Taylor - Pathfinder Projects - Dublin, Ireland

Mervyn Taylor

Dublin, Ireland


Pathfinder Projects

Work History

'A Third Way for the Third Age'


June 2012 - June 2012

An initiative to improve the range and quality of supports and services available to older people through innovative public interest trusts. This approach has gained the interest and support of the National Economic & Social Council.

Pathfinder & Special Projects Management


May 2012 - May 2012

Development and advisory services for organisations, programmes and special projects

Development Support for Ireland

Slivers of Time Ltd

May 2012 - May 2012

Exploring the potential to develop a national platform for microworking in Ireland covering short periods of time which can be volunteered, bartered for other services, or hired at commercial rates.

Programme Manager

Irish Hospice Foundation

March 2004 - May 2012

Key Achievements:

Formation of development team to support 26 acute hospitals around Ireland.
Development of governance structures within hospitals to adress end of life related issues.
Organisation of survey of physical environments of hospitals.
Development of Design and Dignity Standards.
Design & Dignity Grants Scheme.
Organisation of first ever National Audit of End-of-LIfe Care in Hospitals.
Development of Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care in Hospitals.
Establishment of Network of Hospice Friendly Hospitals.
Organisation of Forum on End of Life & formation of National Council.
Establishment of joint HFH-HSE post re Practice Development for End-of-Life Care.
Development of Ethical Framework & Masters in End of Life Healthcare Ethics.
Development of information, training & symbolic resources.
Initiation of ‘Final Journeys’ 1 & 2 training for hospital based facilitators.
Launch of 'Think Ahead' project - a public awareness initiative to guide people in discussing and recording information which can be accessed in case of emergency, serious illnes or death,


Pathfinder Projects

June 1998 - March 2004

Consultancy & Executive Placement. Projects focused on e-government & public service coordination, food & livestock traceability, organisational development in IT companies, political and business networking for IT consortia.

Manager: Plannning & Organisation

Citizens Information Board (formerly NSSB)

April 1990 - June 1998

Development of Citizens Information Services
Development of Citizens Information Database
Social Policy Feedback
Budget & Administration
Group Insurance & Pension Schemes for Voluntary Organisations

CEO & Project Manager

MS Care Foundation & Special Projects

October 1986 - June 1990

CEO of MS Care Foundation and Project Manager for development of National MS Care Centre.
Established range of physical and emotional care services in an innovative centre providing short-term respite care to people with neurological consitions.
Developed corporate donations, fundraising campaign and 'Care Bonds'.
Achieved recognition by VHI
Funding Project for Clashganna Mills Trust
Research project for (then) Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals


MS Ireland

July 1980 - September 1985

Transformed traditonal charity into modern voluntary organisation.
Involved people with disabilities in the organisation and control of the society.
Developed public awareness of MS through a range of media initiatives.
Developed range of services for members including counselling and community support.
Introduced professional fundraising approaches.

Qualifications & Certifications

Certificate in High Performance Leadership

Cranfield School of Management


Trinity College, Dublin

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