VOLUNTEER WANTED: Public Relations Officer

The IIHA invites applications for the position of Public Relations Officer.

The position is voluntary and the successful candidate will commence work June 2010.

To apply for this position you must:
•be a resident of Ireland
•provide references upon request
•be vetted by the appropriate authorities
•become a member of the IIHA and continue to be a member throughout the period that you hold the position
•be confident when dealing with media
•be proficient in the use of email
•be proficient in the use of computer word programs
•email your application to office@iiha.org or send by registered post to:

Re: Public Relations Officer,
Irish Ice Hockey Association,
Sport HQ,
13 Joyce Way,
Parkwest Business Park,
Dublin 12,

The deadline for applications to this position is Friday, 25th June 2010.

If you do not receive confirmation that your application has been received you should contact the IIHA immediately at office@iiha.org.

Your application must include your:
•full name
•date of birth
•postal address
•telephone number
•email address
•details of any club affiliations
•Curriculum Vitae outlining any relevant experience (hockey or otherwise) which may be of interest or value to the position

A select number of applicants will be called for an interview and following these interviews the Public Relations Officer will be appointed.


Your roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

•create and distribute press releases to all media outlets on all events of the IIHA
•work with the various IIHA Officers to ensure that the sport receives maximum exposure both nationally and internationally
•to be the IIHA official person to handle all requests for interviews with officers and members and to deal with all other media requests
•act as a spokesperson for the IIHA on a variety of topics as deemed appropriate by the IIHA
•source and provide regular content for the IIHA official website and work with various IIHA Officers to ensure that the IIHA website is the primary source for all IIHA related information on the world wide web.
•assist the IIHA in securing sponsorship for all activities

Immediate tasks will include but are not limited to:
•creating a database containing contact details of all media outlets both nationally and internationally that are of interest to the IIHA
•make contact with all media outlets both nationally and internationally that are of interest to the IIHA and establish opportunities available for publicity of IIHA activities
•work with the Editor in reviewing all information currently made available by the IIHA to the public

The position:
•will involve approximately 2 – 3 hours of work per week off-season and 4 – 5 hours per week in-season

The Executive Committee will work with you to further define your roles and responsibilities.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at office@iiha.org.

We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary, and Charitable Sector in Ireland.