Marketing Officer

  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Co-operative Housing Ireland is the national organisation representing, promoting and developing co-operative housing in Ireland. Since our foundation in 1973 we have provided over 5,000 homes through home-ownership, shared ownership and social rented co-operatives. With our membership of democratically controlled local co-operatives, we continue to manage 2,000 homes across Ireland as well as providing a network of childcare services in our communities.


As one of the leading national voices for co-operation in Ireland we collaborate with other co-operative organisations to promote our model. We are members of the Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partnership and participate in numerous forums on housing and social policy. Internationally, we are members of Housing Europe and the International Co-operative Alliance, including its sector groups; Cooperatives Europe and Co-operative Housing International.


We are an Approved Housing Body and registered charity. We have signed the Voluntary Regulation Code for Approved Housing Bodies and the Governance Code.


  1. Role & Responsibilities

This role will provide support to the Society in implementing the organisational strategy 2015 -2020, which provides Co-operative Housing Ireland with a mission to lead the development of social, economic and environmental sustainability in Ireland through co-operative effort and the provision of co‑operative housing in particular.  The role reports to the Head of Corporate Services and will also require a close working relationship with the Policy and Communications Manager.  The following is a summary of the key responsibilities:


  • Develop a Marketing Strategy
  • Manage and promote the CHI brand
  • Event Management for both internal and external events
  • Manage the production of the Annual Report
  • Work with the Development team on the production of Proposal documents
  • Manage branded stationery and merchandising
  • Ensure quality of all published documents from a marketing and branding perspective
  • Measure our marketing effectiveness
  • Work with existing marketing suppliers
  • Work with the staff Social Committee to arrange staff events



  • Develop a Communications Strategy for both internal and external communications
  • Manage the company website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media channels
  • Manage Member Newsletters
  • Manage Staff Newsletters
  • Monitor mention of CHI in all media channels
  • Manage Media Campaigns and promote Media Coverage
  • Manage Media Queries and Press Releases in conjunction with the Policy and Communications Manager
  • Manage queries from public servants in conjunction with the Policy and Communications Manager





Any other duties within the general requirements of the above that may be assigned as appropriate to the role.

2.  Eligibility/Personal requirements


Education, Experience & Knowledge



  • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. marketing, communications, business, arts & social science, etc.)
  • Strong analytical & report writing skills and experience
  • An understanding of Co-operative Housing Ireland’s strategic objectives
  • High level computer/organisational and administrative skills and experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar environment



  • Postgraduate qualification/research experience in a relevant discipline
  • Knowledge/ experience and understanding of social policy and not-for-profit sector



Personal Attributes


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with diverse groups
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative within a flexible, co-operative, team structure
  • Experience in the management of external contractors and suppliers
  • Self-motivated, with a proven ability to get things done and work to deadlines
  • Solution focused


  1. Conditions of Employment


The salary for this post is €30k-€35k

Travel & Subsistence

Travel and subsistence will be paid at public sector rates.

Annual Leave

Annual leave will be 22 days, exclusive of public holidays.


Co-operative Housing Ireland offers a defined contributions Pension Scheme. Employees have access to the scheme on successful completion of their six-month probationary period.

Location of the position

The successful candidate will be located in the organisation’s principal office, Co-operative House on Lower Baggot Street.  Occasional travel and attendance at meetings and events on evenings and weekends will be required.


  1. How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Close date for receipt of applications is Noon, Friday, 2nd August 2019.


  1. Selection Process

Selection will involve short listing of applicants for interview based on applications and CVs submitted.  The short-listing selection criteria are based on the requirements of the job as outlined in this job description.



Co-operative Housing Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes suitably qualified applicants from all sections of society

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