The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland’s leading sexual health provider. We provide a wide range of services at our medical clinics and nationwide counselling centres, including specialist pregnancy counselling, abortion care, sexual and reproductive health services, and education and training.

We are committed to ensuring that every person in Ireland can exercise sexual and reproductive rights and choices with respect for reproductive autonomy and bodily integrity.

IFPA is a pro-choice organisation and will support a person’s own decision in all cases.

The IFPA is currently recruiting for the following roles:


Specialist Pregnancy Counsellor

Contract:      Part-time, permanent

Salary:           €48,276 per annum pro-rata DOE plus €70 per month supervisory allowance.

We are seeking suitably qualified candidates to join our Specialist Pregnancy Counselling team on a part-time basis.

The roles will be based in Galway, Dublin, and Waterford.

The counsellors will provide clients with non-directive and non-judgmental counselling, support, and information. This includes information on all their options, including abortion care, parenting, and adoption. The successful candidates will work collaboratively with the Director of Counselling and where necessary, the IFPA clinical teams.

The successful applicant will require:

  • A counselling qualification of at least Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications, or equivalent.
  • Accreditation with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years post-accreditation counselling experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of pregnancy counselling, and sexual and reproductive health
  • An understanding of child protection and welfare regulations and protocols


  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of trauma-informed care
  • An interest in sexual and reproductive healthcare

Benefits include: One-to-one super vision and case management, support for continuous professional development, and a supportive and collaborative team environment.

A full job description is available here.

To apply for Galway, click here.

To apply for Dublin weekdays, click here.

To apply for Dublin Saturdays, click here.

To apply for Waterford, click here.

The closing date for applications is 30/11/2023.

A panel may be formed for the filling of future vacancies.

For more information contact


Vacancy:         Family Planning Clinic Doctor

Contract:         7-month maternity contract

Hours:             1 or 2 7-hour days per week, Tuesday and/or Wednesday

Salary:             €20,800 – €41,600; professional indemnity contribution for two-day contract

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide contraceptive and other medical services in accordance with best medical practice.
  • Provide early medical abortion care as outlined in the HSE’s model of care.
  • Provide cervical and primary healthcare STI screenings.
  • Diagnose, give advice and appropriate referral on medical gynaecology such as treatment for premenstrual syndrome, menstrual disorders, menopausal problems, pelvic pain and infertility.
  • Diagnose and give advice and appropriate referral for problems in early pregnancy, e.g., miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies.
  • Analyse all medical screening results and ensure appropriate follow up.

Time is allocated for admin to ensure departure at end of session.

The successful applicant will require:

  • Full registration with the Irish Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Insurance
  • Certificate in Contraception
  • Experience in family planning and sexual health
  • Certified smear taker

A full job description is available here.

To apply, click here.

A panel may be formed for the filling of future vacancies.

For more information contact

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