|Location||Foróige, Block 12D, Joyce Way, Park West, Dublin 12|
|Apply by||23 September 2019|
|Position / Title||Digital Communications Officer – Big Brother Big Sister|
|Department||Marketing and Communications Department|
|Reporting to||Head of Marketing, Communications and External Relations|
|Contract Type||Fixed term – 12 months|
|How To Apply||
Foróige is an independent, non-profit national voluntary youth organisation engaged in out-of-school youth development and education. The organisation aims to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and the development of society. Foróige employs over 400 staff and involves thousands of volunteers in the creation and delivery of high quality services to young people through the operation of over 600 Foróige Clubs, the Big Brother Big Sister Programme and over 140 General Youth Services and Special Projects. These community-based and community-supported initiatives are run throughout the country, in rural and urban environments, and generally in partnership with various voluntary and statutory agencies. The organisation is a registered charity and is supported by a combination of statutory, philanthropic and corporate funding. Foróige is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of Equality of Opportunity in its employment practices.
Foróige employs over 20 BBBS staff across the country who provide a range of educational and developmental services to young people and volunteer mentors both in a community based and a school based BBBS programme. These services include, identification and recruitment of targeted young people as mentees in community based matches and the training and support of young people as mentors and mentees in the school based programme; recruitment and screening of adult volunteers as mentors; youth mentoring and child safeguarding and protection training, programme development, organisational development, consultancy, advice and information and the ongoing support of mentors, mentees and parents/guardians involved in community based matches.
This role is part of the Foróige Marketing and Communications Team and will also be strongly aligned to the Big Brother Big Sister Team. In Foróige, Marketing and Communications is focused on optimising awareness of and engagement with Foróige amongst a wide range of target audiences including young people, volunteers, communities, policy makers and funders.
In Foróige, Marketing and Communications is responsible for:
Currently the Marketing and Communications Team is made up of the Head of Marketing and Communications, a Marketing and Communications Officer and a Digital Communications Officer. We have a vacancy for a further Digital Communications Officer to support the growth and development of the organisation’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme.
The duties of the Digital Communications Officer for the Big Brother Big Sister Programme shall be notified by the Organisation’s National Executive and/or its Chief Executive or nominee. These duties will include, but are not limited to:
Professional Qualifications and Experience (E) = Essential, (D) = Desirable
The successful candidate will be required to complete a medical questionnaire pre-employment medical examination.
As our work involves contact with young people, candidates under consideration for employment in Foróige will be subject to Garda vetting.
The successful candidate will undergo 2 reference checks before commencing employment with Foróige.
It must be understood that if the funding for the post is discontinued the post holder’s contract may be terminated.
Hours of work:
The Digital Communications Officer will be expected to work a minimum of 35 hours per week. The position will require flexibility in relation to working hours. It is expected that there will be some evening and some weekend work.
This will be discussed with the successful candidate upon appointment.
The Digital Communications Officer will be entitled to 29 days annual leave pro rata plus public holidays. The needs of the role must be considered when applying to take this leave.
This post will involve domestic travel within Ireland and occasional meetings. It is also possible that that there may be some international travel. Travel and expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate Foróige rates.
The post will be based in Foróige, Block 12D, Joyce Way, Park West, Dublin 12, D12 Y0A6.
The deadline for submitting applications is 12 noon on Monday 23rd September. Late applications will not be accepted.
Foróige is committed to a policy of Equality of Opportunity in its employment practices.