Communications Officer - Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)

The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is recruiting a Communications Officer to work with our Communications Team to increase awareness and understanding of the local government sector and manage and coordinate campaigns on behalf of the sector, including Libraries Ireland
Company Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)
Location Dublin
Apply by 7 February 2022
Position / Title Communications Officer
Department Local Government Strategy, Research and Communications
Reporting to Head of Media and Communications
Direct Reports 0
Contract Type Permanent
How To Apply

Via application form available at https://www.lgma.ie/en/about-us/work-with-us/

Applications must be received by Monday 7th February 2022 @ 5pm

The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is recruiting a Communications Officer to work with our Communications Team to increase awareness and understanding of the local government sector and manage and coordinate campaigns on behalf of the sector, including Libraries Ireland.

The Communications Officer role with the LGMA is a unique opportunity to work on a wide variety of integrated campaigns and to work across a range of very interesting areas and projects, from award-winning campaigns like ‘Ireland Reads’ to communicating on subjects and policy areas such as climate action, housing or planning.

Alongside public and information campaigns, you will be involved in areas such as stakeholder engagement, public affairs and issues management, and the role will involve liaison with multiple stakeholders within local government and across a range of government departments and other organisations.

In this position, you will have the opportunity drive ideas and take responsibility for campaigns and projects. We are seeking ambitious and committed applicants who are enthusiastic about the difference they can make.

JOB ROLE: Communications Officer - Grade 5

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing and implementing integrated communications campaigns to promote the local government sector and libraries, including in collaboration with external agencies
  • Supporting internal teams on communications projects and campaigns
  • Media relations including providing a high-quality press and information service, responding to queries and identifying media opportunities 
  • Drafting press releases, statements, speeches, briefings and other communications materials
  • Developing compelling content for use across a range of channels
  • Brand management
  • Event management including organising conferences, webinars, launches, photocalls, etc.
  • Managing and updating social media, websites and other digital communications in collaboration with colleagues
  • Supporting on internal communications and corporate communications
  • Developing publications and marketing communications
  • Building and maintaining positive stakeholder relationships and representing the LGMA and local government sector externally, as required
  • Supporting and advising local authorities, the County and City Management Association and colleagues across LGMA divisions in relation to communication and media
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of communications strategies and plans
  • Supporting a local government Communications Working Group
  • Media monitoring, digital analytics and campaign evaluation
  • Involvement in procurement, contract management and budgeting
  • Managing suppliers including PR, creative, advertising, graphic design, photography and videography agencies
  • Building positive relationships across the LGMA, enabling collaboration and information flow
  • Supporting the development of policies, protocols, templates and other documentation for the communications function
  • Other duties as required.

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Experience:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in communications, media or marketing.

Skills:

  • As well as communications skills, competencies required for the role are: Understanding Purpose and Change, Delivering Results, Performance through People and Personal Effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • A primary/bachelors degree or masters degree in one of the following: marketing, communications, media, journalism or other demonstrably relevant area.

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