Head of Communications and International Publicity – Fáilte Ireland
FI – 134HC
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(the National Tourism Development Authority)
Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority) is the State organisation responsible for promoting and supporting the development of tourism as a key driver for economic growth in Ireland. It provides strategic leadership and a range of practical business solutions to foster competitive tourism enterprise, encourage innovation and support policy formulation to help position and sustain Ireland as an attractive and compelling visitor destination.
Reporting to the Marketing Director and as a member of the Fáilte Ireland Leadership Team, the Head of Corporate Communications will provide strategic corporate communications leadership within Fáilte Ireland, advise senior management on all corporate communications issues, manage all key stakeholder relationships and develop a proactive plan of work to promote Fáilte Ireland and the tourism sector. As well as leading the in-house Corporate Communications team, the office holder will also shape and deliver on Fáilte Ireland’s objectives to promote Ireland as a destination via a programme of international publicity. Please note that this role is centred on promoting the work of Fáilte Ireland and there is a separate Consumer Communications Division which deals with marketing Ireland as a holiday destination.
Candidates will have at least 10 years’ corporate communications experience with a minimum of 5 years at a senior management level. It is essential that candidates can demonstrate significant experience of working in or with public sector organisations, including Government Departments.
This is fixed term contract position for a period of one year with a possible extension to two years. Secondments from Civil/Public servants may be considered.
If you feel you meet the requirements of this role please apply in the strictest confidence attaching a CV and quoting the reference number, FI – 134HC, to email@example.com or for further information call John Kelly, Merc Partners on 01-2066700 (Closing date, 19th November 2018).