PR/Comms Consultant - Breast Cancer Ireland

Breast Cancer Ireland is a registered, triple locked charity established in 2012 to raise funding to support pioneering research and to provide education and awareness programmes on the importance of good breast health for women of all ages nationally.

Our vision is to be the thought leaders of breast cancer research in Ireland and through our ongoing research discovery to transform breast from often being a fatal disease into a treatable illness that can be maintained long term.

Speed of research discovery and ongoing support for education and awareness are key drivers towards achieving our vision.  Breast Cancer Irelands focus is two fold; to raise our profile in the media and across all channels in a positive and contributory light and in turn to raise significant funding to support both our research and awareness efforts nationally.

Company Breast Cancer Ireland
Location Breast Cancer Ireland, Candidate can also work remotely
Apply by 27 November 2020
Position / Title PR/Communications Consultant
Contract Type Full- or Part-Time, 12 Month Contract
How To Apply

To apply for this role please email our Chief Executive Officer, Aisling Hurley at Loading... with your CV and supporting statement, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to our organisation and detailing your current salary.

For more information about Breast Cancer Ireland and our work, please visit our website www.breastcancerireland.com

Outline

We are looking to recruit a PR Consultant to look after all PR activities on behalf of Breast Cancer Ireland for an initial 12 month contract commencing Jan 2021.

We are looking for a focussed and intelligent individual who excels in a fast-paced, diverse PR environment and welcomes the opportunity to make a difference as part of a rapidly-growing and influential charity.

This includes embracing a variety of communication assets, from statistics to managing personalities and ambassadors, all the time striving to maximise the impact of the organisation through all media channels. We value commitment and demonstrable work ethic, in addition to natural and intuitive PR abilities and strong creative ideas.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for handling all aspects of planned publicity campaigns and PR activities and initiatives. Major inroads have been established over the past 5-6 years and now the time has come to hand over the mantle to a successor, while maintaining and building new relationships.  

The key role will be to handle

  • Strategic Management in relation to developing policies in the best interest of the charity and its stakeholders
  • Reputational Management
  • Risk, Issue & Crisis Management

Other tasks to include:

  • Maximising print, online and broadcast coverage to support fundraising efforts and help raise awareness on the importance of supporting breast cancer research and the promotion of good breast health amongst women of all ages nationally.
  • Planning publicity strategies and campaigns
  • Writing and producing presentations and press releases and compelling patient case study stories
  • Dealing with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organisations
  • Organising and attending promotional events such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits
  • Liaising with key clinicians and scientists in an attempt to understand the projects they are involved in and delivering this in an understandable manner to the management team and for use in preparing updates to the relevant media
  • Providing clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current PR campaigns progress
  • Analysing media coverage
  • Identifying suitable award categories for excellence in PR, marketing and event management on behalf of the charity and compiling compelling case entry for same
  • Commissioning or undertaking relevant market research
  • Reviewing website and other channels on an ongoing basis to ensure messaging is up to date and relevant for all stakeholders
  • Liaising with digital team in relation to planned pr activity, and share outcomes
  • Liaising with clients and journalistic staff about newsworthy stories, budgets, timescales and objectives and keeping them appraised of all BCI ongoing activities and initiatives

Key attributes of the individual would include

  1. Proven track record
  2. Honesty & integrity
  3. Excellent writing skills
  4. Good Communication skills
  5. Attention to detail
  6. Good media relations
  7. Good work ethic
  8. Ability to collect and collate relevant information
  9. Good relationship building skills
  10. Good social networking understanding and skills across all channels

Terms

This role can be in a full or part time capacity and as an independent consultant to BCI.  If part time the role will require a minimum commitment of 2.5 days per week.

The candidate can work remotely and will be provided with the necessary tools to do so. 

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 27th November but early applications are encouraged and interviews will commence before the closing date if and when suitable candidates are identified.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please email our Chief Executive Officer, Aisling Hurley at Loading... with your CV and supporting statement, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to our organisation and detailing your current salary.

For more information about Breast Cancer Ireland and our work, please visit our website www.breastcancerireland.com


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