|Company||The Jack and Jill Children's Foundation|
|Location||Johnstown (Naas), Co. Kildare|
|Apply by||21 June 2019|
|Position / Title||Advocacy & Communications Manager|
|Contract Type||Full Time|
|How To Apply||
Jack & Jill provides home nursing care for 350 children with severe physical and neurological developmental delay, giving essential respite and support to their families nationwide. The charity also provides end of life care to children up to 5 years of age who are going home to die, regardless of their named or unnamed medical condition.
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Advocacy and Communications Manager is part of the senior management team, charged with achieving the goals set out in the charity’s Strategic Plan. They are supported by the Digital Communications Coordinator. You will join a team of dedicated, driven self-starters who really believe in what they do. You will be expected to maintain and build upon the household brand recognition that Jack & Jill currently enjoys in Ireland, and to make significant headway in transforming brand recognition into a deeper understanding of exactly what the Foundation does and building longer term, two-way communications with donors and supporters. This means building the charity’s reputation, promoting our corporate partnerships, campaigns and events, as well as spearheading our advocacy work on behalf of the children and families we support.
The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience working at a strategic level in the areas of PR/communications and be able to demonstrate high performance and achievement of goals, working in an integrated way with colleagues, partners and external stakeholders.
They will have excellent organisational, communications and interpersonal skills and be dependable, flexible and driven working alongside our Digital Communications Coordinator. The role plays a significant part in advising and supporting the entire Jack & Jill team, including fundraising and finance and those involved in nursing/service provision on issues related to policy, research and evaluation in their areas of work.
The candidate will shape and drive Jack & Jill’s reputation in the public arena through traditional, digital and social media, monitoring relevant debates and developments and interface with the media. The role is perfect for someone who is passionate about and incentivised by the possibility of making a real difference to the lives of Jack & Jill families.