Job Vacancy – Clinical Project Lead

Sept 29th 2020

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is delighted to be recruiting for the role of Clinical Project Lead for our 12 month Rethink Ireland initiative. We are looking for someone both expert and committed to the rape crisis model of survivor-centred trauma support. They will be leading on a national project to understand the changing dynamics of our work in these times and to build the new and innovative resources for the Centres, services and counsellors working in this movement to empower and support survivors of sexual violence.

This role offers the opportunity to take considerable responsibility in project managing this critical innovation and working collaboratively with a wide range of peers and colleagues. You will be supported in this project by a leading external expert and become part of and be assisted by the small dynamic RCNI team.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is a national specialist sexual violence organisation working in the interest of survivors and prevention, owned and governed by member rape crisis centres. For more about us see

Job title: Clinical Project Lead
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Duration: 12 months

Pay scale: Social Worker Team Leader (2019)

Reporting to: Executive Director

Application Deadline: 12th October, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed soon after

Principal Duties:

  • Project Lead of the RCNI Clinical Innovation Project
  • Research on best and emerging practice
  • Conducting field research
  • Convening and facilitating co-creating focus groups and workshops
  • Developing training modules
  • Developing standards and guidance
  • Engaging with ICT and data privacy experts
  • Securing accreditation
  • Drafting reports
  • Presenting and representing the RCNI project to a range of stakeholders.

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Specialist qualification in sexual violence trauma, (RCNI RCC specialisation training or equivalent)
  • Registered qualification with one of the recognised counselling bodies
  • Qualified and experienced trainer and facilitator
  • At least 10 years’ experience working in rape crisis or equivalent specialist sexual violence setting
  • Proven track record in research
  • Excellent project management skills
  • A commitment to the ethos and model of the rape crisis movement.

Desirable skills

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal in English,
  • Knowledge and analysis of the policy and public issues around sexual violence in Ireland,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences,
  • Ability to work well in partnership and as a team member,
  • Skilled in managing diverse deadlines and producing deliverables and outputs,
  • Ability to work remotely and possibly including occasional travel.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th October. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.

The RCNI is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

The RCNI is Dublin based but our team are all working remotely at present and for the foreseeable.


To apply please send a cover letter detailing and evidencing how you fulfil the criteria along with your CV, to . Candidates who do not fulfil the criteria will not be considered. Any queries please contact Cliona Saidlear on . Please insert ‘recruitment’ into the subject line of correspondence relating to this application.