Grade V (Staff Officer) - Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board

The Grade V Staff Officer with duties in Communications and Public Relations (including marketing) must have the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in completing their work.  They must have proven communication, administrative and organisational skills.  The administrative structure ranges from the entry grade of Clerical Officer, through to Assistant Staff Officer, Staff Officer, Senior Staff Officer and Administrative Officer.

Company Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board
Location Wexford Head Office
Apply by 28 January 2022
Position / Title Grade V (Staff Officer) - with duties in Communications and Public Relations
Department Corporate Services Department
Reporting to Chief Executive or Nominee
Contract Type Specific Purpose Contract covering a maternity leave
How To Apply On our vacancies page www.waterfordwexford.etb.ie/vacancies

JOB ROLE:

The applicant must have the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in completing their work.  They must have proven communication, administrative and organisational skills.  The administrative structure ranges from the entry grade of Clerical Officer, through to Assistant Staff Officer, Staff Officer, Senior Staff Officer and Administrative Officer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role.  Competencies will be informed by best practice Public Appointment Service competency frameworks for the Irish Public Service
  • Be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard
  • Minimum NFQ Level 8 Qualification in Marketing/Communication/Journalism or similar
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience leading a team that has delivered projects/campaigns, ideally involving media relations, corporate communications, public relations, public information materials, digital content and marketing
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver results through engagement with multiple stakeholders and competing demands as relevant to this role
  • Excellent writing ability and experience in the production of professional reports and content and documents for online and offline publication
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills
  • Experience in the development and publication of web content
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media and Digital Media experience including hosting platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, LinkedIn, Podbean, Youtube
  • Drive and Commitment to public service values.

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

  • Strategic Digital Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Good working knowledge of the education and training environment of WWETB

Selection, from shortlisted candidates, shall be by means of a competition based on an interview conducted by WWETB.  The interview will be competency based and marks will be awarded under the following skill sets identified for the position of Staff Officer.

  • People Management
  • Analysis and Decision Making
  • Delivery of Results
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self Development
  • Drive and Commitment to Public Service Values

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