European Movement Ireland: Policy and Brexit Research Officer

European Movement Ireland

Policy and Brexit Research Officer

Are you passionate about current affairs, politics and European relations? Are you looking for a job where no two days are ever the same? Are you up for a challenging, varied and rewarding European policy role? If so, read on…

About Us

Founded in 1954, European Movement (EM) Ireland is the longest established Irish NGO working on European affairs. An independent, not-for-profit, membership organisation, EM Ireland works to develop the connection between Ireland and Europe through advocacy campaigns, education programmes, training courses, information briefings and networking events.

Job Purpose

Working closely with the Head of Policy and Advocacy, the Policy and Brexit Research Officer will support the policy, research and advocacy output of the organisation. They will also support the other managers in various programmes, projects, events and campaigns as appropriate. We are looking for someone with drive, passion, ambition and commitment to join team and grow EM Ireland at an important time for Ireland and Europe.

Main Tasks:

  • Research, analysis of EM Ireland's work programmes and policy content particularly in the areas of EU Policy, national political developments and Brexit
  • Working closely with Head of Policy, work on the organisation’s policy, research and advocacy outputs and engagements using a variety of platforms, fora and in different environments both at a national and international level
  • Research, analyse and draft policy briefings, communications materials, reports and speeches on a variety of topics
  • Supporting the management team to develop and implement advocacy and outreach activity aligned to the different campaigns of European Movement Ireland.
  • Work on various projects, events and programmes and help run a number of well-established events to a high standard
  • Support and supervise the work of stagiaires from time to time
  • Represent the organisation in different public fora as appropriate
  • Keep up to-date with current issues and public opinions
  • Act in accordance with the objectives and ethos of the organisation
  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Education to honours degree level at a third-level institution – ideally to Masters level
  • Experience broadly in public affairs, research and policy roles
  • Knowledge of the EU, its institutions, politics and Brexit important
  • Strong writing, research and analysis skills
  • Speechwriting ability
  • An appreciation of the Not for Profit sector
  • Some experience of people management useful
  • An EU language would be helpful, but not obligatory
  • Understanding and knowledge of various social media platforms useful

Skills and Special Aptitudes:

  • Demonstrable written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and in a collegial fashion within a small dynamic team
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong office ICT skills and an ability to communicate complex information succinctly
  • Well-developed organisational and multi-tasking skills with ability to work independently
  • Excellent level of interpersonal, communication and motivational skills

Location & Terms

  • This is a paid Position
  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working in a similar role
  • This role will be based in European Movement Ireland Offices, 8 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2

To Apply:

A CV and letter of motivation should be sent in full confidence by COB Tuesday, 27 August by email to:

Timeline:

  • Start Date ASAP. Please reference your availability and potential start date in your application
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend for interview in Dublin City Centre over the coming Weeks.

European Movement Ireland strives to be an equal opportunities employer

Region: 

Dublin 2

Expiry date: 

27/08/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

01/08/19