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VACANCY: Digital Communications Officer

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is the national charity for people with Down syndrome and their families in Ireland, supporting over 5,000 members across 25 branches nationwide. DSI is dedicated to being Ireland’s primary source of expertise, support and information to people with Down syndrome, their families and the professional community. We strive to create an environment for people with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential, as equal members in society with full entitlement as Irish citizens.

We are currently recruiting for a Digital Communications Officer to join our team based in National Office in Dublin. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator and an expert in all things digital, including creating compelling content for social media, websites and e-newsletters. You will also assist the Fundraising Team to promote fundraising events and campaigns.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and edit the website (WordPress), including improvements and updates
  • Keeping up to date and advising on developments and opportunities in the digital arena
  • Digital content creator and editor for multiple social media channels, including Meta (Facebook & Instagram), Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Support in creating and issuing the bi-weekly e-newsletter
  • Create and design videos to promote the work of DSI and support fundraising efforts
  • Develop a range of promotional materials and collateral
  • Strong experience in analytical tools such as Meta Insights, Google Analytics and Webmaster
  • Any other duties as designated by the Communications Manager

 

Person Specification/ Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant area
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience in a digital marketing or communications role
  • Excellent writing skills; must have digital copywriting and copy-editing experience
  • Strong experience in using the WordPress CMS platform and all main social media platforms
  • Content production expertise using tools like Photoshop, Canva and video/audio editing tools
  • Expertise in SEO, Google Analytics, AdWords and Meta Ad management
  • Well-developed interpersonal and networking skills to build and maintain key relationships
  • Demonstrate a real passion for social media and digital technology trends
  • Flexibility in work arrangements – occasional out of hours and weekend work
  • An understanding and empathy for the mission and work of Down Syndrome Ireland

 

Location:  Unit 3 Park Way House, Western Parkway Business Park, Ballymount Drive, Dublin 12 HP70.

Reporting to: Communications Manager

Benefits:

Hybrid working

Flexible start & finish times

Employee Assistance Programme

Additional Annual Leave

Free onsite parking

 

To apply, please email your CV to turlough@downsyndrome.ie