Communications Officer
University College Cork

Communications Officer, UCC Research, Office of the Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Permanent Whole Time Post

UCC wishes to appoint the UCC Research Communications Officer. The post holder will play a key role in ensuring the timely and appropriate dissemination of the activities, successes, potential and expertise across UCC’s research community across print, social and other media forms.

The post holder will report to the Director of Research Strategy and Projects in UCC Research, a constituent function of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI). There will also be key connectivity with the Head of Media and Public Relations, UCC. The post holder will be a central member of the UCC Research team, also working closely with communications colleagues in UCC Innovation, the Office of Marketing and Communications, the Colleges, Research Centres, Institutes and the Tyndall National Institute, among others. This will ensure the alignment and appropriate amplification of key communications from across the UCC research community.

This is a very exciting opportunity to support UCC’s research community in maximising their reach and impact. The post holder will work in a fast-paced and challenging environment requiring the ability to rapidly translate complex specialist research output to relatable and accessible content. Exceptional written, oral and presentation skills are required to confidently present clear, comprehensive information to a very diverse range of stakeholders.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor John Cryan, Vice- President, Research and Innovation Email: For further information on UCC Research, please visit:

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our UCC 2022 Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award  in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives.

Appointment may be made on the Admin III Salary Scale: €52,068 - €62,166 (Scale B) / €49,576 - €59,156 (Scale A)

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 18th October 2022

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person : Professor John Cryan

Contact Email :

Job ID : 060191

Contact Number :

Close Date : 18-Oct-2022 12:00

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