Vacancies

Vacancies

Vacancies

Vacancies

We currently have three vacancies – one for a full-time Branding & Communications Manager based at the Irish Girl Guides’ National Office in Donnybrook, two others for a part-time Regional Development Officer for Eastern  and South East Regions.

To apply for either role, please email a cover letter and CV to the Irish Girl Guides’ CEO, Claire Barkey, at ceo@irishgirlguides.ie.

Application cut-off dates:

Regional Development officers by 5pm 26th November 2021

Branding & Communications Manager by 5pm on the 8th December 2021

Branding & Communications Manager

Irish Girl Guides (IGG) are recruiting a Branding and Communications Manager.

This role is a fixed term, 2 year position.

The Irish Girl Guides’ mission is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. This is achieved by the volunteer leaders running a non-formal educational programme with 500 plus units across all counties in the Republic of Ireland. The organisation has charitable status and works to ensure it is compliant with all relevant legislation and codes of good practice. The organisation is led by a board of volunteers. The Branding and Communications Manager will work closely with the CEO, the Operations Manager, staff and volunteers.

Key objective of the role

The role will have as its primary focus the development and growth of the IGG brand through all means of communications and marketing, this in turn will support IGG’s strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities will include:

Branding strategy:

  • Designing and delivering our Branding Strategy – IGG has a strong brand which has significant potential to be further developed; this will be the key focus of this role and will underpin how all other tasks are planned and delivered
  • Developing creative ways to raise public awareness of IGG to enhance recruitment of new members, both girls and volunteers, and to enhance fundraising opportunities
  • Communicating IGG’s vision and mission
  • Developing and using a model to measure and report performance of all marketing and communication campaigns, and assess ROI and KPIs such as recruitment, enquiries etc

Media relations:

  • Issuing press releases at national level, reacting promptly and positively to press contacts, and beyond this, scanning general news as well as sector news to identify relevant opportunities to promote IGG
  • Identifying and managing potential fallout from negative publicity
  • Assisting in the communication of strategies or messages for the organisation
  • Support the promotion of the Honorary Ambassador

Social Media:

  • Developing a strategy to grow our reach and engagement, posting, scheduling, monitoring, and ensuring the voice of IGG is consistent and its values are always upheld in interactions
  • Managing the IGG YouTube channel
  • Supporting all PR for new programme developments, partnerships, and sponsorships
  • Managing the IGG bank of images and videos
  • Planning and supporting photo and video shoots
  • Managing Google Ads
  • Follow IGG guidelines e.g., the use of logo and images, Dochas code of conduct, as well as GDPR and confidentiality principles

Volunteer Support

  • While the role has a national level focus and is based within the staff team, it will involve working closely with the Communications Committee and supporting the regional committees in their Communications strategy to promote IGG local; this will include providing templates, media training, and acting as a sounding board when needed. Also, IGG is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and occasionally international activities will need Communications support
  • On occasion the role will require representing the Irish Girl Guides at meetings and events
  • The role will report to the Operations Manager
  • Other tasks may from time to time be required from the role as directed by the CEO, the Operations Manager or the Senior Volunteer Committees

Conditions

This position will initially be for two years, with a six-month probationary period. The current salary, due to funding constraints, is €28,000 per annum. Contract will be for five days per week (Monday to Friday) from 9am – 5pm. Some evening and weekend work is required, for which time off is given in lieu. Annual leave is 25 days (21 days plus an additional 4 days’ office closure – Easter, Christmas). This job is based in IGG National Office and may involve a small amount of travel outside of Dublin. Currently the National Office is in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 but will move to Tallaght, Dublin 24 within the foreseeable future. During the pandemic IGG follow government guidelines regarding home working and offer flexible working options by arrangement as and when suitable for both IGG business requirements and the employee.

Professional requirements

  • Significant experience working in Branding, Marketing and/or Communications
  • A proven ability to design and deliver a Branding, Marketing and/or Communications strategy
  • An understanding of the charity sector, relevant regulations, and of working with volunteers – ideally with some professional experience in the sector
  • A track record in developing and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders
  • A relevant third level or professional qualification

Person Specification

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Up-to-date with latest PR trends and marketing best practices
  • Experience in copywriting and editing
  • Knowledge of MS Office and a can-do attitude towards learning new IT packages
  • Experience in web design and content production is a plus
  • Photo- and video-editing software is an asset
  • Strong organisational skills and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to liaise effectively internally and externally
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to work independently and use own initiative, as well as integrating with a team and adding value

Application

 If you wish to be considered for this position please submit a letter of application together with a copy of your CV to ceo@irishgirlguides.ie by 5pm on 8 December 2021. Interviews will be held the week of 13 December.

Job Description for Regional Development Officer (RDO) Eastern Region 

Irish Girl Guides is recruiting a Regional Development officer for the Eastern Region. Working under the direction of the Regional Commissioner and the Regional Team to develop and support Guiding and to provide advice and practical support to volunteers in the designated area.

The Irish Girl Guides’ mission is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. This is achieved by the volunteer leaders running a non-formal educational programme with 500 plus units across all counties in the Republic of Ireland. The organisation has charitable status and works to ensure it is compliant with all relevant legislation and codes of good practice. The Region is run by a voluntary led Regional committee who are responsible for the direction of the RDO.

Location 

Based from home but travel to various parts of the Region to support local IGG Units is an essential part of the job. The RDO also attends meetings/trainings with the other RDOs employed by the Irish Girl Guides. The areas covered include Laois, Wicklow, Dublin South East and Dublin South West.

Key objectives of the role

  • To provide support to existing IGG Units through direct and indirect contact
  • To help recruit and retain leaders and members by encouraging the development of the different Branches within a locality
  • To visit and encourage new Units, arranging in-place training during the initial 6-8 weeks period.
  • To identify and help set up trainings when required
  • To promote Guiding in the wider community as appropriate
  • To help organise and be part of Regional meetings and projects as agreed
  • To support new adult Leaders in both existing Units and during the setting up of new Units, initially through weekly contact during meeting times
  • To support new Leaders through programme planning and an introduction to the Guiding programme
  • To liaise with other IGG Regional Development Officers and attend RDO meetings as and when arranged
  • To liaise with the Regional Commissioner and Regional Team to agree the priorities of the RDO’s needs and workload
  • To liaise with the CEO regarding any HR matters
  • To produce a written report of work done in the past month and submit this to the Regional Commissioner, CEO and Chief Commissioner by the 7th day of the following month
  • To undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time

Conditions 

This will be a 12-month renewable contract, dependent on grant funding, with an initial 6-month probationary period. The position is 18 hours per week as agreed with the Regional Commissioner. The position is based from home and is  flexible.

Person Specification

  • Good oral, written and presentational communication skills
  • Flexible working is required including evenings and weekends to facilitate meetings with volunteers and young people
  • Strong interest in Guiding, youth work, working and supporting young people
  • Commitment to the aims and methods and an acceptance of the values of Guiding
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good IT competency
  • Good time management skills and ability to manage a varied workload
  • Friendly disposition and empathy for volunteers’ needs
  • Be efficient and be able to work as part of a team and also on your own initiative
  • Be able to work from home
  • Hold a current and valid full driver’s licence and have the use of a car for work purposes
  • Ability to work with volunteers and professional staff
  • Motivated self-starter, with the ability to prioritise

Application 

Please email a cover letter and CV with contact details of two referees to: Claire Barkey, ceo@irishgirlguides.ie by 5pm on Friday the 26th November 2021. Interviews will be held in early December.

Job Description for Regional Development Officer (RDO) South East Region 

Irish Girl Guides is recruiting a Regional Development officer for the South East Region. Working under the direction of the Regional Commissioner and the Regional Team to develop and support Guiding and to provide advice and practical support to volunteers in the designated area.

The Irish Girl Guides’ mission is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. This is achieved by the volunteer leaders running a non-formal educational programme with 500 plus units across all counties in the Republic of Ireland. The organisation has charitable status and works to ensure it is compliant with all relevant legislation and codes of good practice. The Region is run by a voluntary led Regional committee who are responsible for the direction of the RDO.

Location 

Based from home but travel to various parts of the Region to support local IGG Units is an essential part of the job. The RDO also attends meetings/trainings with the other RDOs employed by the Irish Girl Guides. The areas covered include Carlow, Kilkenny, Clonmel, Waterford, Enniscorthy, Bunclody and Wexford.

Key objectives of the role

  • To provide support to existing IGG Units through direct and indirect contact
  • To help recruit and retain leaders and members by encouraging the development of the different Branches within a locality
  • To visit and encourage new Units, arranging in-place training during the initial 6-8 weeks period.
  • To identify and help set up trainings when required
  • To promote Guiding in the wider community as appropriate
  • To help organise and be part of Regional meetings and projects as agreed
  • To support new adult Leaders in both existing Units and during the setting up of new Units, initially through weekly contact during meeting times
  • To support new Leaders through programme planning and an introduction to the Guiding programme
  • To liaise with other IGG Regional Development Officers and attend RDO meetings as and when arranged
  • To liaise with the Regional Commissioner and Regional Team to agree the priorities of the RDO’s needs and workload
  • To liaise with the CEO regarding any HR matters
  • To produce a written report of work done in the past month and submit this to the Regional Commissioner, CEO and Chief Commissioner by the 7th day of the following month
  • To undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time

Conditions 

This will be a 12-month renewable contract, dependent on grant funding, with an initial 6-month probationary period. The position is 15 hours per week as agreed with the Regional Commissioner. The position is based from home and is flexible.

Person Specification

  • Good oral, written and presentational communication skills
  • Flexible working is required including evenings and weekends to facilitate meetings with volunteers and young people
  • Strong interest in Guiding, youth work, working and supporting young people
  • Commitment to the aims and methods and an acceptance of the values of Guiding
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good IT competency
  • Good time management skills and ability to manage a varied workload
  • Friendly disposition and empathy for volunteers’ needs
  • Be efficient and be able to work as part of a team and also on your own initiative
  • Be able to work from home
  • Hold a current and valid full driver’s licence and have the use of a car for work purposes
  • Ability to work with volunteers and professional staff
  • Motivated self-starter, with the ability to prioritise

Application 

Please email a cover letter and CV with contact details of two referees to: Claire Barkey, ceo@irishgirlguides.ie by 5pm on Friday the 26th November 2021. Interviews will be held in early December.

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