Communications Executive

Part time

Originally founded in 1987, as Cork AIDS Alliance, to provide support to people living with HIV, the Sexual Health Centre is now a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland.

The Sexual Health Centre is now seeking an exceptional individual to join our team and help lead the transformation for innovative communication within our service delivery team.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the overall communications strategy of the Sexual Health Centre.

We recognise that communicating effectively is critical for insuring the community we serve is informed and engaged.

The Sexual Health Centre has an ambitious programme to support a society where (i) people are able to understand, acknowledge and express their sexuality, (ii) people are able to understand, acknowledge and respect the sexuality of others and (iii) fewer people experience STIs and crisis pregnancies.  We need to reach potential clients, stakeholders, policy makers and influencers and raise our profile throughout Ireland and you will be key to achieving this.

If you’re a strategic and driven communications professional with strong analytical and stakeholder management skills, this could be the ideal role for you.

You’ll offer creative and innovative guidance, to relay key messages into the appropriate organisation areas, drive results focused campaigns and display the flexibility to work across multiple communications disciplines.

This is a fixed term contract role for 12 months.

Responsibilities of your role will include:

  • Creating an awareness of the Sexual Health Centre and its services to relevant stakeholders, clients and service users
  • Identifying new client groups and partnerships for the Sexual Health Centre
  • Creating content for publishing across multiple channels on an ongoing basis
  • Proactively sourcing interesting and engaging topics and information relevant to our core aims
  • Managing our social media channels, including writing and production of content, artwork and online assets
  • Developing innovative business plans for the Sexual Health Centre in lines with organisational, local and national strategic plans
  • Developing communications strategies to enhance our client participation
  • Working with Senior Management to develop and implement the organisation’s internal communication plan in line with the Sexual Health Centres strategic plan
  • Developing new communication channels, and improving existing ones to drive overall employee, client, volunteer and user engagement
  • Managing multiple communications campaigns concurrently including co-ordinating and updating content for the organisations website, social media, newsletter and blog
  • Assisting the Executive Director in writing and submitting grants for funding
  • Presenting innovative proposals to inform management and the Board of Directors in terms of strategic direction

Education / Professional Qualifications:

  • A relevant qualification in Media, Communications, Business operations, Marketing, Journalism to Certificate level (Level 6 NFQ or higher)
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and to build strong working relationships is essential
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Proficiency in managing major social media platforms, including relevant analytics
  • Experience in developing and managing media campaigns with excellent results
  • High level English language and editorial skills
  • Experience in coordinating and managing events


  • 3 years relevant experience
  • You will also be someone with a flexible working style with the ability to respond effectively to emerging/unexpected needs

Terms and Conditions

Salary: Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications

Contract: One-year fixed term contract

Hours:  A 20 hour working week (Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm). Due to the nature of the post, evening or weekend work may sometimes be required.

Holidays: Holiday entitlement is 13 days pro rata annual leave, plus public holidays.

The Communications Executive will report to the Centre Manager.

CV and accompanying cover letter can be directed to Dr. Martin Davoren, Executive Director: by 5pm Monday, June 18th 2018

SHC is an equal opportunities employer.