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Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership Initiative are recruiting:

On behalf of the Galway City Local Community Development Committee and Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership is seeking a number of people for roles in the Healthy Galway City initiative:

  • Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator – full-time
  • Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker – part-time
  • Healthy Galway City Strategic Plan – consultant to undertake a needs analysis and develop a strategic plan

 

Background

Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025 is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation.

Healthy Ireland has created a fund that was open to Local Community Development Committees. The primary aim of the fund is to support innovative, cross-sectoral, evidence-based projects and initiatives that support the implementation of key national policies in areas such as obesity, smoking, alcohol, physical activity and sexual health.

The Local Community Development Committee and Galway City Community Network, the Public Participation Network in Galway City, facilitated the development of a strategic approach to the Healthy Ireland application. The LCDC was successful in its application to the Healthy Ireland Fund. Healthy Galway City is based on the concept promoted by Healthy Ireland that aims to promote a comprehensive and whole system approach to planning for health and wellbeing. Healthy Galway City now wishes to recruit suitably qualified people for roles in the project.

1.       Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator

Healthy Galway City is looking for an energetic, dynamic person with knowledge in the area of health and wellbeing to co-ordinate its Healthy Galway City project until March 2018. The person will have a community work qualification and will have worked at a management/co-ordination level for at least three years.

Person Specification

The Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator will have a third level qualification in community work/community development or equivalent (relevance to be demonstrated) and at least 3 years’ experience working in a leadership role in the community, local development or health promotion sectors.

Duration

The initial contract will be until March 2018. Subject to funding and agreement, the contract may be extended.

The Employer

Galway City Partnership will host project and will be the employer of the Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator.

The job description and person specification is available here:  Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator Job Description

Please forward an application highlighting your qualifications, skills and experience that are relevant to the post as outlined by Friday December 15th at 12noon to Declan Brassil, CEO, Galway City Partnership. Short-listing will apply and interviews will take place on Tuesday December 19th .

Please use the subject line Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator in all correspondence.

2.       Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City – Project Worker

Healthy Galway City is looking for an energetic, dynamic person with knowledge in the area of health and wellbeing to implement the Towards a Tobacco Free Galway initiative until March 2018. The person will have a community work qualification at least three years’ experience of working in community work.

Person Specification

The Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker will have a third level qualification in community work/community development or equivalent (relevance to be demonstrated) and at least 3 years’ experience working the community, local development or health promotion sectors. The Project Worker will report to the Galway Healthy City Co-ordinator.

Duration

This part-time contract will be until March 2018.

The Employer

Galway City Partnership will host project and will be the employer of the Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker.

The job description and person specification is available here:  Tobacco Free Galway City Resource Worker Job Description

Please forward an application highlighting your qualifications, skills and experience that are relevant to the post as outlined by Friday December 15th at 12noon to Declan Brassil, CEO, Galway City Partnership. Short-listing will apply and interviews will take place on Tuesday December 19th .

Please use the subject line Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker in all correspondence.

3.          Healthy Galway City Strategic Plan – Invitation to Tender

On behalf of Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership is seeking to engage a suitably qualified consultant to undertake a needs analysis and develop a strategic plan for Galway Healthy City. The process will build on the initial Healthy Galway City strategy to develop a longer-term strategy to ensure Galway is a city where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential.

The process of developing the strategy will be based on a cross-sectoral, interagency, partnership approach that will encourage organisations and agencies to work in partnership to address health inequalities in Galway City. The process will be collaborative and will include a significant, robust consultation process to identify local priority needs and develop strategies to address them under the framework of Healthy Ireland and its sub-strategies. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a range of methodologies and consultation processes that will deliver on this objective.

The tender brief is available here:  Healthy Galway City Tender Brief

Closing Date for tenders

The deadline for the receipt of tender proposals is Friday December 15th at 12noon.Please use the subject line Healthy Galway City Needs Analysis & Strategic Plan in all correspondence.

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