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Communications Executive - Sport Ireland

Job Purpose The Communications Executive will support the delivery of Sport Ireland’s Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing objectives.

Reporting to: Communications Manager, working as part of a team across all areas of Sport Ireland’s operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Sport Ireland’s communications plan and all elements encompassed within it
  • Assisting with media communications and communications with central Government E.g. Parliamentary Questions, information requests etc.
  • Organising Sport Ireland photo calls and media events
  • The production of briefing material, speeches, etc.
  • Supporting the implementation of Sport Ireland’s Commercial & Sponsorship Strategy
  • Liaising with designers in the development and production of Sport Ireland publications and literature
  • Assisting in the roll out of Sport Ireland’s new brand identity, ensuring that the corporate identity is protected and promoted at all times
  • Supporting Sport Ireland’s digital channels in line with the organisation’s digital strategy
  • Proactively generating digital content which displays the work of Sport Ireland and its funded bodies
  • Acting as a point of contact for all Sport Ireland funded bodies on matters relating to marketing, communications and brand
  • Acting as a point of contact for all of Sport Ireland’s sponsors and sponsorship activity
  • Undertaking other ad-hoc duties and responsibilities as required from time to time

Essential Qualifications & Skills

In order to be considered for this post, applicants must have:

1. (a) A third level qualification in Marketing, Communications, or a related discipline, at level 6 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework and a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in either a marketing or communications role;


(b) A minimum of 4 years’ previous experience in a comparable and relevant role;

2. Proven content generation experience, with excellent written English skills and high levels of accuracy.

3. Excellent IT skills, particularly in web-based content management systems, various social media platforms and other related tools for marketing and communications activity;

4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

5. Proven ability to work collaboratively and supportively with a wide variety of stakeholders;

6. Proven administrative skills with the ability to prioritise, manage and complete a variety of tasks at times of high pressure with an ability to work effectively on own initiative and to established deadlines.

Additional Information:

Contract: Full-time, permanent Salary Scale: €32,460- €49,960 (including two long service increments) - EO Standard Scale.

The appointment will be made on this scale at a point in line with current Government Pay Policy.

New entrants to the public sector commence on the first point of scale. Location: Sport Ireland, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

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Application is by CV and covering letter to by 5pm on Thursday, 25th July 2019.

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