Head of Public Affairs - Dublin Chamber

Dublin Chamber is recruiting a Head of Public Affairs to join a highly motivated team of public affairs professionals.  The Head of Public Affairs role includes managing the day to day operation of Dublin Chamber’s policy research, media and influencing campaigns.  The role involves working with member companies to prepare policy positions and convey them to Government.  The successful candidate will have strong analytical and communication skills, which will be used to support the Chamber’s public affairs and media campaigns.  This role requires policy development and business representation skills and experience of working directly with senior leaders in the public and private sector.  Relevant experience is essential.

The Head of Public Affairs reports to the Public & International Affairs Director.  Their role is to develop and implement the Chamber’s public affairs engagement and public relations plans based on the influencing and communications targets set out in the Chamber’s strategy.

Company Dublin Chamber
Location Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2.
Apply by 9 May 2022
Position / Title Head of Public Affairs
Reporting to Public & International Affairs Director
Contract Type Full-Time, Permanent
How To Apply The Head of Public Affairs will operate out of Dublin Chamber’s offices (7 Clare Street, Dublin 2). This is a permanent role. Salary will be commensurate with experience. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to: Aebhric Mc Gibney, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Loading... by 11am 9th May.

Primary responsibilities:

Reporting to the Public and International Affairs Director, to work with member companies and Dublin Chamber’s governing Council to:

  • Develop the Chamber’s public affairs engagement and public relations plans to deliver the influencing and communications targets set out in the strategy;
  • Manage the overall work of the Public Affairs department;
  • Plan, manage and deliver influencing campaigns in support of policy objectives;
  • Research, write and convey policy statements, reports and submissions;
  • Analyse public policy developments for their impact on Dublin and on business;
  • Represent the Chamber at external fora relevant to the Chamber's policy agenda and speak on behalf of the Chamber at seminars and conferences;
  • Develop the Chamber's network of key influencers in relevant policy areas and effectively communicate Chamber initiatives;
  • Draft member communications, speeches and contribute to the content of Dublin Chamber publications; and
  • Promote the Dublin Chamber policy agenda to the media, foster relationships with key stakeholders and act as media spokesperson, as required.

Key Experience and Required Skills:

  • Expertise and experience (minimum 5 years) in public affairs;
  • History of building relationships directly with senior figures in enterprise and Government;
  • Excellent written and oral communications;
  • Excellent drafting skills with a keen eye for detail;
  • Understanding of Irish politics and business;
  • A high degree of IT proficiency;
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work in a fast paced ever changing environment; and
  • Relevant graduate degree or equivalent work experience preferred.

Details:

The Head of Public Affairs will operate out of Dublin Chamber’s offices (7 Clare Street, Dublin 2). This is a permanent role. Salary will be commensurate with experience. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to: Aebhric Mc Gibney, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Loading... by 11am 9th May.

 


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