First Fortnight is looking to recruit a communications and fundraising officer to join the First Fortnight team in the run up to First Fortnight Festival 2021.

First Fortnight is looking to recruit a Communications and Fundraising Officer to join the First Fortnight team in the run up to First Fortnight Festival 2021! PERSONAL SPEC You should have an ability to generate ideas, to work on your own initiative and to work as part of a team in a busy environment. You should also have strong communication skills – both written and verbal, an ability to work to a deadline and under pressure. Have a good friendly and enthusiastic manner and care about making a difference.ADVANTAGEOUS A passion for mental health and challenging mental health prejudice and stigma.   An understanding of Microsoft Office, Google docs, social media, Mailchimp, basic online skills and trends & finally be confident with trying and tackling new software.   Presentation skills- both physical and digital representation   A knowledge of picture editing software for resizing and editing within templates.   Preferable candidates should have a third level honours degree in Marketing/ PR/ Communications/ Multimedia or similar; an alternative degree with relevant paid or unpaid experience will be considered.   Knowledge and experience of fundraising, especially digitally     RESPONSIBILITIES   The officer will be responsible for the following tasks-   Communications -Leading a group of comms volunteers including organizing meetings, developing communication plans and online content with them -Will be responsible for social media strategy and management of channels including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter -Manage newsletter content, sends and growing audience -Artwork, branding and messaging lead (including copy-writing, proofing, approvals) -Production assistance (when required) -Responsibility to communicate on behalf of any First Fortnight initiative. -Collaborate with PR Manager for First Fortnight 2021 in relation to a Comms and PR plan for the festival. -Collaborate with the First Fortnight Centre for Creative Therapies team around communication and promotion of the service and service expansions -Developing a First Fortnight Ambassador programme   Fundraising -Support fundraising initiatives and fundraising team in achieving their targets -Explore social media fundraising revenue options -Lead out on one fundraising project. Please apply with the following and send to by Tues 30 June   ●     A one page cover letter ●     A CV ●     Give us a very brief outline of an interesting marketing idea, with a 5K budget, you would do to make a splash in recognition of our 10 anniversary ●     Give us your top 3 social media channels you follow that impress you     ADDIDTIONAL INFO The budget for this role is €6500, the duration is 26 weeks from August 11th 2020- Feb 5th 2021 and will require a minimum of two days per week.   There is a preference for Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some flexibility around busy work periods e.g. festival programme launch. We in turn will be as flexible as possible with regard to other work commitments as this is a part time role.   The Communication Officer will report directly to the Programme Co-Ordinator/Administrator and in their absence, the CEO.   Interviews will be held via zoom on the th & 10 July, please try and keep yourself available for these dates.   Contract start date Tues 11 August 2020  

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