Irish PR Jobs

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Head of Corporate Communications – EY

Do you want to work in a progressive organisation, a premier brand and a consistently evolving workplace? Coming out of its 5th year of double digit growth, EY is a dynamic environment where change is never far away. If this sounds like what you look for in your job and you think you can help us tell our story, then maybe EY could be the place for you.

As the Head of Corporate Communications you will report to the Managing Partner and will serve a multifaceted role encompassing public relations, corporate communications, internal communications, and reputation management in addition to public affairs.

You will work closely with EY Ireland’s Managing Partner and the Irish Leadership Team to maintain and strengthen EY Ireland’s brand, reputation, and visibility across the island of Ireland.

Your role involves engaging key internal and external audiences, creating powerful messages, storylines, and communications programs which drive awareness both internally and externally.

In addition, you will be instrumental in ensuring consistency of messages across audiences, reinforcing the vision and corporate objectives, including pertinent corporate/brand image, identity and competitive positioning.

Internal Communications (‘IC’)

  • You will develop and drive the implementation of an engaging internal communication strategy that supports the embedding of EY Ireland’s business Strategy and Purpose of Building a Better Working World.
  • Working collaboratively with EY’s Managing Partner and Irish Leadership Team, a key focus for you will be to align all internal communications across all four client facing Service Lines and Core Business Services.
  • You will ensure that EY employees fully understand EY Ireland’s business strategy, the part they play in delivering it and the progress they’re making towards achieving it.
  • In the role you will develop IC strategies to support key organisational change initiatives and other high-impact announcements.
  • Measuring, reviewing and optimising the effectiveness of IC through analytics and feedback to drive increased employee engagement levels. Provide data-driven insight and recommendations to leadership.

External Communications (‘EC’)

As EY’s Brand Communications leader you will

  • Shape EY Ireland’s corporate narrative across the island of Ireland.
  • Lead the development of EY Ireland’s media strategy, brand messaging and high stakes communications to support key programs along with the firms engagement with clients and communities across the island of Ireland
  • Partner with team leads across Marketing and Business Development to maintain strategic alignment across all communications initiatives

You will be a Strategic advisor to the senior management and will

  • Act as a strategic communications advisor to the Managing Partner
  • Support and coach partners in external speaking opportunities & media activity to build leadership profiles and EY’s reputation
  • Challenge and influence partners to develop communications propositions, best in class thought leadership and increase the effectiveness of our overall brand marketing and communications activity.

With overall responsibility for Media Relations you will

  • Develop and manage the company’s crisis communications strategy while assessing the changing reputational risks posed by external factors including regulatory, political and evolving consumer/public sentiment.
  • Build and maintain targeted media relations across multiple industries on the island of Ireland
  • Where relevant, manage PR Agency partner relationships.
  • You will direct and oversee the media relations strategy for key firm wide programmes such as, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

As a leader you shall

  • Mentor, develop and lead a best in class team to consistently deliver the highest quality deliverables externally and internally.
  • Ensure team members have specific measurable objectives aligned to the strategic priorities and key business / commercial KPIs with robust personal development plans in place.
  • Seamless alignment and collaboration across a multiplicity of cross jurisdictional stakeholders particularly the EY UK and Global Communication teams talent growth and development

In Public Affairs you will work

  • With EY’s Managing Partner and Head of Government and Infrastructure, manage key government relationships
  • As part of our EY Entrepreneur of The Year Programme, work in collaboration with the EOY Government Sub Committee on their Government engagement strategy


  • You will have a Degree in related field and / or 15+ years of experience in Corporate Communications including PR, Crisis Management, Community Relations, Media Relations,

Executive and Employee Communications.

  • You will demonstrate experience in building and managing media programs that deliver measurable results.
  • Proven ability to think ahead, engage proactively and take initiative.
  • Proven ability to drive employee engagement or large scale internal communications initiatives
  • You have a self-starter approach to work and are a strong problem solver.
  • You possess exceptional writing and editing skills and can bring to life strategic communications plan development, news releases, fact sheets, talking points, and executive briefing documents.
  • You have excellent persuasive written and verbal communications skills, including interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • The ability to roll your sleeves up and build out the programs while also bringing strategic insights and framework to this function.
  • You are an exceptional communicator with fantastic collaboration skills and a track record of successfully interfacing with executives and influencers both internal and external.

Travel Approximately 20%.

Who We Are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

Apply on LinkedIn here.

Head of Policy and Communications – Simon

Simon has a vision of Society where no one is homeless. All people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, are given every opportunity to realize their potential to live fulfilled lives in appropriate homes of their own. Simon is recognized for providing innovative solutions to ending homelessness and for influencing government policy and public opinion.

The Simon Communities of Ireland is an affiliation of eight communities in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, the Midlands, the Mid West, the North West and the South East. Simon has been working with people who are homeless in Ireland since 1969.

Purpose of the Role:

To coordinate, implement and communicate the national policy and campaigning agenda of the Simon Communities in Ireland working closely with the local Simon Communities to develop agreed policy positions in relation to all aspects of homelessness, enabling us to communicate common campaign messages and to exert maximum influence. This includes the coordination and implementation of national campaigns e.g. Simon Week – annual awareness week. In addition, to provide communications support is provided for National fundraising activities and the Communities as required.

Key Results Areas:

1. Policy – coordination and implementation of national policy activities

* To lead the development of proposals for change in public policy that will impact positively on people who are homeless and contribute to preventing homelessness, ending long-term homelessness and rough sleeping.

* To lead in the identification of national strategic priorities for the national budget and public policy development.

* To lead in the development of new policy and legislative positions and papers liaising with legal advisors and other specialists to translate policy positions into concrete legislative proposals.

* To work closely with the government, decision makers and policy makers to highlight homelessness, the causes and solutions.

* To campaign and lobby to have solutions reflected in government policy.

* To work closely with the Board and with local communities via agreed structures to ensure the implementation of an agreed programme of national activities.

* To contribute to the process of setting strategic direction.

* To identify new work areas and priorities for policy analysis.

* To take responsibility for the development of practical policy advice on a wide range of social policies.

* To support Communities in relation to information/data collection, submissions and stakeholder meetings.

* To represent Simon nationally and internationally e.g. NHCC and FEANTSA.

* To manage a rolling schedule of meetings with key national policy stakeholders.

* To work with alliances of NGOs to build support for the measures needed to tackle homelessness.

* To engage in collaborative partnerships as required/appropriate.

2. Campaigns – campaign coordination and implementation

* To coordinate and implement national campaigns e.g. Simon Week in conjunction with the Communities and national office colleagues on an annual basis.

* To develop and organize a series of annual national events and activities.

* To coordinate national advertising and media plan for such campaigns, as required.

* To work with the fundraising section to manage sponsor relationships, as required.

* To support the Communities in relation to campaigning activities as required/appropriate.

3. Research – development of an information and evidence base

* To utilize local Simon Communities’ knowledge and experience of working with people across the country to strengthen influence and campaigning work.

* To ensure SCI engages in research and analysis on relevant public policy and on national and international policy and service developments relating to homelessness and to provide advice to the Board and local Simon Communities on these matters.

* To engage in purposeful research supporting our positions and exploring new trends/issues e.g. Health Snapshot Studies, Finding the Way Home, Age & Opportunity Research.

* To ensure the flow of accurate and timely information from the National Office to the Communities and other key stakeholders.

* To monitor and analyse new research and trends.

* To support the Communities in relation to research as required/appropriate.

4. Communications – national communications and public relations activities

* To manage brand awareness, development and ownership and protect brand reputation. Identify brand commonalities across communities and ensure marketing and PR strategy is consistent with those of local communities.

* To solidify identity as lead agency vindicating rights of homeless people….

* To manage communications and public relations activities/events effectively to ensure maximum impact.

* To prepare media statements and briefings, supporting the strategic goals of the organisation.

* To create and maximise media opportunities.

* To advance national data collection and collation to support national policy and communications.

* To maximise potential within new technologies and social networking communications opportunities.

* To liaise with the Communities and the National Office in terms of media messaging and positioning through relevant fora and processes.

* To develop and maintain relationships with members of the media

* To act as National Spokesperson speaking on behalf of all eight Communities at a national level in relation to policy and strategy matters.

* To liaise with a range of target audiences including the media, members of the general public, corporate sponsors etc.

* To support the Communities in relation to communications/PR as required/appropriate.

* To coordinate regular collective messaging processes involving the Communities and the national office.

* To provide communications support to the national office fundraising team and for National Fundraising Campaigns, as required.

* To ensure that all those with responsibility for public messaging are aware of the messaging and communication guidelines.

* To ensure that national publications produced meet the highest possible standards, publications include the Annual Report, briefing documents and other research reports.

* To manage and other social media platforms e.g. facebook and twitter.

5. Other

Requirements of all Simon staff:

* Commitment to the purpose of the Simon Communities of Ireland and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations.

* To participate in regular supervision with your line manager.

* To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice within your area of work and within National Office as a whole.

* To report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner.

* To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.

* Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice.

* Participate in and engage with a performance management programme.

* Identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities appropriate to the role.

* To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or Health & Safety Representative.

* To participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate.

* To undertake other duties as may be requested by the line manager from time to time.

* To undertake your work in a manner that is friendly, flexible and informal.

Note: This Job Description will be reviewed and updated in line with the needs of the work.

Skills Required

* Masters Degree or equivalent in Communications, Journalism or Social Policy.

* 5 years experience in a communications, marketing, social policy or journalist role.

* Experience of developing and implementing media, policy advocacy or marketing campaigns.

* Experience of representing an organisation to the public or/and media and the political system.

* Detailed knowledge and understanding of housing, homelessness and social exclusion.

* Knowledge of the environment in which non-governmental organisations operate.

* Experience in project management with a proven track record of delivering on objectives.

* Proven leadership skills and experience with a record of achievement.

* Confident using social media for work purposes.

* Developing and successfully managing relationships with partners, external stakeholders and funders.

* Excellent organisational and planning skills. Ability to deal effectively with competing demands.

* Excellent written communication skills. The ability to write or present accurately and for a variety of audiences.

* Ability to assimilate, understand and re-present large amounts of content quickly.

* Engaging communicator with excellent presentation skills, to small and large groups.

* Proven ability to handle volatile and challenging situations.

* Ability to manage and analyse data to drive effective decisions and innovation.

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Public Policy

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Public Relations
  • Project Management
  • Strategy/Planning

Apply on LinkedIn here.

External Communications – Business Partner – Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland’s External Communications team is seeking a candidate for maternity cover.

The applicant should have excellent media management and engagement, reputation management, and proactive and reactive external communications advice and counsel to senior executives across the Group.

The External Communications team manages the Group’s corporate reputation and implements a PR/communications strategy for the Group.

This involves supporting the business by creating and implementing communication plans for a range of divisions across the bank and delivering communications advice and counsel to senior executives across the Group.

The External Communications team manages the press office, and creates external messaging (press releases, statements, responses to media enquiries etc.), ensuring they are delivered effectively.

This is an opportunity to deploy your media relations expertise and develop your skills within a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.

Company Bank of Ireland
Location Dublin
Apply by 18 February 2019
Position / Title External Communications – Business Partner
Department Group Communications
Contract Type Maternity Cover – 12 months
How To Apply



  • Delivering high level communications advice and counsel to senior executives across the Group
  • Supporting the growth of the business by creating, developing and implementing strategic communication plans
  • Liaising with journalists on a daily basis, identifying and promoting newsworthy stories and topics of interest


Experience and skills:

  • Strong media management experience is required for this role.
  • At least five years’ experience in corporate and/or consumer public relations is required.
  • Demonstrable experience in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Proven ability in delivering a strategic end-to-end communications plan in partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Proven business and commercial acumen in dealing with a complex internal and external stakeholder environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills


  • Ability to work comfortably and efficiently in a collaborative setting
  • Familiar with new and emerging technologies and social media that support content/message delivery and measurement
The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of services for the development, welfare and protection of children and the support of families ever undertaken in Ireland. It is an ambitious move which brings together some 4,000 staff at over 400 locations across Ireland who were previously employed within Children and Family Services of the Health Service Executive, the National Educational Welfare Board and the Family Support Agency.
Company Tusla – The Child and Family Agency
Location Tusla Corporate Office, Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Dublin 8
Apply by 25 February 2019
Position / Title Content Curation & Internal Engagement Officer
Department Corporate Communications Team
Reporting to Head of Communications.
Contract Type Permanent
How To Apply Via Tusla Recruit Portal  —

by 12 noon on 25 February 2019

The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:

  • Child Welfare and Protection Services, including family support services
  • Family Resource Centres and associated national programmes
  • Early years (pre-school) Inspection Services
  • Educational Welfare responsibilities including School completion programmes and Home School Liaison
  • Domestic, sexual and gender based violence services
  • Services related to the psychological welfare of children

The strategic direction for all Tusla communications across all channels for the next three years will be directly aligned to the renewed Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives of the new Tusla Corporate Plan (2018 -2020).

Further information is available on

Job Objectives

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Ensure all content created is aligned with Tusla’s renewed vision, mission, values and objectives of the Tusla Corporate Plan (2018 -2020)
  • Contribute to the creation of a comprehensive and sustainable employee engagement strategy
  • Ensure organisational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to all employees and stakeholders
  • Plan, edit and write content for a variety of internal communications mediums, such as staff intranet, staff newsletter and regular email bulletins.  The successful candidate will also be required to work on the layout of content.
  • Identify content generation opportunities to feed into the corporate communications content planning calendar, for dissemination across internal and external channels
  • Identify opportunities to improve our editorial process for content
  • Storyboard or translate ideas for graphic design of relevant communications assets
  • Draft messages or scripts from senior management for presentation to employees  in written or spoken form
  • Create and disseminate engaging content to provide timely and effective content marketing
  • Work with subject matter experts to ensure content is accurate
  • Edit, proofread and improve writers’ posts as required
  • Deliver guidance to internal clients on content generation
  • Show commitment to consistency and excellence across all our content in terms of quality and tone of voice
  • Identify opportunities for cross-promotion of content across all our platforms
  • Repurpose content for different mediums including social media, video, infographics, etc.

Please refer to Candidate Information Pack for further information: click here.

Skills Required

Applicants must by the closing date of application have the following:



  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role in a large organisation developing, managing and delivering internal communications strategies and implementation plans across a number of different locations and functional areas.
  • Experience of identifying, curating and editing engaging content for dissemination across various internal engagement platforms.
  • Experience of working with employee engagement platforms and information technology in general (intranet, newsletters/applications, email bulletins, etc.), including digital and video means of production and communication.

Marketing and Communications Manager – Cairn PLC

Cairn Homes plc is the premier housebuilding company in Ireland. Having delivered a successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015, we also listed on the Irish Stock Exchange in July 2017 and have a current market cap of €1.3bn. We are well positioned to continue to expand our operations with a highly attractive, wholly owned land bank of c. 14,500 units strategically located in the Greater Dublin area. We are active on 13 developments which will deliver over 3,750 new homes with a further 4 site commencements anticipated over the next 6-12 months. We are looking to expand our talented team to support and deliver our growth plans.

Cairn is looking for a high calibre Marketing and Communications Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Marketing lead, this role will provide support to the marketing lead, manage their own portfolio of developments and contribute to the overall Cairn brand and marketing strategy.

Join our growing team and progress your career with Cairn Homes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans and executes the multi touch point marketing plan for assigned projects including management of marketing budget and delivery of marketing materials within allocated budget. Facilitates and manages all marketing processes that successfully brings Cairn offerings to the relevant segments/markets
  • Develop an approach to media planning that embraces a move towards segmented marketing planning to address our key target groups across the prospect pool
  • Take ownership of all ATL and BTL marketing operations/processes, including liaison with the creative, graphics, printing and other 3rdparties/agencies
  • Define an integrated, standardised and holistic marketing strategy, resulting in a clear approach to how we communicate our key messages and ensure it’s understood and adopted by all of our people.
  • Drive processes to effectively partner with cross-functional teams and external partners in order to develop integrated strategies and programs
  • Leverage insights and understanding of how other industries communicate and engage their customers.
  • Manage post campaign analysis to evaluate effectiveness and make recommendations for media strategy & planning development
  • Aggregate and develop key actionable insights based on existing and new customer data to result in a clear understanding of the triggers that engage our target customers. e.g. What analysis needs to be done now? What would a targeted demographic of target customers (Dublin based, 25-35 years) say about buying a new home? What can we learn? How can we help address barriers to purchase?
  • Deliver an understanding of customer segmentation in how we can better market our homes to multiple and very different classes of buyer – first time buyers, the investor, new parents, the second or third time purchaser, empty nesters, the retired community, foreign market, expats etc.

The candidate;

  • 4-6 years of marketing experience.
  • Understanding and experience in residential property a plus.
  • Media strategy, planning and analysis experience – Agency or client side.
  • Thorough understanding in online and offline media landscape.
  • Experience in fast moving, dynamic business environment, working to tight deadlines and prioritising workload.
  • Ability to develop relationships with the variety of stakeholders in the marketing process from the end customer, construction site teams, estate agents and multiple departments within Cairn.
  • Presentation skills and ability to present confidently at a senior level.
  • Dynamic, proactive, can-do spirit and attitude; willingness to adapt strategies on the fly.
  • Proven customer analytics capability resulting in actionable insights and breakthrough.
  • Externally focused and competitive; has strong insight into how other organisations are engaging customers, adapting and changing marketing behaviour.
  • Critical and analytical thinker – will challenge traditional viewpoints and understanding root cause / the ‘why’.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in writing exceptional business and social marketing content.

Apply on LinkedIn here.

Brand & Consumer Account Manager / Senior Account Manager – Teneo

Are you a talented Account Manager/Senior Account Manager looking for an exciting new challenge or perhaps, you are a Senior Account Executive looking to take the next step in your career?

Company Teneo
Location Cranford House, Montrose, Dublin 4
Position / Title Brand & Consumer Account Manager / Senior Account Manager
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply cover letter and CV to

NB Reference:  Brand & Consumer Senior Account Manager / Account Manager

Due to winning some exciting new blue chip clients, we are looking for a focused thinker with a killer creative spark and excellent client management skills! We’ll expect you to work collaboratively within our team and make a difference from day one. In return, we offer a great benefits package, long term career prospects, and a brilliant working environment.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop a solid understanding of the client’s products, market, and industry
  • Demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for their business and leverage your understanding to unlock new business opportunities for Teneo
  • Unleash your creative brilliance through the development of stellar, innovative brand campaigns
  • Develop strategic brand communications plans
  • Ensure the quality output and delivery of client projects on time and on budget
  • Day to day client and internal communication and management as you progress the project according to the project plan to include cross-functional collaboration within the Teneo Group
  • Protect and grow revenue through effective financial administration, including estimate generation, billing, and third-party financial administration
  • Monitor and measure campaign performance on an ongoing basis post-go live in the context of campaign KPIs and report both internally and externally
  • Oversee, encourage, and mentor junior team members to function cohesively as part of the team
  • Be actively involved in new business efforts as and when required

Key Criteria:

  • Excellent media and influencer contacts
  • Experience managing campaigns from start to finish
  • Demonstrable experience in developing creative brand ideas
  • A passion for PR, media and communications
  • Excellent writing, media relations, organisational, and interpersonal skills
  • A relevant third level qualification in the public relations / communications area
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines across several different accounts
  • An absolute passion for social media
  • Proficient in all MS Suite

Desirable attributes:

  • A self-starter, ability to think on your feet and make tough decisions with a desire to embrace responsibility and take ownership
  • Excellent client-facing and presentation skills delivered with integrity
  • A process-oriented individual, with an appreciation and understanding of project management
  • Exceptional attention to detail is a must, coupled with personal pride in every output you deliver
  • Ownership of managing projects against budget, therefore delivering profitable work
  • Strong work ethic with a team player attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

What we offer:

Teneo is a highly talented, highly engaged workforce. Our 2018 employee survey (94% response) described our culture as Fun, Friendly and Hardworking. 100% said they liked working with all of their colleagues. As one of the largest Public Relations businesses in Ireland we can offer some great benefits;

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Early home Fridays
  • Health care contribution
  • 25 days annual leave
  • PRSA facility
  • Weekly Ways of Working workshops
  • Annual health checks
  • Flu injections/ on site eye testing
  • Budding and Mentoring system
  • Summer & Xmas company parties.
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Travel saver
  • Fresh fruit delivered every day
  • Subsided Massages
  • Canteen facilities
  • Sports club Subvention
  • CSR Programme

Senior Account Executive Role – ClearStory International

ClearStory International is an international public relations agency with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. With 30 clients across 15+ countries, we work with the world’s most promising early stage startups and internationally focused businesses to build their profiles in new and existing markets.

ClearStory International is recruiting for a Senior Account Executive role as our client list expands.

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 everyday client servicing and the execution of targeted media campaigns around the world as well as travelling to coordinate some of the largest tech conferences globally.


  • 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
  • International event coordination
  • Travel is required

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

  • 3+ year plus of agency experience
  • Third level degree OR relevant communications or PR qualification/diploma
  • Demonstrable writing skills
  • Other language would be desirable

Application deadline is 28th February 2019. Apply with a CV and cover letter here.

Communications Manager – IHRB

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) is the Regulatory Body for horseracing in Ireland. The IHRB is responsible for the integrity and reputation of Irish horseracing. It is also responsible for the licensing of all participants in Irish racing.

The IHRB wishes to recruit a full-time Communications Manager to lead communications management and oversee day-to-day operations with a focus on developing and delivering the communications plan for the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Reporting to the Head of Raceday Operations the main responsibilities will include:

  • Development and implementation of a communications strategy targeting key stakeholders and the public
  • Creation and delivery of PR and communication strategies for all media platforms
  • Building up working relationships with key journalists and the media
  • Maintenance and update of the website in respect of areas of responsibility
  • Ensure effective monitoring of media, website and social media
  • Ensuring that all Members and Staff are aware of and adhere to the Social Media Policy
  • Dealing with regular media queries and responding in a timely manner
  • Attendance at disciplinary hearings and preparation and dissemination of media releases
  • Assist in the delivery of appropriate elements of the 2018-2022 Strategic plan
  • Liaison with external PR agency

The ideal candidates will have:

  • A detailed knowledge of racing and key stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal skills and initiative
  • Ability to anticipate issues which could cause controversy
  • Media experience and/or experience of working in a similar role
  • Excellent copy writing skills
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of IT and all social media apps and websites.

Candidates will need to be flexible and prepared to work unsocial hours, weekends and some evenings on an on-going basis.

Anyone interested in being considered for the position should submit a comprehensive CV and a covering letter setting out why they feel they should be considered. Applications should be sent by post or email to:

Ann Whelan, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. 

The closing date for applications is Friday, 15th February 2019

Apply online here.

Vaccines Communications Manager – MSD

Based in our Leopardstown office, MSD is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced Communications Manager to drive and execute an integrated multi-channel communications strategy in support of appropriate access and uptake of MSD vaccines in Ireland.

The candidate will have a proven track record in developing and leading the implementation of strategic communications programmes, will be comfortable working in a fast-moving corporate environment and will be able to demonstrate proven ability to work within a matrix structure.

Company MSD
Location Leopardstown, Dubinl 18
Apply by 15 February 2019
Position / Title Vaccines Communications Manager
Department Communications, Policy and Government Affairs
Reporting to Director, Communications, Policy and Government Affairs
Contract Type Permanent, full-time
How To Apply Candidates should apply via the following link:


At MSD Ireland, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.


MSD Ireland is one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago.   We currently employ approximately 2,000 employees, across five sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health and Animal Health businesses.

In total to date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies. Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of MSD’s top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives in over sixty countries around the world.

With almost 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, you will be joining one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.


MSD’s Human Health division based in Red Oak, Leopardstown in Dublin performs a suite of core functions that are central to the strength and capability of MSD’s operations across Ireland. The site’s primary services include Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Sales, Policy & Communications and Marketing.

MSD Ireland’s Human Health team of over 100 people supports the advancement of a range of treatment areas such as Oncology, Vaccines, Diabetes and Immunology.


MSD is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced Communications Manager to drive and execute an integrated multi-channel communications strategy in support of appropriate access and uptake of MSD vaccines in Ireland.

The candidate will have a proven track record in developing and leading the implementation of strategic communications programmes, will be comfortable working in a fast-moving corporate environment and will be able to demonstrate proven ability to work within a matrix structure.

The candidate will have a minimum of 7 years in-house or agency, communications and / or digital marketing creative experience and will have devised and implemented innovative, impactful campaigns to support communications and marketing objectives.

The successful candidate will be research-oriented, digitally savvy and will have excellent attention to detail. They will have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and across a broad range of stakeholders.


  • Leading all aspects of MSD’s communications and media management for vaccines
  • Monitor and analyse short, medium and long-term opportunities and threat within the vaccines market that may impact on the company across commercial, regulatory and health policy.
  • Take a leadership role in building and implementing sustainable and effective relationships/networks with key stakeholders
  • Drive the development of strategic communications campaigns and programmes either alone as MSD and/or in conjunction with third parties to shape and drive changes in support of MSD vaccinces.
  • Co-ordinate MSD’s overall relationship with it’s appointed communications agency to ensure efficient and cost effective delivery of communications support to vaccines communications.
  • Deliver integrated social media compaigns targetting specific Healthcare Consumer personas – targetting various cosumer segments eg: Older adults , Teens , Parents. Etc.
  • Provide advice to the commercial business related to the development and implementation of product communications programmes for vaccines
  • Issues management – ensure readiness for possible corporate and/or product issues.
  • Flexibility to respond to the companies needs involving campaigns outside of vaccines – eg: women’s health.


The role will report directly to the Director for Policy, Government Affairs and Communications (PGA&C), and the successful candidate will be a member of the Policy, Govt Affairs and Communications Team while also working closely with the Internal Medicines and Vaccines Business Unit and Medical team. The PGA&C team operates at the centre of the business, regularly working on a cross functional basis across treatment areas and business initiatives.


  • Degree level in communications / marketing
  • Minimum of 7+ years in the communications sector either in-house or in a communications agency environment.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media / social media
  • Strong research and market monitoring and interpretation
  • Proven track record in brand communications and working with and providing counsel to senior executives
  • Proactive and positive, solution-oriented individual, willing to take accountability and responsibility, innovate, and who feels comfortable in a fast- growing and empowering environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in taking briefs and developing strategic programme and implementing outputs
  • Superior project management and time management skills
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude
  • Management of agencies and/or budgets – or worked with agencies
  • Positive, can do and flexible attitude
  • Collaborative team player within own team and within wider organisation
  • Ability to craft a multi-channel, multi stakeholder communications campaign
  • Ideal candidate will have and uunderstanding of both consumer and healthcare and communications, the regulations we operate under and how we can really impact public health in Ireland.
  • Navigating complex multi stakeholder partnerships, with key internal and external partners.
  • Understating of policy and government affairs issues.

So, if you are ready to:

INVENT solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs

IMPACT the future by joining MSD, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies

INSPIRE your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology


Communications and Public Relations Officer – Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board

The Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board are seeking to recruit for a Grade V (Staff Officer) – Communications and Public Relations (including Marketing)

Company Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board
Location Wexford
Apply by 20 February 2019
Position / Title Grade V (Staff Officer) – Communications and Public Relations (including Marketing)
Department Corporate Services Department
Reporting to Chief Executive or Nominee
Contract Type Permanent, pensionable position
How To Apply Applications must be made on official Staff Officer (Grade V) application form.  Please see for application form and full details

The Communications and Public Relations Officer will lead and facilitate the development of the communications function which will effectively manage the internal and external communications and public relations (including marketing) of WWETB.


  • Lead the communications team in supporting the implementation of WWETB Strategic Plan 2018-2022, in particular with regard to the implementation of the Communications Strategic Programme.
  • Take a leadership role in communications planning, implementation and evaluation for the organisation and support its internal stakeholders in this regard.
  • Develop and manage communications projects and associated budgets in collaboration with our partners (internal and external), by developing appropriate work programmes, working with internal teams to gather requirements and ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Work as a team member on implementation of larger scale projects, with a focus on effective communications and public relations.  This will involve developing/producing information, news or creative content materials utilising appropriate print and online tools or resources and ensuring they are shared with the target audience.
  • Take a lead role in developing and supporting school and centre events such as Graduations, Presentations including the development of marketing material and event protocols.
  • Take a lead in the review of current publications, brochures, advertisements, signage etc. to ensure consistency with WWETB branding guidelines.
  • Build networks both internal and external to support enhanced stakeholder engagement.
  • Act as the point of contact for WWETB’s range of service providers and suppliers of advertising, distribution, printers, graphic designers, digital agencies, press and others.  This will also involve developing media relations as the WWETB Press Contact and first point of contact for media queries.
  • In order to develop a consistent approach to our interaction with the media, the post holder will be required to; draft briefs, manage media contacts, act as first point of contact with media when required; establish/commission media marketing plans.
  • Develop an excellent working knowledge of the marketing communications industry and how it operates.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the manager or CE.



  • Good working knowledge of the education and training environment of WWETB
  • Strategic Digital Marketing
  • Experience leading a team that has delivered projects/campaigns, ideally involving media relations, corporate communications, public relations, public information materials, digital content and marketing
  • Excellent writing ability and experience in the production of professional reports and content and documents for online and offline publication
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills
  • Experience in the development and publication of web content
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media and Digital Media experience including hosting platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, LinkedIn, Podbean, Youtube


  • Project Management


  • Minimum NFQ Level 8 Qualification in Marketing/Communication/Journalism or similar

Client Manager, Healthcare – FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard (FH) is currently seeking an ambitious, highly motivated client manager to join its Healthcare Team.   With a wide and growing range of healthcare work from crisis communications to global health initiatives, this is an opportunity to join Ireland’s leading healthcare communications team.   The successful candidate will join a team that develops work which crosses the traditional and digital divide and has been awarded numerous Cannes Lions as well as many other accolades.

If you’d like to work in a creative, dynamic environment where what you do makes a real difference, this could be the role for you.

Company FleishmanHillard
Location 15 Fitzwilliam Quay, Dublin 4
Apply by 28 February 2019
Position / Title Client Manager
Department Healthcare
Contract Type Full-time
How To Apply Interested applicants should forward a CV and cover letter in confidence to

FH is part of one of the world’s largest communications agencies, bringing clients fresh thinking, strategic expertise and creative power for authentic, break-through communications. At FH Dublin integrated communications is at the core of what we do – across our network, our team and all platforms – and the successful candidate will be expected to understand how all the channels of communication impact on a company’s reputation.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Client Director, the Client Manager will deliver daily client service and needs a proactive professional approach to ensuring deliverables are achieved. Problem solving capabilities, a passion for delivering transformative outcomes for clients and a can-do attitude are essential.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be passionate about current affairs
  • Be a team player, excited to work in a collaborative manner
  • Have a thorough understanding of the client’s business, commercial context, communications issues and brand positioning, in order to shape advice accordingly
  • Be highly organised to play a central role in planning work that addresses client’s goals
  • Manage day-to-day client liaison, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Produce high quality content
  • Develop communications toolkits for campaigns / programmes
  • Manage client budgets across client scope and projects
  • Successfully initiate and build trusted client relationships over the long-term
  • Have a passion for healthcare


Knowledge and Expertise

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a PR/communications agency or in a similar role with a track record in industry leading effective campaigns
  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment, managing your own work and that of others
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Ireland and available for international travel
  • Ability to build and maintain key relationships with media/opinion leaders and other relevant third parties
  • Experience of working with healthcare clients would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with inter-agency brand planning and/or global account planning would be advantageous
  • A clear understanding of the main digital platforms and how to utilise for maximum impact in client campaigns

To apply for the Client Manager position, please send your CV to Orla Burke at by February 28th, 2019.

Part Time Communications Officer – HAIL

HAIL (Housing Association for Integrated Living)is an Approved Housing Body with a strong reputation in providing both quality housing and floating support services to people with mental health difficulties in their own homes across Dublin, Kildare, Portlaoise and Louth. We currently manage over 350 tenancies.

HAIL’s vision is to be the provider of choice for housing and support for people with mental health difficulties, enabling them to achieve and sustain independent living in the community by having secure, quality, affordable accommodation with appropriate support services tailored to their needs.

Company Housing Association for Integrated Living (HAIL)
Location 2nd Floor, Central Hotel Chambers, 7 – 9 Dame Court, Dublin 2 DO2X452
Apply by 13 February 2019
Position / Title Part Time Communications Officer
Reporting to CEO
Contract Type This is a part-time post for 17.5 hours over 3 days
How To Apply Please send your C.V. and letter of application to

Role Description

This role is primarily to assist the CEO and Senior Management Team in delivering on the objectives of HAIL’s Strategic Plan with a focus on Communications and PR. The role will lead on the development and implementation of all communication activities for the organisation.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Keep up to date HAIL’s Communication Strategy and Crisis Management Plan.
  • Work with colleagues in developing and managing the content of publications such as the Annual Report, HAIL’s newsletter and other branding materials, from initial concept through to production and distribution.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with broadcast and print media, in order to raise HAIL’s profile and expand its media attention in a manner that respects the privacy of HAIL’s tenants and clients.
  • Develop and maintain HAIL’s online presence via the website and various social media platforms, to ensure fidelity to HAIL’s strategic objectives.
  • Liaise with the media, draft and issue press releases as required.
  • Represent HAIL at relevant events and in press, radio etc;
  • Oversee HAIL’s branding and ensure consistency of the use of the brand.
  • Lead the internal staff communications group and manage internal communications including quarterly staff newsletter.
  • Keep a breast of policy themes and trends affecting those HAIL work with.
  • Monitoring and evaluating all communications activity, reporting evidence of impact and making recommendations for future work.
  • Support HAIL tenants and clients to tell their stories to the media through training and mentoring.
  • Identifying spokespersons within the organisation when needed and prepping them before interviews.
  • In conjunction with all services within HAIL develop and maintain a list of stakeholders and other personnel, who are relevant to HAIL’s strategic objectives.
  • Take a lead role and support other staff in the development of HAIL’s core communications message (to external agencies).
  • Proactively create opportunities to promote HAIL.
  • Work with and support other staff, in their communications with external agencies, as required.
  • Manage organisational events that involve the celebration and/or promotion of the work of HAIL
  • Maintain a library system for press cuttings, tenants and clients stories, photos etc;.
  • To undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with your Manager.

Person Specification – Key requirements for this post are;

  1. Qualifications (University & Other College/Course Qualifications)

A relevant third level qualification in communications, journalism, PR or equivalent field

  1. Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The Applicant must have proficient experience, knowledge and skills in the following areas to be deemed suitable for this position.

  • At least three years relevant work experience in the area of communications;
  • Good knowledge of the not for profit sector. It would be desirable to have experience working in a housing and/or mental health environment;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Motivated, energetic and results driven;
  • Team player, with the confidence to take the lead and guide other staff;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Experience in working on campaigns using traditional and digital marketing tactics;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent IT skills with experience developing websites and social networking for organisational objectives;
  • Experience in evaluating communications activity and reporting evidence of impact;
  • Ability to monitor and respond to changes in the sector, and maximise new opportunities;
  • Creativity and an ability to generate engaging communication messages;
  • Experience in a growing and changing organisation.

Full clean Irish driving license is required.

  1. Conditions

The Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the individual appointed and in line with the Organisation’s salary scale.

Salary Scale:

The annualised salary scale is €35,026 – €43,743.  The salary for this post is €17,513 – €21,871 for contracted 17.5 hours.

10 point incremental scale

Payable Monthly paid in arrears.

Payable on 26th of the month by Credit Transfer

  1. Recruitment Process

Please send your C.V. and letter of application to by 13th February 2019. Only those shortlisted for interview will be responded to.

HAIL is an equal opportunities employer.


Account Manager – Consumer – Wilson Hartnell

Due to continued expansion and recent client wins, Wilson Hartnell has a very exciting opportunity for a creative and highly motivated Account Manager in our Consumer practice. The position offers an excellent career opportunity to join our dynamic, high performance Consumer team to work on an amazing portfolio of world-class brands.

Company Wilson Hartnell
Location 5-6 Ely Place, Dublin 2
Apply by 15 February 2019
Position / Title Account Manager, Consumer
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply To apply for the Account Manager position, please send your CV to Alison MacDonald at by February 15th, 2019.


We are looking for a confident, highly capable communications professional with an excellent track record in delivering successful consumer/brand PR campaigns.

Required skills & experience:

  • The ability to analyse client business strategies and develop brand plans to deliver against them.
  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to scope and manage projects with a high degree of independence.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to deliver outstanding client service.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Confidence in advising senior management in client firms.
  • Excellent media relations skills.
  • Strong creative credentials.
  • Excellent planning skills.
  • A track record of business development.
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in consumer or lifestyle PR.

We offer a competitive reward package commensurate with experience

To apply for the Account Manager position, please send your CV to Alison MacDonald at by February 15th, 2019.

 Company Description

Wilson Hartnell (WH) is Ireland’s leading communications agency representing a cross section of Irish and international clients. WH, which is ultimately owned by WPP, the world’s largest communications company, is part both of the Ogilvy Ireland Group and Ogilvy PR (OPR) worldwide.


Communications Professional: Account Manager / Snr Account Manager – RPS 

At RPS, we are a recognised leader in multidisciplinary engineering, environmental, project communications and project management consultancy. We are 5,600 professional consultants and service providers with deep expertise in things that matter. We define, design and manage projects in the property, energy, transport, water, defence and security and resources sectors across 125 countries. In Ireland, we employ 600 of the most talented, high-performing professionals in the industry.

Company RPS
Location Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Apply by 1 November 2018
Position / Title Communications Professional: Account Manager / Snr Account Manager (Reference: J5111)
Department Project Communications
Reporting to Director
Direct Reports 1
Contract Type Permanent
How To Apply Please send a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability and what you would bring to the role, accompanied by a two-page CV to the following link:

The Role

Our Project Communications business has a vacancy for an ambitious public relations professional with 3-7 years relevant professional experience, who wants to deliver public relations and public consultation for client plans, programmes and projects, mostly in Ireland but with occasional European travel. Project Communications devises and implements communications campaigns for public and semi-state projects including in the areas of water, wastewater, flooding, energy, climate change and transport. We also manage Europe-wide environmental awareness campaigns for the European Commission.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing communications and consultation strategies and plans for infrastructural projects and sustainability programmes
  • Devising and delivering successful media campaigns across Europe (for the EU Commission) and in Ireland for local clients
  • Managing client and stakeholder relationships
  • Representing campaigns and projects at public open days and stakeholder events
  • Managing project teams and external suppliers to realise our clients’ vision and communications objectives
  • As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of RPS’s business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time.

Experience Required

  • 3-7 years’ public relations experience
  • A proven ability to initiate and effectively manage client and stakeholder relationships is essential
  • Experience of developing and delivering communications strategies, including developing communications collateral, devising and implementing media campaigns and event management
  • Commercial awareness with a consultancy / agency background
  • Understanding of public sector projects / utilities / climate change & environment / infrastructure sectors
  • Public affairs knowledge and experience in Ireland and Brussels advantageous.

Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills for engaging with stakeholders, media, clients and colleagues
  • Strong writing and editing skills are vital
  • Commercially focused with strong account management skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Excellent storytelling skills with the proven ability to make complex information accessible and relevant to a wide range of audiences
  • Interest in current affairs
  • A flexible and willing approach to travel and work in other offices/locations
  • Knowledge of additional European languages beneficial but not essential
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative and positive manner.

If you would like to join a company that is passionate about the service it provides, join RPS. In return, you will be offered a dynamic and stimulating career with an attractive reward package along with a great team environment. In addition, we deliver a comprehensive training and development programme for all professional levels.

How To Apply: Please send a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability and what you would bring to the role, accompanied by a two-page CV to the following link:




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