Head of Communications (Senior Official) - INTO

The INTO is the largest teachers’ union in Ireland representing 42,000 members in the Republic and Northern Ireland

Company INTO
Location 35 Parnell Square Dublin 1
Apply by 20 December 2017
Position / Title Head of Communications (Senior Official)
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply

Please forward Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter outlining what strengths you would bring to the role to the general secretary at Turn on Javascript!

Closing date 5p.m. on 20 December 2017.

The Head of Communication will have a strategic role developing and managing an organisational communications strategy for INTO.

This is a senior position under the overall direction of the General Secretary. The person will have responsibility for driving INTO’s internal and external communications.

This key strategic role will involve:

  • Managing, developing and editing the production of a wide range of internal communications.
  • Developing, driving and monitoring INTO’s online presence across a range of platforms and generating content for online communication.
  • Promoting a positive image of the INTO and the primary teaching profession locally and nationally.
  • Public affairs monitoring and engagement through fostering and developing positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Managing all communication aspects of major INTO events.
  • Providing training and media coaching for spokespersons.
  • Promoting the active involvement of members in the affairs and structures of the Organisation at all levels.

The person will have:

  • A strong academic background and appropriate professional experience.
  • Proven success in writing in a variety of media with the ability to convey complex information in a user friendly way.
  • Strong analytical, reporting and project management skills and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Strong social media skills.
  • A thorough understanding of current issues in education and industrial relations.
  • Ability to manage a diverse team and to collaborate across the Organisation.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of external and internal communications management.

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