Communications Officer

Job Ref: Sustainable Water Network (SWAN)
Type: 12 month, part-time (4 days per week) contract
Location: SWAN are currently working from home and once government restrictions are lifted they will adopt a blended approach with some days in the office and also flexibility to continue working from home a few days per week
Salary: €35,000 - €37,500 pro rata for 4 days (i.e. between €28,000 and €30,000
Closing Date: No Longer Accepting Applications

Full Description

Salary: €35,000 - €37,500 pro rata for 4 days (i.e. between €28,000 and €30,000)

Location: SWAN are currently working from home and once government restrictions are lifted they will adopt a blended approach with some days in the office and also flexibility to continue working from home a few days per week.

BACKGROUND:

The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) is an umbrella network of twenty five of Ireland’s leading environmental non-governmental organisations (eNGOs) working together to protect Ireland’s waters by participating in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and other water-related legislation. SWAN has both national and local members, representing a vast range of specialist and local knowledge and expertise in all areas of Ireland’s aquatic environment.

They are now seeking an experienced and passionate Communications Officer to join their team. This role is offered on a 12 month, part-time (4 days per week) contract.

THE ROLE:

Reporting to the Coordinator, the Communications Officer will support SWAN’s advocacy goals by working closely with the Policy Officer and Coordinator to ensure SWAN are communicating their message effectively to a broad range of stakeholders and audiences including politicians, members and the general public. The Communications Officer will promote SWAN’s aims and objectives using a wide range of communication tools and approaches, including the SWAN website, media relations, and via social media and digital marketing.

The ideal candidate will have 3 - 5 years’ experience in a communications role, exceptional writing skills, and a background in running successful campaigns. You will have experience distilling complex policy documents and submissions into easily digestible, engaging content for a range of purposes. It is essential that you are a good, open communicator and team player - whilst your primary responsibility is communications, as part of a small team, you must be prepared to get involved in different aspects of the organisation as needed.

Experience working in the not-for-profit sector would be highly advantageous and ideally applicants will have a background in environmental issues, advocacy or sustainable development and an appreciation of and familiarity with the value of, and threats to, the water environment in Ireland and also of the work of the Irish environmental NGO sector. If you’re an energetic, positive communications or advocacy professional with the ability to develop impactful messages in order to capture the attention of a variety of stakeholders and a keen interest in current affairs and the political landscape in Ireland, we’d love to hear from you!

APPLICATION DETAILS:

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 Officer is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Closing Date: 5pm on Wednesday, 9th June 2021