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JOB ALERT: Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Director of Communications and Public Affairs – Marie Keating Foundation

Closing Date: 3pm on Monday 17th July 2023

Location: Millbank Business Park, 9 Lower Lucan Rd / Hybrid working – with flexibility to work from home 3 days per week

Salary: €65,000 – €70,000

Employment Type: Full time, permanent

About the Marie Keating Foundation:

The Marie Keating Foundation is one of the leading voices in Ireland for cancer prevention, early detection, education and support. It has been 25 years since the establishment of the Foundation, following their mother Marie’s death from breast cancer in 1998, the Keating family promised to provide the people of Ireland with vital information, advice and support on the signs and symptoms of cancer and help to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. They are committed to being there for people diagnosed with cancer, and for their families, at every step of this cancer journey, and their services reflect that.

After a sustained period of growth over the last ten years, the Foundation is keen to build on the positive momentum achieved over the last number of years and build further on its impeccable reputation and strong brand recognition.

The Marie Keating Foundation is driven by their values of family, inclusivity and excellence, their work is underpinned by integrity, honesty and transparency. The Foundation has expanded its services, reach and impact and now offers awareness, support and survivorship services to men and women impacted by any of the common cancers anywhere in Ireland. Their nurses are embedded in the community and are there, at every step, focussing on the organisation’s mission of ‘making cancer less frightening by enlightening’.

The Role:

The Marie Keating Foundation is looking for a dynamic, creative leader to join its senior management team, helping to achieve its vision of creating ‘a future free from the fear of cancer’. The Director of Communications and Public Affairs will provide leadership to the organisation on all media relations, digital strategy, strategic communications and public affairs matters and will report to the CEO, while working closely with the other Directors and teams across the organisation.

This position requires significant experience in communications, branding and digital marketing. A strong understanding of and experience in advocacy or public affairs is desirable.  To succeed in this role you will be a strong communicator who is comfortable presenting and acting as a key spokesperson on behalf of the organisation, you will have great people skills, an ability to engage, network and influence with stakeholders of all levels and have a passion to make a difference in a charity that educates and supports thousands of people impacted by cancer every year.

If you are a strategic, experienced and driven communications and marketing professional, with experience managing and motivating people, and you support the aims of the Marie Keating Foundation, this could be the role for you!

How To apply:

The recruitment campaign for the role of Director of Communications and Public Affairs is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Marie Keating Foundation by CCI Executive Search, a non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy.

Please email [email protected] for the full candidate information pack and application details for this role. Please use ‘Marie Keating Foundation – Director of Communications and Public Affairs’ as the subject of your email.

Closing Date: 3pm on Monday 17th July 2023