Public Affairs Executive - Cork Chamber of Commerce

The role of Public Affairs Executive is to actively drive advocacy through content creation, media engagement, political and stakeholder engagement, policy consultation, and relevant event coordination.

Company Cork Chamber of Commerce
Location Cork City
Apply by 21 February 2020
Position / Title Public Affairs Executive
Department Public Affairs
Reporting to Director of Public Affairs
Contract Type Full-Time
How To Apply

If you would like to join our team please email: Loading... with CV and Cover Letter by Friday 21st February.

Cork Chamber is the number one regional advocacy group in Ireland representing 1,200 members and over 100,000 working people in Cork City region. The Chamber vision is for Cork to be the best place for business.  The Chamber activity to make this vision real is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the past couple of years Cork Chamber has won a PRII award, a PRII Award shortlisting and a Chambers Ireland Award for successful advocacy campaigns for international and intercity connectivity. The #GE2020 manifesto offers a summary of priorities, which are the subject of daily work for the team.

https://www.corkchamber.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Election-Manifesto-FINAL-002.pdf

  • Urban Living & Housing
  • Sustainable & Public Transport
  • Infrastructure
  • A Green Ireland
  • An Attractive Business Environment

The role of Public Affairs Executive is to actively drive advocacy through content creation, media engagement, political and stakeholder engagement, policy consultation, and relevant event coordination.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drafting policy consultation submissions across a range of different topics and departments, such as local authority development plans, national policy proposals, central and local budgets, tax and employment reform, letters of support, planning consultations, transport and interconnectivity
  • Liaison with relevant committees, stakeholders and members regarding the above
  • Digital, Print and broadcast media liaison and management
  • Content drafting for media and Chamber channels
  • Close collaboration with Communications Manager
  • Close collaboration with Chambers Ireland Public Affairs team
  • Management of the Partner Programme events and communications
  • Coordination of stakeholder meetings and communications
  • Identifying and bidding for Public Affairs Awards
  • Maintenance of the Chamber Lobbying Register
  • Chamber spokesperson at events, meeting and to media
  • Active contribution to general Chamber activity such as events and communications
  • Other tasks relating to the role as required.

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

The candidate should have a suitable blend of public affairs competency, experience and qualification to immediately contribute to the team. Interest in current affairs and a degree or higher qualification focussed on subjects such as politics, economics, sustainability and policy is essential. The Chamber values of being dynamic, responsible, purposeful and inspiring are truly integral to this role.

Benefits

  • Be part of a team actively shaping the future of Cork
  • A competitive salary, commensurable with experience, and an annual bonus
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company Wellbeing programme containing additional employee benefits
  • A central city location
  • Free parking
  • 25 days annual leave

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