Join The Team – Communications Officer

Gaisce is looking for a Communications Officer to join the Communications Team at Gaisce – The President’s Award.

The Job Specification (PDF) below provides a detailed overview of the role description, responsibilities, required experience, and behavioural competencies for your reference. By accessing this document, you will gain valuable insights into the position and be better equipped to understand the expectations and qualifications for the role. Please review carefully before applying.

Condensed Overview:

Job Title: Communications Officer
Reporting To: Head of Communications and Engagement
Status: Permanent, full-time position
Place of Work Gaisce HQ at Ratra House in the Phoenix Park, D08YD62
Salary range Starting salary point (meets essential job specification requirements) is €35,000 per annum. Some additional consideration may be taken into account for experience above the essential requirements.
Probationary Period 6 Months
Hours of Work: 35 hours a week Monday – Friday, with occasional evening and weekend commitments
  • 25 days annual leave (with 1 day increase after year 1 and after year 3)
  • Single Public Sector Pension scheme (mandatory)
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Wellbeing Hour per week
  • Staff Team Building Days

·       Remuneration policy

Recruitment Process The Application deadline is Monday 4th September 2023 at 12 noon.
Queries and submission of your application Send your application to by email only. Please mark as Communications Officer in the email subject line. Your application requires the submission of a full CV and letter of application (2 pages max.) briefly outlining your relevant experience and why you are a suitable fit for the role. It is the sole responsibility of applicants to ensure Gaisce has received their application on time. Late applications will not be accepted.

Overview of the role of the Communications Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, and professional candidate to:

  • Drive Gaisce’s communication activities in accordance with our strategic plan, identifying and implementing communications opportunities supporting the Head of Communications and Engagement.
  • Deliver the schedule of Gaisce events and ceremonies.
  • Support and develop relationships with third party agencies including media, PR, print and display, merchandise etc.
  • Support the engagement and development of our Gaisce Awardee community (those who have fully completed their Awards).
  • Develop Gaisce’s capacity and innovations for our online, hybrid, and in-person events.
  • Support the engagement and development of partnerships with Gaisce ‘Challenge Partners’.
  • Communication support and collateral development and delivery for key stakeholders.
  • Support the Gaisce Awards Development and Administration teams in achieving the organisations shared vision and objectives.

The Candidate

We are seeking a well-organised individual with a keen eye for detail (written and practical), someone who can show initiative, take responsibility for tasks, and is able to form positive relationships with those who have a stake or interest in Gaisce – The President’s Award.

The successful candidate will have marketing and/or PR and event management experience, outstanding interpersonal skills, a flexible and team-focused approach, and excellent IT skills. Experience supporting a diverse range of audiences, particularly young people is an advantage.

The Communications Team

The post holder will be part of a successful and close-knit team, reporting to the Head of Communications and Engagement. This role will also work closely with the Digital Media and Communications Officer.

Whilst each member of the team has well-defined core responsibilities, the team is expected to work collaboratively to ensure the overall successful achievement of the Gaisce Awards’ development goals. In practice, this will mean assisting other members of the wider Gaisce team in carrying out some of their functions.

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