Overview

This role offers an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a leading national charity and contribute positively to growing the charity’s brand. The role offers great variety and a broad exposure to a diverse range of campaigns and audiences. Through good organisation, ideas and delivery, you will play a vital role in generating awareness of key messages to benefit the health of the nation. The communications team is an integral part of the Foundation and we’re looking for a candidate who shares an interest in our goals, has a passion for delivering good content with a user focus and thrives on finding the best communications solutions.

MAIN DUTIES:

  • Support the Communications Manager to ensure successful outcomes for campaign delivery and to drive the Foundation’s brand both internally and externally.
  • Working collaboratively with all IHF teams to deliver the best communications solutions to meet campaign objectives and deliver measurable impact. 
  • Responsible for the delivery of IHF public relations activity to secure media coverage, handle media liaison and develop media relationships both nationally and regionally
  • Take ownership of writing and distributing press releases for the Foundation
  • Event management support and delivery including photocalls, media briefings, sourcing props and venues
  • Agency liaison as it occurs
  • Relationship management support with key ambassadors, case studies and with key spokespersons both medical and lay
  • Marketing materials creation including proofing, branding, editing, printing
  • Content creation and idea generation to support new and existing campaigns
  • Contact management on database and mailing list preparation
  • General administration (purchase orders, powerpoint preparation, media evaluation reports)
  • Attend IHF team meetings and undertake appropriate staff development and training opportunities as agreed with the line manager.
  • Represent communications team at meetings as required and feedback to line manager
  • Digital content support as required
  • The successful candidate is expected to be flexible in this role and carry out other duties that may be assigned to him/her from time to time.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Required:

  • A relevant third level qualification
  • 2 years PR and communications experience
  • Excellent copywriting and communication skills, strong English grammar
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Excellent proofing skills, attention to detail is important
  • Good numeracy
  • Ability to work as a team as well as autonomously.
  • Ability to work across multiple campaigns
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office – excel, word, power point
  • Good understanding of social media and other digital channels

Desirable:

  • An understanding of a relational database is advantageous
  • Technically proficient with the ability to learn new skills quickly

The Irish Heart Foundation has a no smoking policy. Employees are not permitted to smoke whilst undertaking any duties on behalf of the Foundation.