Head of External Affairs - viagogo

viagogo are looking to recruit a Head of External Affairs.

Company viagogo
Location Limerick/Dublin
Apply by 4 May 2018
Position / Title Head of External Affairs
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply

Applicants should apply now by sending their CVs and Cover Letters to Natalia Brodecka at:

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About the viagogo Group

The viagogo Group operates a global online platform for live sport, music and entertainment tickets. viagogo aims to provide ticket buyers with the widest possible choice of tickets to events across the world and helps ticket sellers reach a global audience. In 2014, the group opened a purpose built international operations centre in Limerick. Since then, the Limerick operations – serving customer services globally – has grown to over 100 employees.

Overview of Role

The Head of External Affairs will play a key role in the development of the viagogo’s operations in Ireland. This position is a unique opportunity for a high-flying communications professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to take on an exciting role in a fast-growing global internet business. The position will have full responsivity for all externally facing communications in Ireland, across the political, media and local community audiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advocacy at National Level
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with policy makers, government officials and trade organisations
    • Promoting the understanding of viagogo’s business model and the benefits of viagogo’s marketplace in Ireland across all stakeholders
    • Developing briefing documents and tailoring messaging to the local market
    • Monitoring policy and media developments
    • Coordinating with external policy and communications advisors
  • Local Community Relations
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with local government and officials
    • Establishing local university partnerships to build viagogo’s employer brand in the region
    • Establishing local community and charity partnerships
    • Maintaining relationships with important local business partners

Skills and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a leading university
  • At least 3 years of experience in a communications, policy or business development role
  • A consummate relationship builder and networker
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Organised and structured approach to managing own time and workload
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in a young company

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