Head of Communications and Marketing

The ISPCC is seeking a Head of Communications and Marketing to lead on all communications and marketing for the national child protection charity. This is a dynamic and exciting role, which will provide the post-holder with the opportunity to develop cutting-edge communications campaigns and work with committed and enthusiastic people to effect real change impacting on the lives of children in Ireland.

Company ISPCC
Location Dublin
Apply by 26 October 2018
Position / Title Head of Communications and Marketing
Reporting to CEO
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter outlining how they meet the job description and person spec. by email to Turn on Javascript!. The closing date for applications is October 26th. Interviews will be held for the position on the week of October 29th 2018.

Based in Dublin and reporting directly to the CEO, you will be an important member of the senior management team as we roll out the next generation of supports for Children. This role is critical to helping shape and deliver the ISPCC's mission: to make the safeguarding of children everyone's priority. The role will develop and deliver an effective marketing and communications strategy to amplify the ISPCC’s messages to a wide range of audiences.

 Key duties:

In conjunction with the CEO, evolve the ISPCC’s communications and marketing strategy that aligns brand, services, policy and fundraising communications across the charity.

  • Develop and deliver far-reaching, cost-effective campaigns and interventions that resonate with the organisation’s wide range of audiences.
  • Develop an integrated digital communications strategy for the ISPCC, using its new digital platforms and existing social channels along with further innovation to deliver a comprehensive digital support offering, to children and young people and to parents and professionals.
  • In conjunction with the policy team, deliver targeted interventions and campaigns to impact on national policy direction, in line with the ISPCC’s mission.
  • Working closely with the Director of Fundraising, support, through creative and engaging communications campaigns, the ISPCC’s ambitious fundraising strategy.
  • Lead a small and effective team responsible for delivery.
  • Lead effective internal communications within the ISPCC, and in particular across staff and volunteer teams throughout the country.
  • As a member of the ISPCC Senior Management (Executive Team) contribute to the development and delivery of corporate strategy for the organisation. In addition, you will play a support role in helping evolve the ISPCC’s public policy, research, advocacy and campaigning strategy that fully aligns with our overarching communications strategy.

 Personal Specification:

  • Highly creative, energetic.
  • In-depth understanding of branding, awareness-building and campaign integration.
  • An exceptional communicator, with proven ability of delivering impactful messages using traditional and digital media.
  • Experience at a senior level in one or more of the following fields: communications, public relations, marketing, public affairs or public policy analysis.
  • Proven experience of leading teams either in the private sector or not-for-profit arena.
  • Experience in managing departmental budgets and commissioning services.

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