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Vacancy: Research and Advocacy Manager 

The Role:

The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO to develop and deliver research and advocacy plans in line with the aspirations of the Society. We’re looking for a research and advocacy professional who understands how to influence both decision-makers and the public so we continue to make a positive impact. There is potential to grow in this role, to deputise for the CEO and to participate in health policy development at a senior level.

The ideal candidate will understand the main issues on the Government and the Opposition agendas and should have good political antennae in order to support the Society and identify opportunities and risks within our work. You should be a first class communicator, with the ability to build productive working relationships and write persuasively for a variety of audiences.

In order to succeed in this role, you will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Strong written/oral communication skills including a proven track record of tailoring messages and outputs for a variety of audiences and presenting messages clearly and persuasively through different outputs

  • In-depth understanding of the policy and campaigning landscape and the ability to deliver compelling policy research outputs for a range of audiences

  • Experience conducting high-quality policy research by developing, delivering and disseminating projects from beginning to end, coordinating as necessary with colleagues across teams and external organisations.

  • Comfortable with public speaking and meeting facilitation

  • Excellent administrative and project management skills, particularly in an environment with competing demands and overlapping projects

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, establish and accomplish priorities when faced with multiple tasks, work to strict deadlines, and pay close attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide array of constituencies and personalities

If you are a highly motivated research and advocacy professional with leadership skills and the ability and desire to press for policy change at a national and local level informed by solid research, we want to hear from you!

Application details:

The recruitment campaign for the role of Research & Advocacy Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Asthma Society by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, 25th February


Vacancy: Respiratory Nurse for Community Programmes


Title: Asthma Nurse Specialist

Reports to: Health Promotion Manager

Location: Various locations nationally

Hours: Flexible/As Required

Salary: €30 per hour (Mon-Fri) €45 per hour (Sat - Sun & Public Holidays)


The Asthma Society of Ireland is seeking qualified asthma nurses to join our panel. Nurses must be registered with An Bord Altranais and currently work in clinical practice. 

The nurse panel is involved in supporting us to deliver our health promotion programmes whereby nurses are offered work in their area on an ad hoc basis.

The role may involve making presentations/ giving talks about asthma to schools and other groups or providing 1-to-1 support through our Asthma in the Pharmacy Programme. Nurses are free to accept or decline work depending on their availability.

Nurses will be provided with training on the Society's programmes as necessary.

The role of nurses will vary depending on the event/ service/ programme however below are some duties that nurses will be involved in:

  • Provide asthma information and education including inhaler technique, PFM monitoring, asthma action plan development etc.
  • Increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of asthma
  • Improve the knowledge, attitudes and skills of people regarding the treatment and control of asthma
  • Promote dissemination and use of education materials.

The successful applicants will work in selected regions and will be required to: 

  • Participate in induction training with ASI
  • Be experienced and comfortable in facilitation groups
  • Be experienced and comfortable working 1-to-1 with individuals with asthma

To register you interest, please send a CV and cover letter to