Irish Cancer Society

Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society is the national charity for cancer care in Ireland. It is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem and to improving the lives of those living with cancer, through patient care, research and education.

Patient care services include homecare nurses, night nurses, cancer liaison nurses and support groups. The Society organises public health promotion campaigns and provides continuing professional education to health professionals with an interest in cancer care. Through its division, Cancer Research Ireland, the Society is the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland. It also funds the Irish Clinical Oncology Research Group, the umbrella body for cancer specialists undertaking clinical trials. Action Breast Cancer (ABC) is a recently established project of the Society which is a “one stop” resource on all aspects of breast cancer, providing specialist information and support and funding leading edge breast cancer research. Its services are free and confidential.

Services’ Summary:

  • Home care nurses
  • Night nurses
  • Cancer liaison nurses
  • A child psychology and play therapy service
  • Support group volunteers offer a shared experience to those who have been newly diagnosed with cancer. The nine support groups affiliated to the Society are: Reach to Recovery, the Colostomy Care Group, the Laryngectomy Association of Ireland, Lymphoma Support Ireland , Cancer Plus, CanTeen, Genetic Breast Cancer Support Group, Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Group and Men Against Cancer
  • The Cancer Helpline
  • National Quitline
  • Special fund – for those with financial difficulties
  • Bursaries

Overall rating
Based on 2 employee reviews
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  • Culture & people
  • Training & development
  • Work/Life balance
  • Career progression

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Irish Cancer Society Jobs

Cancer Nurse (holiday cover)

The Irish Cancer Society is looking for holiday cover Cancer Nurses in their Daffodil Centres in Dublin and Cork

Night Nurse

  • Negotiable
  • Updated 19/10/2017
  • Dublin

Night Nurse required

Retail Assistant - Capel Street Shop

Part-Time Retail Assistant required to work in our Capel Street Charity Shop

Cancer Nurse St. James' Hospital

  • Not disclosed
  • Updated 12/10/2017
  • Dublin

Cancer Nurse St. James' Hospital Reporting to Daffodil Centre Manager, Irish Cancer Society and the Lead Cancer Nurse, Hope Directorate, St James’s Hospital Located in St. James' Hospital, Daffodil Centre. Working on a permanent contract, 35 hours per week.

Irish Cancer Society reviews

Great work-life balance

Anonymous in Dublin, Ireland
current employee in M 2016

The Best Bits

Flexible working hours, great location near city centre and I am free to work with minimal supervision.

Things to improve

Less bureaucracy and more leadership, also check annually whether wages are compatible with the market.


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Good place for experienced professionals.

Anonymous in Dublin, Irlanda
current employee in _ 2016

The Best Bits

Nice and friendly staff, good work environment and good location.

Things to improve

Could have more training to the staff and a carer path to follow avoiding the employment turnover.


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