Job Vacancy: Marketing and Communications Manager – Job Share

Applications are invited for the position of Marketing Communications Manager (Job Share)

Flexible and varied role for an organized marketing professional. Part-time, permanent.

Parents Plus, a leading Irish Charity, seeks an organized marketing professional to work closely with the CEO within a small, dynamic, and friendly team. You will bring your communication and organizational skills to this varied role which offers a great opportunity to make a contribution to the mission of Parents Plus, improving outcomes for families at a national and international level. Overlap with your job-share colleague ensures a smooth operation of the Parents Plus office and marketing communications.

This post is a job share role. Flexibility within the need of the organization is encouraged.  Previous experience of working in a marketing communications environment would be an advantage.

Responsibilities include:

  • Service development: Development of post-training services to Parents Plus facilitators (the local support networks and support forums) in conjunction with the Parents Plus trainers/ supervisors.
  • Business development: Marketing and sales of the Parents Plus Programmes to new and existing services including those in state agencies such as Tusla or the HSE.
  • Events Management for the Parents Plus national conference and training programme for facilitators.
  • Marketing Content Creation: such as supporting the preparation and production of training materials, event materials and development of the Parents’ Plus websites.
  • Digital campaign management: including the design, development and execution of campaigns using email, social media and other marketing channels to achieve Parents Plus’ goals.
  • Grant proposals: Support the preparation of grant applications and training proposals for national, state and semi-state bodies.
  • Networking: Representing Parents Plus at policy groups with key partners such as Tusla and the HSE.
  • Operations: In conjunction with the CEO, overseeing the development and implementation of clear operational procedures for Parents Plus.
  • Supporting and assisting the CEO in the running of the charity.
  • Scope to develop the role and procedures.
  • Any other duties or projects to further the work of Parents Plus as deemed necessary by the Parents Plus CEO and Board.

Your Skills:

  • 2+ years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: marketing, fundraising and administration
  • Formal studies in marketing or business
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Experienced with word processing and spreadsheets (such as MS Office)
  • Great people skills and a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organised, good reasoning and analytical skills
  • Excellent time-management skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritise projects and meet deadlines
  • An appreciation of the work and mission of the Parents Plus Charity
  • Growth mindset: a desire to learn and develop within the organization
  • Knowledge of Salesforce CRM would be an advantage


This role reports to the CEO and is envisaged as a job-share role 3 days week, with one day / half-day overlap with your job-share colleague for smooth operation.  Based in Dublin 7 near Mater Hospital.  It may therefore suit a more experienced and/or a candidate in search of a flexible and rewarding role.

Requires work outside of regular office hours a few times a year (early morning meetings with advance notice).

6 months’ probation

Candidates must have capacity/permission to reside and work in the EU

€25,000- €36,000 (pro rata) depending on skills.

How to Apply

Please complete an application form and email with a covering letter to   Applications from agencies will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 8th November.

Interviews are due to take place on Thursday 15th November

Parents Plus is an equality opportunities employer.

Introduction to Parents Plus – Dublin 13/09/18

Parents Plus is hosting a free introductory seminar in Dublin in September 2018:PP FB image

  • Introductory Event, 13th September 2018 – 2:30-4:30pm, Dublin
  • Free to attend, registration required below

This seminar is suitable for both practitioners and service managers who want to gain an understanding of the five Parents Plus programmes and how they can best be implemented within individual services. Samples of each programme will be presented as well as the evidence base along with a number of implementation strategies for getting the programmes off the ground both within individual services and larger organisations.

The session is free but has a limited number of places. To book a place, please add attendees and their details below. Note when booking, click the invoice option on payment and you will not be charged.



About Parents Plus Programmes

The Parents Plus Programmes are evidence-based parenting courses designed to support and empower parents to manage and solve discipline problems, to create satisfying and enjoyable family relationships and to help children and young people grow up and reach their full potential. The original Parents Plus Programme was developed in 1998 and since then five flagship programmes have been developed targeting different age groups and contexts.

  • The Early Years Programme for parents of children aged 1 to 6.
  • The Children’s Programme for parents of children aged 6 to 11.
  • The Adolescent’s Programme for parents of adolescents aged 11 to 16.
  • The Working Things Out Programme targeted at adolescents aged 11-16.
  • The Parenting when Separated Programme targeted at parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation and divorce.

All Parents Plus programmes are evidence-based approaches and currently nineteen  studies attest to their effectiveness in clinical and specialist settings. They are delivered as structured courses with small groups of parents, children and adolescents utilising DVD input, handouts, group exercises and homework and are delivered within a solution-focused collaborative facilitation model. The Parents Plus charity has an established  ‘train the trainer’ process to empower professionals and community leaders to deliver the programmes in their agencies and local areas.

Parents Plus in School Settings – 27/09/2018

Running Parents Plus in Schools – Advanced Practice Workshop- Thursday 27th September, 9:00am-1:30pm, Lucan Spa Hotel Co Dublin

The Parents Plus and Working Things Out are evidence based programmes that are successfully delivered in primary and secondary school as a means of:

  • Supporting children’s mental healthWTO covers
  • Engaging parents and families
  • Promoting positive communication in families
  • Resolving emotional and behavioural problems


To support primary and secondary schools running the programmes we are hosting an advanced practice workshop which will cover:

  • Key note presentation from Dr John Sharry on “Strengths based principles for engaging families in schools”.
  • A series of practice presentations from facilitators running the programmes in schools on topics such as supporting children with mental health problems such as anxiety.
  • Break-out discussion groups on a range of specific topics such as recruiting participants in schools, keeping them attending, group facilitation skills etc.
  • Networking opportunities to meet other school staff delivering parenting and mental health programmes.

If you are interested in presenting or providing a short input on your practice (10 mins) or helping to run a break out group, please email

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1) trained Parents Plus facilitators who are looking to develop their practice and 2) professionals working in school settings, new to Parents Plus who are considering Parents Plus training in the future. See here for details of full Parents Plus training.

Cost of attendance is €50 euro, or free for practitioners who present.



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Parents Plus is an Irish charity that develops practical, evidence-based parenting and mental health programmes. We train professionals working with children and families to deliver the programmes in communities and clinical settings. Our programmes support families to communicate effectively, build satisfying relationships and overcome emotional and behavioural problems.

Our Programmes: Parents Plus have developed five flagship programmes in partnership with parents and children living in Ireland and includes their specific experiences. Our programmes combine a social learning model with a solution-focused preventative framework that encourages and empowers parents and children to ‘take charge’ and make positive changes in their lives.

Our programmes comprise of:

  • The Early Years Programme for parents of children aged 1 to 6.
  • The Children’s Programme for parents of children aged 6 to 11.
  • The Adolescents Programme for parents of adolescents aged 11 to 16.
  • The Working Things Out Programme targeted at adolescents aged 11-16.
  • Parenting when Separated Programme targeted at parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation and divorce.