Marketing Communications Manager

Contract: 3 years, full-time
Salary: €48,000 – €60,000 per year
Annual Leave: 23 days
Benefits: 8% employer pension contribution, following completion of probation.
Base: Dublin, Cork or Galway


We are an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion lead to success and help us to achieve our best potential as an organisation. We commit to Respect, Equality, Inclusion and Diversity. We strongly welcome applications from members of minority and marginalised communities.


Rethink Ireland supports the most innovative non-profit organisations working in communities across the country. We believe that a team effort is more effective than working alone. So joining forces with the Government, companies, families, individuals and foundations, who understand as we do that lasting change demands new thinking, is how we do business.

Together we create funds to help innovative organisations rise to the challenges of our most pressing social and environmental issues. Our cash grants and business supports enable social innovations to develop and maximise their impact.

Our vision is to build a more equal, just and sustainable Ireland.


The Marketing Communications Manager will have the exciting task of taking our brand to the next level, after a major rebrand was undertaken last year. They will be responsible for creating and delivering a new marketing communications strategy as and executing on crucial aspects of our fundraising strategy.

They will also contribute to Rethink Ireland’s operations and management as a valued member of the Management team. The Marketing Communications Manager will report to the Business Development Director and will be supported by a Marketing team of up to 4 direct reports.


  • Create and deliver a new three-year marketing communications plan for Rethink Ireland that will embed our brand into Irish society as well as begin our brand-building activities in Europe and internationally
  • Manage and motivate the marketing team to deliver on marketing objectives and report on marketing performance at relevant management meetings
  • Manage and oversee the Rethink Ireland marketing budgets, ensuring financial governance is followed at all times
  • Work closely with the Business Development team to design and deliver campaigns that promote Rethink Ireland and lead to income generation for the organisation
  • Manage excellent relationships with funders, donors, and awardees and coordinate a calendar of activities for donor and prospect communication
  • Work closely with our Portfolio Management Team and Business Intelligence Unit to gather strong impact stories and data to create compelling marketing materials and campaigns
  • Report on marketing performance and present new communications plans to Leadership Team and the Board as required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Like all staff, act as an ambassador for Rethink Ireland at all times.


You may come from the non-profit or private sector but you will have worked in a fast-paced environment which required creativity, laughter, and a ruthless ability to meet deadlines. We are looking for someone with experience who is collaborative and excellent at managing relationships both internal and external.


  • At least five years experience in a marketing or communications role
  • Experience in leading on the strategic direction of marketing or communications campaigns to customers, donors or public audiences
  • Experience in managing budgets and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships, connect with and manage a wide range of stakeholders including suppliers, donors, journalists and your colleagues
  • Experience of working to objectives or targets
  • Consistent excellence in verbal & written communications in English – the ability to write effectively and persuasively is a must
  • Third level qualification at Bachelor’s level
  • Flexible, warm & friendly personality who can work well in a team environment
  • A commitment to excellence and close attention to detail
  • A commitment to Rethink Ireland’s vision and values
  • Curiosity
  • Ability to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and ethical fibre.

At Rethink Ireland, we know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply even if you feel like you don’t meet all the requirements above — we’d love to hear from you.

Our Values

  • We work with our hearts and our heads – we value compassion, passion and fun.
  • We take smart risks and we allow permission to fail because we know that innovation and risk are two sides of the same coin.
  • We believe that social change is a team sport. We build trusted relationships, and we choose to collaborate to achieve our goals.
  • We are curious and hunger to learn.
  • We value bold ideas and bold leadership, and we develop remarkable people.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly believe that diversity and inclusion equate to success. The work we do is underpinned by respect, equality, inclusion & diversity.

In line with Ireland’s Equality Legislation we actively oppose discrimination on the following 9 grounds:
1. Gender.
2. Civil status: single, married, divorced, etc.
3. Family status: if you’re the parent or person responsible for a child over 18, or if you’re the main carer or parent of a person with a disability.
4. Sexual orientation.
5. Religion.
6. Age.
7. Disability.
8. Race.
9. Traveller community.

We also actively oppose discrimination on the grounds of socio-economic disadvantage.


Please apply by midnight on Tuesday 19th October 2021. Applications should be submitted by our e-recruitment portal here.

If you have any problems applying, or would like to discuss the role, please contact us at

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