Communications Manager – Digital and Health (Temporary)

Friday 20 April, 2018. ​safefood is an all-island implementation body set up under the British-Irish Agreement with a general remit to promote awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition issues on the island of Ireland. Our activities include:

  • Promotion of food safety
  • Research into food safety
  • Communication of nutritional advice
  • Promotion of scientific co-operation and laboratory linkages
  • Provide independent scientific advice
  • Deliver consumer focused review

Applications are invited for the following temporary position in our Dublin Office on Lower Abbey Street:

Communications Manager – Digital and Health (Temporary)

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, and using a social marketing approach the successful candidate will manage safefood’s digital communications, education and promotional activities on the island of Ireland. They will ensure that digital strategies contribute to maintaining safefood’s effectiveness in a competitive environment and are integrated across all strands of our communications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and management of effective working relationships with key scientific stakeholders. The appointee will, as required, represent safefood at external working groups and other fora. Leading and participating in inter disciplinary and cross-directorate teams to ensure that scientific evidence is translated into consumer-focused action that support safefood’s corporate and communication objectives will be a key element of the job.

Qualifications and experience

Applicants must have a 3rd level degree and / or a post graduate qualification in communications, digital communications, health promotion or similar together with at least 3 years post qualification experience in a communications function in the public, private, voluntary or community sectors. They should be able to demonstrate experience in promoting health behaviour change, project management, development and dissemination of digital content in a variety of formats and use of multiple channels, digital and social media analytics and monitoring and managing related budgets.

Full details of this position and how to apply can be found in the information Pack. You can also call our HR department on 00 353 21 2304160. The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Wednesday 09 May 2018.  safefood is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.