Health Development Officer - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Contract FTC
  • 30th August 2023
  • -
  • Ref ID: #38415

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Contract FTC
  • Job #38415

Today at Osborne we are seeking a Health Development Officer for our client in Dublin 12 who will manage its Health Development Project.  The purpose of the Project is to research & facilitate a greater standard of understanding and experience with regards to positive health promotion in the spina bifida and hydrocephalus community in Ireland.


  • Negotiable Salary
  • This is an 18-month contract with the possibility that the contract will be extended if additional funding is secured.
  • The annual leave entitlement is 21 days plus an additional 2 full weeks at Christmas (which are not taken from leave) and Good Friday. You also get a day off for your birthday each year.
  • Hybrid working arrangements – this role will be a mix of working in the office in Clondalkin, Dublin 22 and home (2 days in the office & 3 days from home) 
  • The successful candidate will also be required to travel in the course of their work, therefore, flexibility to travel and access to a car and a full licence is a requirement.
  • There is ample parking onsite for free parking. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Health Development Officer will focus on increasing 
    positive health awareness, understanding, and experience amongst those living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (SB/H). Additionally, the role emphasises the importance of providing practical strategies to assist people with SB/H with their general and recurring health issues and mental well-being to aid the optimum quality of life.

  • The Health Development Project will ensure that members of this “not for profit” organisation are effectively assisted to navigate living with the conditions.
  • The Health Development Officer will work to equip those with SB/H and their 
    families with the knowledge, skills, and resources required to engage with their local community health 
    services and to maintain good health.

  • The Health Development Officer will develop resources to raise awareness of SB/H amongst hospitals, medical professionals, and the wider community, whilst also providing practical nursing care for this organisations’ activities.
  • They will be a key point of contact, sharing important information and building a body of data based on the realities of living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. This information will lead to a greater and validated knowledge of spina bifida and hydrocephalus within this organisations’ own work as it highlights where the innovations in health services are required.
    This is an important role on this organisations team, and the Health Development Officer will report directly to the CEO as well as working regularly with other members of staff.

Essential Requirements

  • To succeed in this role, you must have a nursing qualification and experience of working with people with a disability.
  • The role is very varied, and each day will depend on the demands at the time, therefore, you will need to have a strong ability to work on your own initiative and balance a busy workload with multiple priorities. 
  • You will also need strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to nurture relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience identifying and securing funding opportunities and negotiating and reporting to funders would be a distinct advantage.
  • If you’re an empathic, conscientious, target driven individual with a nursing qualification and experience, who thrives on setting and achieving goals, we’d love to hear from you!

Candidates applying for this role must have the following experience:
To apply please submit your CV through the link provided for the attention of Karen O’Rourke
Osborne is the proud winner oaf ‘Agency of the Year (<30 staff) and ‘Best in Practice – Office & Secretarial’ at the 2015 National Recruitment Awards.


For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of Karen O’Rourke or call Osborne on 01 5984334.
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit we would love to hear from you, if however you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search.
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456