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External Affairs Executive

External Affairs Executive

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    35,000 - 40,000 plus package

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    Kyna Timbs

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    Kyna Timbs

Alternatives are delighted to be partnering with a global manufacturing company, with a focus on environmental and sustainable policies, to recruit an External Affairs Executive.

Reporting to the Head of External Affairs this role will suit a professional with 1 – 3 years’ experience in external affairs, policy writing, politics or public affairs.
Based in the office in Dublin North 3 days per week, working from home 2 days per week. Onsite parking provided.

Working as part of a global team day to day duties include
  • Closely monitoring current events and developments in terms of policy announcements and proposed legislative changes.
  • Analysing relevant policy and legislation
  • Developing and executing engagement/advocacy plans and strategies.
  • Responding to public consultations and requests for input, participating in consultation forums.
  • Preparing messaging, communications, briefing papers and position papers for internal and external use.
  • Conducting stakeholder mapping and analysis to support developing working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Preparing communications and relevant updates for internal stakeholders including senior leadership to share insights and ensure awareness and understanding of strategically important issues.
  • Conducting research, prepare briefings and speaking notes.
  • Support with external communications activities to ensure alignment with external affairs priorities and messaging.
  • 1-3 years relevant experience.
  • Third level education in a relevant business field such as politics or social science or communications.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and able to work well under pressure while managing multiple competing projects and priorities.
  • Strong work ethic with ability to be resilient and flexible.
  • Excellent analysis and communication skills; able to understand complex information and translate it into suitable messaging, reports presentations etc. for different audiences (including senior management and external stakeholders).
  • Strong IT skills including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Packages (to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Additional European language is advantageous.
  • Passion for environmental issues is a plus.

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