and delivered key outcomes.
  • Work with local groups to ensure that cancer prevention is incorporated into community action plans.
  • Work in conjunction with the Society’s Services and Community teams to support health promotion opportunities with Daffodil Centres and local cancer support services affiliated to the Irish Cancer Society, Relay for Life Mission committees and Community Fundraisers.
  • Implement agreed Society policies and procedures to support volunteers in the region.
  • Using the Society’s evaluation framework; develop and adapt current measurement tools and report on key indicators agreed for each area of work.
  • Ensure the suitable monitoring and evaluations of projects undertaken.
  • Contribute to building a bank of appropriate resources relevant to the training and education function of the Community Cancer Prevention Team.
  • Work with other departments in the Irish cancer Society as necessary to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Draft budgets and supervise approved budget spend.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  Selection Criteria Essential factors:
  • Degree or professional qualification in Health Promotion/Community Health or related area
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in Health Promotion/Community Development/Capacity building or related area
  • An excellent understanding of issues related to the community settings based health promotion, and strategies to address health inequalities
  • Ability to effectively partner and collaborate with other community organisations, to maintain and build partnerships, and access community resources
  • At least one year’s experience of working in the voluntary sector
  • Skills in needs assessment, project planning and evaluation methodology
  • Facilitation and training skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, administration and communication skills
  • Excellent  IT Skills
  • Proactive and flexible approach required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Full clean driving licence required, the successful candidate must have access to a vehicle and be willing and able to travel provincially, and be willing to work outside of normal working hours
  Desirable:
  • Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in a relevant field
  • Good understanding of how health inequalities can be addressed in a community setting
  • Experience of the health sector in Ireland
  • Experience of working with different groups including disadvantaged groups
  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: recruitment@irishcancer.ie.   The closing date for applications is 5pm, 28th November 2014.   The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunities employer.   WE DO NOT REQUIRE THE ASSISTANCE OF RECRUITMENT AGENCIES  

The NSPCC in Northern Ireland wish to recruit a research fellow to support evaluation of the Preventative ‘keeping safe’ Education project in primary schools across Northern Ireland using a randomized controlled trial design. Please click on this link for more information  NSPCC Job Description.
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