Communications Officer Vacancy with NI Sports Forum

NI Sports Forum

As part of the Department for Communities Job Start Scheme, the NI Sports Forum is recruiting for a Communications Officer. Through the scheme, the successful candidate will undertake a 6 month role working 25 hours per week.

JobStart is a new scheme, run by the Department for Communities, to help young people who are at risk of long term unemployment, aged 16 – 24 years, get into the job market by offering six month job opportunities with a range of employers, in all sectors across Northern Ireland.

To find out more about the Job Start Scheme visit HERE

Job Details:

Job reference:1496850
Date notified:19/07/2021
Job location:Belfast/ Home Based
Salary:16/17: £5.10, 18-20: £7.25, 21/22: £9.20, 23+: £9.50
Worktime:Monday – Friday, 3/4 days, occasional evenings.
Closing date: 13/08/2021

Job Duties:

Create content and maintain NI Sports Forum websites and social channels.
Ensure that digital channels and relevant social media platforms are populated with NISF content, such as case studies, events and insight.
Publish best practice case studies to showcase our work, provide insight for partners and attract new partners to help develop the work of the NISF.
Provide input for regular digital communications such as our e-newsletter and social media channels.
Dealing with both internal and external stakeholders, helping build and maintain effective working relationships.
Identify potential media opportunities at key points of activities.
Support the design and production of relevant publications.
Support relevant subcommittees as required.
Monitoring programme budgets alongside the Finance Administrator.

Qualifications / Experience:

Knowledge of content management systems, such as WordPress.
Strong communication and written skills.
A team player and flexibility in working hours
An interest in sport and physical recreation is desired, but not essential
A third level qualification in a relevant area would be desirable
Access to transport would be desirable

Application Method:

JOBSTART IS OPEN TO 16-24 YEAR OLDS. If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal. If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807. If you are 18-24 years and not in receipt of benefits phone 0300 200 7807.

Job Start Scheme


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