Job Vacancy: Community Development Officer

Mental Health Reform is currently recruiting a Community Development Officer in CHO3 (Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary).

About the role:
While Mental Health Reform has been effective in advocating at a national level for improved mental health services and supports, so far we have not had the capacity to support local activism. Yet with the increasing focus on regionalisation of health systems and HSE management, and the importance of grassroots activism, this becomes increasingly important.

The Community Development Officer will play a key role in developing the capacity in Community Health Organisation Area 3 (CHO3) among concerned individuals and organisations in order to develop local grassroots collective advocacy around issues affecting people with mental health difficulties, in line with Mental Health Reform’s Strategic Plan 2018-2020. The Community Development Officer will support local communities and member organisations and co-ordinate a collective voice in the region, calling for improvements in mental health services and supports.

About Mental Health Reform:
Mental Health Reform (MHR) is the national coalition driving reform of Ireland’s mental health services and supports. Our vision is of an Ireland where everyone can access the support that they need in their community to achieve their best possible mental health. With more than 70 member organisations and thousands of individual supporters, MHR provides a coordinated voice to Government, its agencies, the Oireachtas and the general public on mental health issues.

Application process:
Please email your CV and cover letter to In your letter please state current remuneration (salary and benefits) and when you would be able to begin the role.

Closing date for the submission of applications is Friday, September 25th at 5:00 PM.




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