Irish PR Jobs

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Communications Manager – Carbery Group

Carbery Group is looking for a self-motivated and talented Communications Manager to help shape and implement our communications strategy.  In this position, you will be in charge of producing high-quality content that engages customers, shareholders and colleagues, while building brand recognition and awareness.

The Communications role within our organisation is responsible for engaging key internal and external audiences, creating powerful messages, storylines, and communications programmes, which drive awareness both internally and externally.  The main duties will include creating informative content, press releases, articles, videos our defining our digital strategy, while creating and managing media opportunities as required.

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

This will mean taking responsibility for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of communications activities, which support the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with exceptional presentation and organisational skills.

Internal Communications (specific responsibilities):

·  Develop and drive the implementation of an engaging internal communication strategy that supports the embedding of Carbery Group’s business strategy; mission, vision and values across the organisations.

·  Working collaboratively with Carbery’s leadership team, both in Ireland and around the world to align all internal communications across all of our key locations and markets.

·  Ensure that Carbery employees fully understand the business strategy, the part they play in delivering it and the progress they’re making towards achieving it.

·  Shareholder engagement: Responsible for the creation and dissemination of information via newsletters etc., and co-ordination of the AGM/key stakeholder meetings.

·  Develop Internal Communication strategies to support key organisational change initiatives and other high-impact announcements.

·  Measure, review and optimise the effectiveness of IC through analytics and feedback to drive increased employee engagement levels. Provide data-driven insight and recommendations to leadership.

External Communications (specific responsibilities):

·  Shape Carbery Group corporate narrative across in Ireland and where we operate.

·  Lead the development of Carbery corporate media strategy, brand messaging and high stakes communications to support key programs along with the company’s engagement with customer, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

·  Partner with team leads across marketing and business development to maintain strategic alignment across all communications initiatives.

·  Challenge and influence the senior team to develop communications propositions, best in class thought leadership and increase the effectiveness of our overall brand marketing and communications activity.

·  Take overall responsibility for Media Relations to:

o  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.

o  Where relevant, manage PR Agency partner relationships.

o  Direct and oversee the media relations strategy for key organisation wide programmes such sustainability, milk quality, cheese diversification, company performance.

Public Affairs (specific responsibilities):

·  In conjunction with Carbery, senior team manage key government relationships, as necessary.  Providing update and briefings as necessary.

·  Network with other organisations in our relevant industries to stay appraised of industry trends and challenges and ensure we have a communication strategy fit for purpose.

Communications Advisor (specific responsibilities):

· Provide strategic communications advice to the senior leadership team and act as a strategic communications advisor to the CEO, COO and CFO.

· Provide support and coach as necessary for both external and internal speaking opportunities and media activity to build leadership profiles and Carbery’s reputation.

Skills:

5 years’ experience in a similar role, Degree in Communications, Journalism or PR, Able to multitask and work well under pressure, Excellent organisational skills, Excellent leadership skills, Strong knowledge of communication practices

Apply online here.

PR & Social Media Manager – Kerry 

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.
Key responsibilities
  • Lead the regional PR and social media aspects of our promotion of the Kerry T&N brand and the EUM marketing porgrammes.
  • Support the PR and social media activities of the Taste programmes, the AH&N porgrammes and the FoodService programmes.
  • Manage the European integration of our global, regional and local PR and social media programmes.
  • Liaise and handle media queries and follow up on all PR opportunities.
  • Manage posting calendar across Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Coordinate with global and regional colleagues.
  • Report on programme activity and results.
  • Utilise Hootesuite to improve our efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Develop and coordinate message and content creation across on and off line channels, applying SEO best practise.
Qualifications and skills
  • Business degree, preferably in marketing-related discipline
  • 5+ years experience handling PR, social media and content creation
  • Digital-first mindset with strong project management skills
  • Team player who takes ownership and responsibility for the work
  • Strong creative writing skills for application across multiple on and off line channels
  • Experience in SEO to optimise content across multiple platforms

Apply online here.

Member Marketing and Communications Executive – Insurance Ireland 

Job Specifications

You will develop and deliver member marketing and communications programs in support of Insurance Ireland’s key strategy deliverables, collating, editing and packaging key messages to a wide range of stakeholder audiences, leveraging the latest digital techniques.

You will be responsible for collating relevant stories and messages to support Insurance Ireland’s remit in promoting the voice of insurance; ensuring consistent & engaging voice and messaging across all communications.

Role Responsibilities include

  • Manage, deliver and measure communication campaigns, developing a calendar of activity to support business objectives and measuring the impact of marketing and communications activities on stakeholders
  • Create high quality marketing and communications content and campaigns and produce written materials
  • Plan and execute key stakeholder marketing and communications around events
  • Mange and deliver the production of II’s segmented membership newsletters
  • Manage the II website and social media channels ensuring content is up-to-date
  • Develop the organisation content style guide across all channels of communication
  • Collaborate with internal staff to ensure that contact management system is kept up-to-date and appropriately categorized
  • Any other ad hoc communication needs that may arise

Essential

  • A team-player who develops strong working relationships with people at all levels within an organisation and can influence in a collaborative environment
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious and resilient professional
  • Strong editorial, content creation and digital skills
  • Proven social media and digital experience
  • Experience of using emailing marketing tools
  • Good organisational skills and excellent attention to detail, a self-starter – able to work to tight deadlines in a dynamic and fluid environment and manage projects independently
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and executing marketing and communications plans that utilise a wide variety of media, including various digital platforms/channels
  • Experience of setting and delivering against KPIs for marketing and communications and demonstrating personal and collective impact

Desirable

  • Graduate calibre
  • 2-3 years experience of working in marketing/communications in a corporate environment, preferably for a blue-chip company (or supporting blue-chips through agency).
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/designing/video editing
  • Knowledge of Contact Management Systems

CV/cover letters to be sent to Ann O’Leary | Senior Communications and Events Management Executive – ann.oleary@insuranceireland.eu

Marketing Manager – Marlet Property Group Ltd

The Marketing Manager role presents a great career opportunity for a passionate & ambitious marketing professional looking to take the next step in their career. The primary responsibility of the role is to manage the day to day marketing activity in Marlet Property Group. This will involve leading out, developing & executing the marketing strategy & being the key point of contact in developing best in class marketing executions. This is a senior role in the team and requires an experienced individual, strong minded, a team player but one who is equally able to operate effectively with large amounts of autonomy.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead & agree marketing strategy for Marlet Property Group.
  • Lead & coordinate promotional activity to best drive revenue building opportunities.
  • Act as business PR lead, coordinate & execute annual PR plans.
  • Working with the overall business management team, coordinate & execute all marketing plans.

Digital Marketing Activities:

  • Lead execution of all digital campaigns.
  • Develop relationships & partnerships that will assist the business in all areas of operations.
  • Be the guardian of the Marlet brand & ensure that all activation are in line with brand guidelines.

Brand Standards

  • Own key agency relationships as appropriate.
  • Ownership of elements of the overall marketing budget for Marlet Property Group.
  • Represent Marlet Property Group at key customer & industry events.
  • A proven commercial awareness regarding prudent spend management.

Experience:

  • Marketing: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Director/Associate Director, Strategic Communications – Turley Communications 

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career within a vibrant and forward-thinking consultancy delivering projects in the city and across Ireland. We are looking for a Strategic Communications specialist at Associate Director/Director level to lead on community, political and press engagement, to shape attitudes and generate support in order to secure planning permission. From our Dublin office you will join our growing Strategic Communications team across Ireland and UK.

We seek candidates with private or public sector experience confident in progressing major property development and regeneration projects, as well as experience in engaging with clients, consultants and other stakeholders within the Irish development market. If you have a track record of engaging professionally with people on complex and controversial issues and a passion for local politics and property development we want to hear from you.

Turley is an employee-owned business and is one of the largest planning and development consultancies in the UK. We act for a number of high profile clients, including major land promoters, housebuilders, and commercial and leisure operators. We have a range of complementary services, including economics, sustainability, design, heritage and strategic communications, which provide a comprehensive place-shaping offer for our clients.

We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package including travel allowance, employee-ownership dividend and performance-related bonus.  We are also happy to talk about flexible working options.

If you think that Turley could be the right move for you, please apply in confidence by following the Apply Now link below or email careers@turley.co.uk, providing your CV and a covering letter with details of your current salary.

No agency interest please.

Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Professional – Jacobs

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the EU by the start of their employment.

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management. Our 50,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 45 years in Ireland, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019 World’s Most Admired Companies

The sustained growth of our Dublin office requires an experienced Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Professional to work on an increasing portfolio of projects. We are looking for leaders in the field of communications and for people who are passionate about public consultation on large scale projects. We deliver innovative communications, public consultation and stakeholder engagement across the full portfolio of high-profile infrastructure projects including the new urban metro service MetroLink in Dublin and the Water Supply Project, Eastern & Midlands Region, among others.

As an experienced professional with a track record of delivering successful engagement and consultation projects, you will be a champion for best practice and work with the communications team to deliver projects across Jacobs’ portfolio. This will include delivering regional engagement and public consultation programmes targeting the media, general public, communities and businesses, elected representatives and statutory stakeholders to support the delivery of complex infrastructure projects.

Role Outline/Responsibilities

  • Client management and assisting in providing strategic advice to the client;
  • Producing communications strategies and action plans;
  • Planning and implementing public consultations, and supporting the review, analysis and reporting of stakeholder submissions received during the process;
  • Supporting the Stakeholder Engagement & Communications team by proactively engaging with community groups, businesses and other stakeholders, face-to-face and on the phone, on a day to day basis;
  • Producing high quality editorial copy, press releases, reports, publications and engagement supporting materials;
  • Event management (some evening/weekend working may be required);
  • Liaison across various organisations/functions;
  • Preparing and delivering presentations to large groups; and
  • Managing a Stakeholder Database.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience working across a broad range of engagement disciplines, including events, public meetings, communications, consultation and reputation management;
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills;
  • Great client management experience, with the ability to foster strong client and stakeholder relationships;
  • An understanding and experience of working with the media is desirable;
  • The tenacity to see work through to completion whilst adhering to high standards; and
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;

Desirable Skills

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in communications, public relations or similar discipline;
  • Relevant work experience (minimum 5 years) which demonstrates applied knowledge of communications and/or engagement;
  • Knowledge of delivering communications programmes for large-scale infrastructure projects with particular attention to the statutory obligations regarding communication and the planning process; and
  • Understanding how to apply consultation law and best practice to specific projects
  • A working knowledge of databases is desirable.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently – we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; http://www.jacobs.com

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Internal Communications Manager – Three Ireland

This is an exciting role for an experienced creative internal communication manager. You will work with a creative, award-winning comms team that welcomes new ideas and innovations to keep Three at the forefront of Internal Comms. Working in a creative environment that encourages you to build new skills and tools, and rewards hard work. PR & Comms is a supportive, collaborative team, that helps each other out and supports great work life balance.Three is a strong brand, with exciting products and sponsorships that you bring to life for employees in exciting ways. Supportive and strong leadership means that the team have clear goals and are recognised for achievements.
This role is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of best-in-class Internal Communications strategies for Three employees in our Dublin, Limerick and Mumbai offices as well as our nationwide retail network.
Reporting directly to the Head of Corporate Affairs, the role will act as a trusted communications advisor to key stakeholders in the business including senior management.

What else it involves
• Develop, plan and implement Three’s Internal Communications strategy in line with our business objectives.
• Build relationships with key stakeholders across the business to ensure the current and future needs relating to Internal Communications are understood.
• Ensure ongoing internal stakeholder engagement in the planning and delivery of Internal Communications that support Three’s business objectives.
• Ensure consistent messaging utilising a range of channels and initiatives to all employee locations nationwide and Mumbai.
• Keep abreast of all relevant external developments in the Internal Communications area to ensure that Three is adopting best existing and emerging practices.
• Measure the effectiveness of Three’s Internal Communications channels on an ongoing basis and make recommendations to review and amend the strategy as appropriate.
• Event management – manage the planning and execution of employee related events at Three, engaging with external agencies as required. These can be company wide events to smaller more intimate briefings.
• Take a lead in rolling out initiatives identified to improve employee engagement.
• Plan and write content for a variety of internal communications channels including intranet, weekly newsletter and emails to communicate news in an engaging manner.
• Effectively manage budgets.
• Manage the internal communications response to crisis situations which affect organisational perception and reputation.

The skills we’re looking for
• Significant experience in an Internal Communications role.
• Excellent knowledge of content management systems (specifically WordPress).
• Excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills.
• Strong understanding of digital technologies used in Internal Communications.
• Excellent decision making and prioritisation capabilities.
• Experience of creating and executing Internal Communications strategies that support business objectives and increase employee engagement.
• A strong team player and lateral thinker, comfortable working collaboratively and independently.
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
• Experience with Poppulo, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Apply here.

Senior Account Manager – The Communications Clinic 

The Communications Clinic is looking for a passionate and creative Senior Account Manager (Full Time) to join its Public Relations team with an immediate start.

We specialise in communications – writing, talking, negotiating, selling and listening. Our people were pioneers in this industry forty years ago and we’ve been dedicated to being the best since then. We help clients to persuade, influence, convince, befriend, sell, assure, impart and connect. Whether it be in PR, Training, Careers or Crisis Communications, we provide expert advice and practical solutions. And we do it whether it’s a company trying to build their reputation, a candidate trying to win a new job, a manager giving a big presentation, or a press officer immersed in media.

We work with sportspeople, accountants, lawyers, engineers, authors, politicians, farmers, and everybody else in between.

 

The ideal candidate will:

-Manage a range of clients

-Plan strategies and campaigns for clients

-Keep clients updated daily on PR activity

-Brief clients ahead of any media interviews

-Attend client meetings

-Provide coverage reports for clients

-Liaise with the media on a daily basis

-Be involved in pitching for new business / attend networking events

-Keep up to date with current PR trends

-Organise and attend various launches and events

-Update databases

-Various administrative tasks

 

The ideal candidate will have:

-Excellent writing, verbal and presentation skills

-Strong corporate knowledge

-Good organisational skills

-Initiative

-Ability to work by themselves and as part of a team

-Ability to plan and meet deadlines

-Excellent relationships with a wide variety of journalists

-Experience in digital marketing/social media

-Good industry knowledge

-Experience in event management

-Full Irish driving licence

 

Necessary Experience:

5+ years working in PR/Communications

If you’ve got what it takes to join our team, please send a current CV and cover letter to Aileen Gaskin aileen@communicationsclinic.ie before Friday 6th December at 1pm.

Associate Director, Communications & Digital Marketing – Trinity Development and Alumni 

Trinity Development and Alumni (TDA) leads on fundraising for Trinity College Dublin. TDA is at the heart of Trinity in every sense. Located in Front Square, we are the interface between College and the alumni, donors and friends of Trinity in Ireland and around the world. Our job is to secure the committed philanthropic and volunteering support that helps to power so many things across Trinity, from scholarships to new buildings to cutting-edge research. We connect Trinity’s talented academics and researchers with people who share their passion and want to support their work across areas as diverse as cancer, climate change and the future of social and economic development.

This is a critical time for the University as we are in the main phase of Inspiring Generations – the campaign for Trinity. Inspiring Generations is the largest philanthropic campaign ever launched on the island of Ireland and the fourth largest in Europe, with two ambitious goals: to raise €400m and inspire 150,000 volunteering hours.

The Role

As Associate Director, Communications & Digital Marketing, you will deliver an effective engagement strategy for the University’s alumni and associated stakeholder groups, joining a team where creativity, effective planning and collaboration are equally valued. You will pursue an outcomes-driven approach to engagement, working across the campus and with the alumni community to deliver a demonstrably effective programme.

You will manage a team responsible for the marketing, communications and events activities of Trinity Development & Alumni. You will take a leading role in the promotion of the Inspiring Generations Campaign to an internal and external audience uses creative traditional and digital engagement techniques.

The recruitment of the Associate Director, Communications & Digital Marketing is pivotal to the success of the University’s strategic priorities and the current campaign Inspiring Generations.

The Person

  • You will have a third-level qualification or professionally trained with appropriate qualifications with experience in marketing, PR, communications and/or events, including senior level responsibilities.
  • You will have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of communications (internal and external) coupled with strong leadership capabilities and stakeholder management skills.
  • You will have successful people management and programme management experience.

Further details on this significant opportunity, including duties and responsibilities are available https://tda.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=17

Research Communications Officer TILDA – Trinity College Dublin

A Research Communications Officer (RCO) is required to coordinate and implement all the research dissemination and communication functions of TILDA. After 10 years in operation TILDA has a large volume of research findings worthy of widespread dissemination to the public, the healthcare community and scientists working in this field.  While traditional methods are employed, social media platforms, the use of webinar training tools and developing up-to-date content for online courses are part of TILDA’s emerging plan for dissemination and training.

The RCO will work in a multidisciplinary environment, including administrative, research and clinical staff of the study, who are in support of policy and academic research on a wide range of issues. This position will work closely with the Management Team to develop existing and new communication mechanisms promoting the findings of TILDA and oversee a new project developing a webinar training tool on access and use of TILDA datasets. The RCO will assist with co-ordinating communication activities with TCD Communications Department and external funders. The RCO will also undertake conference planning and event management to advance plans for policy conferences for 2020. The role requires a creative individual who must be highly motivated with the ability to work efficiently and independently while ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.

Background to the Post

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is the largest and most ambitious study of ageing ever conducted in Ireland and has collected detailed information on all aspects of the lives of people aged 50 years and over in a nationally representative sample.

The first five waves of data collection are now complete and planning is underway for wave 6 data collection which will commence in 2020.

At baseline, over 8,500 individuals were interviewed, provided with a self-completion questionnaire and invited to participate in a comprehensive health assessment of cardiovascular function, cognition, mobility, vision and biological samples. The domains captured during these three components of data collection reflect the multi-factorial aspects of ageing and include:

·        Economics (wealth and income, pensions, employment, financial transfers),

·        Health (physical, cognitive and mental health, disability, health behaviour, service needs and usage)

·        Social relationships (quality of relationships and frequency of contacts, formal and informal care, social participation).

·        Wellbeing (quality of life, loneliness, perceptions of ageing)

The diversity of the research group reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the study and includes world leading researchers in geriatrics, psychiatry, psychology, social science, bioengineering, biostatistics, economics and health care management. There are over 40 full time members in the current TILDA team. TILDA has established a wide network of collaborators both within Ireland and internationally which ensures that TILDA remains on the cutting edge of research into ageing.

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

As a member of the TILDA Team, the Research Communications Officer will work closely with the Management Team to develop the communications strategy in place, oversee social media platforms, create new forms of communication where necessary, coordinate development of webinar based educational and training tools, and plan and event manage conferences . Tasks and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate and implement all the research dissemination and communication functions of TILDA
  • In conjunction with the Operations and R & D Managers plan and organise a webinar series
  • Plan and organise two policy/research targeted conferences
  • Engage with College Public Affairs and Communications Office on all official media communication for TILDA
  • Make recommendations regarding broadening TILDA’s reputation in public and scientific communities. Implement the agreed strategies
  • Update and manage TILDA’s own website content, twitter feed and email
  • Update and manage TILDA’s online presence across College
  • Assist in design and publication of communications with participants
  • Assist in development of content for online courses
  • Support the PI and other researchers in carrying out media related activities
  • General administrative duties as required
  • Other communication duties as assigned by the Management Team 

Person Specification

Qualifications

·        Third level qualification in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or a related discipline

·        Education or training at post-secondary school level in a health related field would be advantageous

 

Knowledge & Experience (Essential & Desirable)

Candidates should have knowledge and experience in the following areas;

·        Minimum of three years in a digital marketing communications role

·        Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Fluent English

·        Experience and evidence of developing publications for both print and online

·        Experience in updating websites, using social media management and publishing tools

·        Proven ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines

·        Proficient in digital media packages and MS Office and working knowledge of PDF and other publishing software

·        Evidence of dealing with the media (desirable)

Skills & Competencies

·        Public engagement: confident and willing to engage with a variety of audiences including public speaking and presenting live or online.

·        Documentation and writing skills: deliver the necessary documentation and reports in a clear and concise manner which is understandable to both non-technical and research staff.

·        Excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills: work with a large multi-disciplinary team, be able to integrate and become an effective team member as quickly as possible and provide feedback on the assigned tasks when required.

·        Organisational and time management skills: work on assigned tasks in a timely manner and provide regular progress updates to the Management Team.

·        Generate ideas: provide creative and novel ways to communicate scientific findings to the general public.  

Further Information

Informal enquires about this post should be made to Ms Lucy Doogan dooganl@tcd.ie

Senior Communications Officer – Rehab Group

The Rehab Group is a charity that provides services for over 20,000 adults and children and champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with disabilities or disadvantage in their communities throughout Ireland and the UK.

Senior Communications Officer, Dublin 12

Permanent role, 39 hours

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Communications and Marketing this individual will support the management of all media relations and implementation of communications and marketing strategies for the organisation and will be responsible for the running of Rehab’s social media and digital presence.

Minimum Education & Skills required

Third Level Degree in Public Relations, Media, Communications, Social Media and/or Marketing Skills

At least 3 years’ experience in publishing, public relations firm, or in-house role in a similar organisation

Experience in managing media relations and of managing events

Experience of using all media platforms/Social Media

A proven track record of running a successful social media presence.

Background in event management and PR.

Experience writing press releases and working to tight deadlines on multiple projects

Experience updating websites.

Experience leading the implementation, tracking and measurement of social media campaigns.

A proven track record of running a successful social media presence.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Assist in the management of all media relations and implementation of communications and marketing strategies for the organisation in order to grow media presence of the Group.

Build strong integrated social media campaigns in order to increase profile and engagement.

Coordinate the marketing needs of Rehab Group’s National Learning Network in order to implement a marketing strategy consistent with the ambitions of the Group and consistent with the brand ambition.

Drive engagement across all social media platforms and maintain the organisation’s websites in order to grow the social media presence of the Group.

Coordinate the press office in order to support press and media relations on behalf of the Group in conjunction with the Head of Marketing and Communications.

§ Create strong relationships with key personnel with a view to providing ongoing support and strategic direction that positively affects stakeholders’ understanding, engagement and commitment with the result of an even stronger connection to the organisation.

Additional requirements

The role requires:

  • A strong awareness of the culture, objectives and mission of the Rehab Group.
  • Ability to demonstrable excellent relationship management skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Staff Benefits

Company Pension Scheme

Paid Maternity Leave

Paid Paternity Leave

27 days annual leave

Bike to work scheme

Taxsaver travel scheme

Income Protection

To view full extensive job description please, click apply to visit our company site and download attachment at the bottom of the page.

Closing date for applications Friday 15th November 2019

The Rehab Group is an equal opportunity employer

Consumer PR & Events Assistant – Aldi Stores Ireland

Aldi is Ireland’s fastest growing supermarket and one of the world’s most successful retailers.  We have a vast network of 139 stores across the country and ambitious plans to open many more.

Our PR campaigns have been hugely successful in introducing Aldi to a much wider consumer audience in Ireland.

We have the right people doing what they’re great at and getting some fantastic results for the business.

Company Aldi Stores Ireland
Location Naas, Co. Kildare
Apply by 6 December 2019
Position / Title Consumer PR & Events Assistant
Department Communications
Reporting to Communications Manager
Contract Type 11-month contract with a view to permanency
How To Apply Please submit application and CV no later than Friday 6th December to CBIE.pr_recruit@aldi.ie

We now have an opening for a Consumer PR & Events Assistant to join our growing Communications team. We are seeking a highly motivated individual that can demonstrate excellent management skills, exceptional attention to detail and strong organisational skills, with a real passion for consumer communications and all things media related.

Essential Experience and Skill Sets

  • Communicate in a timely, effective and professional manner with key stakeholders.
  • Management of Consumer agency who are solely responsible for the creative direction and its execution.
  • Contribute to the day-to-day management of Aldi’s consumer engagement with the media by preparing timely and accurate responses to queries received through the external PR agency.
  • Hold at least three years’ experience in the implementation of consumer communications strategy through drafting of press releases, presentation materials and key media engagements.
  • Some experience in Corporate PR would be a distinct advantage for holiday cover period.
  • Knowledge and interest in marketing & PR 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 3rd 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

  • PR, Events, Communications and Marketing qualification preferred.
  • Aptitude test to be passed in advance of securing interview (will occur on separate date).

 

 

Communications Manager – Age & Opportunity

Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that provides a range of opportunities for older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, civic engagement and personal development.

Our aim is to inspire people aged 50+ to live a dynamic life in which they are more active, more visible, more creative and more connected.

We are looking for an energetic and experienced Communications Manager. You will be responsible for both the management of Age & Opportunity’s day-to-day communications and marketing activities, and for end-to-end project management of one-off initiatives and campaigns that support our communications objectives. The role will report to the CEO.

The primary task is to promote awareness and build understanding of Age & Opportunity among our key target audiences. These include funders, programme delivery partners, the local community, policymakers, the press and others operating in the ageing sector.

To be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate a track record (minimum 3 years) of working in a management role in communications and marketing. This will include experience of planning and generating high quality content of all kinds; designing and implementing campaigns; positioning and brand management; and social media. You will also have experience of managing marketing agencies and suppliers.

In addition, you will have excellent writing skills, great organisational and project management capabilities, and a natural flair for building relationships with Age & Opportunity’s internal team and with our external audiences and stakeholders.

A full job description and person specification is available here and on our website www.ageandopportunity.ie

Company Age & Opportunity
Location St. Patrick’s Hall, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
Apply by 25 November 2019
Position / Title Communications Manager
Reporting to CEO
Direct Reports 1 Communications Assistant (part-time)
Contract Type Two year specified purpose contract initially
How To Apply Please send your CV and cover letter, outlining how you match role criteria to:

Margaret Roe
HR Manager
Age & Opportunity
St. Patrick’s Building
Marino Institute of Education
Griffith Avenue
Dublin 9

Or email margaret.roe@ageandopportunity.ie

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday the 25th of November.  Interviews will be held on Friday the 6th of December.

Age & Opportunity is an equal opportunities employer.

JOB ROLE: Communications Manager

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement and manage the organisation’s communications and digital strategies.
  • Work with colleagues to maximise PR, communications and marketing opportunities, preparing annual plans for both marketing and communications, and providing appropriate training.
  • Manage the communications budget and any external agencies in delivering communications, web and creative materials for a variety of campaigns, including negotiating terms and contracts when required.
  • Track the effectiveness of communication through engagement on all levels and provide detailed campaign analysis and reports to the CEO, senior management team and key stakeholders.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to communicate to diverse audiences about the organisation’s vision, brand, strategy, policy concerns and services, and actively promote awareness of Age & Opportunity and the programmes offered among a variety of stakeholders/audiences.
  • Plan and implement press campaigns: setting goals, defining messages, building relationships with journalists, and managing placement of stories/coverage directly or via a public relations freelancer.
  • Manage relationships with Age & Opportunity spokespeople, including development of a suite of case studies illustrating the story and impact of our work.
  • Organise and coordinate events and campaigns.
  • Oversee design, production and distribution of all communications materials, publications and audience communications produced or maintained by Age & Opportunity (e.g. annual report, video and social media content, email marketing, press releases and other materials as required) and ensure that marketing, promotional, publicity, communications and digital activities are consistent with Age & Opportunity’s values and brand.
  • Act as a direct point of contact for media queries and represent Age & Opportunity as a spokesperson in the media.
  • Proactively place stories about Age & Opportunity in the media.
  • Act as a brand champion, ensuring consistent use of the corporate brand.
  • Act as the owner/coordinator of the organisation’s website content: soliciting content from internal teams, ensuring it is on message and of high quality, updating messages on home page and other relevant pages and managing updates to content pages.
  • Develop and design marketing materials for promotion of specific programmes or initiatives. Work alongside key internal teams to develop messages for specific audiences and identifying channels (digital and print) through which to project them.
  • Supervise communications staff, volunteers and interns as required.
  • Participate in the development of strategic planning and annual business planning and review of Communications activity in line with Age & Opportunity’s Strategic Plan.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to legislation, regulations and defined quality standards on all projects undertaken.
  • Follow the policies and procedures outlined in Age & Opportunity’s Employee Handbook, Policies and Procedures Manual, Internal Financial Controls and Procedures and Safety Statement.
  • Commit to the purpose of Age & Opportunity, and work within the values of the organisation.
  • Participate in regular supervision with your line manager.
  • Actively participate in senior management team meetings and contribute to the development of policy and practice with your area of work and within Age & Opportunity.
  • 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.
  • Contribute as an active member of the senior management team, to the development and support of other initiatives within the organisation.
  • Promote and represent Age & Opportunity on committees and at events as requested.
  • Operate within agreed budgets seeking authorisation for expenditure and be accountable for such expenditure authorised, and ensure the appropriate coding of expenses.
  • Provide written reports as per deadlines requested.
  • Undertake any other tasks as will from time to time be requested.

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

This person specification sets out the various criteria which are essential for the post and by which we will assess your application.

Education

Applicants must possess a third-level qualification in marketing, communications, media, journalism, public relations or a related discipline.

Experience

  • A minimum of three years’ experience at a management level in a communications or marketing role.
  • Significant experience with one or more of the following elements: media relations, corporate communications, public relations, public information materials or campaigns, or digital content.
  • Experience of liaising with marketing, advertising, digital media, news media industries or other relevant external service providers.
  • Experience in the production of professional reports and documents and the development of web content for publication.

Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, management and negotiation skills.
  • Capable of strategic, analytical and creative thinking and an ability to analyse information quickly and communicate in a concise and articulate manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an interest in developing and promoting good content.
  • An understanding of the media and what makes a good news story.
  • Strong project management and organisation skills.
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with a range of people.
  • Delivery orientated and energetic and with a track record of delivery.
  • A self-starter, with high productivity, and able to work under pressure when required.
  • Ability to prepare and manage budgets and to interpret financial management information.
  • High level computer literacy and competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, e.g. Salesforce

Account Executive – Carr Communications

Carr Communications is looking for an Account Executive to join its Public Relations team with an immediate start. We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic, creative and hardworking. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate in digital marketing, media, communications, public relations, or related area with a keen interest in social media. The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, and meticulous attention to detail. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious team player with a strong interest in current affairs and eagerness to learn.

Please note this position is based in-house with one of our clients in Santry, Dublin.

The person we’re looking for will have:

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently;
  • Good project management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks while equally balancing multiple deadlines;
  • Highly organised;
  • Ability to translate highly technical information into information that is accessible to the public;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong knowledge and experience of social media and online communications;
  • Eagerness to learn and develop new skills and assume more responsibility over time;
  • Competent with Microsoft and Adobe packages.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage social media channels;
  • Produce and edit copy for website;
  • Design and amend engaging marketing materials;
  • Conduct and analyse email marketing campaigns;
  • Record and edit informative videos;
  • Event management;
  • Monitor media coverage;
  • Update databases;
  • Administrative tasks.

How to Apply
If you’ve got what it takes to join our team, please send a current CV and cover letter to Eimear Hurley, Head of PR at eimear@carrcommunications.ie.

 

Senior Account Executive – ClearStory International 

ClearStory International is a renowned international tech public relations agency boasting over 60 clients across more than 20 countries.

Based in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, we work with some of the world’s most exciting up and coming startups and globally focused businesses to help them build their profiles in new and existing markets.

Our rapidly growing tech PR agency is looking to recruit a talented, enthusiastic Senior Account Executive who wants to further develop their skills and hone their international PR expertise.

We help the most promising startups get noticed by the world’s largest media outlets, from the BBC, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg to Forbes among many others.

Not only will you be required to develop ideas and write press releases and pitches, liaise with clients and network with the world’s biggest media players, but you will also need to help execute PR campaigns and strategies from start to finish. 

See more details below.

Who You Are:

  • You have exceptional research and planning skills
  • You have a genuine interest in technology, startups and global business affairs
  • You have a flair for writing in both a corporate and a creative manner
  • You are flexible and proactive with a proven ability to multitask
  • You are solution focused and able to think strategically
  • You are organised and detail focused
  • You can work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • You are friendly and have exceptional interpersonal skills
  • You thrive when working as part of a team

What you must have:

  • At least 2 years’ PR agency experience
  • A third level degree OR relevant communications or PR qualification/diploma
  • Exceptional creative writing and corporate writing skills
  • Experience writing press releases
  • Client and campaign management skills
  • Experience in developing key media relationships
  • Fluency in English (including written)
  • A second language would be a great asset

Could this be you? If so, please send your CV and cover letter to info@clearstoryinternational.com or apply here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th November.

Event PR Executive – ClearStory International 

ClearStory International is a renowned international tech public relations agency boasting over 60 clients across more than 20 countries.

Based in Duún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, we work with some of the world’s most exciting up and coming startups and globally focused businesses to help them build their profiles in new and existing markets.

We are currently looking for a talented, outgoing Event PR Executive to work with us on some of the biggest tech events the world has ever seen.

Our Event PR Executive will be responsible for liaising with the world’s biggest media outlets from the BBC, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg to Forbes among others.

Not only will you will plan events, write and distribute press releases and pitches, but you will also source major media partnerships and moderators. Our Event PR superstar will also be required to provide on the ground support to organisers, media and the ClearStory International team across North America, Europe and Asia.

Think you have what it takes to help us take over the tech event sphere? If so, please see more details below.

 

Who You Are:

  • You have exceptional research and planning skills
  • You have a genuine interest in technology, startups and global business affairs
  • You have a flair for writing in both a corporate and a creative manner
  • You are flexible and proactive with a proven ability to multitask
  • You are solution focused and able to think strategically
  • You are ridiculously organised and possess unrivalled attention to detail
  • You can work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • You are friendly and have impeccable interpersonal skills
  • You thrive when working as part of a team
  • You love to travel and get excited about meeting big names in tech and media

What you must have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ event management experience
  • Third level degree OR relevant industry qualification
  • Excellent client and campaign management skills
  • Experience in developing media relationships
  • Fluency in English (including written)
  • Another language, although not essential would be a bonus

If you feel you fit the bill, then we would love to hear from you.

Please send your CV and cover letter to info@clearstoryinternational.com or apply here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th November.

 

Communications & Business Development Manager – Early Childhood Ireland 

The following Information Pack provides details on the position of Communications & Business Development Manager with Early Childhood Ireland and the attributes that are sought in a successful candidate.

It comprises the Job AdvertisementJob Description, the Person Specificationthe Terms and Conditions for the position and information on the Application Process.

Early Childhood Ireland, the representative and support body for early education and care in Ireland, wishes to appoint the following:

Communications & Business Development Manager (full-time, permanent)

The Job

This is an exciting role for a communications and business development professional who is full of ideas and initiative. 

To succeed in this role, you will be passionate about communications and ambitious and results focused when it comes to business development.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for ECI’s online presence and with his/her line manager, drive the implementation of a new income generation strategy. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Development, the post holder will manage the organisation’s brand, interface with key partners and ensure that ECI’s income is increased through growth and diversification.

The Person

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience of marketing and business development. S/he will have excellent organisational, communications and interpersonal skills and be dependable and flexible.

Job Description

Early Childhood Ireland is the largest organisation in the early years sector. It represents 3,800 childcare members, who support over 100,000 children and their families through preschool, afterschool, and full day-care provision nationwide.

Job Title: Communications & Business Development Manager

Reports to: Director of Communications and Development

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Hours: 35 hrs week

Salary: €45K – €55K based on qualifications and experience

Term: Permanent contract (including six-month probationary period) renewable subject to funding    

Starting Date:  ASAP

Application Deadline: 4th December 2019

Interview Date: Week of 9th December 2019

Job Purpose

The dual purpose of this post is to devise and implement a strategy for Early Childhood Ireland’s online communications which both articulates and adheres to the organisation’s brand and mission; and to generate income from multiple sources to support the ongoing work of the organisation. The post holder will be responsible for a small but expert team at Early Childhood Ireland who work together to optimize social media and other online campaigns to generate interaction, brand exposure, and income diversification. The Manager will drive the growth of the organisation’s presence online across multiple channels. The role is fast paced and demanding, working across a range of activities from devising major campaigns and projects, to identifying corporate and other partners, to approving specific press and events media releases and working to deliver communications and fundraising campaigns to further the aims of Early Childhood Ireland.

The position will contribute to the implementation of ECI’s Strategic Plan, focusing particularly on the achievement of ECI’s overall objectives, as well as our communications with members and the organisation’s key partners.

The Manager is a senior member of the Communications and Development Team, but will serve as a resource and contributor to the Middle Management Team and throughout the organisation.

Responsibilities

The Communications & Business Development Manager will have the following responsibilities.

General

  • With the Director of Communications and Development, implement relevant aspects of ECI’s Strategic Plan, monitor its implementation and advise on the further development of ECI’s strategy
  • Devise and implement a digital plan that contributes to the communications and development objectives of ECI
  • Devise and drive membership renewal campaigns, as well expansion of the membership base
  • Promote ECI, its members and the sector at relevant outside events
  • Contribute to ECI’s management of critical events or public concerns
  • Encourage and enable a strong focus on innovation allowing your role to apply creativity and new ideas that will significantly improve the ability to create new revenue streams across the organisation.
  • Manage a team of expert colleagues, ensuring they are supported, motivated and empowered

 

Communications

  • Ensure consistency and coherence of ECI’s messaging and presence in the public sphere and across our website and social media channels, as well as other channels and in all collateral
  • Monitor and report on ECI’s public profile and brand, including its social media presence and performance
  • Organise and manage specific ECI events, including photo calls and launches, and contribute to and manage the outward-facing aspects of key ECI events, such as the annual conference
  • With the Director of Communications and Development, lead the design, co-ordination and running of relevant ECI campaigns, focusing particularly on the social media aspects
  • Oversee ECI’s day-to-day communications with its members and the wider sector, including the Annual Report, the Early Times Weekly and the Early Times magazine
  • Direct the generation and dissemination of appropriate information and promotional materials, including online resources, leaflets and presentations
  • Contribute to the generation and maintenance of relevant resources on ECI’s website.

 

Business Development, Partnership and Engagement

  • With the Director of Communications and Development, devise and implement an ambitious income generation strategy for the organisation
  • Lead on key account management for all corporate partnerships and sponsorships and build robust collaborative relationships internally and with external stakeholders.
  • A significant feature and key performance indicator of this role will be the increased engagement of existing and new corporate partnerships and the requirement to participate and contribute at a highly effective level.
  • Build and manage a robust pipeline to secure new mutually beneficial relationships with an increased focus on commercial and strategic partnerships.
  • Prepare and present creative pitches and proposals to secure new corporate partnerships.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to establish creative PR and marketing campaigns for all partnerships.

 

Other

  • At all times undertake the role in a professional manner, maintaining a high-quality standard of work, in accordance with the aims, values and ethos of ECI
  • Undertake any other such relevant duties as may from time to time arise and are considered appropriate

Person Specification

All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a * when they are deemed desirable attributes.

Education and Qualifications

  • A Level 8 Degree or equivalent academic qualification.
  • Masters level qualification in a relevant field*.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

The post-holder should have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Branding;
  • The role, influence, trends, metrics and development of digital media;
  • Business and project development;
  • Developing and implementing SMART strategies and plans;
  • Early childhood education and care*.

 

Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience at a senior level in a marketing/communications role
  • At least 5 years’ experience of devising and implementing projects and partnerships to advance organisational objectives
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to identify and plan key areas of work
  • Ability to establish priorities and manage a complex workload in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, members and external personnel
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in pursuit of common goals, as well as to work independently
  • Personnel management experience

 

Personal Attributes and Qualities

  • Dependable and flexible
  • Creative and analytical
  • Able to think strategically
  • Constructive
  • Good judgement.

Terms and Conditions

Employer – Early Childhood Ireland

Location – Tallaght, Dublin 24

This is a full-time post reporting to the Director of Communications and Development.  The contract is permanent and full time and the probation period is six months.

Existing terms and conditions will apply.

Hours of Work:  35 hour working week.  The position may require participation in meetings/events in the evenings and at the weekends.  You must be willing and able to work outside office hours as required.

Garda Vetting is a requirement of this post.

Application Process

To apply, please submit an up to date CV and letter of application setting out your suitability for the role to Jenna Goodwin jgoodwin@earlychildhoodireland.ie before 12pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Shortlisting of candidates may apply and will be on the basis of the Job Description and Person Specification.  Candidates may be asked for further information or to undertake other tasks to assist in the assessment process. 

Interviews will take place during the week beginning 9 December 2019.

Early Childhood Ireland strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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