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The Irish Advocacy Network (IAN) was established with the purpose of creating a representative voice for service users experiencing mental health challenges. Through the facilitation of service user empowerment, IAN supports people to speak up, speak out and regain control of their lives. IAN uses self-experience of mental/emotional health challenges to help understand peers in their journey of recovery and help them to reclaim full citizenship. The organisation believes peer-advocacy has a unique role to play in accompanying citizens experiencing mental/emotional distress on this journey. 


The organisation is seeking to appoint a HR Manager. This is a new role within IAN and will form an integral part of the management team structure. It is offered on a part-time basis with a flexible working week, subject to negotiation and agreement as to what best suit the successful candidate and the organisation.  


Human Resources Manager (Part-Time) 

The Human Resources Manager will lead on all HR activities for its 23 staff, including recruitment, policy development, staff engagement, remuneration, performance support, and other key systems. This is a stand-alone position that will develop and enhance IAN’s HR infrastructure to support the organisation’s continued growth and sustainability.  

IAN is seeking someone with a proven record of managing HR functions and leading in organisational development/design. The postholder will be an exceptional communicator with a clear understanding and passion for IAN’s purpose. They will have a proven ability in undertaking challenging projects and successfully meeting demanding deadlines. They will also appreciate the importance of strong governance and show commitment to ensuring the organisation can continue to succeed in the work it does and will continually act in the best interests of the organisation. 

As IAN is a peer-led advocacy service, they would be particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have self-experience of mental health challenges. 

If you feel you have the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out this role, please contact Hannah O’Hare, Recruitment Team at 2into3, for a copy of the Candidate Briefing Document which outlines the requirements of the role and the skills and experience required. Hannah can be reached at or (01) 234 3170. All enquiries regarding this role will be held in the strictest confidence.   

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 November. 

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