Communications & Programme Officer – Irish Hotels Federation

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and highly motivated communications professional. Working as part of a core team within the IHF, the position offers excellent career development potential in a people-focused industry, helping to drive the development and implementation of our wider communications strategy and member services programme.  

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in helping to deliver impactful communications campaigns. They will have excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills and a proven ability to deliver organisational objectives. Reporting to the Director of Member Services and the Communications & Programme Manager, the successful candidate will have over 3 years’ relevant experience in a communications role, either agency or in-house.  

This IHF is committed to the continued development of team members and creating a supportive and rewarding environment. This role offers a competitive salary, contributory pension plan and hybrid work model. 

About the Irish Hotels Federation

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.


Company Irish Hotels Federation
Location 13 Northbrook Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Apply by 28 June 2024
Position / Title Communications & Programme Officer
Contract Type Permanent, Full-time, Pensionable
How To Apply

Applicants are invited to email their CV with a cover letter to Loading... by close of business Friday 28 June.


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing member communications 
  • Supporting project, campaign and event management 
  • Supporting IHF committees and regional branches 
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders  
  • Supporting public relations and public affairs campaigns 
  • Driving engagement with the IHF’s online platforms, including websites, social media channels and newsletters  
  • Working with members and suppliers to amplify industry news stories and content  
  • Assisting with research, publications and submissions 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Over 3 years’ relevant experience in a communications role, either agency or in-house 
  • A proven track record in delivering impactful communications campaigns 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Experience working across digital channels  
  • Event management experience  
  • An interest in the Irish political environment 
  • A high degree of independence and ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues as part of a team 
  • Highly developed planning, organisational and multi-tasking skills  
  • A degree in communications, public relations or equivalent discipline  

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