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Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Limerick/Clare/Galway/Roscommon/Cork or Waterford
Salary: Grade VI (Clerical) - €48,541 - €59,321 (pro rata equivalent)
Start Date: asap
Duration: Fixed Term Part Time Specifically, a 3 year contract for 0.6 of a grade VI post
REF: 11081
Contact Name: Aileen Fitzgerald
Contact Email: aileen.fitzgerald@icegroup.ie

Job Description

Part-time role -Fixed Term 3-year contract

Office base will be confirmed at later date, which could be Limerick, Clare, Galway, Roscommon, Cork, Waterford areas


To coordinate the HR communications of the organisation with a particular focus on social and local media.


  1. Content
    • Encourage & coordinate the collection of suitable content that reflects and aligns with the organisation's ethos across all regions of the organisation.
    • Develop and communicate guidance for content development.
    • Create content both written and visual (photo/videos).
    • Ensure the appropriate consent is received from participants for the sharing of content.
  2. External Communication (using and re-using content developed above)
    • Develop social media calendar and place suitable content across a wide variety of social media sites to support recruitment.
    • Put measures in place to monitor and moderate social media comments.
    • Liaise with and engage with local media in order to place suitable content in local media within organisation regions to support recruitment.
    • Liaise with and engage with ‘niche’ media in order to place suitable content to support recruitment.
    • Liaise with and engage with national “soft” media e.g. “Nationwide” in order to place suitable content to support recruitment.
  3. Internal Communications. (using and re-using content developed above)
    • Prepare (gather content and edit) and disseminate an e-zine to all staff 8 timers per year.
    • Prepare (gather content and editorial) and disseminate a manager’s e-zine to managers 3-4 times per year.
    • Create and support communities of practice to share learning and innovation across regions e.g. supported employment COP, Home sharing COP, etc.
  4. Misc.
    • Develop detailed analysis of the impact of the above measures on both recruitment and internal communications.
    • Use data to support the development of communication plans and internal HR communications projects.


The appointee must have:

  • Minimum Level 8 qualification in one of the following; Journalism, Multi-Media/Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related fields.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with colleagues across diverse functions and locations.
  • Excellent content development skills demonstrating proven experience in crafting communications both written, visual and audiovisual.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and associated technology.
  • Ability to understand and internalise the organisation ethos and values
  • Willingness to assume significant responsibility, ownership and accountability.
  • IT Literate with excellent working knowledge of MS Office to include advanced level skills in MS Teams, Outlook (including scheduling functionality), Word and PowerPoint and at least intermediate level skills in Excel.
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Written and spoken communication skills that allow you to inform and advise others clearly.
  • Strong numerical, analytical and attention to detail skills.
  • Interpersonal skills that enable you to work with people at all levels.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and be self-motivated.
  • Full Clean Drivers Licence.