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Position: Communications and Engagement Manager

Role Summary

Retina International is a global umbrella organisation for patient-led charities and foundations who support research into rare, genetically inherited and age-related retinal conditions. RI believes that education of our international patient community leading to informed and effective participation in health research and policy is a key driver in successful innovation that benefits all.

As such, RI are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative individual to drive engagement with and involvement of the RI membership and wider community in initiatives and projects.

To learn more about RI, visit:


Employment Type: One-year full time contract

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Salary: Competitive

Main Duties

Community Engagement

  • Project manage capacity building programmes for patients, including the Retina International Education Hub
  • Facilitate the involvement of RI membership in RI projects and initiatives through focus groups, taskforces, and special interest groups (SIGs)
  • Act as a point of contact for member enquiries
  • Oversee the Retina International Youth Council
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with members and key external stakeholders


  • Moderate and coordinate events, conferences, & webinars upon request
  • Where requested, represent Retina International and its interests in external fora, including conferences, advisory boards, etc.
  • Develop and disseminate communications materials such as newsletters, surveys, press releases, blog posts, publications, web pages and scientific literature
  • Lead in-house production of multimedia content: podcasts, webinars, graphics, infographics, video clips
  • Manage Retina International online presence including websites and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) by regularly collecting and analysing performance, developing and implementing a social media strategy, and posting and sharing social media content, in line with WCAG 2.1 guidelines


Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Communications, Health Promotion or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and tact
  • Team player with strong multicultural skills; experience working in an NGO or membership organisation is an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (native or near-native speaker); a second language is an asset.
  • Experience running social media accounts in a professional capacity
  • Competency with software and platforms including MS Office, WordPress, Canva, MailChimp, YouTube, Survey Monkey
  • Ability to manage online meetings and webinars via platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom
  • Skilled multi-tasker who values high-quality delivery of outputs
  • Interest in and understanding of the mission and values of Retina International


To apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to Education and Engagement Manager, Fiona Waters at by Thursday, 13 October, 2022.

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