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Communications Officer ***Expired ***

Are you a passionate creative communicator? If so, The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) would love to hear from you. The IHF is a national charity dedicated to all matters relating to dying, death and bereavement in Ireland bringing death to life in a sensitive and compassionate way. This key role of Communications Officer will report to the Head of Communications and Public Affairs. The successful applicant will be a self-starter and team player with the ability to manage all aspects of the IHF communications activities. The Role:
  • Develop and implement all external & internal communications.
  • Fundraising: Work with the fundraising team on developing and implementing media plans around relations with corporate partners. Assist in building the relationship between the voluntary hospice movement and the IHF.
  • Media: Devise public relations plans, campaigns, monitoring and events and occasionally act as a spokesperson for the organisation in the media. Ability to pitch in stories to journalists, write press releases, features on variety of topics.
  • Campaigns: Devise effective messaging for our campaigns which will engage existing and new audiences to make personal or social change in their own lives and communities. Manage media campaigns around IHF fundraising activities including Sunflower Days and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
  • Event management: including organising photo calls, launches, invite lists, booking venues, designing invites etc which give us the opportunity to engage with our target audiences to spread the word.
  • Creative Brand Awareness: Increase awareness of the IHF brand, campaign recruitment and foster national conversations on death, dying and bereavement issues. Expand our supporters through use of social media platforms, website, AdWords, email, text, digital & radio advertising.
  • Editor: Edit and create news stories for ehospice, an online news site for palliative care developments in Ireland.
Essential Skills and Attributes:
  • A third level qualification in the marketing, communications or journalism area.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a communications or journalism role.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience of developing and implementing media campaigns.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure in a small dynamic team.
  • Proven experience in managing a complex workload and working to tight deadlines.
  • Exhibit strong collaborative and team-working skills.
  • Be tech literate and have an obsessive attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the IHF and of end of life issues in Ireland
Terms: The salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience. This permanent position will be based in our offices at 4th Floor, Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2. Application: Please forward a CV with a brief covering letter to Jane Flynn, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, The Irish Hospice Foundation, 4th Floor, Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin OR email jane.flynn@hospicefoundation.ie Closing date: Applications should be received by close of business on Friday, April 15th 2016  
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