Director of Trinity Communications - Trinity College Dublin

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Company Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Location Dublin
Apply by 12 May 2023
Position / Title Director of Trinity Communications
Reporting to The Provost
Contract Type Full Time Permanent
How To Apply

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The Director of Trinity Communications is responsible for enhancing how Trinity College Dublin communicates effectively with its own College community and externally at a local, national and international level.

The Director leads the Trinity Communications team and has responsibility for its strategic, creative, and operational output, as well as the development and coordination of a College-wide strategic communications plan.

The Director will engage proactively with multiple audiences/stakeholders including staff, students, the research community, alumni, media, government departments and agencies, philanthropic partners, European and other international institutions.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Director is part of Trinity’s Senior Leadership Team.

This Senior Leadership role is a member of Trinity’s Executive Officers Group and is critical to the achievement of Trinity College Dublin’s strategic plans.

As Director of Trinity Communications, you will:

Own the delivery of Trinity’s Communications Strategic Plan and ensure alignment across multiple areas within Trinity’s complex organisational structure, as well as ownership of communications-relevant deliverables in the College’s overall Strategic Plan

  • Be responsible for ensuring internal communications is highly systematic, effective, and impactful
  • Maximise Trinity’s online and social media channels as effective and creative communication platforms
  • Articulate the College’s vision and viewpoints through the media and in various fora
  • Manage strategies, policies and governance overseeing the coordination of all communications

To be successful in this role you will need:

A third-level qualification and/or a minimum of 10 years of professional experience at a senior level in communications/public affairs/reputation management media

  • Extensive experience in engaging with media outlets, with experience of being the spokesperson for an organisation
  • Proven experience in the delivery of a diverse range of public affairs and communications
  • Strong management experience with demonstrated skills in organising and motivating a team


This appointment will be made on the Senior Administrative 1 Salary Scale (€132,301 - €167,243) at a point in line with current Government pay policy.

How to apply:

Applicants are expected to submit (i) a Curriculum Vitae and (ii) a cover letter (no more than two pages) which details how their experience aligns to the role profile.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date specified through eRecruitment. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete the application process. Any Applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Informal and confidential enquiries should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Human Resources, Eimear Reilly at Loading...

At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including applicants with disabilities, those who may have had non-traditional career paths, and those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities. We also welcome international applicants including those who have been displaced due to war.

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment.

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