Career Opportunities

Croí is a not-for-profit foundation established in 1985 and currently has a team of 30 staff. Our people (including staff, volunteers, interns and students) are what make Croí an award-winning organisation. Croí is engaged in a wide variety of work including patient care, training and education, prevention & rehabilitation, family support, research, awareness and health promotion. Employing the best staff is key to providing the highest standard of service and care to our patients. If you would like to work in a caring, energetic and professional environment, and possess the skills and attributes to make a difference, then we would like to hear from you.

Current Career Opportunities

Croí, the Cardiac and Stroke Foundation, which is an independent, Irish, not-for-profit organisation, seeks to appoint a Head of Cardiovascular Health Programmes, based in its centre in Galway.

The Croí Heart & Stroke Centre in Galway is the only centre of its kind in Ireland, and is one of only eleven centres in Europe to have achieved the European Association of Preventive Cardiology Accreditation as a Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Risk Management. The community based centre has a multidisciplinary health team who deliver a range of evidence based prevention, risk factor management, recovery and cardiovascular health promotion programmes for those who self-refer or who are referred by their GP or hospital physician across the areas of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead, manage, develop and deliver a portfolio of cardiovascular awareness, education and training activities which proactively respond to the needs of the community, especially those most at risk, underserved or disadvantaged. A key component of this role is responding to the ‘new normal’ of using digital and virtual communication channels.

Job Summary:

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional, hands-on, action orientated individual, who will have strategic and operational responsibility for the development (new and existing) and delivery of all Croi Health Programmes. Working within an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, the Head of Programmes will lead and develop a multidisciplinary team of individuals who are passionate about prevention, recovery, and the maintenance of cardiovascular health. He/she will be a key member of the organisations senior leadership team.

He/she will be responsible for:

  • The day to day management, delivery and quality control of a diverse range of evidence based, outcome-focused health and lifestyle programmes, most of which need to be delivered virtually and using new technologies.
  • The day to day leadership and management of a multidisciplinary team, ensuring effective team work, team development and inspiring excellence in person-centred service delivery.
  • Initiating and leading the development of new programmes, campaigns and activities, especially, peer-led and self-management programmes across the areas of heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes, incorporating the use of new digital technologies.
  • Working with the communications team on all matters relating to health programmes eg; media releases, patient resource materials, reports and publications, health and awareness campaigns.
  • Working with the fundraising team in preparing project proposals and engaging with volunteers, sponsors & donors.
  • Proactively establishing, developing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships across all stakeholders.
  • Playing a leadership role in establishing sustainable funding models to ensure delivery of programmes in line with Croi’s overall strategic direction.
  • Facilitating and supporting engagement in research, recording and measuring programme outcomes, preparing and disseminating reports and publications.
  • Playing a leadership role in the annual strategy review, planning and budgeting process.
  • Preparing and writing grant proposals as well as monitoring, reporting and presenting outcomes of grant funded activity.
  • Reporting to the CEO and occasionally, to the board of directors of Croi.
  • Taking on additional related projects; representing Croi at events as required; attending meetings and making presentations.

The above covers the most significant responsibilities of this position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the seniority of this role.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant healthcare qualification (eg. preventive cardiology, public health, nursing, health promotion, physiotherapy, psychology, dietetics) with a minimum of 4+ years leadership experience, in the area of healthcare, especially cardiovascular disease or chronic disease management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends and developments in cardiovascular healthcare, especially chronic disease prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Driven to push the boundaries of digital engagement in preventive healthcare, harnessing the power of digital channels and technologies to improve the cardiovascular health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
  • Demonstrated project/business management experience and leadership in developing and implementing healthcare programmes or initiatives in a service-driven, outcome focused  environment.
  • Proven experience of leading, developing and managing teams and a track record of building and cultivating collaborative and long-term relationships across multiple stakeholders.
  • A highly motivated self-starter with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, who thrives in a fast-paced environment; detail oriented with the ability to plan and execute complex initiatives with a solutions-oriented approach.
  • Patient-centric with an ardent commitment to the mission of the organisation.
  • Committed to achieving the highest quality measurable outcomes demonstrated through audit and research.

Remuneration:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full-time permanent position.
  • This job profile is subject to review in accordance with service developments and is neither restrictive nor definitive, but rather a guide to the general range of duties required.

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter to careers@croi.ie before Friday November 20th 2020.

The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC) is an independent, not-for-profit, medical research and education institute, striving to position Ireland as a leader in cardiovascular health. Established in 2014 and based in the Croi Heart & Stroke Centre Galway, the overarching goal of NIPC is to enhance the cardiovascular health and wellbeing of the Irish population through transformational leadership in research, education, and the dissemination of evidence-based health information.

Currently working in strong partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway and Croi, the Cardiac & Stroke Foundation, with support from Healthy Ireland, the institute develops and delivers a diverse range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in the areas of cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention. Equally, the institute is driving innovative and vital national and international research in the areas of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. The research and education activities of the institute involve national and international strategic relationships, partnerships and collaborations, which NIPC aims to proactively develop and expand.

Job Summary:

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional, hands-on, action orientated individual, who will have strategic and operational responsibility for the management and development of the institute. Working within a research and education environment which has an entrepreneurial and dynamic ethos, this is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about preventive healthcare and the promotion of optimal health and wellbeing. Working closely with the CEO and Board, this is a pivotal role in the organisation’s senior leadership team.

He/she will be responsible for:

  • Leading the core business operations and general management of the institute.
  • Managing the day to day delivery and quality control of all NIPC activities, which includes a divers portfolio of research, education and training service deliverables.
  • Providing day to day leadership and development of a small staff team, ensuring effective team work and achieving the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of project management and execution.
  • Developing a national and international reputation for education & training excellence and innovation in preventive cardiovascular healthcare – working with the Education Director in initiating, developing and expanding the education and training portfolio with a special focus on incorporating the use of new digital technologies.
  • Supporting the Research & Medical Director in the development and execution of the research programme. This includes exploring research opportunities, monitoring the research grants and funding landscape, supporting the Research & Medical Director in preparing research grant applications, and maximising the dissemination of research findings.
  • Working with the communications team on all matters relating to media engagement, reports, publications, website content management and social media.
  • Proactively establishing, developing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships across all stakeholders in the space of cardiovascular disease prevention.
  • Playing a leadership role in establishing sustainable funding models to ensure the institute can deliver on its strategic vision and ensure a viable and progressive future for NIPC.
  • Attract and obtain programme funding which is strategically aligned to and contributes to the Healthy Ireland Framework, reporting and presenting outcomes of grant funded activity.
  • Play a leadership role in the annual strategy review, planning and budgeting process.
  • Taking on additional related projects; representing NIPC at events as required; attending meetings and making presentations.

The above covers the most significant responsibilities of this position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the seniority of this role.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant leadership and senior management experience in a similar organisation, ideally within the healthcare, academic or education & training sector.
  • Relevant academic or healthcare qualification with a minimum of 4+ years leadership or professional experience, ideally in preventive healthcare, health promotion, preventive cardiology or chronic disease management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends and developments in cardiovascular healthcare, especially cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and fostering strategic partnerships & alliances; cultivating collaborative and long-term relationships across multiple stakeholders, especially within an academic or research environment.
  • Strong interest in utilising digital and new technologies in research, education and preventive healthcare.
  • A highly motivated self-starter with exceptional presentation, communication and interpersonal skills, who thrives in a fast-paced environment; detail oriented with the ability to plan and execute complex initiatives with a solutions-oriented approach.
  • Strong business acumen with an entrepreneurial flair and capacity to establish a sustainable funding model for the Institute.
  • A team player who can inspire others and lead the Institute as the national voice for preventive healthcare.

Remuneration:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full-time permanent position.
  • This job profile is subject to review in accordance with service developments and is neither restrictive nor definitive, but rather a guide to the general range of duties required.

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter to careers@croi.ie before Friday November 20th 2020.

Other Opportunities

There are numerous volunteer opportunities for people that wish to lend some free time to support our work. Our volunteers are a vital part of our organisation and enable us to provide a high quality service in the most cost effective manner. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and help us in many different ways. They include post-graduates, medics, business professionals, athletes and community representatives.

If you would like to assist Croí as a volunteer, intern or unpaid placement, please Complete our Volunteer Form

or contact us on:

Tel: 091-544310
Email: info@croi.ie