Job Vacancies 2017-08-27T21:23:00+00:00

Chief Strategist for the Independent Alliance



To act as a liaison between Independent Alliance and its partners in government; to provide strategic advice to and support and representation for Independent Alliance Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputies; promote the work of its Oireachtas members.


Essential criteria:

  1. Third level qualification a related discipline- Politics, Law or Journalism.
  2. Minimum five years experience working in one or more of the following fields; media, politics, law.
  3. Experience working with a political organisation.


Desirable criteria:   

  1. Knowledge of the work of the Independent Alliance.
  2. An understanding of the unique position of Independents in Government.


Essential characteristics:

  1. Strong organisational skills.
  2. Flexible and adaptable.
  3. Sound judgement and negotiation skills.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.


Duties of role:

  1. Offer strategic advice and support to Independent Alliance Oireachtas members on Dáil business, policy matters and current issues.
  2. Liaise with Government partners to ensure clear communication on all matters of government business.
  3. Deal with media queries and public relations issues if required.
  4. Arrange regular events for Independent Alliance members to keep them updated on the work of Oireachtas members.
  5. Prepare a social media plan and manage its implementation.


The appointment will be on the same terms and conditions as that of a Special Adviser to a Minister and will be on the Principal Officer (Standard) scale (€79,401- €91,624).

All CVs and cover letters to be sent to

All applications must be received by 5.00 pm on Monday the 25th July 2016.


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