MHR is hiring – 2 vacancies

Mental Health Reform: 2 Vacancies

Mental Health Reform is the national coalition driving reform of Ireland’s mental health services and social inclusion of people with mental health difficulties. Our vision is of an Ireland where people with mental health difficulties can recover their wellbeing and live a full life in the community. With more than 50 member organisations and 10,000 individual supporters, MHR provides a coordinated voice to Government, its agencies, the Oireachtas and the general public on mental health issues.

The opportunity has arisen for two passionate and enthusiastic individuals to join Mental Health Reform’s small team. We are currently recruiting for:

Communications and Campaigns Officer (maternity cover) (Ref. CCO)

Reporting to the Director, the Communications and Campaigns Officer will manage the organisation’s campaigns and communications, engaging with members, service users, family carers, politicians and the media.

The successful candidate will be experienced in leading influencing campaigns and skilled in public communications. Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills and IT skills, the successful candidate will be creative, innovative and a good team player. An interest in social justice will be an advantage.

Candidates will have significant experience in a similar role and will possess a third level qualification. The position is a fixed purpose contract. A salary commensurate with experience will be offered.

Full job description and person specification for CCO

Communications and Information Executive (Ref. CIE)

The Communications and Information Executive will be the key first point of contact for the organisation, and will have responsibility for supporting internal functions within Mental Health Reform.

Working closely with the Director, Communication and Campaigns Officer, and Policy and Research Officer, the Communications and Information Executive will support the overall activities of the organisation by communicating directly with stakeholders and providing information processing and administrative support in order to maximize efficiency and maintain good governance.

Candidates will have strong customer orientation, excellent organisational and administration skills and a third level qualification.

Full job description and person specification for CIE

Application for both positions is by submission of a cover letter and CV via email to Shari McDaid, Director at or via post to Shari McDaid, Mental Health Reform, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7. Please put relevant reference (CCO or CIE) on the outside of the envelope. For further information contact Shari McDaid. Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday, 12th February.


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