Wanted: E-Mental Health enthusiasts to join the Mental Health Reform team - Mental Health Reform

July 29th, 2016

Mental Health Reform: E-Mental Health Project Leader and Project Executive

An exciting opportunity is available for two enthusiastic individuals to join Mental Health Reform’s team to work on an EU e-mental health project.

The E-MEN e-mental health project is an EU-funded project in partnership with five other EU countries to develop an EU-wide platform for e-mental health innovation and implementation between 2016 and 2019. The main activities of the project will be: testing five e-mental health apps, developing an e-mental health quality testing method, producing seminars and conferences, supporting working groups, and developing policy recommendations. The aim of the project is to establish the EU-wide e-mental health platform on a sustainable basis. Mental Health Reform is the sole Irish partner in the project.

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.

E-Mental Health Project Leader

Reporting to the Director, The E-Mental Health Project Leader will have responsibility for leading the delivery of the E-MEN e-mental health project and related supporting activities.

Working closely with the Director, the E-Mental Health Project Executive, the rest of the Mental Health Reform team and the project’s external partners, the E-Mental Health Project Leader will lead and coordinate all activities related to the E-MEN project in order to achieve project deliverables within budget.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate qualification in business, social or computer science or other relevant discipline and substantial experience of using project management skills to manage projects to achievement of deliverables, timelines and budget lines. Highly organised and with excellent written and verbal communication 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 and supervising staff. An interest in mental health issues and how ICT can engage end users will be essential for the post.

The position is a 37-month, fixed-term contract. An attractive remuneration package commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience is available.

E-Mental Health Project Executive (part-time, 20 hours per week)

Reporting to the E-Mental Health Project Leader, the E-Mental Health Project Executive will have responsibility for assisting the E-Mental Health Project Leader in the delivery of the E-MEN e-mental health project with a particular focus on policy and communications.

Working closely with the Director, the E-Mental Health Project Leader, the rest of the Mental Health Reform team and the project’s external partners, the E-Mental Health Project Executive will assist with and support activities related to the E-MEN project for the period 2016-2019.

The successful candidate will have a graduate qualification in social or computer science or other relevant discipline, knowledge of research processes and experience of conducting qualitative or quantitative research, knowledge of Ireland’s public policy-making structures and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including evident report writing skills. With excellent organisational skills including a proven ability to work to deadlines, the successful candidate will be able to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the mental health system and within the business and ICT communities, including people from disadvantaged groups. An interest in mental health issues and how ICT can engage end users will be essential for the post.

The position is a 37-month, fixed-term contract. An attractive remuneration package commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience is available.

Application for both positions is by submission of a cover letter supporting your candidacy and curriculum vitae via email to info@mentalhealthreform.ie or via post to Communications & Information Executive, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7. Please put the reference either “EPL” or “EPE” on the outside of the envelope. For further information contact Mental Health Reform’s office at 01 874 9468 or via email at info@mentalhealthreform.ie. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday, 15th August.

 

 

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