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Communications and Marketing Specialist

UM- 4 Communications and Marketing Specialist

Contract: Fixed Term Full Time

Tyndall National Institute, at University College Cork, invites applications for a Communications and Marketing Specialist, a key role within the Tyndall Marketing and Communications Team.

Tyndall is a leading European research institute in Information and Communications Technology. You will be a valued member of a growing team where we are seeking to build Tyndall’s brand recognition and reputation in new and existing market segments.

See more here about Tyndall National Institute

Take your career to the next level where you can excel within a dynamic and inclusive environment, which is fast-paced requiring the ability to translate complex specialist hi-tech information to relatable and accessible content for traditional and social media. Communication skills and experience of event management, branding and marketing campaigns, and content management systems will be essential.

Your expertise and experience will continue to be enhanced at Tyndall where our external communications is impact focused. Your contribution will play a key role in the continued success of our Tyndall 2025 Strategy. Our Marketing and Communications team value collaboration and will support you in your role.  They will work with you to implement powerful communication and marketing initiatives to deliver valued engagement with external and internal stakeholders.

 Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and assist in the implementation and execution of the Marketing Communications Strategy.
  • Work with key stakeholders across Tyndall and externally to provide innovative solutions to define and reach target audiences in order to deliver on business objectives as set out in the Tyndall 2025 Strategic Plan.


  • Actively identify and develop content, and contribute to content plans and campaigns that will support the Tyndall 2025 Strategy.
  • Engage directly with media for the successful placement of press releases and photography in collaboration with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Compiling and editing a newsletter bulletin for our external stakeholders.
  • Identifying and submitting suitable content to support the Tyndall social media strategy.
  • Working with the Digital Marketing and Communications team to update content for the website, including SEO and CMS activities.
  • Contribute to and guide internal communication activity and initiatives.

Branding and Marketing

  • Creating and producing integrated marketing collateral (Print, Media, Web, Social Media, and Presentations).
  • Brand management and development of the Tyndall identity and messaging strategy across all activities.
  • The design and management of marketing research and client surveys.

Event Management

  • Event management for conferences, exhibitions and seminars in national and International locations.


  • Providing Monthly Reports, KPI and Marketing Communications activity analysis and identifying the greatest return on investment for communications initiatives.
  • Participating in budget preparation and follow-up.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as appropriate to the post

Note: As these core responsibilities expand and evolve, flexibility concerning the allocation of specific duties will be necessary. Accordingly, the responsibilities detailed above are not intended to be exclusive or restrictive; duties may be added or withdrawn as necessary.

About You (essential criteria)

  • Typically, 5 years’ marketing and communication experience in either an agency or in-house role.
  • 3rd level or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong project management experience in events, branding, and marketing campaigns.
  • Can demonstrate your ability to monitor, survey, analyse and report on performance, utilising available analytics tools and content management systems.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational and planning skills combined with attention to detail.

More about You (desirable criteria)

  • Capable of working independently as well as working within a team.
  • Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal, relationship-building and networking skills, particularly in a cross-functional capacity.
  • Creative and resourceful when developing and managing communication and marketing strategy programmes.
  • Ability to prioritise and develop high quality content for dissemination to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of working in a technical / engineering / academic / research organization.
  • Masters qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience of working with graphic design software and media editing.

What we can offer you

  • An exciting role working closely with and reporting to the Marketing Communications Manager
  • Lead on the exciting development and delivery of the Tyndall 2025 Strategy in collaboration with the Tyndall Marketing Communications team and internal stakeholders.
  • Drive the international awareness of the Tyndall brand.
  • A dynamic and varied role in a multicultural and progressive work environment.

Appointment may be made on the Admin V Scale B (new entrants) salary scale €44,190 – € 54,372 per annum.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with the public sector pay policy.

Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss the role in confidence with Ursula Morrish, Marketing and Communications Manager at

Closing Date for Applications is 8th July, 2022.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate Job Reference as UM-4.

Step 2 - Return completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to  Please ensure that your motivation letter, cv and application letter are submitted in pdf format.

Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.