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Head of Communications

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The Irish FA have a launched a new forward thinking strategy aimed at promoting, fostering and developing football for all, the Irish FA continues to go from strength to strength in correlation with the team’s recent success on the pitch. Due to this success the Irish FA are seeking to appoint a Head of Communications that will manage all communications with the media. 

The Head of Communications will deliver and lead a world class communications function (both internal and external) across all companies within the Irish FA group. This role will involve engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders and providing senior counsel to the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chair on a range of matters.

The Head of Communications will formulate and deliver a strategic communications plan for the Irish FA encompassing the senior men’s and women’s teams, the Foundation, the Stadium Development Company, Club NI, corporate communications and internal communications and work closely with the Head of Sales and Marketing to ensure all partnership communication requirements are delivered and expectations exceeded.

The role requires the successful candidate to have a degree in communications, marketing or business related field or significant relevant experience in a senior communications or marketing role. 

The Head of Communications must have a demonstrable track record in delivering clear and consistent communications strategies as well as developing and leading a successful communications department. In addition he/she must have a strong network of media contacts both locally and internationally and a sound understanding of both traditional and new media formats and the value of utilising either/both types of channels.

The Rewards

The successful Head of Communications will enjoy a competitive salary depending on experience plus bonus and expenses.

Location

The Head of Communications role will be based in Belfast but will involve international travel.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to join this high performing, passionate and closely aligned team, who will play a pivotal role in driving strategic communications and engagement.

For further information and to apply please contact Ross McConvillie on rmcconville@graftonrecruitment.com

The Irish FA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. All appointments will be made based on merit.

For more information about the role and how to apply please download the enclosed document below.

Grassroots Volunteer

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Grassroots Volunteers will actively represent the Irish FA and work within the Irish FA Let Them Play Hubs across Northern Ireland to support the growth and development of grassroots football.

The role will include: Assisting the delivery of Ahead of the Game, the Irish FA Mental Health and Wellbeing programme. 

You can download a full job description and application form below.