Roles within the Irish Red Cross

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We are currently seeking to fill the following roles:
 
 
 
 
 

Communications Manager

 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Secretary General


SUMMARY OF ROLE
The Irish Red Cross is looking for a creative and highly motivated communications professional to develop and implement a clear and compelling communications strategy to bring our story to a wider audience. This is an exciting and strategic role that will focus on the development of a coordinated approach to building public support for the IRC and the establishment of an efficient and coordinated internal communications structure throughout the IRC’s national network and head office in Dublin. The person chosen for this role will oversee and drive the development of our communications strategy. Working with the Secretary General, our Media Advisor, and Management Team, the Communications Manager will promote the humanitarian work of the IRC in Ireland and overseas in line with the Principles of the Red Cross organisation.


MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Creating communication tactics for new projects, events, and initiatives
• Developing communication campaigns that raise awareness and promote the IRC’s services to our target demographic/communities
• Managing and overseeing the creation of marketing and communications deliverables – including the IRC Annual Report
• Establishing internal communications processes to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are informed and updated on the status of each project/initiative
• Liaising with the IRC branch network to gather and curate stories and images describing the ongoing and vital work of IRC volunteers
• Advising and guiding the organisation in matters relating to brand and consistency of message
• Managing monthly internal communications e-zine for staff and members
• Analysing the impact of internal and external communications
• Managing the preparation and expenditure of the relevant communications budget
• Together with the Media Advisor dealing with media requests
• Developing, managing, and executing PR & marketing communication campaigns across all traditional and digital media channels for all services and programmes
• Researching, developing, and pitching ideas to media to secure online, print and broadcast coverage
• Researching, writing, and distributing press releases, statements, speeches, and features
• Coordinating international press trips and photo shoots
• Providing media training and spokesperson preparation
• Representing the Irish Red Cross at international and national events


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• 5 years of working experience in Communications or Marketing departments – preferably within a Non-profit organization environment
• Demonstrated results in implementing marketing and communications strategic plans
• Strong attention to detail and proven project management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word)


FURTHER INFORMATION
The Irish Red Cross is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the
community, irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. This role requires applicants to have the right to work in Ireland. The role
allows a blend of remote and on-site work.

 

REMUNERATION

Salary €50,000-€60,000 commensurate with experience, plus employer pension contribution.


To apply - Please forward your CV and cover letter to chassett@redcross.ie by 5 pm on January 10th, 2023

 

 

 

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