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The Galway Hospice Foundation is noted for the provision of specialist palliative care services to adults and children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses throughout Galway city and county, and on the adjoining islands.

Arising from our proposed expansion plans to develop Palliative Care Services in the West of Ireland, the Galway Hospice Foundation is seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our organisation in supporting patients from counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon with advanced diseases needing palliative care to attain the best quality of life possible.

A wide range of benefits will be on offer to successful candidates such as support for further education and development, competitive salary, subsidised restaurant, free parking as well as working with a dedicated and experienced team of professionals.

Art Therapist (0.6)

Based in Galway, and reporting to the Director of Nursing, the Art Therapist will use Visual Arts as a medium for healing, awareness and self-development; take referrals including self-referrals and referrals from other professionals such as nurses,doctors, social workers and allied health professionals and provide a safe space where patients can use art media in a meaningful way. The intention is not a focus on the artistic skills but to engage the patient in a creative process that sustains their sense of self and helps reduce anxiety.

Candidates will have:
■ A qualification in Art Therapy that is recognised by the IACAT
■ Membership of the IACAT or equivalent.
■ A minimum of 3-5 years experience
■ Experience of working with a multidisciplinary team including collaborative work.
■ Ideally have experience of working in Hospice/Palliative Care environment.
■ Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills suited to the ethos and environment at the Hospice.

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 12.00p.m. Monday, 30th September 2019.

Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Deirdre Ní Argáin, Senior Art Therapist on 091-770868 or by email at

Please contact Ann Dolan, Director of HR at for a detailed Job Description and Application Form.

Fundraiser (Fixed Term Position – 18.5 hpw)

At Galway Hospice Foundation with immediate effect- Post of Part-time Fundraiser (Fixed Term) position to September 2020.

Candidates will:

  • Possess excellent communication skills and be flexible in their approach to the role.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in fundraising
  • A relevant third level qualification
  • Experience of coordinating Fundraising Events including third party fundraisers.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and persuasiveness skills
  • An understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Experience engaging with media.
  • Digital marketing and social media knowledge and skills an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to access information accurately, quickly and strategically.
  • A passion for and experience in fundraising online and offline

Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Ms. Charlene Hurley, Director of Fundraising on 091-770868 or by email at

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who are interested in the above position in Galway Hospice.

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 12.00 p.m. Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Please contact Ann Dolan, Director of HR for a detailed job description and Application Form