• Charity No. 19928 Phone No. +353 1 891 6150

  • COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

    The Irish Men’s Sheds Association wishes to recruit the following role
    COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

    POSITION SUMMARY
    This is a fixed term (present – 3rd June 2025) 20 hours per week post, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for supporting and implementing the Communications Strategy for IMSA in order to meet funder and company requirements. The role will also be providing day to day support to sheds requesting support from IMSA.

     PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Monitoring impact, reach and value of social media content
    • Increasing the reach and impact of IMSA
    • Monitoring social feeds of sheds and partner organisations
    • Liaising with staff and sheds to compile and distribute fortnightly newsletter to sheds
    • Monitoring media for shed news and maintaining relationships with local and national media where possible
    • Developing PR plans and pitches of interest to national and international media outlets
    • Provide support to sheds in developing their individual social media presence and improving their reach
    • Assist with planning and promotion of communications events
    • Develop and manage media contact list and develop relationships with key media contacts
    • Prepare and disseminate press releases in conjunction with IMSA events
    • Daily posts on social media promoting and publicising men’s sheds, IMSA and relevant events, news and partnerships
    • Trawling social and local media to help build a picture of sheds’ activities nationwide
    • Updating IMSA websites (menssheds.ie and www.malehealth.ie)
    • Updating sheds with one-time emails regarding important news and events

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    The candidate should possess the following skills and attributes:

    • A relevant third level degree. communications or equivalent experience
    • Experience of working in a voluntary or community work setting
    • Experience of updating and maintaining website content and social media platforms
    • A willingness to immerse yourself in and develop expertise on the men’s sheds movement
    • Experience of managing social media platforms and increasing reach and engagement
    • Proven ability to work as part of a team and work effectively with management
    • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • Strong IT skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and in stressful environments
    • Ability to work flexibly and with others

    Location: Position based in IMSA Headquarters in Tullamore and is a hybrid role.

    Reporting to: CEO IMSA

    Salary: Competitive Salary depending on experience

    Special Conditions

    This contract is subject to completion of 6 months probationary period and annual reviews.

    This position is funded by Department of Rural and Community Development through the Scheme to Support National Organisations 2022-2025

    Please reply with CV to deirdre@menssheds.ie

     

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