The Community Foundation for Ireland: Invitation to Tender - Public Affairs and Communications

The Community Foundation for Ireland

CFI External Contract:

Position: Public Affairs and Communications

Reporting: To the CEO

Contract: Consultant – six months

Salary: TBD, DoE

CFI is looking for a talented public affairs / communications professional with a track record of achievement to significantly increase the profile of CFI through strategic relationship management, and to oversee the Media and Public Affairs strategy within the organisation, as CFI approaches its 21st anniversary in 2020. The aim is to further establish the Foundation as a source of valuable information and insight on the community, charity and philanthropy sector, which decision makers can call on.

The Role -Reporting to the CEO, the role of the Public Affairs and Communications Function will be to significantly raise the profile of CFI amongst key stakeholder groups, growing its Corporate Reputation to diverse audiences. In addition to creating and implementing a media/Public Affairs strategy. A particular focus will be the implementation of the organisation’s 21st anniversary plan. The individual will work closely with the CEO and Senior Leadership Team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and deliver an ambitious external communications plan that will significantly enhance awareness of CFI amongst key policy and decision makers across the public and private sector.
  • Develop and enhance CFI’s relationships with national, local, and online media.
  • Implement CFI 21 anniversary plans (opportunity to review and enhance).
  • Build and maintain effective relationships and networks to advance objectives of the organisation including with media, politicians, supporters, and policy makers.
  • Oversee delivery of the organisation’s communication, event, and engagement strategies and workplans to agreed targets.
  • Oversight of content development for the organisation
  • Oversee and development of the social media strategy
  • Work closely with the Leadership team, supporting the CEO.
  • Measure evaluate and report on activities on a regular basis and as requested.
  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, commensurate with the nature of the post.
  • Act in the best interest of CFI and in line with the vision and mission of the organisation.

Person Specification:

Experience, Skills and Attributes

  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in developing and successfully implementing communications and/or public affairs, PR, or marketing strategies
  • Experience of creating, developing, and managing key external relationships and/or partnerships
  • Demonstrable ability to operate at a strategic level, converting strategies into successful implementation plans
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and influencing skills
  • Excellent project management, people management, organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent strategic, analytical and evaluation skills
  • Data analysis, problem solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English)
  • Experience developing and/or implementing digital marketing strategies

Expression of interest:

Please indicate expressions of interest, outlining in summary the overall approach, relevant experience, and projected cost.

Send to Therese Donovan by 5pm on 29th January 2021

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Jan, 2021
Expiry Date
29th Jan, 2021