Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation: Head of Communication

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The INMO is looking for a new Head of Communications, to take lead responsibility for communications in one of Ireland’s highest-profile trade unions.

We are a union of 40,000 nurses and midwives, who provide expert professional care across Ireland. We stand up for decent pay and respect for our members, fairness at work, and a better health service for all.

The exciting role we are hiring for reports directly to the General Secretary and will manage a small communications team in our Smithfield (Dublin 7) offices.

The Head of Communications will work to grow the INMO’s public profile and put our members’ issues on the media agenda. They will set communications strategy, take the lead in media relations, develop the union’s social media, and oversee much of the editorial work for the World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery, our magazine for members.

They will advise the general secretary and wider staff on communications and public affairs, train members in communications skills, and assist with communications to our members.

The person we are looking for has senior experience of communications management, media relations, or journalism. They should be able to brief senior spokespeople before media appearances and plan and implement effective public campaigns.

They should have excellent writing skills, good research skills, strong management skills, and an ability to work flexibly.

A commitment to the INMO’s values of social justice and workers’ rights is a must: ideally you would have a good working knowledge of Ireland’s trade union movement and/or health service.

The INMO offers a salary Clerical Officer Grade VII (a scale approximately €50,000 to €65,586, with an annual increment), plus a fixed annual allowance for out of hours work.

The organisation has a defined benefit pension scheme, annual leave in line with the public services, and further learning opportunities for all staff.

This is an exciting role, where no day is the same, and you will have regular interactions with the highest levels of Ireland’s media, industrial, and political systems.

If this sounds like the role for you and you would like to learn more, email for a full job description and details on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 2 August 2021. Interviews will likely be held the week of the 9 August. The INMO is an equal opportunities employer.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Jul, 2021
Dublin 7
Expiry Date
2nd Aug, 2021