Vacancy: Research Officer

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 a skilled and experienced researcher to develop the evidence base for Mental Health Reform’s policy and advocacy work towards better mental health and related services.


Reporting to the Director, the Research Officer will be responsible for delivering a research programme in line with Mental Health Reform’s Strategic Plan 2015-2017 and Operational Plan for 2017.


The successful candidate will have a strong track record of designing and conducting quantitative research to publishable standard and experience of conducting qualitative research. Highly organised, with excellent written and verbal communications skills and IT skills, the successful candidate will be able to work with initiative and autonomy, taking responsibility for a functional role within a small team.


Candidates will have significant experience in a similar role and will possess a third level qualification in social science research methods. The position is a one-year, fixed-term contract. An attractive remuneration package commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience is available. Application is by submission of a cover letter supporting your candidacy and curriculum vitae via email to For further information contact Mental Health Reform’s office at 01 874 9468 or via email at The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday, 10th February.



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