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Head of Marketing & Communications

Organization: Gaelic Players Association
Date Posted: 14/03/2017
Date Needed: 24/03/2017
City: Dublin
Location: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Primary Category: Communications
Type of Position: Full-Time
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details





The Gaelic Players Association is the officially recognised representative body for inter-county hurlers and footballers. Founded by players in 1999, the GPA supports over 2,100 current county players and a growing number of former players through the Player Development Programme. The Association has entered a new phase of development and needs an exceptional marketing and communications professional with the creativity and passion to help drive growth and strengthen the brand identity.




Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Marketing will have overall responsibility for developing a marketing and communications strategy for the GPA. A key feature of this role will involve building relationships with representatives in the GAA, key stakeholders, players and the wider public. This position incorporates full responsibility for the delivery of all aspects of GPA marketing and communications to safeguard and strengthen the identity of the Association.


Key responsibilities will include;

  • Shaping and executing the marketing and communications strategy
  • Developing and promoting the GPA brand
  • Promoting a positive public and player understanding of the GPA’s work
  • Developing content for use across all publications and media platforms
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of digital and social media platforms
  •  Managing media relations and events



  • You have significant marketing, communications and PR experience
  • Possess a deep understanding of and empathy for the experiences of inter county players on and off the field
  • Excellent experience of managing diverse stakeholder groups
  • A successful track record developing and implementing strategic plans
  • A thorough understanding of social media platforms and the delivery of successful campaigns

How to Apply / Contact

Dalríada Executive Search & Selection has been retained as our partner to manage this recruitment process.

For a confidential discussion, please call Roger Duffy, Executive Consultant,

Dalríada Executive Search & Selection on + 353 1 634 4646 or + 353 87 952 6489.

Further information including application procedures and job description is available by emailing:

Closing date for applications is Friday, 24th March 2017.

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