Vacancy: Clerical Officer – Communications Team

Section: Communications Section

Location: 35 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Job specification
The INTO is the largest teachers’ organisation in Ireland representing the trade union and professional interests of 50,000 members in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

The Clerical Officer will be based in the Press Office within the Communications Section and will work as part of a team under the general management of the Assistant General Secretary/ Director of Communications. The successful candidate will report directly to the Assistant General Secretary/ Director of Communications.

It is expected that the successful candidates will have relevant qualification/s or significant relevant experience. Initially, specific duties will include:

  • General secretarial and clerical duties within the section including research, drafting content for publication, desktop publishing, word processing, database management and responding to telephone queries.
  • Preparation of material for print and online publications.
  • Preparation and publication of a weekly Oireachtas Digest update, collating all relevant educational related activity in both Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann (including parliamentary committee level).
  • Support the preparation and publication of the daily media digest as required.
  • Preparation of documentation for high-profile INTO events and acting as on-site administrative support at INTO events as required.
  • Management of media and case study databases.
  • Such other secretarial and administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time to meet the needs of the section.

Competencies and Attributes

The successful candidate, will have the following key competencies and attributes:

  • Knowledge of the INTO’s objectives and an understanding of the trade union and education sectors, within which this union operates.
  • Well-developed organisational and administrative skills.
  • A strong ability to work as part of a team in a co-operative and collaborative manner.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills, including experience proofing and drafting content for publication.
  • Flexibility and an ability to adapt to the changing and dynamic requirements of a busy communications team.
  • Proven experience prioritising tasks with experience working in a high-pressure environment.
  • Respond to press and member queries in a professional manner, mindful of deadlines.
  • Awareness of the need for discretion and confidentiality when supporting delivery of embargoed of sensitive content not yet cleared for public communication.

Technical Skills

  • Well-developed ICT skills including experience with MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint in particular.

A letter of application together with CV should be submitted to by 5pm on Friday 7th Oct. 2022.

Terms and conditions for this role are available on request.