Senior Policy and Research Officer – Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Position Overview

CF Ireland (CFI) is a voluntary organisation established by a group of parents in 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. Our key focus is the provision of services, information and support for people with CF in Ireland. We receive no core state funding, but we have grown from our voluntary roots to become the leading voice for the CF Community in Ireland, with 23 branches across Ireland.

 The Role

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI) is seeking to recruit a Senior Policy and Research Officer.  The person will be part of the senior management team in CFI and salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

The role is a permanent full time, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and salary will be based on skills and experience.

Key aspects of the role will be to;

Coordinate policy and research, working directly with the CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Implement the research policy of CFI including:

  • Partnerships with other bodies undertaking CF related research

  • Undertaking direct research

  • Commissioning CF related research

  • Making policy submissions

  • Participating in networks such as MRCG and IPPOSI

The Person

The Senior Policy and Research Officer will be a Postgraduate (Masters or PhD) and have experience related to at least some of the key aspects of the role.

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience in research and policy work (health an advantage)

  • 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


  • An understanding of the health system in Ireland

  • An understanding of broader social policy

  • 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. CF and TLC4CF is the regional branch comprised of the Tipperary, Limerick and Clare branches. It is also a very good career move. Some of our staff have gone on to work in RTE, UCD, EMA, Commission on Mental Health.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    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

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