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.
In 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
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.
Drafting policy consultation submissions such as local authority development plans, central and local budgets, tax and employment reform, letters of support, planning consultations, bi-annual international connectivity survey etc.
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 Lobby 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.
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.
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
25 days annual leave
Join Us: At Cork Chamber, we take great pride in our work on behalf of members.
If you would like to join our team please email: Naoimh Frawley with CV and Cover Letter by Friday 21st February.