Director of Marketing and Communications

Thursday 01 March, 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:

Director of Marketing and Communications - Temporary - Specific Purpose up to 18 months

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will develop, agree, implement and lead the communications, education and promotional strategies that support safefood’s corporate and communication objectives. They will advise and lead in promoting a social marketing approach in relation to the communications, education and promotional activities of safefood on the island of Ireland. As a member of the Senior Management Team, they will have lead responsibility in shaping of safefood’s strategic development of policies in these key areas and work closely with the other directors to ensure that safefood gains acceptance as a credible and reliable source for healthy eating and food safety.

The Director will take lead responsibility in developing new communication channels, particularly in the area of social media. They will ensure that strategies contribute to maintaining safefood’s effectiveness in a competitive environment. As safefood’s corporate strategy is underpinned by a partnership approach, the Director will build appropriate partnerships and collaborations with professional counterparts in the public and private sectors in both jurisdictions and at international level.

Qualifications and experience

Applicants must have a 3rd level degree in a health promotion, business, marketing or communications discipline. They must have at least 3 years management experience within one or more of the following disciplines: Social Marketing, Market Research, Advertising and Promotions, Public Relations, Media Relations, Health Promotion within the public, private, voluntary or community sectors.

Full details of this position and how to apply can be found in the information pack below. You can also call our HR department on 00 353 21 2304160. The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 23 March, 2018. safefood is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.