Mid-West Regional Development Officer (Limerick) – Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Position Overview & Main Responsibility

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI) in partnership with our regional branch Tipperary, Limerick and Clare (TLC4CF) is seeking to employ a regional development officer in our office near University Hospital Limerick. The role of the Mid West Regional Officer is to:

 The Role

  • Support the improvement of services for people with CF in the Mid-West area (with support from TLC4CF and CFI Head Office)

  • Support the preparation of meetings with UHL

  • Support the preparation of TLC4CF meetings

  • Provide an information and personal advocacy service (in partnership and support from) CFI head office in Dublin

  • Support fundraising initiatives linked to CF projects in the Mid-West Region

The role is a permanent full time, but there is flexibility, for example the possibility of a 4 day week for those with caring or other responsibilities.

The person appointed will be a senior coordinator grade within CFI Salary Range €38,000- €42,000 (full time)

 The Person

The Regional Development Officer will be someone who is good at multi-tasking and who has an empathy with people and their families living with a long term disease.  They should have a level of confidence and skill base required from someone who interacts with both patients and their families; supporters of CF initiatives and who is also comfortable interacting with the statutory sector. A regional strategic plan will inform their role and work.

 Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience in development type work such as coordinating projects either in Ireland or abroad

  • A third level qualification in social sciences/community or local development or considerable experience in community or local development

  • Strong social skills

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Good coordination skills

  • Good IT skills

Desirable:

  • An understanding of the health system in Ireland

  • An understanding of broader social policy

  • Ability to drive a car

  • Ability to work strategically

 Background to the post

This post will suit someone who likes multitasking and who wants to make an impact on better services for people with Cystic Fibrosis by working with families; clinicians and hospitals. It is a time of hope for people with CF thanks to better services and better drugs therapies with more improvements on the horizon. Thanks to the work of CFI/TLC4CF including the work of the Regional Development Officer there is now a new adult CF centre in the Leben Building in UHL. CFI is seen as a good employer and those who have worked with us have gone on to work in the health service, national broadcasting, other major charities and regulatory authorities. CFI is the recognised national charity for people with CF and TLC4CF is the regional branch comprised of the Tipperary, Limerick and Clare branches.

How to apply

Please apply by forwarding your CV with a letter outlining why you feel you are best qualified to undertake this role to Jolyn Mulvey, Senior Co-ordinator HR & Finance hr@cfireland.ie

Closing Date for receipt of Applications is 5pm Friday 13th September 2019

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Friday 13th September 2019 by 5pm