CUPHAT Comms Officer, UCD School of Geography

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Dublin Bar, LEINSTER
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 May 2023

10 May 2023
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University College Dublin
Research Field

Geography » Other
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

16 May 2023 - 08:49 (UTC)
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Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description
Applications are invited for a temporary post of a CUPHAT Communications Officer within UCD School of Geography.
UCD is seeking to appoint an experienced Communications Officer to support the delivery of the Coastal Uplands: Heritage and Tourism (CUPHAT) operation. This project seeks to promote sustainable forms of heritage-based tourism in the coastal uplands that border the Irish Sea, namely the Wicklow Mountains and Blackstairs Mountains (in Ireland) and the Cambrian Mountains and Preseli Hills (in Wales). A collaborative project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme 2014-2020, it brings together three partners: University College Dublin (UCD), Aberystwyth University (AU), and Dyfed Archaeological Trust. The overall aim is to use the cultural and natural heritage of these four areas to promote sustainable forms of tourism, thus leading to the creation of more sustainable livelihoods, communities, and environments.
The Communications Officer will be responsible for CUPHAT's public relations and for showcasing the ongoing activities and achievements of the project, driving media for upcoming events and community engagement opportunities, as well as acting as the Ireland liaison point for CUPHAT's marketing and promotion plans, led by AU. The Communications Officer will liaise closely with the Ireland Activity Lead Coordinator, UCD Project Co-PIs and the project team at AU. Specific communications activities will include dissemination of activities, findings, and events via a project website (developed in consultation with a Technical Officer at AU) and social media to ensure a coherent approach to the project. The Communications Officer will also work closely with a website developer, an app developer and the AU Technical Officer to support the development of a bespoke, effective, user-friendly website and app to enable tourists to access information about the cultural and natural heritage of the coastal uplands, potential routeways and itineraries, and details relating to amenities and facilities. Targets for dissemination will be coastal upland communities and stakeholders, tourism organisations, tourists, and to showcase the exciting and innovative work being achieved by CUPHAT while the project is ongoing. The Communications Officer will ensure that all public-facing aspects of the project are as accessible and attractive as possible to showcase the data and information generated as part of community engagement and citizen science activities, along with digital representations of the coastal uplands. The Communications Officer will serve as a key liaison point with the marketing and promotion team of CUPHAT at AU, responding to requests for information, highlighting key findings of relevance and establishing links and relationships with key Ireland-based marketing and promotion agencies and groups.
Salary Range: €35,000 - €45,000 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 16th May 2023.
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:


sustainable forms, tourism, research

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