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Head of Marketing and Communications – Aon Ireland

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

What is the Aon Colleague Experience?

From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day. They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Experience.

Role Description:

The Head of Marketing and Communications for Ireland will lead Aon’s marketing strategy, internal and external communications and public relations activities in the country.

As the Head of Marketing and Communications for Ireland you will lead the marketing and communications activities across Aon’s solution and service lines – Commercial Risk, Reinsurance Risk, Health, Retirement and Data and Analytics – and support the firm’s global marketing and communications strategy in Ireland.

This role is responsible for driving the development of effective communications strategies and implementing supporting tactics that create a clear vision for Aon as a united firm.

The role will report to Aon’s Regional Marketing and Communications Leadership team.

Location: The position is based in Dublin, Ireland, with an expectation of periodic travel.

About You:

  • Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all Irish marketing strategies, marketing communications and public relations activities, both internal and external and measuring the success;
  • Be viewed as an influential advisor among senior executives and demonstrates proactive thinking–go above and beyond to implement new strategies to improve the Communications function;
  • Direct the efforts of the marketing, communications, and public relations team and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with other groups in Ireland;
  • Lead marketing and communication initiatives which includes brand awareness, ad campaigns, interactive and digital marketing, Aon Ireland Website, and social media;
  • Coordinate media interest in Ireland and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests;
  • Act as the Irish Representative; provide counsel to Regional and Practice Leaders on marketing, communications and public relations, and play an active role in building global partnerships with other country/global leaders in Marketing and Communications;
  • Develop, coordinate and oversee programs, technical assistance and resource materials to assist Regions/Practices in the marketing, communications and positioning of their activities;
  • Lead Irish activities as it relates to our Organisation print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, social media activities, special events, etc.;
  • Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/PR programs and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance;
  • Work with senior leaders and colleagues to:
  • Develop and maintain a strategic perspective on the Irish Market to support the organisational direction, program and services, and decision making;
  • Help make sure that the Organisation’s philosophy, mission and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout the organisation;
  • Develop and coordinate means to seek regular input from the Organisation’s senior leaders regarding the quality of programs and services and the Organisation’s relevance;
  • Help create and administer policies to ensure the integrity of the Organisation.
  • Enhancing the Irish Brand and position in the marketplace through all the above responsibilities;
  • Responsible for leading the NSO team (aka the RFP group) including overseeing the implementation of Aon’s established best practices and strategies relating to proactive response to RFP and the development of other client and prospect presentations and documentation.
  • Lead the development and execution of Ireland wide philanthropic efforts including: building relationships with community partners; planning and executing local volunteer activities and fundraising to maximize colleague involvement and pride; and using a variety of channels to create visibility for these efforts internally and externally.

Expectations & Tasks:

  • Progressive experience in Marketing and Communications roles, with 10+ years in a similar leadership role, with preference to those experienced in Insurance and/or Financial Services;
  • Demonstrated ability working with leaders in a matrix organisation and influencing their decision making;
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the strategy, design and execution of marketing, communications and PR activities;
  • Strong social media skills, from strategy to design, execution and ROI analysis of projects;
  • Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media;
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications;
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organisational and personal sales skills;
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, and hiring, developing and appraising colleagues;

Work experience:

  • A combination of experience in both Commercial and Agency position;
  • Successfully supported the growth of a global Marketing and Communications practice, directly or indirectly.

Qualifications/ Skills & Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Marketing and/or Business with related work experience.

What you can expect from us:

  • City Centre location with competitive remuneration and attractive range of benefits geared to attract the very best
  • Career development opportunities both in Ireland and globally
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse range of talented, motivated colleagues who will support you to own your potential
  • Key focus on employee wellbeing in order to achieve optimal health and performance for our colleagues and organisation
  • We continually invest in our people, developing colleagues through a range of Learning and Development opportunities including access to our tech-enabled Learning platform ‘Aon University’

We’re happy to talk flexible working. Aon Ireland offer and promote flexible working arrangements where possible.

Aon is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals are selected on the basis of their abilities and merits to perform the tasks required. Our policy is to be fair and consistent in all aspects of our business. We recognise respect and value differences and diversity. We embrace equality as part of our normal way of doing things because we believe that it is the right thing to do for our people, our clients and our success.

All applications received will be dealt with confidentially and subject to the company recruitment and selection processes.

Apply online here.

Account Manager, ReputationInc

ReputationInc is a specialist reputation management consultancy with offices in Dublin, London and Oslo. Established in 2003, today we count many of Ireland’s leading indigenous and multinational companies amongst our clients spanning a range of sectors such as professional services, legal, financial services, retail, FMCG, technology, healthcare, energy, Government and more.

ReputationInc works directly with leadership teams helping them manage their organisation’s reputation. This work includes business strategy, corporate communications (including media outreach), internal communications, investor relations, research, industry intelligence and risks and issues management. Our consultants deliver strategic counsel around reputation management, develop reputation strategies and also help clients execute parts of the strategy.  More information is available at www.reputation-inc.com and on Twitter: @ReputationInc.

 The Opportunity

Looking to take a career-defining step?

Due to the continued expansion of our Dublin operations and our growing national and international clients, we are seeking to recruit an Account Manager to join our team.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self starter and have at least 4 years’ experience in corporate communications or a similar relevant field. A keen interest and understanding of the business and public affairs environment as well as deep knowledge of media across print, broadcast and digital is required. Agency experience across various business sectors will be an advantage. 

 Responsibilities

  • Manage a growing portfolio of clients across a number of industry sectors
  • Align clients’ reputation priorities with overall business strategy
  • Provide reputation management advice and strategic counsel to clients
  • Own and enhance client relationships to ensure long-term client-agency partnership
  • Add value by showing an understanding of industry developments and trends
  • Coach and encourage other members of the team in order to maximise their potential 

Personal attributes

  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Creative thinking and innovation
  • Effective client management and relationship-building
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully network on company’s behalf
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

Qualifications

  • Third-level qualification in communications, international affairs, public relations or other
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in corporate communications or similar relevant field
  • Solid and proven media experience and contacts
  • Second European language and/or international professional or academic experience a plus
  • Knowledge of social media communications and marketing campaigns
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Applications

Applications for this exciting role should be sent to Robert Brown (rbrown@reputation-inc.com) including a CV along with a covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the position.

Account Manager, ReputationInc

ReputationInc is eager to secure an ambitious, resourceful candidate who is keen to pursue a career in reputation management and be supported to develop and hone their skills in this space.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work with some of our most high-profile Irish and international clients and gain valuable experience working on a diverse range of campaigns and projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate should have a keen interest in business and public affairs as well as broad knowledge of media across print, broadcast and digital. The candidate should be a strong writer and have the ability to adapt their style for a range of audiences and purposes. Clear and confident verbal communication skills are also essential. They should be research-oriented, digitally savvy and have excellent attention to detail.

The successful candidate will be organised, punctual and enthusiastic to learn. They will have the ability to work independently as well as make contributions to various teams across a  range of clients.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Proactive monitoring of media and current affairs as well as reputation and communication trends
  • Media relations support to senior team members including ideas generation, content creation, event co-ordination, photocall management and media pitching
  • Liaison with various third-party suppliers such as photographers, videographers, graphic designers, etc.
  • Ongoing research and analysis on a variety of topics pertaining to client needs
  • Assisting senior team members with various client requirements including executing high-level strategic campaigns
  • Research to cultivate new business opportunities
  • Assistance with preparation of client briefs and presentations
  • General administration and office management, as required

Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or higher in Communications, Marketing, Business or related fields
  • Previous agency or in-house experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of marketing and social media platforms an advantage
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Applications

Applications for this exciting role should be sent to Robert Brown (rbrown@reputation-inc.com) including a CV along with a covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the position.

Account Manager – AM O’Sullivan PR Ltd

AM O’Sullivan PR is a strategic communications consultancy headquartered in Cork.  We work with indigenous and multi-national clients, including six of the top ten global life sciences companies, and we are the only non-Dublin based member of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA).

Company AM O’Sullivan PR Ltd
Location Kiemar House, Shanakiel Road, Sundays Well, Cork, T23 TDK7
Apply by 2 November 2018
Position / Title Account Manager
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Apply in the strictest confidence to Tina Quinn, Director – tina@amosullivanpr.ie.  Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, November 2nd.

We are looking for a motivated, ambitious and experienced Account Manager.  You should have at least four years relevant consultancy experience with a proven track record in providing strategic communications advice.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent media relations skills and contacts
  • Exceptional writing, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Proficiency in building and delivering effective social media and online campaigns
  • Experience in new business development and the preparation of proposals and pitches

Apply in the strictest confidence to Tina Quinn, Director – tina@amosullivanpr.ie.  Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, November 2nd.

Senior Account Executive – Carr Communications

Carr Communications is looking for an experienced Senior Account Executive to join its Public Relations team – someone who’s enthusiastic, creative and hardworking. The ideal candidate will have a qualification in communications, public relations, or related area and a minimum of one year experience working as a Senior Account Executive in an agency setting. The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, and meticulous attention to detail. Knowledge of the state sector and public affairs would be a distinct advantage. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious team player with a strong interest in current affairs and eagerness to learn.

Company Carr Communications
Location 5 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Apply by 31 October 2018
Position / Title Senior Account Executive
Department Public Relations
Contract Type Permanent
How To Apply If you’ve got what it takes to join our team, please send a current CV and cover letter by email to Johnny Fallon, Account Director: johnny@carrcommunications.ie. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday  31st October 2018. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support senior team members across multiple client accounts;
  • Research, write and distribute press materials;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and the media;
  • Manage client social media profiles;
  • Attend client meetings and prepare reports;
  • Monitor media coverage;
  • Update databases;
  • Conduct desk research;
  • Event management support;
  • Administrative tasks.

Key Competencies Required:

Experience:

The ideal candidate will have a qualification in communications, public relations, or related area and a minimum of one year experience working as a Senior Account Executive in an agency setting.

Skills:

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently;
  • Effective time management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Interest in, and understanding of issues-based public relations;
  • Strong knowledge and experience of social media and online communications;
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office.

Communications Manager – Irish Wheelchair Association

To lead IWA’s internal and external communications function and to deliver key elements of the IWA Strategy relating to Profile, Communications & Engagement and Advocacy. To enhance the existing communications network within IWA across 57 locations and 2,500 staff, and to promote IWA to external audiences as Ireland’s leading representative organisation and service providers for people with physical disabilities The successful candidate will lead a team of 2 in-house Graphic & Website Developers, social media coordinator and report to the Commercial Director with a dotted line to the CEO. The Communications Manager will be responsible for increasing IWA’s public profile, raising awareness of the impact of IWA’s work, for the redevelopment and implementation of IWA’s digital strategy and for managing the day-to-day media and PR activities. This busy, varied and exciting role, presents the successful candidate with an opportunity to make a real impact on the success of the organisation in the coming years.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To lead IWA’s communications department to achieve the strategic objectives as set out in the overall IWA Strategic Plan.
  • To lead the implementation of the Communications strategy, applying expertise in Communications, Public Relations, Social Media and Digital Strategies.
  • To build and manage strong and effective media relations to help achieve IWA’s profile and awareness objectives
  • To build sustainable and effective internal stakeholder relationships, especially with IWA regional coordinators and services and devise innovative ways to engage staff, volunteers and members.
  • To liaise and work closely with HR to enhance internal communications
  • To act as IWA Brand guardian and ensure all external communications materials are on brand and of the highest quality
  • To re-develop, refine and implement the IWA communications strategy, especially with regard to IWA’s digital presence
  • To manage the day to day media and PR opportunities which arise from fundraising, commercial & retail and service opportunities
  • To assist the Advocacy Officer to maximise effectiveness of IWA advocacy/public affairs campaigns
  • To manage, encourage and help develop three direct reports in design and social media.
  • To plan, manage and report on a communications budget which will deliver on the communications department objectives
  • To manage and implement specific communications projects as required by the Commercial Director /CEO.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Training, Experience and Qualifications

  • At least five years + Communications experience ideally on the client side
  • Degree in journalism, media and communications or PR essential
  • Proven ability to build excellent media relationships
  • Experience of digital development and social media, analytics, tools and trends is an advantage
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector is an advantage but not essential
  • Track record of project management and design management an advantage
  • Experience managing a team and developing internal relationships

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communicator that can encourage and build strong relationships with colleagues in a fast moving environment
  • Demonstrated track record of hard work and results
  • Proven track record of achieving outstanding results in media and PR
  • Good understanding of the Irish disability sector
  • Strong influencing and people skills
  • Energetic self-starter with the ability to prioritise multiple requests
  • Results driven with a passion for going above and beyond
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills

Competencies

  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Communication and influencing
  • Leadership
  • Strategic thinking
  • Critical analysis and decision making
  • Technical experience and self-development
  • Commercial focus
  • motivating and empowering (advocacy)
  • Change management
  • Planning & organizing

Behaviours

  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Self starter
  • Target driven

Remuneration & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Vouched expenses and mileage
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Training & development opportunities
  • 25 days annual leave pro rata
  • Access to Defined Contribution Pension scheme and group VHI & HSF Health Cash Plans
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike to Work Scheme

This job description is a guide to the general range of duties and is not intended to be either restrictive or definitive and may be subject to periodic review.

IWA is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply online here.

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the development and delivery of a comprehensive all-island communications and campaigns strategy, designed to grow awareness and support for the organisation’s work, through a focus on media, PR and external engagement.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Excellent copywriting, editorial and publishing skills
  • Proven track record in producing engaging multi-platform content, and developing and implementing innovative PR campaigns
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside office hours, including evenings and weekends, and ability to travel (mainly within the island of Ireland)
  • Strong knowledge of digital communications and curiosity about new technologies
  • Demonstrable experience in communications/media roles, with a strong news sense and excellent media contacts and networking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maximise impact of role through close cross-organisational working relationships
For more detailed information including the duties and responsibilities available here.

Account Executive – Presence PR

Presence PR is a boutique consumer PR agency based in Dublin. We love our work and are looking for a like-minded, creative and enthusiastic person to join our team as an Account Executive.

The position will be fast-paced within a small boutique agency where you’ll get hands on experience with a vast number of clients ranging from Fashion, Beauty, FMCG, Hospitality, Entertainment and Retail.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum one-year agency or in-house PR experience with a focus on consumer & lifestyle brands
  • A relevant third level qualification
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of and relationships with the Irish media landscape across all platforms
  • Social Media experience – expertise in both developing and implementing social media accounts for clients
  • The ability to build and maintain key relationships with media, influencers and other relevant third level parties
  • Excellent attention to detail, proactive and ability to work to tight deadlines within a small team
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and on multiple projects at one time
  • Great people skills

Duties:

  • Assisting team members with client service, planning and executing PR campaigns
  • Drafting, editing and issuing press materials to media
  • Dealing with enquiries from press, clients and any relevant third parties
  • Conducting one on one client engagement
  • Management of Social Media accounts for clients
  • Supporting senior members of staff on various projects
  • Assisting with invoicing and other financial duties
  • Administration – press clippings, coverage reports, updating media lists etc.

Requirements:

  • References from previous employers are essential
  • A sample of previous work will also be required e.g. press releases, social media posts etc.

Our office is based on Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Please submit a cover letter explaining why you’re applying for this role, along with your CV to info@presence.ie marked for the attention of Joanne Byrne and Sinéad Ryan.

Teagasc is looking to recruit a Communications and Digital Officer
Company Teagasc
Location Head Office, Oak Park, Carlow.
Apply by 25 October 2018
Position / Title Communications and Digital Officer
Reporting to Head of Corporate Communication & Public Relations and/or other nominated manager.
Contract Type Full-time – A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.
How To Apply An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at www.teagasc.ie/careers

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 noon on Thursday 25th October 2018.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code ((Ref: CDO/HQ/1018) in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.

Basic Function:

The successful candidate will have a broad range of marketing and communication skills and will be required to provide support and expertise to each member of the Public Relations team.  They will contribute to the ongoing development and operation of the unit while supporting front line business units, across the organisation, in their activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of the Communications & Digital Officer will include:

  • Produce digital and print assets for Teagasc, such as graphics, online display ads and advertisements for national titles, adhering to corporate brand guidelines and ensuring Teagasc is prominently placed.
  • Operate alongside the Online Communications Executive to ensure social media content is scheduled to gain maximum reach.
  • Enhance social media engagement through targeted advertising campaigns.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining the corporate facing website www.teagasc.ie  through a content management system.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of PR activities to support Teagasc business units to deliver events, publications and media outputs.
  • Work in collaboration with the Public Relations team to ensure administrative best practices are being followed at all times.
  • Rewrite and proof read documents for publishing to the public and media.
  • Adhere to strict deadlines as laid out in the advertising schedule.
  • Assist in managing and reporting the activities and outputs of the PR Department.
  • Assist in seeking quotations and orders for the PR Department.
  • Develop and maintain archive retrieval systems for photographs, reports, etc. for the Department
  • Fully co-operate with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves, fellow staff and non-Teagasc staff and co-operate with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations.  This includes full compliance with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement.
  • Provide administrative expertise and support in the day-to-day operations of the Public Relations Department.
  • Assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Customer Service Charter and Action Plan.
  • Actively participate in the annual business planning, risk management and Performance Management Development Systems (PMDS) processes.
  • Take responsibility for his/her own on-going personal and professional development.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

* This job specification is intended as a guide to the general range of duties and is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive. Duties and responsibilities will be reviewed with the post-holder from time to time.

Qualifications/ Experience

Essential    

  • QQI Level 7 Qualification.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a communications or Marketing environment.

Desirable

  • A relevant Level 8 qualification.
  • Demonstrated evidence of investment in own personal development and broadening of knowledge, skills and expertise.

Technical Skills

Essential

  • Proficient in using Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator.
  • Experience of web Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • Knowledge of web, communications and marketing.
  • Adept user of social media platforms.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of digital marketing principles.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent administration, time management, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Track record of successfully dealing with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Be a proven creative thinker.
  • Ability to set clear standards and take a quality customer service approach to work.
  • Self-disciplined with an ability to work on own initiative to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and priorities.
  • A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Good understanding of Teagasc and the agri food sector.

Note:  The ‘essential’ qualifications, knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies outlined above are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the selection process.

How to Apply

An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at www.teagasc.ie/careers

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 noon on Thursday 25th October 2018.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.

Communications Officer – Trinity Development & Alumni

Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA), the primary fundraising agency for The University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin is preparing to embark on its first philanthropic campaign in the history of the University.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and ambitious communications professional to support in delivering key communications for the University’s ambitious philanthropic goals and global alumni engagement programmes. This is an exciting time to join the team. www.tcd.ie/alumni.

Company Trinity Development & Alumni
Location Dublin 2
Apply by 9 November 2018
Position / Title Communications Officer
Department Trinity Development & Alumni
Reporting to Director of Communications & Supporter Relations
Contract Type One year Maternity Cover Contract
How To Apply Application to tda.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs. Closing date is Friday, 09 November 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who do not submit a cover letter or who do not address the application requirements above in their cover letter will not be considered at the shortlist stage.

Role & Purpose:

To support Trinity’s engagement and communications with its alumni, donors and supporters worldwide through the design and management of a range of publications and online platforms as part of an overall communications and marketing strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the project management, content generation and design management of Trinity’s annual alumni magazine.
  2. Play a key role within the communications team in driving the internal and external communications strategy for a major fundraising and public awareness campaign.
  3. Liaise and work closely with creative agencies to manage a consistent and strong approach across all channels and communications.
  4. Support the online and printed publications of the office.
  5. Work with the digital team to manage and contribute to online publications (ezines, newsletters) and online social media campaigns.
  6. Support the events team with planning and organisation.
  7. Undertake other duties as may be assigned from time to time by line manager.

Required Experience & Skills:

Qualifications

  • Third level qualification in Marketing or Communications or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of three years’ successful experience in a marketing/communications support role.

Experience and Knowledge (Essential)

  • Experience of developing publications, working with design/creative agencies and generating ideas for editorial content.
  • Proven experience in project management.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with an eye for detail.
  • Diligent, highly organised with experience of structuring own workload, managing multiple projects, and adhering to agreed timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to foster good working relationships.
  • Proficiency in other MS Office packages.

Experience & Skills (Desirable)

  • Experience working with bespoke data systems such as Raisers Edge.
  • Knowledge of third level institutions and/or fundraising sector.

Terms:

  • The reporting line is to the Director of Communications & Supporter Relations.
  • This will be a maternity cover contract of one year.
  • There will be a six-month probationary period.
  • The hours are 9am – 5pm (with some flexibility required for supporting evening events from time to time).
  • Salary will reflect the nature of the job and the experience of the candidate.

Application to tda.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs. Closing date is Friday, 09 November 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who do not submit a cover letter or who do not address the application requirements above in their cover letter will not be considered at the shortlist stage.

* Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA) is an independent employer to Trinity. TDA is administered by Trinity Foundation, an independent charity established in 1994 to support Trinity in its educational, research and social missions. Since its establishment in 1994, Trinity Development & Alumni has been instrumental in raising funds in excess of €280 million.

Consultant – Powerscourt

With strong recent growth in revenues and clients, Powerscourt is expanding rapidly, and looking to build on its existing team in Dublin. We are currently recruiting for a dynamic public relations professional to join our Dublin business.

Powerscourt is an award-winning independent strategic communications consultancy. From our offices in Dublin and London, we provide trusted advice to the world’s top companies on critical business issues.

Our strength lies in the diversity of our team. A combination of seasoned journalists, bankers, lawyers and communications experts provides clients with the experience, insight and creativity that sets us apart.

We have earned a reputation for delivering an outstanding service to both public and private businesses. Some of the biggest companies in the world – from Airbus to Goldman Sachs – and leading Irish businesses and organisations such as An Post, CRH and Greencore rely on our advice to safeguard their reputations.

We advise companies across a broad range of sectors, including technology, energy, financial services, communications, transport, real-estate and consumer industries.

The Role

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide strategic communications advice to a wide portfolio of clients across different sectors, managing accounts on a day-to-day basis with limited supervision;
  • Develop strong client relationships, becoming a trusted source of advice;
  • Implement creative ideas to help clients achieve their communications objectives;
  • Be proactive in seeking out new business opportunities and helping the senior team develop new business proposals;
  • Proactively network with contacts and potential clients;
  • Mentor and train junior team members; and
  • Share industry and media insights and best practice across the teams in Dublin and London.

The Person

Key attributes and experience required for this role:

  • 3- 8 years’ experience in a similar position at a PR agency or in-house corporate communications role;
  • Strong undergraduate degree at a leading university;
  • Strong research, analytical and editing skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team;
  • Pragmatic and ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Effective advocacy and representational skills;
  • Confident, articulate and flexible approach with proven ability to work under pressure at senior levels of business; and
  • Strong oral communication with a demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues simply.

The Package

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Generous benefits and holiday entitlement
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Apply online here.

Client Director – Walsh:PR

We have an opportunity for an ambitious and creative Client Director to join our team at Walsh:PR, a highly respected, independent PR agency with a reputation for providing an outstanding personal service to clients

Company Walsh:PR
Location 16 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2
Apply by 23 October 2018
Position / Title Client Director
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter marked Client Director to: info@walshpr.ie

Walsh:PR is seeking a Client Director to join our dynamic team of consultants and executives. This position provides an opportunity to work in a fast paced, friendly and supportive environment with a variety of top name clients in the B2C, B2B and corporate sectors including Food & Nutrition, Health & Medical, Sustainability, Consumer Lifestyle, FMCG,  Travel & Tourism and Charity & NGO.

The role will suit an ambitious Client Director who is passionate about delivering outstanding client service and who wishes to take their career to the next level.

Suitable candidates must have at least five years’ agency experience in PR or a related communications field.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position will be a key senior member within the agency team. In particular, this position requires the talent to develop new business, foster and build strong client and media relationships as well as manage and nurture staff. You must demonstrate that you are team-oriented, proactive, results-focused and flexible.

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an experienced Client Director with the ability to set the strategic direction for clients and oversee all aspects of project delivery, including proposal development, project management and implementation and review.
  • Be experienced at managing campaigns, digital strategies and media outreach from conception to completion including managing the financial performance of clients and campaign budgets.
  • Have strong media contacts and relationships.
  • Be comfortable working with clients at a senior and leadership level and providing informed strategic guidance, advice and communications support.
  • Demonstrate a passion for developing long-term client relationships based on an in-depth understanding of their business and the sectors in which they operate.
  • Think creatively to develop outstanding campaigns and creative content development.
  • Experience in the healthcare sector is desirable but not essential.

Please send your CV marked Client Director to info@walshpr.ie. To find out more about Walsh:PR, log on to www.walshpr.ie.

Senior Communications Specialist – EirGrid

EirGrid plc is a leading Irish energy business, dedicated to the provision of transmission and market services for the benefit of electricity consumers. EirGrid is committed to delivering high quality services to all customers, including generators, suppliers and consumers, across the high voltage electricity system and via the efficient operation of the wholesale power market. It puts in place the grid infrastructure needed to support competition in energy, to promote economic growth, to facilitate more renewable energy, and to provide essential services.

EirGrid holds licences as the independent electricity Transmission System Operator (TSO) and Market Operator (MO) in the wholesale trading system in Ireland, and is the owner of the System Operator Northern Ireland (SONI Ltd), the licensed TSO and market operator in Northern Ireland. The Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO) is part of the EirGrid Group, and operates the Single Electricity Market on the island of Ireland.

EirGrid is responsible for the development of the transmission grid to meet the long term needs of the country. The grid development strategy involves upgrading the existing high voltage system through major reinforcements using the best technological solutions available.

Job Description

The External Communications team has responsibility for managing and delivering communications to support EirGrid group’s corporate strategy in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This includes implementing public engagement, public affairs, corporate relations and media relations in RoI and NI. The role holder will be required to work from the Dublin and Belfast offices.

The External Communications team has specific responsibility to provide all communications and engagement support for the business, including devising public consultation strategies, communications policy, managing consultation events, developing communications collateral and digital communications.

EirGrid is committed to engaging widely and transparently with stakeholders and communities as we seek to deliver on our mandate to develop the electricity transmission system for all electricity users.

Infrastructure projects will continue to drive the bulk of our external communications and create demand for us to respond to, and engage with, multiple audiences simultaneously.

We now seek a Senior Communications specialist to take responsibility for managing and implementing communications and engagement plans on grid projects.

The successful candidate will provide strategic advice internally ensuring the voices of the various communities and stakeholders are heard through the development of all infrastructure projects.

This role requires daily interaction with communications agencies, the general public, elected representatives, media, internal stakeholders and consultants.

The communications specialist is required to make judgment calls and provide communications advice in relation to materials prepared for the general public ensuring consistency across all EirGrid projects.
Job Relationships

This role reports to the Head of External Communications.

Location: Primarily Dublin based but regular travel to our Belfast office will be required.

Main Responsibilities

– Support the External Affairs department in the overall delivery of the business plan

– Develop and execute communications and engagement plans which deliver the business objectives of EirGrid

– Oversee the management of the consultation process in line with EirGrid commitments, best practice and drive innovations.

– Proactively identify communication issues and develop plans to address

– Identify new opportunities for communications that will drive company objectives

– Provide information and comments to public representatives, stakeholders, media and the public regarding company activities and projects

– Work with team lead to develop and implement policies, and processes to ensure consistency of approach

– Successfully communicate technical subject matter to non-technical audiences including production of presentations, press releases, brochures and website

– Represent EirGrid at meetings and briefings with external stakeholders, community groups, media and public representatives

– Provide spokesperson duties as required

– Oversee and manage the communications budget ensuring compliance with company processes and procurement procedures

– Adhere to processes for management of compliance risk and control in all activity

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

– Degree in either Communications/PR or Marketing or equivalent discipline

– A minimum of 3-5 year’s relevant experience

– Can communicate complex ideas effectively

– Excellent verbal and written communications skills

– Experience communicating via a variety of online media.

– Experience of working with journalists and elected representatives

– Ability to work on own initiative but be a core team player

– Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to persuade and influence up to senior levels within the organisation

– Ability to work effectively with people at all levels

– Ability to travel in Ireland for consultation events and meetings

– Ability to work extended hours as required, including some weekends and evenings.

– Ability to handle confidential information responsibly

– Comfortable working on high-profile and sometimes controversial issues and/or projects

Desirable

– Understanding or experience of the Irish electricity industry and issues facing that

Industry or of large infrastructure or construction planning projects

– Experience in conducting public consultation project management skills

– Irish language

Closing Date: 19th October

Apply online here.

 

Communications Manager – Gaisce

Gaisce – The President’s Award are looking to recruit a proactive and creative communications professional with a track record of achievement to make Gaisce a household name. As Gaisce approaches its 35th anniversary in 2020, this is an exciting time to join an important national youth organisation.

Company Gaisce – The President’s Award
Location Dublin
Apply by 30 October 2018
Position / Title Communications Manager
Department Communications
Reporting to CEO
Direct Reports (min) 2
Contract Type Full-time, 3-year (with opportunity to extend)
How To Apply By application form  — click here to download.

before  9am, Tuesday, 30 October

Reporting to the CEO, the role of the Communications Manager will be to create, implement and manage a multi-platform (branding, digital, media and PR) communications strategy that will substantially elevate awareness of Gaisce and the value of the Gaisce Awards amongst key stakeholders, both internal and external. This is a leadership role within the organisation and the successful candidate will be responsible for all communications, marketing, events and related activities, and will have line management responsibilities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and deliver an external communications plan that will significantly enhance awareness of Gaisce and the Gaisce story amongst key policy and decision makers across the public and private sector;
  • Develop and enhance Gaisce’s relationship with both national and local media;
  • Design and manage an integrated internal communications plan to reach and engage key internal stakeholders including young people, Gaisce participants, Awardees, President Award Leaders and Gaisce Award Partners.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a digital strategy with a particular emphasis on website content, social media, digital advertising, email marketing, video and mobile.
  • Oversee all Gaisce’s online and printed communication materials, ensuring all communication activities are managed appropriately, professionally and in line with best practice and data protection legislation.
  • Oversee Gaisce’s internal communications, managing the creation of key messaging and production of relevant materials to support organisational initiatives to ensure a consistent and professional message is conveyed.
  • Oversee the planning, coordination and management of Gaisce Award Ceremonies and a calendar of events to meet objectives.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships and networks to advance objectives of the organisation including with media, C&V/youth organisations, supporters and policy makers.
  • Manage a small team (currently, Events and Engagement Officer and Marketing and Communications Officer), motivating and empowering them to perform to the best of their ability and in according with the HR policies and procedures of the organisation.
  • Carefully manage (modest) annual budget, ensuring objectives are met within budget;
  • Work closely with the Operations and Development Manager, supporting the CEO.
  • Measure, evaluate and report on activities on a regular basis and as requested.
  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, commensurate with the nature of the post.
  • Act in the best interest of Gaisce and in line with the vision and mission of the organisation.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Experience / Skills (E=Essential / D=Desirable):

  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience in developing and successfully implementing successful communications and/or marketing/PR strategies (E)
  • Demonstrable ability to operate at a strategic level, converting strategies into successful implementation plans (E)
  • Proven track record of brand development for an organisation, achieving or exceeding targets (E)
  • Experience developing and/or implementing digital marketing strategies (E)
  • Understanding of website content management and development (E)
  • Communication and influencing skills (E)
  • Strategic, analytical and evaluation skills (E)
  • Data analysis, problem solving and decision making capabilities (E)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English) (E)
  • Strong ability to develop effective working relationships with diverse groups (E)
  • Experience of organising events, award ceremonies, press launches, press photocalls (D)
  • Familiarity with the community and voluntary sector (youth sector a particular advantage) (D)
  • Familiarity with the Gaisce programme (D)

Qualifications:

  • Graduate in a relevant discipline (communications, PR marketing) or equivalent (E)
  • Highly IT literate with strong grasp of CRM software and data management (E)

Click here for job description.

PR Account Manager – Fuzion Communications

We are looking for an experienced PR Account Manager to join our award winning team.

You must have a minimum of three years experience either in-house or in a PR agency.

It goes without saying that the successful candidates will be talented, professional, have great organisational skills as well as excellent communication and relationship skills..

This position will be a perfect fit if you:

• Genuinely would love to be part of building something special

• Love a challenge, working hard and having fun in the process

• Are looking for a long term opportunity

• Naturally take ownership of your work

• Understand that the little things often make the big things happen

• Are a positive person who loves to challenge the norm

• Believe you can make a big difference

• Want to go home with a big smile on your face

• Speak your mind when others might decide to say nothing

• Are hungry for success.

If you are interested in learning more about this special opportunity then email greg@fuzion.ie and we can take the conversation further!

Head of Communications and Marketing – ISPCC

The ISPCC is seeking a Head of Communications and Marketing to lead on all communications and marketing for the national child protection charity. This is a dynamic and exciting role, which will provide the post-holder with the opportunity to develop cutting-edge communications campaigns and work with committed and enthusiastic people to effect real change impacting on the lives of children in Ireland.

Company ISPCC
Location Dublin
Apply by 26 October 2018
Position / Title Head of Communications and Marketing
Reporting to CEO
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter outlining how they meet the job description and person spec. by email to hrsupport@ispcc.ie. The closing date for applications is October 26th. Interviews will be held for the position on the week of October 29th 2018.

Based in Dublin and reporting directly to the CEO, you will be an important member of the senior management team as we roll out the next generation of supports for Children. This role is critical to helping shape and deliver the ISPCC’s mission: to make the safeguarding of children everyone’s priority. The role will develop and deliver an effective marketing and communications strategy to amplify the ISPCC’s messages to a wide range of audiences.

 Key duties:

In conjunction with the CEO, evolve the ISPCC’s communications and marketing strategy that aligns brand, services, policy and fundraising communications across the charity.

  • Develop and deliver far-reaching, cost-effective campaigns and interventions that resonate with the organisation’s wide range of audiences.
  • Develop an integrated digital communications strategy for the ISPCC, using its new digital platforms and existing social channels along with further innovation to deliver a comprehensive digital support offering, to children and young people and to parents and professionals.
  • In conjunction with the policy team, deliver targeted interventions and campaigns to impact on national policy direction, in line with the ISPCC’s mission.
  • Working closely with the Director of Fundraising, support, through creative and engaging communications campaigns, the ISPCC’s ambitious fundraising strategy.
  • Lead a small and effective team responsible for delivery.
  • Lead effective internal communications within the ISPCC, and in particular across staff and volunteer teams throughout the country.
  • As a member of the ISPCC Senior Management (Executive Team) contribute to the development and delivery of corporate strategy for the organisation. In addition, you will play a support role in helping evolve the ISPCC’s public policy, research, advocacy and campaigning strategy that fully aligns with our overarching communications strategy.

 Personal Specification:

  • Highly creative, energetic.
  • In-depth understanding of branding, awareness-building and campaign integration.
  • An exceptional communicator, with proven ability of delivering impactful messages using traditional and digital media.
  • Experience at a senior level in one or more of the following fields: communications, public relations, marketing, public affairs or public policy analysis.
  • Proven experience of leading teams either in the private sector or not-for-profit arena.
  • Experience in managing departmental budgets and commissioning services.

Communications Manager – Twitter

We are currently seeking a PR expert to help manage public communications for Twitter in the EMEA region. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to create and implement strategic PR plans that support Twitter’s business objectives. We are looking for someone who has strong B2B related PR. Knowledge around B2C and corporate PR is also appreciated. This role requires the ability to explain the dimensions of Twitter’s product strengths and strategic vision to the media as well as telling amazing stories around the value of Twitter for brands and advertisers. Our ideal candidate will be creative, hardworking, proactive and have a love for consumer technology and Twitter.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop a proactive communications strategy
  • Implement programs and campaigns, in conjunction with PR agencies and partners, that help drive user growth and engagement
  • Work with the technology media to highlight product announcements and explain new features
  • Manage incoming media inquiries and develop close relationships with key reporters / publications
  • Support the business by communicating the value of Twitter in EMEA by creating outstanding B2B campaigns
  • Develop and write communications plans, blog posts, statements, and Tweets
  • Identify relevant speaking opportunities, manage incoming requests, and support speakers at public events
  • Collaborate closely with the communications team in San Francisco, the European communications lead and other country communications teams to ensure that local initiatives are consistent with the global strategy
  • Manage local PR agencies

Who you are:

  • 3- 5 years experience in a combination of consumer technology communications and B2B PR Experience in leading B2B campaigns, ideally at both a PR agency and in-house
  • Hands-on experience with consumer technology and/or media company
  • Strong writing, editing and messaging skills
  • Strong skills in collaboration, project management and planning
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible, amiable, a good colleague and collaborator
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Communication skills that make working with remote colleagues efficient and effective
  • Ability to work independently and proactively to develop / execute on programs and achieve measurable results
  • Fluency in English. (Additional language skills would be desirable)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Apply online here.

Head of Communications – Hanover Dublin

As a result of exciting new client wins, Hanover Dublin is looking for a Head of Communications to drive the growth of our rapidly expanding team.

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Head of Communications will lead on corporate communications business, with particular focus on targeting new sectors. The role will also take a lead on Hanover Dublin’s operational activities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Senior lead on existing corporate communications clients and marketing activities
  • Responsible for managing team and coordinating workload delivery across communications account teams
  • Lead on operational delivery, responsible for cross-office coordination on service levels, invoicing and utility.
  • Lead in new business development, identifying organic growth opportunities and securing new clients to unlock and grow target sectors
  • Responsible for team training and development to increase corporate communications knowledge and capacity

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in a similar role, either in agency or an in house role. Past experience will include new business growth as well as managing teams and finances. The role requires a deep knowledge of Dublin’s business and media landscape.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Credible with senior clients
  • An excellent network and reputation within the industry
  • Commercially minded

Apply online here.

Content Marketing Manager – Hanover

Hanover is looking for a Content Marketing Manager to support the planning and execution of innovative and informative marketing content across The Hanover Group.

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Content Marketing Manager will work across our business units and geographies to deliver a robust B2B content marketing strategy to amplify the Hanover brand and drive new business leads. You’ll also play a vital role in the growing marketing team and will have the opportunity to contribute to the wider group marketing strategy.

Hanover is one of the UK’s leading independent communications companies. We were recently named as a top 10 independent consultancy by PR Week and Global Public Affairs Consultancy and Specialist Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report.

Our clients include Sky, Microsoft, Facebook, NFL, Three, Premier League, Paddy Power Betfair, Airbus, Camelot, British Beer & Pub Association, Time Warner, Lilly, Tata Steel and Shire.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in a B2B marketing role, ideally within professional services. We are looking for someone who is ready for the next stage in their career and keen to progress in a fast-paced environment. In return we can offer progression and professional development with training opportunities and on-the-job learning.

You will be based in our London office on Gray’s Inn Road but will have the opportunity to spend time with colleagues in our Brussels, Dublin, Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creating compelling corporate communications including thought leadership, op-eds and news stories that engage targeted audiences and generate leads
  • Identifying regional awards in line with business objectives, creating and managing company entries
  • Identifying speaking opportunities at industry events for the senior leadership team and pitch content and ideas in partnership with marketing director
  • Commissioning quantitative and qualitative research and presenting findings in creative ways that enable audiences to engage with the findings
  • Measuring activities, updating project plans and reporting on activities
  • Working closely with external agencies, in house teams and regional teams
  • Building and managing strong relationships with the business units
  • Ambassador for the Hanover brand

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Strong project management skills and ability to oversee multiple work streams concurrently
  • Gifted writer with outstanding editing skills
  • Enthusiastic, conscientious and confident in managing senior members of the agency
  • Familiarity with marketing campaign management
  • Digitally savvy with experience creating content for social media
  • Able to motivate and inspire others to produce outstanding work
  • Brilliant collaborator, able to work with teams across the organisation
  • Experience using Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and WordPress is desirable
  • A keen interest in and awareness of social media and digital communications channels
  • An appetite for current affairs and news

Consultant – Hanover Communications 

As a result of exciting new client wins, Hanover Dublin is looking for a Consultant (Account Manager) to support the growth of our rapidly expanding team.

ROLE OVERVIEW

With the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this arm of the business, the successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to further develop a career in communications and public affairs. The team will have access to Hanover Group’s award-winning international network of clients, predominantly in the financial services, healthcare and technology sectors.

The successful candidate will manage client accounts across the Dublin team and will be involved in new business development.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staying abreast of print, online, broadcast media and Oireachtas business, identifying opportunities for coverage
  • Maintaining relationships with relevant journalists
  • Finding creative ways to sell in stories to print and broadcast journalists
  • Leveraging digital and social media channels
  • Managing media and stakeholder events
  • Actively participating in client meetings and ensuring prompt and accurate follow up
  • Managing projects against agreed timelines and budgets
  • Contributing towards new business pitches and identifying new business opportunities

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Prior experience from either a PR/public affairs consultancy or in-house communications team
  • A developed understanding and keen interest in Irish politics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working within a close-knit team, with the ability to work independently
  • Effective time, project and financial management
  • Client focused with close attention to detail
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organised and ability to think creatively

Apply online here.

 

Senior Account Executive – Hanover  

As a result of exciting new client wins, Hanover Dublin is looking for a Senior Account Executive to support the growth of our rapidly expanding team.

ROLE OVERVIEW

With the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this arm of the business, the successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to further develop a career in communications and public affairs. The team have access to Hanover Group’s award-winning international network of clients, predominantly in the financial services, healthcare and technology sectors.

The successful candidate will manage client accounts across the Dublin team and will be involved in new business development.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staying abreast of print, online, broadcast media and Oireachtas business, identifying opportunities for coverage
  • Maintaining relationships with relevant journalists
  • Finding creative ways to sell in stories to print and broadcast journalists
  • Leveraging digital and social media channels
  • Managing media and stakeholder events
  • Actively participating in client meetings and ensuring prompt and accurate follow up
  • Managing projects against agreed timelines and budgets
  • Contributing towards new business pitches and identifying new business opportunities

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Prior experience from either a PR/public affairs consultancy or in-house communications team
  • A developed understanding and keen interest in Irish politics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working within a close-knit team, with the ability to work independently
  • Effective time, project and financial management
  • Client focused with close attention to detail
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organised and ability to think creatively

Apply online here.

Communications Managers  – An Garda Síochána

The Office of Corporate Communications (OCC) is the ‘public face’ of An Garda Síochána and represents the Garda Commissioner.  It plays a critical role in enhancing the reputation of An Garda Síochána by keeping external and internal audiences informed of Garda activity to protect and support communities.  The Office has three units – the Garda Press Office, the Corporate Communications Unit and the Internal Communications Unit

The Office is seeking to appoint a Communications Manager in each of the following areas:

  • Garda Press Office
  • Corporate Communications Unit

The main duties of the positions include planning daily media activity including PR campaigns at national and local level and the day-to-day operation of An Garda Síochána’s social and digital media sites

The successful candidates will hold a qualification at least Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications in Journalism, MultiMedia, Communications or Public Relations and have two year’s experience working in the area of communications with proven expertise in digital/social communications and content management across a range of platforms.

Apply online here.

Closing Date: 3.00pm on 18th October 2018

 

International PR Internship – ClearStory

ClearStory is an international public relations agency with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. With 20 clients across 10+ countries, we work with the world’s most promising startups and internationally focused businesses to build their profiles in new and existing markets.

ClearStory is recruiting for an Intern role with a view to a full time position from January 2019 as our client list expands internationally.

The Role

You will be working with some of the fastest growing companies around the world to tell their story and generate media interest. You will liaise with international and regional publications/broadcasters including TechCrunch, New York Times, BBC, Channel News Asia and others to produce impactful client coverage.

You will be responsible for every day client servicing and the execution of targeted media campaigns around the world.

Duties

  • Media targeting and research
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of international media campaigns
  • Drafting of press releases and other materials
  • Media relations
  • Messaging and storyboard creation
  • Client reporting
  • Client relations

Who You Are

  • You have an interest in technology and startups
  • You are ambitious, career driven and keen to build an international media contact list
  • You are flexible, adaptive and proactive
  • You have an interest in global affairs
  • You are organised and have a good eye for detail
  • You are solution focused
  • You can work to tight deadlines in a high stress environment
  • You are friendly and have good people skills
  • You work well as part of a small team
  • You have strong writing skills and grammar
  • You have a good instinct for interesting editorial content

Qualifications and requirements

  • Third level degree OR relevant communications or PR qualification/diploma
  • Demonstrable writing skills

Salary and benefits

  • Full time paid internship (3 months)
  • Opportunity to progress to full time position by January 2019

Office location:

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Apply here

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique travel experiences around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb allows people to Belong Anywhere through unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and over 191 countries. We promote a culture of curiosity, humanity, and creativity through our product, brand, and, most importantly, our people.
Community Organising Intern

The Community Organising Team is comprised of Airbnb brand ambassadors who support hosts’ right to homeshare, build close working relationships with community leaders and work with hosts and guests to find the best ways to be good neighbours.

This internship is offered as a six-month contract.

This position will be based in Dublin.

The Community Organising Intern will:

  • Support community organisers to build neighbourhood groups of hosts to support their right to share their homes
  • Meet all required administrative needs of the team, such as reporting, data entry and event planning
  • Communicate on a regular basis with our hosts to understand their experience and encourage their participation in neighbourhood home sharing associations
  • Organise, lead and attend meetings and events for hosts and supporters of home sharing
  • Identify supporters of home sharing and potential partners in neighbourhoods and cities
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other teams on various projects and initiatives
  • Work with a range of online tools to ensure the success of all activities in the region

We’re looking for people with the following experience and skills:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with a diverse range of people on an individual basis, as well as in a group setting
  • Meticulous organisation skills
  • Experience in or understanding of community organising within political campaigns, charity or government sector or grassroots campaigns would be helpful but not essential
  • An understanding of and interest in local and national political systems and policy making
  • Written and verbal fluency in English. Other languages will be a plus
  • Competent in using technology and social media
  • Creative mindset and ability to solve problems
  • Motivated to exceed targets and achieve goals
  • Passion and drive to fulfill Airbnb’s Mission “to create a world where everyone belongs”
  • Willing to travel
Airbnb is committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, and allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply.
Apply online here.

Corporate PR Assistant – Aldi Stores Ireland

Aldi Ireland now have an opening for a Corporate PR Assistant to join our growing PR and Marketing team. We are seeking a highly motivated individual that can demonstrate excellent writing and organisational skills and holds a real passion for corporate communications and all things media related.

Company Aldi Stores Ireland
Location Naas, Co. Kildare
Apply by 19 October 2018
Position / Title Corporate PR Assistant
Contract Type Eleven-month contract with a view to permanency
How To Apply Please submit application and CV no later than Friday 19th October to pr_recruit@aldi.ie

Essential Experience and Skill Sets

  • Communicate in a timely, effective and professional manner with key stakeholders
  • Contribute to the day-to-day management of the company’s engagement with the media by preparing timely and accurate responses to queries received through the external PR agencies
  • At least three years’ experience in the implementation of communications strategies through drafting of press releases, speeches, presentation materials and key media engagements in advance of Senior Executive meetings/interviews
  • Some experience in Consumer PR would be a distinct advantage for holiday cover period
  • Knowledge and interest in advertising that extends beyond the scope of their role
  • Commercially minded and conscious of the impact that their work has on the wider business
  • Proven track record/examples in personally delivering events, both small and large, on time and on budget
  • Experience in a busy, deadline driven environment
  • Prior experience working with third party agencies recognised
  • Prior experience of working in a team environment
  • Polite and professional manner
  • Examples of a systematic work ethic
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and administration skills
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Full drivers licence

Desirable Qualifications

  • Corporate Communications and Marketing qualification preferred

Communications Manager – Baluba

Baluba is looking for an exceptional individual with initiative to join the small team in our Dublin office. Baluba is a creative consultancy based in Dublin and London, offering Creative Direction, Brand Consultancy, Marketing, Communications, Events and Buying, for fashion, lifestyle and retail brands of integrity and vision.

The successful candidate should have a real interest in fashion and the Irish design and cultural landscape, an appreciation of Baluba’s own aesthetic, and excellent knowledge and contacts within Irish media. The ability to think on your feet, multitask, and to adapt to a changing environment are as important as a strong visual awareness, excellent communications and organisational skills, and a flair for creative thought. We welcome ideas, value diligence and aim high.

A third level qualification in PR, marketing, communications or related field is essential, along with at least three years agency experience. Please send cover letter explaining why you would make a good addition to our team, along with your up to date CV.

The Communications Manager is an integral part of a small and dynamic team. Under the supervision of the Director typical responsibilities are to:

Key responsibilities

  • Manage existing client objectives and expectations
  • Manage multiple client accounts
  • Plan and execute media strategies for clients
  • Organise bi-yearly press days
  • Secure media placements for existing clients
  • Execute any special projects once agreed and funded by the client
  • Seek interesting and relevant industry and sector collaborations
  • Manage media monitoring and press reporting requirements
  • Ensure seasonal Press Sample collection is maintained in perfect condition.
  • Manage stylist call-ins and ensure relevant credits secured
  • Maintain excellent relationships with key media figures in the Irish market
  • Maintain and grow contacts in market: press, supplier, supporter, influencer databases
  • Closely monitor all relevant consumer and industry press
  • Develop digital offer in tandem with business objectives
  • Manage social media accounts
  • Initiate exploratory alignments or relationships with relevant business or regulatory peers and influencers
  • Create a network of freelance creatives, designers, stylists, photographers, caterers etc. – in other words ensure relationships are active if and when we need them.
  • Compile research and market analysis and reports for new business.
  • Seek out new business and interesting opportunities in the market.
  • Network and story tell at every given opportunity.
  • Ensure excellent communication standards are in place with the London office.

Competencies

  • Keen interest in contemporary culture, fashion and brands.
  • Comfortable managing junior staff and interns.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, showing ‘can do’ attitude.
  • A curious individual who asks questions, and provides opinions.
  • Consumes news from a variety of national and international media sources.
  • Understands and engages with social media
  • Has well developed research, analytical and drafting skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail when carrying out instructions and tasks.
  • Is comfortable working on MAC with databases, numbers sheets, keynote, pages etc.
  • Good local knowledge of Dublin and Ireland.
  • Knowledge of Adobe design suite a plus.
  • Knowledge of international markets and media landscapes a plus.

Immediate start

 

Account Manager – Carr Communications

Carr Communications is looking to add to our current Public Relations team by recruiting an experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic Account Manager. The role will be primarily based on-site with one of our key clients in Santry, Dublin 9.

The ideal candidate will have a qualification in communications or public relations and have at least five years’ experience working in a PR / communications role, with a minimum of two years at Account Manager level or equivalent. He/she will be a strategic thinker with strong media relations experience and a proven track record of managing clients to a high standard, as well as developing and implementing communications strategies.

This is an excellent opportunity for a team player who is looking to develop their career in a fast-paced and dynamic setting. We’re looking for a creative thinker who loves news and current affairs, is social media savvy, works on their own initiative, and takes ownership of business and addressing clients’ needs.

In return, we will offer a competitive package that includes ongoing training and personal development opportunities, the support of a great team, and the potential to develop your role within our company.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Strategic communications planning
  • Managing client business to a high standard
  • Quickly developing relationships with the client
  • Responsibility for ensuring client objectives and deadlines are met
  • Identifying and developing new projects and campaigns for the client
  • Preparing all press materials, speeches, and corporate communication
  • Leading the development and implementation of communications strategies for clients
  • Researching, drafting and distributing press materials such as press releases, articles, speeches and briefing notes
  • Liaising with national, local and specialist media outlets to develop opportunities for clients
  • Attending and managing client meetings
  • Managing events
  • Drafting proposals for new business opportunities
  • Developing social media strategies for relevant clients

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least five years’ experience in PR / communications, with a minimum of two years working at Account Manager level or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of managing clients and priorities
  • Meticulous attention to detail with impeccable writing skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong media contacts across a range of media, especially business
  • A willingness to develop in-depth knowledge about the client’s business
  • Ability to anticipate client needs – being proactive, not reactive
  • Extensive knowledge of social media and online communications
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently, with a positive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

How to apply:

If you’ve got what it takes to join our team, please send a current CV and cover letter by email to Account Director Johnny Fallon at johnny@carrcommunications.ie

 

PR & Content Manager – CurrencyFair

CurrencyFair’s marketing team is growing. We are looking for a PR Content Manager to join the team to supercharge our communications strategy and play a leading role in helping CurrencyFair become a worldwide brand. The successful candidate will develop the PR strategy and coordinate all media activities, targeting appropriate media channels to grow the CurrencyFair brand in our target markets.

Responsibilities 
Develop a creative strategy that amplifies the CurrencyFair brand through online and offline media in all our core territories Own the marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics Work with our Content team to develop digital content which extends the reach of the CurrencyFair brand and drives conversion at each point of the acquisition funnel
Develop the online media strategy, identifying and establishing online and social opportunities. Supporting online content strategy including working with influencers and brand ambassadors
Develop and execute a PR strategy for CurrencyFair that delivers business objectives across both consumer and business target audiences Coordinate all public relations activities, manage media inquiries and interview requests Create content for press releases, byline articles and presentations
Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media and the influencer community
Work with relevant stakeholders to achieve a consistent, cohesive multichannel approach.
Evaluate PR opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis
Monitor and analyse results on a quarterly basis – communicating performance of all brand activities
Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting consumers and businesses and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them

What we need as a minimum:
Excellent written communication and copywriting skills
Degree in relevant field
Experience in managing a team
Proven track record in designing and executing successful brand marketing campaigns
Strong background in developing content marketing strategies
Experience in acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews
Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

And what we’d be super impressed with:
Experience in financial services or technology industry
In-depth knowledge of the Irish media landscape and key contacts in both corporate and consumer media

Apply online here.

 

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