Senior Account Manager – Public Affairs – Dublin

Location: Dublin

Vulcan Consulting is seeking an ambitious Senior Account Manager with public affairs experience to join our growing team in Dublin. He/she will work across client accounts in green energy, transport and technology sectors, amongst others. 

The Senior Account Manager will become a key member of our team by developing strong relationships with clients and colleagues across the business (Dublin and Brussels). The successful candidate will ideally have previous agency or direct political/policy experience which involved managing client relationships and/ or delivering successful public affairs campaigns.  They will also be responsible for managing internal teams.  

In addition to day-to-day client work, the successful candidate will assist Vulcan in identifying and driving new business opportunities for our growing practice.

Responsibilities: 

  • Formulating and implementing successful, innovative public affairs campaigns
  • Writing high quality analytical briefs/ reports for clients; 
  • Developing a detailed knowledge of relevant policy and legislative/regulatory issues;
  • Monitoring & analysing political and parliamentary developments; 
  • Managing client events and activities;
  • Crafting effective messaging
  • Providing strategic advice to clients and enhancing their engagement with key stakeholders including policy makers, the media and partners.
  • Leveraging digital and social media channels
  • Supporting new business activity including working on pitches and identifying new opportunities.
  • Working closely with colleagues to monitor the policy landscape and identify risks and opportunities for clients

Your profile:

  • 4-5 years’ experience in a similar agency role or directly in the political and regulatory process (policy advisor/ parliamentary assistant)
  • A University degree (Master’s level) in relevant subjects (e.g. Communications, Marketing, Public Policy, Law etc.);
  • Knowledge and experience of green energy, transport or technology sectors in Ireland. EU knowledge an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience of the broad Irish & European policy and political landscape is necessary; and
  • Experience of managing public affairs campaigns and interacting with clients 

Personal qualities – The candidate must:

  • Be highly organized and attentive to detail;
  • Have a positive, can-do disposition;
  • Be able to take initiative and demonstrate ambition;
  • Be a team player and quick learner;
  • Native or fluent in English ; other languages an advantage
  • Be at ease when working in a multi-national team and dealing with multi-national clients.
  • Exceptional writing skills and a flair for creative and innovative content
  • A sense of humour is an advantage!

Generous remuneration and terms & conditions for suitably qualified, experienced and motivated candidate, with potential performance related bonus and business development bonus. 

Should you be interested in this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to deirdrelee@vulcanconsulting.eu.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 7th 2022.

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