CRY (Ireland): Family Support Programme Coordinator

CRY (Ireland)

CRY (Ireland)

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Family Support Programme Coordinator

Remote Working ; Anywhere in Ireland, North or South

Extended  to Friday 25th September, 17:00hrs

The closing date for submission of applications for the position of Family Support Programme Coordinator has been extended from 15th September to 17:00hrs on Friday 25th September.  

Please note that the successful candidate will work remotely, and can be based anywhere in Ireland, with occasional Dublin office visits required and domestic travel commitments to meet support service requirements.

Current applicants need not re-apply. 

Family Support Programme Coordinator

CRY (Ireland) is a self-supporting registered charity and a partner in the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons located at Tallaght University Hospital.

CRY (Ireland) has three main objectives:

  • To raise awareness of the condition known as Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) through media campaigns and information meetings;
  • To provide free counselling and support for families affected by sudden death or cardiac conditions;
  • To support the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons (The CRYP Centre).

The majority of funds raised through campaigns go into supporting the Centre located at Tallaght University Hospital.

CRY (Ireland) is prioritising the family support services by relaunching our Family Support Programme which will provide a comprehensive range of bereavement and emotional support to families who have lost a young person through sudden cardiac death. To assist with this strategic priority, we are recruiting a Family Support Programme Coordinator who will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Trustees in developing, overseeing, and implementing the support service.

The position will be for an initial duration of 12 months, and subject to funding considerations may be extended. This position is subject to Garda Vetting.

The ideal candidate will be positive, enthusiastic and friendly with a proven ability to work as part of a team and build relationships with others, possess a qualification in a social science discipline, will be passionate about engaging with people and have a strong empathy with bereaved families. In addition, the preferred candidate will possess strong emotional intelligence skills, demonstrate passion, initiative, and excellent written and oral communication skills, fluent English, while being comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary environment. Strong networking and project management skills, adept at using social media platforms. Excellent report writing, communication and IT skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), a problem solver. Experience of working in a social care or healthcare setting while not essential would be desirable.

The successful candidate will work remotely in Ireland, North or South, the candidate will be required to attend the Dublin office occasionally in addition to undertaking domestic travel to meet support service requirements.

Please click here for the Job Description.

If this position is of interest to you and you have the necessary skills and qualifications to succeed, then we would like to hear from you.

For informal enquiries please contact Lucia Ebbs at

Remuneration will be commensurate with both experience and qualifications.

Candidates are invited to write or email a curriculum vitae together with a cover letter, explaining how they meet the requirements of the position to:

Lucia Ebbs, Chief Executive, CRY Ireland, The CRY Centre, Unit B14, Tallaght Cross West, Dublin D24 R3HC. Email:

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17.00hrs on 25th September 2020.

CRY (Ireland) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.
CRY Ireland is an autonomous charitable legal entity, entirely separate from Tallaght University Hospital.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
16th Sep, 2020
Remotely / Nationwide
Expiry Date
25th Sep, 2020