Senior Communications Specialist (Remote)

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  • Contract
  • Ireland

Global Heart Hub

Position description

Senior Communications Specialist (Remote)

About Global Heart Hub:

Global Heart Hub (GHH) is the first international non-profit organisation established to provide a voice for those living with, or affected by, cardiovascular disease. We are an alliance of 100+ heart patient organisations, aiming to create a unified global voice for those living with or affected by heart disease.

Established in 2019 and headquartered in Ireland, our aim is to unite patient groups and advocates from every country in the world under the umbrella of GHH. Our combined mission is to raise awareness of heart disease and the challenges it presents in everyday life. The GHH is a platform for heart patient organisations to share their views, learn from each other’s best practice, unite on common advocacy goals, and share resources. We aim to increase awareness and understanding of the many heart conditions that exist, contribute to improving patient outcomes, enhancing quality of life, and optimising longevity and healthy ageing.


About this role:

GHH’s Communications Team is expanding, and we now have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Communications Specialist who will play a leading role in developing and executing GHH’s communication strategy with hands-on management of day to day activities

The Senior Communications Specialist will manage both internal and external GHH communications, across traditional and new media. They will develop and lead the communication activities around programmes and campaigns, including public awareness campaigns, special events, publications, communications toolkits, etc. They will drive online engagement for GHH, building the GHH brand and developing an engaged and activated community of patient organisations and patient advocates.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate who is keen to excel in our fast-paced environment and who is committed to communications excellence across all media and channels.

This position will report to GHH’s Communications Manager. This is a full time, fully remote position.



Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time position starting with a contract term of one year with opportunity for extension.



The successful candidate must have several years’ experience at a senior level, working in communications, marketing, digital and social media. Healthcare communications and/or patient advocacy experience is desired.



  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with proficiency in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to support the development of communications plans and implementing communications/marketing tactics as well as reporting out on results.
  • Social media, research, writing, design, editing and reporting skills are essential.
  • Experience in developing digital communications strategies across paid, earned and owned channels.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in WordPress CMS and website management.
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and complete multiple projects to tight deadlines.
  • Be equally competent to work on own initiative as well as part of a team. Have the ability to perform well under pressure and operate in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, tact, and cultural sensitivity and have the ability to handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion.
  • Be flexible and responsive to a work environment where colleagues works across several time zones.
  • Have a working knowledge of Adobe creative suite, photography and video skills.
  • A third level qualification in communications, marketing, journalism, or in a related field is required


  • Develop and execute GHH communication strategies across digital, social and traditional media.
  • Lead the development and execution of GHH awareness and advocacy campaigns, and be responsible for campaign reporting and analytics.
  • Be responsible for the development and management of GHH’s social media channels, including content development, community growth, development and management, partner engagement, and reporting out on results.
  • Work with GHH’s in-house graphic designer or external agencies to develop graphics and materials for communication campaigns, including social media graphics, infographics, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Develop email marketing campaigns including the GHH e-newsletter and support database management.
  • Grow the GHH audience across digital social media channels and build community engagement online.
  • Maintain, update and drive traffic to the GHH website.
  • Provide media support, including input on media briefs, press releases and media coordination.
  • Utilise measurement/analytics tools to analyse web and social data, report out on results.
  • Assist team with tracking and monitoring of budgets.
  • Other duties as required.

Application instructions

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter to [email protected] before May 17, 2024.

Applicants must be available to commence employment as soon as possible. A desktop shortlisting process may be carried out prior to interview stage. Attendance at interview will be at the candidate’s own expense. This job profile will be subject to review in accordance with service developments and is neither restrictive nor definitive, but rather a guide to the general range of duties required.

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