Jobs and Internships
with the Green Party

Notice on Covid-19

The Green Party is following the advice issued by the HSE on Coronavirus and has closed Head Office until further notice.

The Head Office team will be working remotely from home, and will generally have regular access to emails and phone calls.

Service will continue as far as possible.

For specific public health information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the HSE website.

Jobs

Local Government Officer (LGO)

Responsible to: Development Manager

Working as part of the Green Party Operations Team, the role supports the coordination of the Green Party Local Government Group (LGG) as a highly functioning and effective group both within the Party and on Local Authorities. Equally, the LGO will support the training and development of our Local Electoral Area Representatives. The LGO implements the key strategic local government goals of the Party as directed by the Development Manager

ROLE DESCRIPTION – DUTIES:

  • Co-ordinate the activities of the LGG and LEA Rep Network
  • Plan and facilitate meetings, training sessions and inductions
  • Manage the LGG and LEA Rep meeting and training calendar
  • Publish relevant local government resources for councillors and LEA Reps
  • Prepare Councillors and LEA Reps for the next local elections
  • Recruit LEA Reps internally and externally
  • Maintain weekly multi-directional communications channels for LGG to the Party HQ, Leinster House team, Party membership as well as key external stakeholders
  • Support the functioning of the LGG Co-Chairs and committee
  • Update and maintain website content weekly and as directed, any other social media
  • Where necessary, travel independently to meet with representatives nationwide
  • Handle stakeholder queries on a daily basis

PERSON SPECIFICATION – KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive experience of Local Government and local politics
  • Demonstrable understanding of the work of Councillors
  • Very strong interpersonal and multi-stakeholder co-ordination skills
  • Experience producing resources and delivering training
  • Meticulous approach to calendar management and internal communication
  • Demonstrated capacity for critical thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, Slack, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • An ability to work well with high-level, independently mandated stakeholders
  • An interest in the fundamental principles of the Green Party
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information diligently and efficiently
  • Irish language fluency preferred

Read full job description here

To apply for this position, send your CVs and letter of application to jobs@greenparty.ie. The deadline for applications is Friday July 23rd.

Policy and Campaigns officer

Oireachtas Grade: Administrative Assistant (57%)

Goals of the position: Provide strategic communications support to the Oireachtas team

The Green Party is seeking to hire a member to join its shared Oireachtas staff unit to work on the development of communications lines and campaigns within its Leinster House (LH) operations. The successful candidate will work with the Green Party research unit and Leinster House parliamentary team to ensure greater coherence of messaging and the advancement of our political priorities.

Duties:

  • Coordinate the development of lines on political issues between the implementation unit, research unit, Green Party and government communications, Ministers offices and spokespersons;
  • Serve as a daily liaison between Head Office communications unit and Leinster House operations on communications related matters;
  • Facilitate and manage reporting of spokespersons’ activities;
  • Identifying and promoting Green wins in government and the Oireachtas;
  • Developing and leading out on party campaigns at LH;
  • Lead the development of Party manifesto with the research unit;
  • Identify and address gaps in information flow across the various Green Party teams;
  • Updates to staff and members on Policy Council developments;
  • Other duties as assigned 

Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will be confident, well organised, driven and experienced and enthusiastic about the Green vision and making the most of our time in government.
  • In addition:
    • Experience in public policy, political communications and/or Green Party operations a significant plus
    • Ability to handle multiple projects in a high pressure environment essential
    • Attention to detail and excellent written expression are required
    • The successful candidate will need to be flexible, dynamic and enjoy engaging across multiple teams
  • Irish Language fluency preferred

Read full job description here

To apply for this position, send your CVs and letter of application to jobs@greenparty.ie. The deadline for applications is Friday July 23rd.

Policy Council Administrator 

(Part Time Fixed Term:  30 hrs p/m)

Responsible to: Based at Green Party HQ, this role will report to the Policy Council Chair with a dotted line to the General Secretary.

Purpose: The purpose of this part time role is to ensure that the Policy Council Officers are supported in serving the Party by delivering the most effective and focused policy making and implementation support.

ROLE DESCRIPTION – DUTIES 

Administration of Policy Council Functions, including but not restricted to:

  • Supporting and assisting the Policy Chair as directed by same, in:
    • Organizing meetings with groupings from across the Party
    • Organizing meetings of the Policy Steering Sub/Committee
    • Record keeping of meetings and their outcomes
    • Maintaining the Policy Council Calendar
    • Responding to correspondence from Convenors and Members
  • Supporting and assisting the Policy Secretary, as directed by same:
    • In preparing for, and following up on Policy Council
    • During Policy Council Meetings
    • Updating Members on policy outcomes from Policy Council
  • Supporting and assisting Policy Deputy Chair, as directed by same, in:
    • Assembling the necessary documents needed to complete all Policy Folders as new policies are approved
    • Updating policies on the Party website
    • Agreeing and distributing motions to Party Spokespeople
    • Updating the Policy and Motions Databases

PERSON SPECIFICATION – KEY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Demonstrated understanding of the work of Policy Council
  • Strong interpersonal and multi-stakeholder co-ordination skills
  • Experience producing resources, delivering training and providing admin support
  • Demonstrated capacity for critical thinking and working in fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, Slack, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • An interest in the fundamental principles of the Green Party
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information diligently and efficiently
  • Irish language fluency preferred

Read full job description here

To apply for this position, send your CVs and letter of application to jobs@greenparty.ie. The deadline for applications is Friday July 23rd.

The Green Party is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications from people from diverse backgrounds are welcome and the Party will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with different abilities where appropriate, as identified through our needs assessment process.

Internships

Green Party internship programmes

Green Party HQ is committed to providing a range of opportunities for paid student work experience and internships.  HQ is piloting three new programmes throughout 2021 –  one day, five days, and summer placements – for a limited number of students. Applications for summer internships for 2021 are now closed.  

Green Party internships are designed to widen participation in politics as one of our core Party objectives.  The Party is committed to positive action and creating opportunities for students who may not have had the opportunity to engage in the political process previously due to any number of systemic barriers. Students will be selected through purposeful partnerships with third level institutions and organisations committed to positive action and access.

 

Policy

Green Party HQ supports the European Quality Charter on Internships and Apprenticeships.  A stipend will be provided at the end of all successful internships in recognition of the work contribution made by participants. Vouched travel, subsistence, and/or work-related expenses such as mobile phone and/or broadband top-ups will be reimbursed.

The Green Party is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We promote gender balance, diversity, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment and to promoting active political participation of persons with disabilities and of disadvantaged groups.  Preference will be given to applicants from disadvantaged groups.

Educational institutions and community organisations interested in partnering with the Party in the future are encouraged to email an expression of interest to  maura.mcmahon@greenparty.ie.  Students interested in applying for work experience and/or internships should inquire through their educational institutions.