Communications and Events Officer

Job Ref: AHEAD
Type: Permanent position subject to continued funding
Location: Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Currently all AHEAD staff are working remotely due to Covid-19 and the successful candidate will also be working remotely until further notice.
Salary: Available on Request
Closing Date: No Longer Accepting Applications

Full Description


AHEAD is an independent non-profit organisation working to create inclusive environments in education and employment for people with disabilities. The main focus of its work is further education and training, higher education and graduate employment.

AHEAD provides information to students and graduates with disabilities, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents on disability issues in education. It undertakes national research relating to the inclusion of students with disabilities, contributes to national policy forums and provide professional development opportunities to develop the capacity of staff in FET and higher education to be more inclusive.

AHEAD is now recruiting a Communications and Events Officer to join its team.


The Communications and Events Officer will oversee and deliver the communications function in AHEAD across the Employment and Education teams and will be responsible for developing and delivering a communications strategy to include social media, email communication, press and public relations.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in the administration and organisation of AHEAD Education Team events and will support, where required, the running of events by the Employment Team. Additionally, they will manage and grow the membership of AHEAD, evaluating member satisfaction and working with the team to ensure membership benefits are attractive and applied consistently across AHEAD’s offerings.

This role would suit somebody with proven experience managing large scale events such as conferences and designing and delivering clear and easy to read/understand content including email marketing, social media posts, newsletters and press releases.

The successful candidate will be adaptable and comfortable working on their own initiative, however, a strong ‘team player’ ethic and a willingness to support colleagues during busy periods are required.

If you’re a proactive communications professional with experience using and working across a variety of communication tools such as digital media, marketing, PR and events and an interest in AHEAD’s mission, we’d love to hear from you!


Please email [email protected] for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use the job title and name of the organisation you’re interested in as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of Communications and Events Officer is being managed exclusively on behalf of AHEAD by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

AHEAD is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from people from diverse backgrounds are welcome and AHEAD will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities where appropriate, as identified through its needs assessment process.

Closing Date: 12pm on Thursday, 4th February 2021