MHR is hiring!

Policy & Research Officer

The closing date for applications for this role has now passed.

Mental Health Reform is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join a small, dynamic team.

Mental Health Reform (MHR) is the national coalition of organisations working to improve mentalhealth services and achieve implementation of the Government’s mental health policy A Vision forChange in Ireland. Mental Health Reform works with its members through education, campaigning and support to help bring about structural and cultural changes in mental health services.

Reporting to the Director, the Policy & Research Officer will have responsibility for building the evidence base for Mental Health Reform’s representative and advocacy work through consultation, desk and empirical research, and producing policy inputs to Government and other consultative processes.

Working closely with the Director and the Campaigns & Communications Officer, the Policy & Research Officer will participate in and support MHR’s consultative and influencing activity to fulfil the objectives of MHR’s Business Plan for 2014-2016.

The position is a fixed term, one-year contract. A salary commensurate with experience will be offered. The post is located in Dublin city centre.

The successful candidate will be experienced in a policy capacity in the statutory or non-statutory sector and will have experience of producing high quality research to publication standard. Highly motivated with excellent organisational and IT skills, the successful candidate will be committed to the mission, vision and values of Mental Health Reform and be able to work on their own initiative within a small, dynamic organisation.

For a job description and information, please contact Shari McDaid, Director, Mental Health Reform at Applications can be made by sending a CV and cover letter by email or post to Shari McDaid, Mental Health Reform, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin. Please note the reference “PRO” on the outside of the envelope. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12th August.

Mental Health Reform is an equal opportunities employer


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