The Heritage Council: Head of Education And Communication

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Applications are invited from experienced professionals to fill a vacancy as

Head of Education & Communication

As part of The Heritage Council’s Management Team

Based in Kilkenny and reporting to the Chief Executive the successful applicant will demonstrate significant achievements in a range of relevant activities. The post holder will be required to drive emerging educational initiatives in Council’s new Strategic Plan 2017-2022 as well as maintaining The Heritage Council’s successful internal and external communication programmes.

The position is temporary and the successful candidate will be employed on a fixed term contract basis, subject to satisfactory service, for a period not exceeding two years.

A minimum of 5 years of senior organisational level responsibility in a similar small to medium size organisation is considered essential in order to contribute effectively to the work of The Heritage Council.

Excellent communication skills, flexibility in approach and a capacity to problem solve in a constructive team oriented manner are all essential competencies for this post.

A demonstratable knowledge and understanding of modern, community led approaches to heritage management, conservation and development are desirable as is relevant experience of public sector bodies.

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Applications should be submitted by email to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5:00pm on June 30th 2017

The Heritage Council is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.



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