Communications Officer - Branding, Communications & FET Strategy Implementation Unit, Grade 8 ref no:446

SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority of Ireland, was established on 27 October 2013 and its mission is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of Further Education and Training (FET) provisions that is responsive to the needs of learners and employers. It is an agency of the recently formed Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. SOLAS works in close collaboration with Education and Training Boards (ETBs) across Ireland on provision of high-quality further education and training, equipping learners with relevant skills and knowledge, and providing a pipeline of talent into employment and to the Irish economy and society.

Applications are invited for the roles of Communications Officer, Grade 8, Branding and Communications who will report directly to the Grade 7 Communications Specialist in the Communications, Branding and FET Strategy Implementation directorate.

As part of the Communications and Branding team, the successful candidates will play a key role in the development and delivery of both internal and external branding and communications campaigns and activity for SOLAS and the wider Further Education and Training Sector.

This is a permanent position for which the salary scale ranges from €42,385 to €67,829 per annum (inclusive of two long service increments) for a 35-hour week. Starting pay will be at the minimum point of the scale as per Government Circular E100/8/82. Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current service in the Civil/Public service.

Castleforbes House, Dublin 1 is the base for the available position. SOLAS staff are currently required to work 2 days per week in the office, one on our anchor day (Wednesday) and another day decided at unit level.

SOLAS offers an excellent benefit package including a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity for further training and development.

Applications, using the SOLAS Application Form, quoting reference number 446, should be e-mailed to

The closing date is 5pm, Monday 27 March 2023

446 Role Specification

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SOLAS is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.