Senior Executive Officer - Communications - QQI

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is seeking a Senior Executive Officer - Communications to assist in the implementation of the organisation’s internal and external communications strategies.

Company Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Location 26-27 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2, D02 P266
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Senior Executive Officer - Communications
Department Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Division
Contract Type Permanent Contract
How To Apply

Applications should be made by sending a current CV together with a cover letter outlining suitability for the post by email to Eamonn Collins, HR  Turn on Javascript!no later than:

15:00 on Friday 3rd May 2019.  Alternatively, applications can be sent by post to Eamonn Collins, QQI, 26-27 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2.

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

More information about this role can be found here.

The Communications team is part of a wider Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Division, with particular responsibility for enhancing the public profile and reputation of QQI and supporting individual directorates and business units in the areas of content creation, digital media, advertising, public relations, marketing, event management and stakeholder communications.

Key Responsibilities

Content Creation

  • Responsible for generating a wide range of content (written, graphic and video) across all QQI digital platforms – QQI website, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Podbean, staff intranet etc
  • Development and delivery of QQI content schedule. 
  • Responsible for coordinating, writing and editing a range of QQI communications including staff updates, newsletters and external publications.
  • Writing copy for publications in collaboration with content owners, stakeholder websites, reports, promotional materials and speaking notes.

Consultancy/ Expertise

  • Providing communications advice and support to colleagues and other stakeholders, including development of key messages, digital materials, printed materials, internal communications and event management.


  • Assisting with organisation, delivery and evaluation of QQI events.

Media relations

  • Assisting with press releases and news items for the corporate website.
  • Maintaining media distribution lists and creating media coverage reports.

Measurement & Evaluation

  • Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of internal and external communications through Feedback using, staff and stakeholder surveys and other types of qualitative research with stakeholder groups.
  • Use of social media analytical tools to establish metrics and set goals


  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the Communications Manager.

Essential Criteria  

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in communications or related area
  • Curiosity and passion for communications
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven experience of building and managing relationships with internal and external audiences
  • Experience creating content across a range of digital and traditional media platforms
  • Ability to think creatively in developing communication techniques
  • Extensive experience with social media, particularly Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Experience of developing online communities with relevant stakeholders
  • Attention to detail, with a high level of accuracy
  • Experience of web content management systems
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills (including MS Office suite, social media tools and applications.

Desirable Criteria

  • Digital Marketing
  • NFQ 8 award in Communications/Public Relations/Marketing/Journalism or similar
  • Fluent Irish is desirable but not essential
  • Membership of Public Relations Institute of Ireland/Marketing Institute of Ireland
  • Awareness of the further and/or higher education and training sector an advantage


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