Position: Marketing and Communications Manager
Reporting to: The CEO
Contract: Fixed-term position for 3 years
Location: Dublin (some travel may be necessary)
ABOUT GAISCE - THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD
Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical and community challenges. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. Gaisce is non-competitive: participants are encouraged to choose their own activities and goals with the support of a trained, adult President’s Award Leader (or PAL). The Gaisce programme is delivered by over 1,500 PALs working and volunteering in a variety of organisations across Ireland. There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy participants give, the greater their reward.
Reporting to the CEO, the role of the Marketing and Communications Manager will be to lead development and implementation of Gaisce’s communications strategy that drives the objectives of the organisation, as defined in the strategic plan 2015-2018. Principally, to elevate awareness of Gaisce and the value of the Gaisce Awards programme amongst key stakeholders, and increase levels of participation in Gaisce – The President’s Award. In addition, the Communications Manager will have responsibility for overseeing Gaisce events.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Skills / Experience (Essential)
Skills / Experience (Desirable)
Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will work closely with other members of the Gaisce team and will supervise the work of volunteers/interns.
This is a 3-year fixed term appointment with a 6-month probationary period. There is a fixed salary of €40,233. The appointment is covered by the Single Public Service Pension Scheme and membership of the scheme will be compulsory for the successful candidate. There is a holiday entitlement of 25 days in the first year, excluding public holidays.
Applications for the post are by application form only (available at: http://gaisce.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Gaisce_MCM-Application-Form-.docx). Completed application forms should be sent either by email to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Marketing and Communications Manager Application’ or by post (marked ‘Private & Confidential’) to: Gaisce - The President's Award, Ratra House, North Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin D08 YD62. Queries can be addressed to the same email address.
Closing dates for applications is 5pm, Wednesday, August 24th 2016 with a view to interviews being held in the first week of September.
All applications received within the deadline will be screened against the role requirements and the person specification.
Gaisce, Gradam an Uachtaráin – the President’s Award is committed to best practice and operates on the basis of equal opportunities. Applications are therefore invited from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates. Appointment will be based solely on merit and canvassing will disqualify.