Communications Officer

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Description

Are you energised by the thought of working in an organisation that supports people and communities to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice? Do you love the idea of working in a global organisation with an inclusive and collaborative culture? Then Trocaire wants to hear from you! Read on for more details about this exciting opportunity.

The Opportunity

Are you a dynamic storyteller with strong media networks and a passion for global justice? Trócaire is seeking a dedicated Communications Officer to join our team. This role will proactively identify opportunities to develop Trócaire’s public profile on key issues, leading the organisation’s media engagement response to external events and political processes. Writing press releases, opinion articles, magazine features and other written materials to support Trócaire’s campaigns to engage diverse audiences. Collaborating not only with our Communications Team but also with colleagues across our organisation and international offices, this role will also develop and maintain strong links with a wide range of journalists across all media platforms.

About Trócaire

Trócaire is an International NGO. We work with local partners in the world’s most at-risk communities and with people in Ireland to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and injustice and respond to the crises they create. Together we bring about positive and lasting change for a just world.

Trócaire works in up to 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We work towards five goals:

• Promote Access to Justice;

• Achieve Climate & Environmental Justice;

• Ensure Women & Girls’ Protection, Voice & Influence;

• Save Lives and Protect Human Dignity and

• Mobilise the Public on the island of Ireland to achieve Global Justice.

Do you want to know more about Trocaire, the organisation? Find out more at www.trocaire.org

Benefits

What we can offer you:

Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits including pension scheme and life assurance. We have an excellent range of work life balance friendly policies including Hybrid working.

Safeguarding Programme Participants-Children & Adults

Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse, and has clear expectations of all staff. Please ensure to click here for more information on Trócaire’s safeguarding policies.

We welcome diverse applicants to join our inclusive workforce.

Trócaire is an equal opportunities employer. We are an organisation that embraces diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to bring their experiences and perspectives to Trócaire.

Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities can be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application or by contacting [email protected]. See our Diversity and Inclusion statement here

Requirements

You will report to the Communications and Media Manager,The job opportunity will be offered on a full time permanent contract and is based in Maynooth.

The ideal candidate for the Communications Officer role at Trócaire should be an experienced journalist or PR / Communications professional with a keen awareness for the evolving media landscape. They should have excellent writing skills with the ability to produce high-quality articles, statements and promotional materials to tight deadlines. A strong knowledge of the Irish media environment and a proven ability to build and maintain extensive

relationships with journalists is essential.

See full job descriptionHERE

Closing Date for applications is 25th June 2024

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