We are hiring for a Diabetes Education and Support Co-Ordinator

Job Title:  Diabetes Education and Support Co-Ordinator


Diabetes Ireland is seeking a Diabetes Education and Support Co-Ordinator and invites applications from suitably qualified candidates.


As a Diabetes Education and Support Co-Ordinator, you will have knowledge and experience in diabetes care. Working as part of our Diabetes Education and Support Team you will:


  • provide a range of accessible, approved and effective diabetes education and support services for people living with diabetes, their families and healthcare professionals working in diabetes care
  • develop and implement diabetes awareness campaigns
  • oversee our diabetes helpline service and
  • support the advocacy work of Diabetes Ireland.


The post holder will be involved in the development & delivery of a mix of in-person and virtual education webinars, workshops, programmes and conferences providing practical support and signposting on all aspects of diabetes.  The post holder will also be involved in the development and delivery of a new emotional health and well-being programme to support people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.


As part of the team, you will oversee our Helpline service and regularly review and update www.diabetes.ie content and social media content ensuring its accuracy in providing up-to-date information on all aspects of diabetes information and services.


This post offers an excellent opportunity for you to work continuously promoting education, support and empowerment for people with diabetes and their families, together with developing, planning and implementing diabetes awareness campaigns to promote an understanding of diabetes and its associated complications, as well as strengthening relationships with other healthcare professionals in diabetes.




At the date of appointment to the post, the candidate must:


  • Be a Nurse registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or a Dietitian registered with CORU Dietitians Registration Board. Diabetes experience is essential.


  • Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for supporting people living with diabetes/chronic conditions and their family members.


  • Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the challenges of living with diabetes and other related chronic conditions.



For further details, please see the job specification for Diabetes Education and Support Co-Ordinator Specification.


Salary: Negotiable.  Other terms and conditions will be confirmed at the job offer stage.

Permanent position with the option to work 28 or 35 hours per week.


Location: Home-based plus travel (preferably based in the West of Ireland or Border counties)


To apply, please submit a Letter of application and CV to Gillian Reynolds, Diabetes Ireland, 19 Northwood House, Northwood Business Campus, Santry, Dublin 9 or  Email: [email protected]


The closing date for applications is Friday 24th March.  Interviews will be held in person in mid-April.


Shortlisting may be carried out based on the information supplied in your CV and application letter.