The Sexual Health Centre was founded in 1987, as Cork AIDS Alliance, to provide support to people living with HIV.  Since 1997, SHC has been a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland. The Sexual Health Centre is now seeking an exceptional individual to join the team and provide vision and leadership for transformation, innovation and communication within our service delivery team. This role is a chance to make a significant contribution to the overall communications strategy of the Sexual Health Centre.

At the Sexual Health Centre we recognise that communicating effectively with the community we serve is critical for insuring our clients and the community we serve are informed and engaged. If you’re a strategic and driven communications professional with strong analytical and stakeholder management skills, this could be the ideal role for you. You’ll offer guidance, creativity and innovation to relay key messages into the appropriate organisation areas, drive results focused campaigns and display the flexibility to work across multiple communications disciplines.

Key aspects of your role will include:

  • Signposting the Sexual Health Centre and its services to relevant stakeholders, clients and service users,
  • Identifying new client groups and partnerships for the Sexual Health Centre,
  • Developing content for publishing across multiple channels on an ongoing basis,
  • Maintaining and developing our social media channels, including writing and production of content, artwork and online assets,
  • Developing innovative business plans for the Sexual Health Centre in lines with organisational, local and national strategic plans,
  • Developing communications strategies to enhance our client participation,
  • Proactively sourcing interesting and engaging topics and information relevant to our core aims,
  • Working with Senior Management to develop and implement the organisations internal communication plan in line with the Sexual Health Centres strategic plan,
  • Identifying new platforms, services and interventions for improving sexual health outcomes for society,
  • Developing new communication channels, and improving existing ones to drive overall employee, client, volunteer and user engagement,
  • Responsibility for taking complex information, analysing it and converting it into targeted, impactful content for circulation both internally and externally,
  • Managing multiple communications campaigns concurrently including co-ordinating and updating content for the organisations website, social media, newsletter and blog,
  • Delivering and evaluating new and innovative sexual health interventions to new and current client groups,
  • Assisting the Executive Director in writing and submitting grants for funding and
  • Presenting innovative proposals to inform management and the Board of Directors in terms of strategic direction.

Education / Professional Qualifications:

  • A relevant qualification in Media, Communications, Business operations, Marketing, Journalism to Certificate level (Level 6 NFQ or higher)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Proficiency in managing major social media platforms, including relevant analytics
  • Experience in developing and managing media campaigns with excellent results
  • High level English language and editorial skills
  • Superb communications skills
  • Experience in coordinating and managing events
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and to build strong working relationships is essential


  • 1 year active employment in a relevant field of work
  • You will also be someone with a flexible working style with the ability to respond effectively to emerging/unexpected needs

Terms and Conditions

Salary: Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications

Contract: One-year fixed term contract

Hours:  A 20 hour working week (Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm). Due to the nature of the post, evening or weekend work may sometimes be required.

Holidays: Holiday entitlement is 13 days pro rata annual leave, plus public holidays.

The Communications and Innovations Worker will report to the Services Manager.

CV and accompanying cover letter can be directed to Dr. Martin Davoren, Executive Director: by 5pm Friday, April 6th 2018

SHC is an equal opportunities employer.


Since 1987, the Sexual Health Centre Ltd has been a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland. The Sexual Health Centre Ltd is now seeking an exceptional individual to join our counselling team on a part-time basis. The counselling team provides a professional, effective and reflective response to individuals experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. The counselling team provides a professional, effective and reflective response to individuals living with HIV, individuals experiencing a crisis pregnancy and/or individuals experiencing concerns around their sexual health.


The counsellor and psychotherapist will:

  • Provide services within the code of ethics of the Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme and which comply with legislation, the ethos of the Sexual Health Centre and best practices in the field.
  • Provide a professional non-directive, non-judgemental counselling service for people affected by HIV.
  • Provide a professional, non-judgemental pregnancy counselling service for people affected by crisis pregnancies and their significant others, where appropriate.
  • Be knowledgeable about parenting, adoption and abortion.
  • Provide telephone counselling, Skype counselling and support as required.
  • Maintain appropriate records in accordance with legislation and information requirements of the Sexual Health Centre and funders.
  • Engage in supervision, management and staff meetings as required.
  • Liaise and network with other service providers as appropriate.


  • Counselling qualification of at least degree standard.
  • IACP/IAHIP accreditation or equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years’ counselling experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of pregnancy, sexual health, sexual issues and/or HIV counselling is desirable.


Remuneration: Commensurate to experience.

Contract: This is a contract of agreement for services.

Hours: Eight sessions per week. Due to the nature of the post, evening or weekend work may sometimes be required.

The counsellor will report to the management team.

Appointment to this role is subject to the receipt of appropriate references.

Applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae and cover letter via e-mail to Dr Martin Davoren, executive director: by 5pm on Monday, 26 March 2018.

The Sexual Health Centre Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.




Since 1987, the Sexual Health Centre Ltd has been a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland. In February 2016, the Sexual Health Centre opened an out-of-hours STI clinic following increased requests for such a service. We are now seeking a medical practitioner to join our out-of-hours clinic team as our lead clinician.


The doctor will:

  • Have a knowledge and understanding of the factors influencing a person’s sexual health.
  • Undertake regular clinical audits of the Sexual Health Clinic at the Sexual Health Centre.
  • Display excellent people skills.
  • Deliver excellent organisational, administrative, report writing and IT skills.
  • Have an appreciation of and empathy for the issues of concern to the Sexual Health Centre.
  • Relevant experience in the area of sexual health.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Ensure safe, legal and effective medical services are delivered through the clinic.
  2. Provide all clinical services in accordance with best practice guidelines.
  3. Assess and plan treatment requirements.
  4. Undertake Medical administrative tasks.
  5. Ensure that all clients are provided with a high standard of service delivery.
  6. Contribute to a positive public image of the Sexual Health Centre.
  7. Work well as part of a team.
  8. Assist in the training of new staff members.
  9. Undertake some out of hours follow up when necessary e.g. providing prescriptions and onward referrals.
  10. Liaise with the Sexual Health Centre staff including other doctors and healthcare professionals.
  11. Liaise with external agencies for the purpose of patient referral.
  12. Regularly audit the STI Clinic.
  13. Sign off on all results.
  14. Consistently work to the Sexual Health Centre policies and procedures.

Terms and conditions

Salary: €75 per hour

Contract: Subject to satisfactory performance and the continued viability of the service. A  probationary period of six months will apply.

Hours: One session per week (three clinic hours) on a Wednesday/Thursday evening from 5-8pm. Clinic times are flexible.

Due to the nature of the post, some extra follow-up work may be required. The successful candidate will report to the services manager. 

CV and accompanying letter should be sent via e-mail to Dr Martin Davoren, executive director:

The Sexual Health Centre Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.