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Merchants Quay Ireland – Service Co-ordinator (Managing Midlands Region)


About Merchants Quay Ireland

Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) is a national voluntary organization that helps people who are homeless and those caught in addiction. MQI is registered for the charitable purpose of promoting health, and to provide the stepping-stones for every point of a man or woman’s journey out of homelessness and addiction. MQI provides services ranging from crisis intervention and health promotion services to day-support programmes, residential detox and rehabilitation, and prison-based counselling.

To learn more about Merchants Quay Ireland, please visit their website.


About the Role

Merchants Quay Ireland Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (MQI DATS) has been operating in the Midlands Region since 2009, delivering outreach harm reduction services and supports, including needle exchange, to service users and their families across the four counties of Longford, Laois, Offaly, and Westmeath.

In 2022, this regional service entered a new stage of development with the opening of the Tanyard Centre in Tullamore. As a result, MQI are seeking someone to co-ordinate and lead the service in the Midlands; working in partnership with statutory, voluntary and community stakeholders to ensure that services are delivered.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic leader who can effectively build, lead, manage, and deliver a community-based drug and alcohol treatment support, family support, and harm reduction service for individuals over 18 years and their families, for the Midlands area.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Operations – Regions, the Service Co-ordinator will co-ordinate and ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the various processes that underpin the delivery of the high-quality services in MQI DATS Midland Service.

The ideal candidate will have experience leading a team in a low threshold harm reduction context, an understanding of the complex issues relating to homelessness, mental health and substance misuse; and a remarkable social conscience and passion for working in this area.

In order to be successful in this role, the post-holder will be highly organised and embody the organisations ambitious and compassionate culture in order to raise awareness locally, engage with key stakeholders, and ultimately ensure that the services provided are known to and meet the needs of those across the region that need them, and their families.

For more information about the role, please click here to view a copy of the candidate briefing document.


How to Apply

Recruitment for this role is being managed exclusively by 2into3. To apply, to discuss further, or to request a copy of the candidate briefing document, please contact Shannon Barrett, Recruitment Consultant, 2into3 at or (086) 063 4938. Please send your cover letter and CV in Word doc format only. The closing date for applications is Friday 19 January 2024.