Policy and Communications Manager

Dublin, Leinster
On Application
19 July 2019
16 August 2019
Position / level
Manager, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time


Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) is the national federation for the co-operative housing movement. Founded in 1973, CHI has supported the provision of homes across the country and promoted the development of affiliated local co-operative societies across Ireland. CHI is currently responsible for the management of more than 2,500 homes and has ambitious expansion plans in the coming years.

The organisation is seeking to appoint a Policy and Communications Manager to support the continued growth of the movement, to act as the lead representative on policy matters, and to manage all the organisation’s communications activities.

Policy and Communications Manager

The Policy and Communications Manager will be responsible for supporting the implementation of Co-operative Housing Ireland’s strategy 2015-2020 to achieve the organisation’s mission to lead the development of social, economic and environmental sustainability in Ireland through co-operative effort and through the provision of co-operative housing. The post-holder will lead on all internal and external policy matters and manage all communications activities on behalf of the organisation.

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Services, the Policy and Communications Manager will lead on the organisation’s representational role on behalf of the co‑operative housing movement including developing the organisation’s position on relevant policy issues. He/she will also manage and promote the brand identity and public profile of Co‑operative Housing Ireland including managing all media relations. The successful candidate will have the ability to ensure that Co-operative Housing Ireland is a leader in the development of policies relating to housing provision in Ireland and to communicate its position clearly.

Co-operative Housing Ireland is seeking a driven and excellent communicator with a background in policy development and communications in the private, public, or not-for-profit sector.  

If you are a determined individual looking to contribute to the lives of Co-operative Housing Ireland’s members contact Michael Walsh to request a copy of the candidate briefing document and job description in strictest confidence at michael.walsh@2into3.com or call direct on +353 1 234-3131. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 August 2019.  

For more information on Co-operative Housing Ireland please see www.cooperativehousing.ie.

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