Drinkaware: Digital Media & Communications Officer.Expiry date 2nd Aug 22


Drinkaware is seeking to hire an experienced and ambitious Digital Media & Communications Officer who will support and add value to the day-to-day delivery of the charity’s core programmes, by ensuring their efficiency and efficacy. They will report directly into the Director of Communications and will also liaise closely with both the Education & Research workstreams. The successful candidate will be part of a team supporting the creation of an effective multi-disciplinary communications programme, that is core to the organisation’s day-to-day work and overall strategic efficacy and impact. The ideal candidate will have a passion for public health, be a driven, energetic and creative individual with excellent writing skills and the ability to convey complex messages to a wide variety of audiences. The position will be in a support capacity and will have a key role to play in the delivery of Drinkaware’s strategic plan 2022-2024. Drinkaware is an equal opportunities employer. The Digital Media & Communications Officer will be responsible for a range of activities and supports within Drinkaware: Role & Responsibilities:

  • Leverage Drinkaware’s digital capability to support in the creation of creative campaigns that use digital to empower the public to develop healthy attitudes and behaviours regarding alcohol

  • Work cross-functionally to develop best practices and promote communications consistency

  • Provide communications support for Drinkaware events including webinars and live broadcasts

  • Co-ordinating & assisting with external suppliers’ agreements and relationships

  • Monitor & produce regular relevant progress reports to management

  • Administrative support

  • Support for other teams when required.

This role encompasses a wide variety of communications work, some of the key focus areas include: Digital media:

  • Co-ordination with external agencies

  • Content creation & dissemination

  • Regular website updates

  • Co-ordination of Drinkaware’s social media channels

  • Newsletters, creative responsibility, creation & dissemination

  • Monitoring, reporting, evaluation and strategic review of content

Traditional media:

  • Engagement with media

  • Pro-active, engaging press releases on topical issues of relevance to the strategic goals of the charity

  • Monitoring of media landscape

The above listed are not exhaustive and you may be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post. This is a hands-on role and involves interactions with staff at all levels. Skills & Requirements -Essential Only applicants who can demonstrate this experience will be considered for the role

  • Two years’ experience in a communications or related role

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to gather complex concepts and translate them into engaging content

  • Strong writing and editorial skills, with great accuracy and attention to detail

  • Knowledge of the social media landscape, content creation and best practice

  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, WordPress/ comparable CMS system

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels and enthuse others about the work of Drinkaware

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Desirable Experience in the following applications: Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey, Eventbrite, Salesforce. Person Specification

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines, excellent organisational skills with the ability to apply them whilst under pressure and the ability to use own initiative and work independently or under limited supervision

  • Strong work ethic with a team player attitude

  • Energetic and ambitious

  • Process driven

  • Strong interest in public health.

Location: 13 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2, with a hybrid working model. Terms: This is a full-time position 35 hours per week. A two-year fixed term contract with a six-month probationary period will be offered to the successful applicant. The post may involve travel within Ireland & on occasion, requires working unsocial hours (evenings and occasional weekends for events and conferences). A generous package includes a salary of €30-35k dependent on experience, 25 days annual leave, Bike to Work scheme, sick pay benefits and matching PRSA pension contribution (post-probation) Application: A letter of application along with a full CV and the names of two referees should be sent to admin@drinkaware.ie. Closing date: 2nd August 2022.

General Info Date Entered/Updated 21st Jul, 2022 Region Dublin 2 / Hybrid Expiry Date 2nd Aug, 2022