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Healthy County Co-Ordinator

Mayo County CouncilMayo€49,530 - €60,512 per yearFull-time


The duties of the employment are to give to:

(a)      Mayo County Council under the control of the Chief Executive or his nominee and

(b)     To any other local authority or body with which an agreement has been made by the local authority,

under the general direction and control of the Chief Executive or of such other employee as the Chief Executive may from time to time determine, such appropriate services of an administrative, supervisory or management nature as may be required by any local authority or body hereinbefore mentioned in the exercise and performance of any of its powers, functions and duties, and to exercise such powers, functions and duties as may be delegated to him or her by the Chief Executive from time to time including the duty of servicing all committees that may be established by any such local authority or body. The holder of the employment will, if required, act for an employee of a higher level, if qualified to do so.


The Healthy County Co-ordinator will perform such duties as may be assigned from time to time which will involve the facilitation, implementation and promotion of the policies and objectives of Mayo County Council for the advancement of the local health and wellbeing agenda.


The specific duties of the Healthy County Co-Ordinator include but are not limited to:


·        Lead, embed and continuously advance the health and wellbeing agenda in Mayo County Council in line with County Development Plans, Local Economic Community Plans and other related plans.

·        Develop strategies and plans to ensure the implementation and evaluation of the key elements of the role (in line with Service Level Agreement (SLA).

·        Ensure that the development of the County Healthy Ireland Plan commences and is completed, with the findings informing key policies and other planning processes including the Local Economic Community Plan.

·        To provide an annual plan in conjunction with the Department of Health (DoH) and Local Authority Line Manager and provide for an annual review.

·        Coordinate the overall planning delivery of Healthy Ireland Round 4, including development of the Programme of Work for Healthy Ireland Round 4; monitor and review progress of the Healthy Ireland Round 4 approved Programme of Work and meeting all reporting requirements.

·        Engage with colleagues across Mayo County Council to ensure the functions being undertaken by the Healthy County Co-ordinator are integrated into the wider community initiatives being undertaken by the local authority

·        Promote co-ordination between, and establish links with, community, voluntary and public sector bodies operating within the catchment area as it relates to health and wellbeing initiatives and outcomes.

·        Promote Healthy Ireland and other relevant initiatives within County Mayo amongst the local community, key target groups, state agencies, voluntary organisations, local businesses, and elected representatives.

·        Collaborate with and support complementary health and wellbeing initiatives under relevant and aligned funding streams, including Sláintecare Healthy Communities Programme.

·        Progress the County of Mayo’s membership and participation in the Healthy Cities and Counties Network and lead the implementation of Healthy Ireland County/City strategies locally.

·        Participate in and exchange experiences with, Healthy Cities Networks nationally and internationally

·        Promote awareness of and drive the Healthy Ireland agenda in the relevant Local Authority context.

·        Collaborate with and support communities to improve their health and well-being and building their capacity for undertaking actions that can both improve health and strengthen community assets.

·        Create and maintain the health profile of Mayo.

·        Use evidence, data, local health profiles and the Healthy Ireland Outcomes Framework to inform local priorities and the Healthy Ireland Round 4 Programme of Work.

·        Apply a social determinants of health lens to service planning and local health and well-being agenda.

·        Liaise with the local CYPSC Coordinator to ensure overall coherence of all Healthy Ireland funded actions in catchment area.

·        Support the LCDC/CYPSC Healthy Ireland sub-group to carry out their oversight role.

·        Provide networking events and shared learning opportunities for all project stakeholders.

·        Develop and implement a communications strategy to highlight activities, strategies and learning from the Fund.

·        Identify opportunities for collaboration at local, regional, and national levels including opportunities for match funding and resourcing.

·        Such other duties as the Chief Executive may assign to the role so as to promote lifelong health and wellbeing in the community.

·        Any other duties assigned from time to time.



·        Reporting:

Ø  Ensure compliance with all required local authority financial, management and governance reporting requirements.

Ø  Collect, maintain and update relevant data.

Ø  Work with project partners to ensure that they are aware of and fulfil their reporting requirements.

Ø  Ensure overall non-financial and financial reporting to Pobal/Department of Health is complete and submitted in a timely manner.

Ø  Prepare short report updates for all LCDC and CYPSC meetings


·        Governance:

Ø  Ensure the Healthy Ireland Work Programme conforms with all policies and procedures of the Local Authority and in line with the Governance Framework.


The above duties are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to also contribute to the development of the post while in offices


€49,530, €50,713, €52,151, €54,861, €56,478 (maximum), €58,489 (after 3 years satisfactory service at maximum), €60,512 (after 6 years satisfactory service at maximum).

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