Asthma Society of Ireland: Health Promotion Administrator

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Asthma Society of Ireland

The Asthma Society is hiring a Health Promotion Administrator to assist the Society in implementing its key health promotion programmes, which are a key pillar of our activity designed to support and assist the 380,000 patients with asthma in Ireland (and their families).

This position reports to the Health Promotion Officer of the Asthma Society, or any other staff member as designated by the CEO, which may include other members of the Health Promotion team. The purpose of the position is to organise, deliver and administer the Society’s health promotion services, as assigned, with duties as follows:


  • Assist with preparation for Learning Team Meetings
  • Producing reporting on Adviceline calls, emails, queries and information requests

Asthma in the Pharmacy:

  • Coordinating locations and staffing of external nursing team for pharmacy days
  • Issuing pharmacy letters and nurse packs
  • Upload of consultation data following events, to meet Asthma Society GDPR guidelines


  • Organisation of school resource packs
  • Coordination of nurse talks for schools
  • Responding to queries

Community/ other events:

  • Coordination of nurse talks for clubs, libraries, etc.
  • Attend health fairs/ info stands/conferences, representing the society and briefing members of the public on our services

Other Health Promotion Work:

  • The candidate may, from time to time, be asked to assist in health promotion campaign or events
  • Administrative duties in relation to possible new health promotion projects

Any other related duties, as requested by the Asthma Society management team

Key Skills:

  • Interest in health promotion – would potentially suit graduate with qualification in health promotion
  • Excellent administration skills – three years experience in an administrative role desirable
  • Experience of Microsoft Office packages
  • Personable phone manner
  • Commitment to working with others to deliver projects on deadline

Location: The role will be located at the offices of the Asthma Society on Amiens Street, Dublin 1

Terms: The contract will be for one year’s duration, and the Asthma Society would hope to be in a position to extend this contract to permanent after one year. Salary dependant upon experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Full driving licence with access to a vehicle - desirable
  • Occasional requirement to work an evening or weekend, with time off in lieu for such arrangements

About the Asthma Society of Ireland

We are the voice for asthma patients and their families.

Asthma rates are high in Ireland - around 380,000 people currently have asthma, one in ten children and one in thirteen adults. While it can develop at any stage of life, it is most frequently an early onset disease. One in five children will experience it in early childhood and about half of these will grow out of it. 890,000 people in Ireland experience asthma at some stage of their life.

However, for the remainder, it is a challenging life-long chronic disease to manage. We know that people with asthma face challenges such as keeping their symptoms under control, avoiding triggers in everyday life, getting access to the right treatment, and paying high prices for medication compared to some other European countries.

Every four minutes someone in Ireland visits an Emergency Department with asthma. Ireland had the second highest rate of asthma hospital discharges in Western Europe in 2016. One person dies every six days as a result of their asthma. Compared to 14 other European countries, Ireland had the highest death rate from asthma in 2015.

We fight asthma with every breath - our vision is for every person with asthma to live a full life, symptom-free.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter to The deadline for applications is 14th August 2019.

Asthma Society of Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Dublin 1

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