Motivational Interviewing Level 1 Certificate

To develop practitioner skills in Motivational Interviewing (MI) in the context of behaviour change.

Thursday, 19th & Friday, 20th February 2015. Limited places available.

Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway

CPD Applied for: *There are 2 follow-on courses (MI Levels 2 + 3) scheduled for March and further into 2015.  A discount of 10% is available to those wishing to complete all 3 levels.

Dietary Approaches to Obesity and Risk Factor Modification

Practical & Powerful Methods in Improving Weight, Shape and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Saturday, 21st March 2015. Limited places available.

Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway

CPD Approved – 7 CEUs (Course Groupings 1,3,4,7) For more details on these courses and to sign up click here
Ireland’s youth website, created by young people, for young people (aged 16 - 25), is looking for volunteers to help fact check and proof health related content. provides information to young people to empower them through informed decision-making. All of our content deemed to have a 'health impact' is vetted and proofed by professionals. The Editorial Advisory Board would be required from time to time on a voluntary basis to independently proof content before it is published or updated. The gets around 670,000 visitors a year who consume around 1.6 million pages of information each year, so it is an important resource for young people in Ireland and the volunteers will be guaranteed to make an impact on a significant scale. If you would be interested in helping, please contact  
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 or Application by CV and cover letter to Recruitment, Western Region Drugs Task Force, Unit 6, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway or email 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.


How to apply:

If you wish to apply please email your CV and cover letter to Deadline for applications is Friday 19th December 5.00pm. For more information please contact Barbora at 01 817 88 86.
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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.