The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) is the representative and professional body for community pharmacists in Ireland, with a current membership of over 2,200 pharmacists and representing 95% of community pharmacies countrywide. Established more than 40 years ago, the IPU has been to the forefront in protecting, promoting and strengthening the profession ever since as the authoritative voice of community pharmacy. The IPU provides a single unified voice for the pharmacy profession; performs a vital role in supporting member pharmacists’ professional development through education and training for pharmacists and their teams; and improves the circumstances of patients by advocating for better access to healthcare through extended professional roles for pharmacists in the community.
As Press and Communications Manager, you will be responsible for supporting our communications and influencing agendas, driving awareness of the role, position and voice of community pharmacy. The role holder will use exemplar communications skills to develop and implement the IPU’s communications and public relations strategies and plans.
The successful candidate will have a relevant experience working in a communications role and can demonstrate strong skills across traditional print and broadcast media as well as online channels such as social media and website. The role holder will be responsible for managing and coordinating all IPU publications, communications and our member events. Knowledge and understanding of the healthcare environment would be an advantage.
Required Skills and Experience
The successful candidate must demonstrate an interest and commitment to the mission and objectives of the IPU.
Please apply here.