Communications Officer - 1Year FTC

Samaritans’ vision is that ‘fewer people will die by suicide’. We work to achieve this by making it our mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and suicidal behaviour. We do this by being available around the clock, working in partnership with other organisations, agencies and experts, influencing public policy and raising awareness of the challenges of reducing suicide.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic communications officer with the ability to manage and lead projects to join our organisation and help us raise awareness of the support which Samaritans offers. You would need to demonstrate excellent communications and interpersonal skills; practical understating of social media and the ability to incorporate social media channels into campaigns; have a good understanding of the Irish media environment; strong project management skills and the ability to work on your own initiative. Additionally, the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and volunteers at all levels is essential as is competency in ICT skills including the use of MS office (especially Word and Excel), email and databases.

The position is based in Dublin however due to the nature of the role there will be occasional requirement to travel to our Head Office in England (Surrey) to liaise with the communications team based there. Some weekend and evening work will also be required.

 

To Apply

Please complete and return an application form to recruitment@samaritans.org no later than 09:00am on Monday 6th March; and it is expected that first interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th March in Dublin..