Vacancies at Mental Health Ireland

Recovery Education Facilitator 

1 x Part Time position available

National Forensic Mental Health Service



Recovery Education Facilitator – National Forensic Mental Health Service

 1 Part Time Position available

Specified Purpose Contract – 24 Months Part Time (18.5 hours per week)

The salary for this post is analogous with HSE 2020 Salary Scale plus 8%, in line with October 2023 WRC agreement on Section 39 Pay. In line with HSE Grade III Clerical Officer, Point three €26,615 (plus the 8%). The Salary for the post will be 28,744 (inclusive 8%) pro rata.


This post is based in the National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) Portrane campus. The NFMHS is a national tertiary mental health service and an integral part of the Health Service Executive’s Mental Health Division. The NFMHS is the only forensic mental health service for the population of Ireland. It works with local mental health services and prisons in every part of the country. Treatment programmes are provided in accordance with a specialised model of care in order to optimise recovery.

The NFMHS is partnering with Mental Health Ireland to continue to develop, deliver and embed National Mental Health Recovery education priorities in the service. Recovery education is where those with first hand experiences of using mental health services, become partners in the development and delivery of recovery focused education, alongside family supporters and staff that provide the services.

This initiative aims to promote an educational approach to recovery in mental health. It will do this through the development and delivery of co-produced content in Evolve Recovery College within the NFMHS, with a clear emphasis on attending to narrative, building relationships and harnessing high quality adult learning.

Applicants will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to recovery informed by lived or family member mental health experience; and experience of co-production and facilitation of recovery education programmes. The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Experience of active involvement in mental health recovery education.
  • Commitment to recovery informed by either their own lived experience of mental health challenges or family member mental health experience.
  • Strong and demonstrable experience of group facilitation or similar engagement processes with service users and family members as relevant to this role.

 This position is a 24 month fixed term contract, the post is based in Evolve Recovery College in the NFMHS Portrane campus.

How to apply:

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

Closing date for applications is Monday, 22nd April at 12 midday

Applications received outside this time with not be considered. Shortlisting will apply based on the information received in your CV and letter of application. Informal inquiries can be made to Emily Jones – emily.jones@hse.ieInterviews will be held on week commencing 7th May 2024. Please ensure to include the relevant Job Reference Number 2024-012 in your letter of application and CV.


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