Programme Coordinator

An Saol Foundation Neurological Rehabilitation Day Centre (HSE Section 39)

You are looking for change. You would like to work in a position of responsibility with a highly motivated, like-minded professional team in a client-driven service. You want to contribute your professional experience to make life and living with a severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI) in the community a real option for those affected. You share our values of community, responsibility, and healthy living even in the most challenging circumstances.

We are looking for a colleague capable of shaping our highly innovative and professionally delivered community-based service, with the associated infrastructure at our Santry-based Centre.

You will have proven experience in the implementation and monitoring of efficient and effective business processes and procedures which will provide the support framework for an efficient and effective service delivery to facilitate Life and Living with a severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI) for our clients.

About the An Saol Foundation’s Neurological Rehabilitation Day Centre

The Centre opened in 2020 and provides advanced services for clients presenting with a severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI) and their families/circle of support. The service is part of a three-year pilot demonstrator project supported by the HSE (Section 39), based in Santry, Dublin. It is envisaged that the service will be extended to include residential and respite care, and to other regions in Ireland, over time. The client-centred service is highly innovative and is delivered in accordance with national and international guidance by leading experts and the latest research in the field.

We firmly believe in a multidisciplinary approach and expect applicants to be prepared to fully embrace a cross-disciplinary, open, inclusive, and holistic service delivery aimed at the improvement of and support for a client-defined quality of life.

Our work has already changed the life of our clients. For the first time, many have now access to a place to live their life, a voice, and the support they require.

We subscribe to a client-driven model of service delivery as outlined, for example, in the HSE Disabililty Services’ New Directions Person-Centred Planning Framework. In this framework, person-centred planning supports clients to make choices about how they want to live their life. Person-centred planning is about their hopes and aspirations. It is a chance for them and their families to set goals and articulate the supports they need to reach these goals.

At the An Saol Foundation, we invest in the development of our staff through training and international placements. Staff are encouraged to learn, grow and develop their career with us. This is supported by the use of state-of-the-art equipment – including digital scheduling and documentation systems, and robot-supported gait training equipment – as well as by our collaboration with a number of national and international institutions, universities and researchers.

About the Position

The Programme Coordinator works at the same organisational level as the Centre’s Clinical Coordinator, and is responsible for the efficient and effective day-to-day running of the Centre under the direction of the CEO. This includes ensuring the Centre’s compliance with existing procedures and agreements, and regular reporting to and collaboration with the CEO.

The Programme Coordinator reports directly to, assists, and, where necessary, deputises for the CEO.


  • Relevant third level Degree
  • Five years professional experience with at least three years professional experience in a similar position



  • A strong moral code and sense of ethics
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, both in writing and verbally
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to accurately interpret complex documents and policies
  • Experience in programme management and team leadership
  • Knowledge of the issues in relation to service quality improvement
  • Experience in the use of digital management tools
  • Collaborative personality and ability to deal appropriately with directions from management, and suggestions from team members and clients
  • Ability to identify and correct inappropriate, as well as inefficient and ineffective practices
  • Knowledge of the Irish health care system, protocols and best practices, including relevant standards, policies and legislation, for example Health and Safety, Freedom of Information Act 2001, GDPR etc.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the An Saol Foundation’s mission and values
  • Community healthcare-related clinical background and experience
  • Experience in managing volunteers and organising donation/fundraising schemes
  • Experience in HR-related issues

Salary: 51,342 – 66,742

(equivalent Grade VII (Clerical) of 1 October 2021 consolidated pay scales – on foot of HR Circ 033 2021

Working hours:        Mon-Fri 08:45h to 17:30h (including 45 mins. break)

Holidays:                    25 days p.a.

Preferred start date: immediately

Contract duration:   to end of 2022, to be extended subject to funding.

Please submit your application, including Cover Letter and CV to:

Last date for submission: 21 November 2022

General Info

Date Entered/Updated        2nd Nov, 2022

Expiry Date                           21st Nov, 2022

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