Communications Executive required for the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and self-driven communications person. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing the GSI’s communication strategy, developing and implementing marketing plans, setting up events and managing the GSI’s brand identity. One of the main communication strategic objectives is to promote the role of the GSI and geology to the public so that they have an understanding of its core functions, and ensure that geological information is easily accessible to all stakeholders.


· Maximise all communication opportunities to drive awareness of the GSI and geology in Irish society.

· Manage the new GSI brand including its application to all external and internal communications material to ensure it adheres to the new brand guidelines.

· Manage and deliver strategic and tactical communications for the GSI including reports, publications, presentations, and the development and enhancement of materials and initiatives

· Manage the new website including the relationship with content editors so that all content is relevant, fresh and up-to-date.

· Responsible for preparing digital reports and identifying key insights and statistics which will influence the content and it’s positioning on the website.

· Develop marketing plans to meet key objectives and implement these activities across multi-channels e.g. print, online, mobile, merchandise, events and educational projects.

· Manage and oversee the events calendar for the GSI (including its programmes) in collaboration with relevant staff. Responsible for setting up GSI’s presence at various local and national events.

· Develop and maintain a social media presence for the GSI and ensure that it operates in line with best practice.

· Work with creative agencies and production teams to manage the direction, design and production of GSI collateral.

· Liaise with and manage external agencies and suppliers as required.

· Develop strong, collaborative internal and external relationships to deliver consistently high quality communications materials

Skills and Experience.

Ideally applicants should:

· Have 5+ years in marketing, communications and brand management with a degree (or relevant third level post-graduate qualification) in Communications or Marketing.

  • Have a keen interest and general understanding of geology.
  • Demonstrate experience of developing and delivering successful marketing and communications plans.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of integrated campaigns, across multiple communication channels and media.
  • Experience in working with cross functional teams to deliver successful communication campaigns / projects.
  • Ability to multitask, work on own initiative, manage time effectively and meet all targets and objectives.
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Experience of website management and search engine optimisation
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office applications, Google Analytics, website platforms, design and presentation software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of graphic design and production.
  • Experience in managing Social Media accounts.

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About the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)

The GSI is responsible for gathering, storing and disseminating geological information. This involves field mapping and recording of data as well as compilation and interpretation of geological data gathered by others. The GSI maintains an ever-growing store of earth science information composed of paper maps and reports, physical materials, an extensive library and digital databases. The geological information held by the GSI is used to produce reports and compile special or series maps. The Geological Survey of Ireland approximately 60 technical and administration staff employed by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.