Who We Are

Chambré is a communications agency that supports those seeking to understand and influence the political, public policy and regulatory environment in Northern Ireland and beyond. We tailor clients’ messages and build relationships, so good ideas are heard and implemented.

We are passionate, well-networked experts, with backgrounds in politics, journalism and corporate communications. We possess the talent to integrate your public affairs, media and community relations work, ensuring every action contributes to achieving the best possible outcomes.

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Monitoring Researcher

This part-time position is suitable for a graduate seeking to establish a career in public affairs or an individual with experience in policy research who is keen to develop their career as part of a busy and established communications agency.

Main responsibilities

  • Gathering and disseminating political intelligence for our tailored monitoring and research service. This includes coverage and reporting of Assembly, UK Parliament, and Oireachtas committee proceedings, reviewing plenary sessions and checking written answers as well as alerting our clients and team to relevant political and policy developments.
  • Compiling monitoring reports that accurately and succinctly convey relevant developments within the political institutions and other bodies that influence the policy making process in the region.
  • Undertaking research and policy analysis on a wide range of issues as required.
  • Taking an investigative approach to policy developments, alerting team/clients to important announcements and identifying potential implications.
  • Managing and maintaining the Chambré contacts database.
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of Chambré events, and client events and engagement programmes.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2:1 classification (applicants not meeting this specification will be considered in exceptional circumstances)
  • Excellent knowledge of the Northern Ireland political environment and legislative and policymaking process
  • An understanding of the work of a public affairs agency
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good IT skills with experience of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) and ideally WordPress and Mailchimp
  • The ability to use social media effectively – particularly Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • The ability to organise, prioritise and plan; manage time and workload effectively, with limited supervision
  • Attentiveness to detail, a strong work ethic and the ability to work to a deadline

Conditions                      

  • Part-time position (three days per week).
  • The successful candidate will be entitled to 17 days paid annual leave (including the usual bank and public holidays in Northern Ireland).
  • They will also be required to comply with the Public Affairs Board Code of Conduct.

To apply

  • If you wish to apply, please email your CV and a short cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience in PDF format to emily@chambrepa.com.
  • Applications must be submitted by 4pm, on Monday 3 February 2020. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Those candidates shortlisted will be called for interview within a week of the application deadline.
  • If you have any queries, please contact Emily McNally on 028 9091 2882 or email emily@chambrepa.com.

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