Communications & Programme Manager – Irish Hotels Federation

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) is seeking to recruit a Communications & Programme Manager with responsibility for driving the development and implementation of core components of our member services programme and wider communications strategy. The successful candidate will be a motivated communications professional with strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills and a proven ability to deliver organisational objectives. Reporting to the Chief Executive and the Director of Member Services, this position offers an exciting opportunity for career development in a people-focused industry.

The IHF is the national business representative organisation of the hotels sector in Ireland. Our primary function is to support and promote the interests of members and the wider sector by providing a strong voice on issues that impact our industry. Representing over 900 hotels and guesthouses nationwide, we are a key stakeholder in the tourism industry and work closely with industry partners, Government and State agencies across a wide range of policy areas to ensure the right conditions are in place to support Irish tourism and hospitality.

The IHF is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to the continued development of team members and providing a supportive and rewarding working environment.

Company Irish Hotels Federation
Location 13 Northbrook Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Apply by 14 May 2021
Position / Title Communications & Programme Manager
Contract Type Full-time
How To Apply

Applicants are invited to email their CV with a cover letter (including salary expectations) in confidence to Loading... by close of business Friday 14th May.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the development of member communications
  • Engaging with members on key issues, e.g. regulatory, financial and legal
  • Managing specific communications programmes in support of public relations, public affairs and industry campaigns
  • Liaising with our PR agency
  • Developing messaging and policy briefing materials
  • Managing research, publications and submissions
  • Supporting IHF committees and regional branches
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders
  • Project, campaign and event management
  • Providing support on issue management

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Over 5 years’ relevant experience in a communications role – agency or in-house
  • A proven track record in delivering impactful communications campaigns
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of and interest in the Irish political and policy-making environment
  • Public Affairs experience preferable
  • Issue management experience preferable
  • Experience working across digital channels and delivering compelling social media campaigns  
  • An ability to work successfully as part of a team
  • Highly developed planning and multi-tasking skills
  • A degree in communications, business or related discipline

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