PR and Communications Manager

Term: permanent
Hours: full time
Location: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin 

Chartered Accountants Ireland is a membership body representing 28,500 influential members based all around the world. With the world of global business changing rapidly, this is an exciting time to join our team and drive the Institute’s PR and External Communications strategy, ensuring our members’ perspective is heard on matters of interest.

Based at our modern offices in Central Dublin, and working also with our colleagues in Belfast and around Ireland, this is an opportunity for an experienced, ambitious communications manager to carve out their own role as Chartered Accountants Ireland enters a new phase of strategic development.

The Role:

  • Develop and implement our external communications strategy to ensure the views and needs of our members are understood at the highest levels of business and public life.  Our active calendar sees a comprehensive mix of traditional and new media, events, speeches, research and political engagement
  • Have strong input into the formation of Institute policy across our areas of expertise, working with our top-tier membership from all business sectors and leading accountancy practices
  • Act as strategic counsel to the President, CEO and Leadership team on all aspects of communications
  • Lead a tight, focused PR team based in Dublin and Belfast while collaborating closely with our marketing and partnering effectively other functions across the Institute to ensure integrated communications
  • Plan and manage the annual Presidential programme to reflect presidential objectives
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with media and political stakeholders
  • Develop and manage our business risk analysis and crisis communications plans

The Candidate

This is a senior role reporting to the Head of Marketing and Planning, Chief Executive and President.  The right candidate will be able to show:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field with a minimum of five year’s relevant experience
  • First class stakeholder management and relationship-building skills
  • Superb writer
  • Knowledge of business/financial services or strong appetite and interest in learning
  • Very credible presenter and speaker
  • A proven track record in building and implement communications strategies across all media types including digital
  • Strong network of media and political contacts
  • Proven project management experience with the ability to work to deadlines and budgets
  • People management experience

How to apply:

Please complete your CV and cover letter and send via email to

You may post applications to the HR department:

Human Resource Department
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Chartered Accountants House
47 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2,

Chartered Accountants Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Chartered Accountants Ireland (“The Institute”) is a membership body representing over 28,000 influential members throughout the globe. Our role is to educate, represent and support our members.

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