The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running:
Managing strategic promotional activities, including great social media, relating to USI’s mental health work, to diverse audiences of students, policy makers and the general public
Disseminating and promoting the outcomes and findings of the soon to be published National Student Mental Health Study Report and in line with its recommendations:
Liaise with the Department of Health in the development of policy on youth mental health with focus on third-level institutions under the rubric of the Connecting for Life strategy;
Work with relevant authorised stakeholders to improve youth mental health with focus on third-level institutions, particularly focusing on Students’ Union welfare officers and college mental health societies
Contribute to the development of a range of written resources, policy papers, guidance materials and publications;
Identify and undertake necessary duties and activities to deliver the role’s responsibilities;
Presenting on the outcomes of the research and USI’s approach to mental health priorities
Building on our great relationships with youth mental health focused organisations, partners and funders
Seeking and applying for funding to continue and support the sustainability of the programme
The successful candidate will be passionate about the value of high quality youth mental health work. They should be enthusiastically self-starting and collaborative, keen to work with motivated student representatives to deliver and develop the objectives of the work.
The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of the third level education system in Ireland
The successful candidate will be fully conversant with current methods of communication and dissemination of information to diverse networks, particularly social media channels.
Short Contract: This role is provisionally for five months, provisionally ending in December 2019. However, one of the key objectives of the role is to work with funders to secure continuation of funding for the programme and campaigns. As a result it would particularly suit a candidate able to begin promptly.
Payment: The role is paid at a rate of €35,000 per annum.
Location: The role is based at USI Headquarters, 14 Mount Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Please send a CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than 1pm on 2 August 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.