Public Engagement Manager

  • Dublin, Ireland

Salary: c. €55,000 –  based upon experience.

Sightsavers has an opportunity for a motivated and passionate communications and marketing specialist to lead our Public Engagement Team. The post holder will be responsible for strategically managing and delivering communications, media and PR, events, and marketing, as well as the Irish Aid funded public engagement programme, in support of Sightsavers objectives.

The role is varied and fast-paced, requiring the role holder to manage a diverse portfolio of work streams simultaneously, working collaboratively with fundraising, campaigns and policy, and programme teams, in Ireland and internationally.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and driven communications professional, with significant experience managing communications, traditional and digital marketing, and events within a development agency or related sector. They will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience, as well as a strong understanding of international development and the role of strategic communications to support awareness raising and resource mobilisation.

Candidates must have relevant experience, be willing to travel and work outside office hours on occasion. They will have experience working with the media, external suppliers and service-providers and civil society in Ireland or internationally.

Interviews 16th and 17th July 2018

Closing Date: July 9, 2018

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How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to

We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

Sightsavers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of adults at risk and children as a priority. This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.

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