National Woodlands & Nature Project Lead,

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National Woodlands & Nature Project Lead


Mental Health Ireland (MHI) is a national voluntary organisation with a dynamic team and a network of Mental Health Associations (MHAs) active throughout the country who aims to promote mental health, wellbeing & recovery.

Mental Health Ireland with Get Ireland Walking and Coillte invites applicants for this position.

Please Quote Ref No: 2024-005 when applying for this position

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the position along with your Curriculum Vitae to

Mental Health Ireland, with Get Ireland Walking and Coillte, wishes to recruit a National Woodlands and Nature Project Lead to coordinate, develop, deliver and expand the Woodlands For Health and Nature Programme at local and national levels. This position will be responsible for coproducing new and existing projects, ensuring the sustainability of this position and programme and promoting a culture of nature-based well-being in Ireland.

The National Woodlands and Nature Project Lead will work as part of Mental Health Ireland’s Mental Health Promotion Team and will work closely with the wider Mental Health Ireland Team, Woodlands for Health and Nature Programme National Steering Group and relevant partners associations across the country. They must have the necessary experience and capacity for self-direction and lone working.

The successful candidate will have a passion for mental health and nature, experience in coordination and innovation, skills in project initiation, development, implementation, evaluation and research, knowledge of mental health promotion, population health and well-being, and the relationship between nature and mental health and well-being. They will be able to translate best practice and new emerging evidence into robust initiatives that can be mobilised and accessed by people throughout Ireland.

 How to apply:

In order to apply, applicants should send their CV & Cover letter highlighting how they meet the above criteria to the following e-mail:  

Closing date for applications is 1st March 2024 at 1pmApplications received outside this time with not be considered. Shortlisting will be carried out based on the information received in your CV and letter of application.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 18th March 2024.

Please ensure to include the relevant Job Reference Number 2024-005 in your letter of application and CV.


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