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ADHD Ireland

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Job Description:

We are looking for an excellent experienced Communications professional, to bring us to the next level! Your job is to help us make a difference!

Role Title: Communications Manager
Status: Part-time 18.75 hours, fixed term
Location: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7/ or work from home
Reporting to: CEO ADHD Ireland
Nature of post: Initial one-year contract, with a view to permanent position. 6-month probationary period applies. Salary €42,500 per annum (pro rata) based on a 37.5 hour week.

ADHD Ireland’s Vision and Mission
ADHD Ireland envisages a future where all individuals affected by ADHD are included, supported, and empowered in all contexts of their lives (e.g. school, work, home, and socially) to participate fully within, benefit from, and contribute meaningfully to Irish society. ADHD Ireland is the national organisation that will enable this.

ADHD Ireland’s mission is to make life better for all people affected by ADHD, by raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the condition, providing practical services, and by creating a support network of volunteers and staff to underpin these activities. To help us create the awareness around the condition we wish to appoint a Communications and Education Manager.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities
Produce and update marketing copy for our website, and manage website content overall
Research and analyse marketing activities to ensure key audience delivery
Edit and produce multimedia content to support planned marketing communications campaigns using a variety of platforms
Produce, edit and distribute updates and materials for external and internal audiences, dealing sensitively with those whose personal experiences might be featured
Help market and communicate events, such as seminars, conferences, and events for the public, both on and offline as required
Provide creative, editorial and operational support for communications projects and report on progress
Identify opportunities for ADHD Ireland representatives to contribute to public debate on areas that impact our community
Review material regularly, to ensure its continued relevance and impact
Manage and moderate content across all our Social Media platforms
Build internal communications with both internal and external stakeholders
Create press releases and statements as required
Develop and maintain relationships with media to secure and grow positive media coverage
Act as a brand champion and spokesperson as required
Maintain library system for press cuttings, monitor cuttings and report for all our activity
Be the brand champion for ADHD Ireland and ensure consistent branding is used in all communications
Roll out and manage all communications activities in line with agreed budgets
Provide regular updates on plans and progress to CEO/Line Manager
Carry out post campaign evaluation analysis and regular monthly reporting on all online platforms
Good understanding of the community/charity and voluntary sector along with key audiences
Good working knowledge of digital platforms such as Google Adwords
Strong working knowledge of online Marketing tools such as Mailchimp
Experience working with and managing social media platforms and showing significant growth against measured KPI’s
Hands on experience with web content management tools such as Word Press
Campaign budget management experience, costing and forecasting
Proven networking abilities with relevant media agencies
Strong presentation skills and experience
A willingness to travel the length and breadth of Ireland carrying out awareness talks to a broad range of organisations such as schools, community organisations, libraries etc.
Excellent written communication and copy editing skills
Experience of developing and managing Public Relations campaigns is desirable
Demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of practice in the area of community/local development
Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
The ability to be flexible and creative in a changing environment
A strong understanding around the political framework that underpins the delivery of mental health services in Ireland for both adults and children and how to positively create change in that environment, would be desirable
A third level qualification in a related discipline
Three or more years’ experience in a similar communications role or organisation
Personal Skills
Very strong organisation, time management, people management and analytical skills
Ability to lead, motivate and influence across a team
Very good interpersonal, negotiation and diplomacy skills
Ability to build and maintain relationships
Ability to maintain attention to detail at all times
Ability to work to tight deadlines
A pro-active and can-do attitude
Carry out any other duties as required that are consistent with the responsibilities of the post
Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to staff, volunteers, clients and general ADHD Ireland business
Adhere to all ADHD Ireland Policies and Procedures currently in operation
Project a positive image of ADHD Ireland at all times
This position will be subject to Garda Vetting
Travel around the country will be a part of the role, access to a car and possession of a full clean driving licence will be required

Application Details
Please send your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter explaining why you wish to apply for the position, highlighting your relevant skills and experience to Ken Kilbride. Please use the reference ‘Communications Manager’ when applying.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on 30th October 2020. Initial shortlisting will be on the basis of the information contained in the CV and covering letter. First interviews will be held by Zoom in early November.

The first interview may reduce the initial short list and remaining candidates may be invited for a second interview. The role will be subject to Garda vetting and reference checks.


Permanent / Part-time


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