Assistant National Director Strategic Communications - HSE

The purpose of the post is to lead on the development and implementation of communications strategies, including an overall communications strategy, and a strategy currently being developed to enhance trust and confidence in the HSE. The AND Strategic Communications will lead the current team of client directors, who provide communications  support to a range of functions across the HSE, and ensure their work supports strategic HSE objectives and the delivery of the HSE Corporate Plan 2021-2024

Company Health Service Executive
Location 10/11 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Apply by 31 October 2021
Position / Title Assistant National Director Strategic Communications
Department Communications Division
Reporting to National Director Communications
Contract Type Permanent
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JOB ROLE:  Assistant National Director Strategic Communications


  • Substantial experience across the major communications disciplines and of leading the development and implementation of communications strategies;
  • Experience of working at a senior level in a complex environment, overseeing the development and delivery of communications programmes in line with corporate priorities;
  • Experience of leading a team of communications professionals;
  • Proven experience of leading, influencing and delivering change within a complex organisation;
  • The ability to think strategically and recognise broad implications of public relations and media-related issues as they relate to the HSE, health services, the Government and other stakeholders;
  • Excellent understanding of the Irish media and political landscape
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to network, build relationships, engage with, and influence stakeholders at all levels of seniority;
  • Strong analytical, policy and organisational skills. Proven ability to deal with multiple demands and competing priorities to tight deadlines;
  • The ability to absorb new information quickly, understand complex concepts and relationships, focus on important information, making timely and sound decisions


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