Public Affairs Manager - Ref No. GRP293

Role: Public Affairs Manager

Area: Communications & Corporate Affairs

Location: Dublin

Reference Number: GRP293

Closing date for applications: 22 October 2021

The Corporate Affairs and Strategic Stakeholder Communications sub-area will oversee all Irish Water project communications, strategic communications with external stakeholders and Public Affairs for Irish Water. This includes Irish Water’s relationship with elected representatives as well as business and industry bodies. Working closely with business areas across Irish Water to ensure that our key messages, activities and strategic objectives are being communicated externally.

The objective for the Public Affairs team is to establish a stakeholder network and build trust with regard to Irish Water. The scope is focused principally around political representatives, political advisors, policy teams, and business and industry representative bodies. It does not include certain stakeholders such as Regulators and Media. Reporting to the Head of Corporate Affairs and Strategic Stakeholder Communications, the Public Affairs Manager is responsible for ensuring that Irish Water engages effectively with the key stakeholder communities, building key relationships with influencers and policymakers so that Irish Water’s perspective remains central to the agenda.

This role operates from Dublin in line with Irish Water’s current and evolving agile work policy with a requirement to attend events in Dublin or at regional locations when required.