Press and Communications Officer

We’re recruiting a Press and Communications Officer for a busy communications unit. The successful candidate will work individually and as part of a team to implement a range of communications activities in support of the strategic goals of the Authority. In this role, you will deal with queries from journalists on a day-to-day basis and proactively target relevant media outlets with a view to maximising positive coverage of the Authority’s agenda and activities.

You will also work with the relevant internal managers to plan and implement Authority events nationwide including booking and liaising on all event logistics, management of design/production of event material, on-site supervision and post-event evaluation. A further core element of the role is design and print management for the range of Authority guidelines published each year.

You will have experience of dealing effectively with the media, either client-side or in a PR agency. A working knowledge of media newsrooms and established relationships with key media contacts, while not essential, would be an advantage. Experience in event management and print management would also be advantageous.

Full Job Description available here.

The Health and Safety Authority has retained the services of The People Group to assist with recruitment for this role.

You can request further information and applications can be made by contacting: Robert Buckley in The People Group on 01 6619636 or by email to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019