NCI delivers its work through a small team of independent paid contractors in cooperation with the Secretariat, voluntary Steering Committee and voluntary Board.

Current opportunities to work with NCI are listed below.


Editorial Assistant (Contractor)

About Natural Capital Ireland

Natural Capital Ireland (NCI) is a not-for-profit organisation made up of a range of members from academic, public, private and NGO sectors interested in the development and application of the natural capital approach in Ireland. It is structured as a Company Limited by Guarantee, governed by a Board, led by a Steering Committee and administered by a Secretariat. As of 2022, we have over 1,000 members.


About the role

NCI is seeking to recruit an independent contractor to support the Communications Executive on NCI core work as well as range of projects that NCI is involved in. The work will be mostly remote for the present although some attendance at in-person meetings and events may be required in future. The work will be varied and may include:


  • Social media management across platforms and projects

  • Content creation 

  • Support with writing, editing and proof-reading 

  • Support with research and analysis relating to natural capital and biodiversity

  • Support during webinars and seminars such as live tweeting, facilitation and note-taking.


About the candidate 

Desired skills:


  • Proficient in writing and editing 

  • Experience writing blogs, web content, newsletters, press releases

  • Experience proof-reading copy

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about natural capital concepts

  • Knowledge of and interest in key issues relating to biodiversity and sustainability 

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Confident using social media, scheduling apps, SEO & monitoring KPIs

  • Proven ability to communicate technical information in a digestible format

  • Design skills for creative social media posting such as Photoshop/Illustrator

  • Must work well to brief and within tight time frames


The successful candidate will gain excellent experience working with a multi-stakeholder non-profit. They will have the opportunity to engage with and learn from national and international experts in the fields of natural capital, biodiversity and sustainability.


Details of time commitment, self-employment and fees

This position is a self-employed contractor position. Services are currently required for up to 2 days per month. Additional days may be required from time to time at the mutual agreement of both parties. Contractors have full control over how, when and where they conduct their work. All contractors must provide their own equipment. Working with NCI does not preclude contractors from providing similar services to other organisations. Please see here for further details of self-employment 

Daily rate range from €200 to €250 (incl VAT) will be considered depending on skills and experience.

How to apply


Please send a CV with your cover letter to by Wednesday 6th April, 2022.