Gaisce - The President’s Award: Digital Media and Communications Officer

 Gaisce - The President Award

Title of position: Digital Media and Communications Officer

Contract: Permanent (subject to funding), full-time. Contract includes 6-month probationary period.
Position is available to begin with immediate effect.

Salary €34,091, DOE.

Employer Gaisce - The President's Award

Reporting to Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Primary Location Ratra House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.
Remote/from home working in line with Covid-19 health and safety in line with Government guidelines.

Gaisce - The President’s Award

Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical and community challenges. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to all young people aged 14-25 to dream big and realise their potential.

Gaisce is non-competitive and self-directed: participants are encouraged to choose their own activities and goals with the support of their President’s Award Leader (or PAL). There are more than 1,200 active PALs across Ireland, working or volunteering in a variety of organisations that deliver the Gaisce programme (Gaisce Award Partners). GAPs include schools and third level institutions, youth services, youth organisations, sports clubs, private enterprises, as well as the prison and probation service. There are three levels of Gaisce Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Since its inception in 1985, more than 200,000 Gaisce Awards have been achieved across all levels and, today, more than 20,000 young people register to pursue their Gaisce Award annually.


We are hiring a full-time Digital Media and Communications officer to develop our external communications, manage and develop our new website, and connect the stories of our incredible Gaisce participants with local and national media outlets.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in digital media, the youth sector and telling stories online.

Working as part of a small but effective team and reporting to the Public Affairs and Communications Manager, the Digital Media and Communications officer will develop and design strategies that build our communication channels and support our events.

The Digital Media and Communications officer will be responsible for ensuring data drives the content and engagement strategies we develop. The right candidate must be able to think strategically, be creative, and deliver under a deadline.

Please see job specification attached below.

How to Apply

Please send your completed and signed application form by email (digital signature) with the subject line ‘Digital media and Comms officer’ to

The closing date for applications is strictly midnight on Sunday, 21 March 2021.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Feb, 2021
Remotely / Dublin 8
Expiry Date
21st Mar, 2021