EOLAS Project: Project Lead (Part-Time)



This is not a Dublin North, North East Recovery College post. 

The EOLAS Project is a mental health information and learning programme for service users  and their families. EOLAS is unique as it uses a co-facilitated model working collaboratively in the delivery of its programmes. People with self-experience, family members and clinicians work together to provide information and promote recovery.

The EOLAS Project Lead working alongside a Service User Project Worker, will be employed and line managed by Kildare Youth Services, and will report in to the EOLAS Steering Committee. This is a 4-day per week role (30 hours). The post will be based in Dublin with significant travel across the country involved.

Your application (CV and Cover Letter of Suitability) should clearly demonstrate that you have the following background, qualifications and experience:

To be a graduate in a mental health/allied discipline, with at least 5 years’ experience in clinical practice in mental health services
To be able to demonstrate a commitment to recovery principles
To have experience in training and/or group facilitation
To have a high level of administration and IT skills
To have excellent team working, communication and negotiation skills
To have significant experience of report writing and outcome based evaluation
To have line management/supervisory experience
Own transport and clean driving licence.


To be familiar with the ethos and practice of the EOLAS Programmes
To have some experience of working collaboratively with service users or family peers
To have experience in project work and/or management
To be familiar with management structures within mental health services in the HSE

The successful candidate will be employed by Kildare Youth Services on a 12 month fixed-term contract, including a 6 month probationary period, with the possibility of renewal. The salary will be at HSE Grade V level. Secondment will be considered at this salary. The post will be open to staff who have retired from clinical practice. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 7th March 2018. Interviews are scheduled before the end of March, 2018.

For job description and further information contact Kildare Youth Services on fran.bissett@kys.ie or at 087 6658221.

Please send CV and Cover Letter of Suitability (700 word max.) electronically to: Fran Bissett, Programme Manager at fran.bissett@kys.ie. CVs must contain details of three referees (including your current or most recent employer, who will only be contacted if you are the successful candidate).