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External Communications Business Partner

Dublin

External Communications Business Partner

Dublin | Ireland

Description of business unit

The External Communications team manages the Group`s corporate reputation and implements a highly active PR/communications strategy for the Group.

This involves supporting the business by creating and implementing communication plans for a range of divisions across the bank and delivering communications advice and counsel to senior executives across the Group.

The External Communications team manages the press office, and creates external messaging (press releases, statements, responses to media enquiries, issues management etc.), ensuring they are delivered effectively. The team also supports in speech preparation, research, and the provision of briefing supports for key stakeholder engagements.

Purpose of the Role

Group Communications has a recruitment requirement for a team member who can provide excellent media management and engagement, crisis and incident communications, reputation risk management, drafting high level briefing documents, and delivering proactive and reactive external communications advice and counsel to senior executives across the Group including at GEC level. Strong media management experience is required for this role.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supporting the growth of the business by creating, developing and implementing annual strategic communication plans for a range of internal teams
  • Delivering high level communications advice and counsel to senior executives across the Group
  • Development and drafting high level briefing and support documentation for senior stakeholders across the business
  • Acting as an interface for the External Communications team, building and managing senior relationships across the business
  • Liaising with journalists on a daily basis, identifying and promoting newsworthy stories and topics of interest on the business`s behalf
  • Playing a critical, decision-making and media-facing role in issues management

What is the opportunity?

This is an opportunity to deploy your media relations expertise and develop your skills within a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.

It presents an opportunity to be part of the External Communications team in an exciting organisation which is transforming significantly.

Essential Qualifications

  • 3rd level qualification and/or relevant professional qualifications.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Strong media management experience is required for this role. At least five years` experience in corporate and/or consumer public relations is required.
  • Demonstrable experience in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Proven ability in delivering a strategic end-to-end communications plan in partnership with a diverse range of clients and/or stakeholders.
  • Proven business and commercial acumen in dealing with a complex internal and external stakeholder environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Ability to work comfortably and efficiently in a collaborative setting
  • Familiar with new and emerging technologies and social media that support content/message delivery and measurement

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles will not be accepted for this role.

Closing date: Sep 26, 2018
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