Communications & Events Consular Officer

Contract term is 1 year, option of extending depending on performance & workload, Annual incremental increases upon completion of a successful performance review.

About the business

The Consulate represents Ireland's interests in New South Wales. This role will support public and economic diplomacy campaigns to raise awareness of Ireland. In addition, it will provide support for the provision of consular services. 

About the role

This is a public-facing role that requires regular interaction with Consulate stakeholders. The successful candidate will:

  • Prepare and implement communications campaigns for the Consulate; 
  • Coordinate and execute events at Consulate and externally (including out of hours);
  • Support the Consul General and Vice Consul with research;
  • Provide professional and helpful consular services and assistance (incl. duty officer);
  • Back-up support for passport service.  

Information about the work of the Consulate and the services provided is available at www.dfa.ie/sydney

Working hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 0900 1300 / 1400 1700
  • Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will work early morning and evening events and provide occasional weekend cover. Time in lieu is granted.

How to apply:

  • Please submit a short cover letter outlining your interest and suitability in the role as well as your curriculum vitae.
  • Applications will only be accepted by e-mail to recruitment.sydney@dfa.ie
  • The closing date for applications is 20th November 2019. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.

Applicants should also be prepared to provide references and to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances.

Benefits and perks

The annual remuneration for the post is AUD$57,000 p.a. based on a five-day week, with annual incremental increases upon completion of a successful performance review. In addition to the salary, the Consulate will pay superannuation into a scheme of your choice.

The initial contract term is for one year with the option of extending this depending on performance and workload. Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and be able to complete an initial contract duration of 1 year. The Consulate is not in a position to sponsor a visa application.

Skills and experience

Essential requirements candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Fluency in English (native speaker level) is essential;
  • Background in communications/event management;
  • Working knowledge of social media and web site management;
  • Tertiary qualification in marketing/communication or related discipline desirable;
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent written communication skills;
  • Flexibility and ability to work within a team and autonomously;
  • The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in Sydney prior to recruitment.

04/11/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Marketing & Communications
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