Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs x2

Fáilte Ireland invites applications for the positions of Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs x 2.

Role 1: Permanent, Full-time

Role 2: Fixed Term Contract (23 months), Part Time (4 days per week)

Reporting into the Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, successful candidates will be responsible for the successful delivery of Fáilte Ireland’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs remit in the areas of corporate communications & reputation management, media relations, stakeholder engagement, digital communications and public affairs.

Company Fáilte Ireland
Location Blended work model with office location based in Áras Fáilte, 88 – 95 Amiens Street, Dublin 1, D01 WR86
Apply by 12 September 2022
Position / Title Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Level 3 - x1 Permanent, Full-time; x1 Fixed Term Contract (23 months), Part Time (4 days per wk)
Department Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Reporting to Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs.
Direct Reports N/A
Contract Type Permanent, Full-Time
How To Apply

Please return your completed application form (download here) along with a copy of your CV by email only to Loading...

​Please note your preference for Permanent Full Time or Contract Part Time Role in the body of your email application.

Closing Date: Monday, 12th September 2022 at 3.00pm (Ireland Time)

Interviews are likely to take place Week Commencing 19th September 2022.

Job Purpose

To lead and manage the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs section within the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Division. The successful candidates will be responsible for the successful delivery of Fáilte Ireland’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs remit in the areas of corporate communications & reputation management, media relations, stakeholder engagement, digital communications and public affairs.

The successful candidates will contribute to the creation and successful implementation of Fáilte Ireland’s Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Strategy, will demonstrate strategic communications and public affairs leadership and provide senior level communications advice and inputs to the work of other Divisions as required.

Primary Objectives/Key Responsibilities

  • ​Lead and manage the day-to-day running of the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs team based within the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Division to maximise the outreach and dissemination of information to media, policymakers, Members of the Oireachtas, State Agencies, Advocacy Groups and other stakeholders on the varied programmes of activity being undertaken by Fáilte Ireland teams and the positive impact of that activity on the sustainability of the tourism industry and viability of businesses, the national and regional economy, policymaking and research.

  • Contribute to, and drive, the successful delivery of Fáilte Ireland Corporate Communications and Public Affairs strategy by managing the corporate communications team – devising work plans, outlining and implementing processes and ways of working, co-ordinating the team, planning and managing resources and workload.

  • Act as Communications Liaison for colleagues and Departmental and wider stakeholders, providing support and guidance to deliver a robust corporate communications and parliamentary affairs function for the organisation.

  • Report on Corporate Communications and Public Affairs activity, providing actionable insights that will support the team to meet and exceed its annual KPIs.

  • Contribute to the development of the division’s workplans and strategy, provide leadership and guidance across the organisation on corporate and parliamentary issues and messaging, agree communications plans and approaches and contribute to the preparation of briefing material for senior management.

  • Manage the delivery of Fáilte Ireland’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act as part of its comprehensive Parliamentary Affairs function.

  • Fulfil other duties as required and participate as a full member of the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Team by supporting various work projects.

Resource Management

  • Set clear goals for the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs team that are aligned to the operational plan and corporate obligations.
  • Effective management of team resource and allocation of appropriate resources and budgets to projects and tasks.
  • Manage all staff reporting to the position, support and motivate them to maximise their development potential.
  • Manage internal staff training relevant to the successful delivery of the corporate communications and public affairs strategy.

Carry out all other duties as required and participate as a full member of the Team by supporting different work projects, as required, from time to time.

Person Specification

​Essential Criteria

  • Experience working in a Corporate Communications environment and a clear understanding of the role of corporate communications and public affairs
  • High level of attention to detail, accuracy, and an ability to follow through to complete tasks.
  • A clear understanding of modern media and communications environment.
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative.

In order to be eligible to apply for this role you must have / demonstrate in your application form the following:

  • ​At least five years’ experience working in a Communications/Public Affairs or related field role.
  • Experience managing a high performing team, managing resources and work plans
  • Strong leadership skills with people management experience with ability to influence at a high level.
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral.
  • Organisational skills with an ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines.
  • Project management experience.

Qualifications/Mandatory Training

  • A Professional Qualification (minimum Level 6 under the QQI Framework) in a related discipline is essential

Desirable Criteria

  • Media relations experience
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Knowledge of, and an interest in, Parliamentary and Government Affairs
  • Experience of brand and reputation management
  • Experience in Digital Communications including, but not limited to, social media, email marketing, websites.
  • Broad knowledge of the tourism industry and Fáilte Ireland’s remit as the National Tourism Development Authority
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Freedom of Information Act and Fáilte Ireland’s obligations as a State Agency.

Key Competencies

  • Relationship Management
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Problem-solving/analytical skills
  • Business Communication (Written communication skills)

​​A panel may be created from which future vacancies may be filled.


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