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New Social Media & Events Co-ordinator Role

We’re hiring! New role with Languages Connect/PPLI

Post-Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) wish to appoint a Social Media and Events Co-ordinator to support the Languages Connect awareness raising campaign and the overall Languages Connect Strategy – promoting all of the personal, social, professional and economic benefits of foreign language skills.

PPLI works to implement the foreign languages strategy of the Department of Education in Ireland by diversifying, enhancing and expanding the teaching of foreign languages in post-primary schools. Further details about PPLI and its work is available at

We are an enthusiastic and hard-working team of Education and Marketing professionals who manage a wide-range of events, campaigns and resources for students, parents, teachers, guidance counsellors, principals and third-level institutions to help promote the benefits of foreign language skills.

The post is a full-time position on a one year fixed-term contract reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager.

The office is based in the Liberty Building, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. The role will be initially working from home until restrictions allow for safe return to working from the office.

Job Specification

The duties of the Social Media and Events Coordinator will include, but are not limited to:

– Supporting a variety of marketing, social media and event projects – liaising with graphic designers, copywriters, agencies, video companies, photographers and education stakeholders
– Online content creation – graphics, videos, blog posts, website updates
– Managing the PPLI/Languages Connect events and social media content calendars
– Community management of Languages Connect social media accounts
– Briefing PR, Digital and Event companies and ongoing project management of campaigns/events
– Designing and managing online registration forms and guest lists
– Organising the delivery of posters, banners, merchandise and brochures to event venues/schools
– Working with each member of the PPLI team to ensure they have everything they need for events – branding, promotion, literature and event PR, online and social media updates
– Project managing larger events – working with internal and external stakeholders (partner organisations, stand holders, event management companies, venues)
– Organising stand/exhibition bookings for internal and external events
– Coordinating Language Ambassador team timetables before and during events
– Any other duties assigned from time to time by the Director of PPLI


– Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field i.e. Event Management, Marketing
– 3+ years previous experience in marketing, event management or social media management
– Proven track record in coordination of successful, fun and engaging campaigns and events
– Competence in a second language (in addition to English/Irish) is required
– Budget management
– Previous experience in the education sector is desirable
– High level of IT proficiency and working knowledge of the Microsoft Office package
– Be eligible to work in Ireland

 Skills & Competencies

– Excellent Organisational Skills
– Excellent Interpersonal & Communication Skills
– Flexibility
– Teamwork and working on own initiative
– People management
– Analysis & Decision Making
– Delivery of Results, on time, within budget and sometimes under tight deadlines and high pressure
– Foreign Languages Knowledge and Expertise
– Drive & Commitment to Promoting Foreign Languages

For more information on the role, see the Information Booklet here

To apply, please fill out the application form on Survey Monkey here