Head of Communications – Not for Profit / Charity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Communications to lead communications, campaigns & marketing activities for a high profile representative organisation & service provider in the charity / not for profit sector. With over 2000 staff and an experienced senior leadership team, the work they do benefits a huge cross-section of society.

Why become our next Head of Communications:

  • Use your PR and Communications skills to make an impact in the not-for-profit sector
  • Work with a dynamic team, keen to develop the organisation for the future
  • Report to director level with a dotted line to the CEO
  • Manage a team of 4
  • Though the organisation is well regarded, there is a significant opportunity to further develop their Communications function and capability
  • Salary and package including a good salary, pension, 25 days holidays and a flexible, hybrid approach & work from home options

The role of Head of Communications

The successful candidate will lead a team of 4 consisting across Digital & Social, Design & PR. The role reports to the Commercial Director with a dotted line to the CEO. The Head of Communication will be responsible for increasing the organisation’s public profile, raising awareness of the impact of our work, for the development and implementation of digital strategy and for managing the day-to-day media and PR activities. This busy, varied and exciting role, presents the successful candidate with an opportunity to make a real impact on the success of the organisation in the coming years.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To lead communications department to achieve the strategic objectives as set out in the overall Strategic Plan.
  • To lead the implementation of the Communications strategy, applying expertise in Communications, Public Relations, Social Media and Digital Strategies.
  • To build and manage strong and effective media relations to help achieve profile and awareness objectives
  • To build sustainable and effective internal stakeholder relationships, especially with regional coordinators and services and devise innovative ways to tell the stories of our staff, volunteers and members to the public
  • To liaise and work closely with HR to enhance internal communications
  • To act as Brand guardian and ensure all external communications materials are on brand and of the highest quality
  • To re-develop, refine and implement the communications strategy, especially with regard to digital presence
  • To manage the day to day media and PR opportunities which arise from fundraising, commercial & retail and service opportunities
  • To assist the Advocacy Team to maximise effectiveness of advocacy/public affairs campaigns
  • To manage, encourage and help develop direct reports in design and social media.
  • To plan, manage and report on a communications budget which will deliver on the communications department objectives
  • To manage and implement specific communications projects as required by the Commercial Director /CEO.

Your experience:

  • At least seven years+ Communications experience ideally on the client side
  • Degree in journalism, media and communications or PR essential
  • Proven ability to build excellent media relationships
  • Experience of digital development and social media, analytics, tools and trends
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector is an advantage but not essential
  • Track record of project management and design management an advantage
  • Experience managing a team and developing internal relationships
  • Excellence in prioritisation and multiple project management

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent communicator that can encourage and build strong relationships with colleagues in a fast moving environment
  • Demonstrated track record of hard work and results
  • Proven track record of achieving outstanding results in media and PR
  • Good understanding of the Irish charity sector
  • Strong influencing and people skills
  • Energetic self-starter with the ability to prioritise multiple requests
  • Results driven with a passion for going above and beyond
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills

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Andrew Bloom

Contact me directly for a confidential discussion on 016753955, 0866839311 or apply via the link. All enquiries and applications will be treated in confidence.