HADD-ADHD Ireland: Communications and Education Manager (Part-Time)

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Role Title: Communications and Education Manager
Part-time 18.75 hours, fixed term
Location: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reporting to: CEO HADD-ADHD Ireland
Salary: €21,250 (the full time rate for this position is €42,500)

HADD-ADHD Ireland’s Vision and Mission

HADD-ADHD Ireland envisages a future where all individuals affected by ADHD are included, supported, and empowered in all contexts of their lives (e.g. school, work, home, and socially) to participate fully within, benefit from, and contribute meaningfully to Irish society. HADD-ADHD Ireland is the national organisation that will enable this.

HADD-ADHD Ireland’s mission is to make life better for all people affected by ADHD, by raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the condition, providing practical services, and by creating a support network of volunteers and staff to underpin these activities. To help us create the awareness around the condition we wish to appoint a Communications and Education Manager.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Produce and manage marketing copy for our website
  • Research and analyse marketing activities to ensure key audience delivery
  • Edit and produce multimedia content to support planned marketing communications campaigns using a variety of platforms
  • Produce, edit and distribute updates and materials for external and internal audiences, dealing sensitively with those whose personal experiences might be featured
  • Help market and communicate events, such as seminars, conferences, and events for the public
  • Provide creative, editorial and operational support for communications projects and report on progress
  • Identify opportunities for ADHD Ireland representatives to contribute to public debate on areas that impact our community
  • Review material regularly, to ensure its continued relevance and impact
  • Manage and moderate content across all our Social Media platforms
  • Build internal communications with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Create press releases and statements as required
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media to secure and grow positive media coverage
  • Act as a brand champion and spokesperson as required
  • Maintain library system for press cuttings, monitor cuttings and report for all our activity
  • Ensure consistent branding is used including adherence to specific funders branding requirements
  • Roll out and manage all activities in line with agreed budgets
  • Provide regular updates on plans and progress to CEO/Line Manager
  • Carry out post campaign evaluation analysis


  • Good understanding of the community/charity and voluntary sector along with key audiences
  • Strong working knowledge of digital platforms such as Google Adwords
  • Strong working knowledge of online Marketing tools such as Salesforce, Mailchimp
  • Experience working with social media platforms and showing significant growth against measured KPI’s
  • Hands on experience with web content management tools
  • Campaign budget management, costing and forecasting
  • Proven networking abilities with relevant media agencies
  • Strong presentation skills and experience
  • A willingness to travel the length and breadth of Ireland carrying out awareness talks to a broad range of organisations such as schools, community organisations, libraries etc.


  • Excellent written communication and copy editing skills
  • Experience of developing and managing Public Relations campaigns is desirable
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of practice in the area of community/local development
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • The ability to be flexible and creative in a changing environment
  • A strong understanding around the political framework that underpins the delivery of mental health services in Ireland for both adults and children and how to positively create change in that environment
  • A third level qualification in a related discipline
  • Three on more years’ experience in a similar role or organisation

Personal Skills

  • Very strong organisation, time management, people management and analytical skills
  • Ability to lead, motivate and influence across a team
  • Very good interpersonal, negotiation and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail at all times
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • A pro-active and can-do attitude


  • Carry out any other duties as required that are consistent with the responsibilities of the post
  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to staff, volunteers, clients and general ADHD Ireland Business
  • Adhere to all ADHD Ireland Policies and Procedures currently in operation
  • Project a positive image of ADHD Ireland at all times
  • This position will be subject to Garda Vetting
  • Travel around the country will be a part of the role, access to a car and procession of a full clean driving licence will be required

The Job!

This position initially will be for 18.75 hours per week

The contact is for 12 months (to be renewed subject to funding)

The salary for this position is €21,250 per annum (based on 18.75 per week)

If you would like to have a confidential chat about this position please call Ken Kilbride CEO ADHD Ireland on 01-874 8349.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this position to info@hadd.ie. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on the 26th April 2019. All applications will be replied to and it is expected to hold interviews w/c 13th May 2019.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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