Public Affairs Consultant

Join us in Ulster Bank in Dublin as a Public Affairs Consultant

  • This is an opportunity for a dynamic and focused individual to join the expanding Public Affairs team, where no two days are the same

  • Supporting the Head of Public Affairs, you'll help to implement Ulster Bank’s external engagement strategy, and influence the bank’s external messaging and focus, while building an internal network of contacts at a senior level

  • As a key member of the Public Affairs team, you'll have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, in a challenging, but worthwhile role

  • This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wishes to advance their career in an exciting, fast paced role

Company Ulster Bank
Location Dublin
Apply by 13 August 2018
Position / Title Public Affairs Consultant
Department Corporate Affairs
Reporting to Head of Public Affairs
Contract Type Permanent Contract
How To Apply Apply online at: https://jobs.ulsterbank.com/jobs/2899371-public-affairs-consultant

What you'll do

As a Public Affairs Consultant, you'll be responsible for supporting the delivery of the Ulster Bank Ireland DAC Public Affairs strategy in an effective and coordinated manner. We'll look to you to provide clear, accurate and timely briefing papers, supported by detailed research and analysis.

As well as this, you'll:

  • Deputise for the Head of Public Affairs in the Republic of Ireland as required 
  • Develop and implement a central research database to support stakeholder engagements
  • Assist in the management of the external lobbying register and any other external reports as required
  • Manage the external engagement register and spread sheet including reviewing what external working groups we sit on as an organisation
  • Prepare senior executives for meetings with key stakeholders, ensuring they have the necessary documentation
  • Build trusted relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

The skills you'll need

We're looking for someone with understanding and experience of working across a large organisation and building internal networks and contact points. Along with a sound understanding of researching and writing briefings for a senior audience, you'll have good written communications skills with a high level of attention to detail.

You'll also demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Ulster Bank at all levels of the organisation and an ability to work collaboratively across key business divisions
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic and day-today management of industry and political issues and groups
  • The ability to work on your own or as part of a team to meet tight timelines

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