Clerical Officer - (Communications / Press Office)

Job Description

The Clerical Officer will be based in the in the Press Office within the Communications Section and will work as part of a team under the general management of the Assistant General Secretary/ Director of Communications. The successful candidate will report directly to the Assistant General Secretary/ Director of Communications.

* Clerical Officer on a scale of 28,181 – 42,353. And it is a 10 month contract.

Duties in the role

  • General secretarial and clerical duties within the section including research, drafting content for publication, desktop publishing, word processing, database management and responding to telephone queries.
  • Preparation of material for print and online publications.
  • Preparation and publication of a weekly Oireachtas Digest update, collating all relevant educational related activity in both Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann (including parliamentary committee level).
  • Support the preparation and publication of the daily media digest as required.
  • Preparation of documentation for high-profile events and acting as on-site administrative support at events as required.
  • Management of media and case study databases.
  • Such other secretarial and administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time to meet the needs of the section.


Competencies and Attributes

  • Knowledge of the objectives and an understanding of the trade union and education sectors, within which this union operates.
  • Well-developed organisational and administrative skills.
  • A strong ability to work as part of a team in a co-operative and collaborative manner.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills, including experience proofing and drafting content for publication.
  • Flexibility and an ability to adapt to the changing and dynamic requirements of a busy communications team.
  • Proven experience prioritising tasks with experience working in a high-pressure environment.
  • Respond to press and member queries in a professional manner, mindful of deadlines.
  • Awareness of the need for discretion and confidentiality when supporting delivery of embargoed of sensitive content not yet cleared for public communication.


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