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General Secretary of the Green Party

Founded in 1981, the Green Party has come a long way but maintains its core principles and continues to stand for smart, long-term solutions to the major challenges of the 21st Century.

The Green Party is one of Ireland’s fastest growing political movements. As we look towards an imminent general election in 2020, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to lead our team into the next decade.

Real change only comes when we act together, and this begins within the Green Party organisation. This role is a critical leadership role within the Party, and the role holder will work in the spirit of the party’s principles and in accordance with the constitution and policies of the Green Party / Comhaontas Glas.

General Secretary – Role Description

Based at: Green Party Head Office & Leinster House, Dublin 2.

Remuneration: Range €60,000 to €65,000 per annum

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 12 noon.

Interviews: Monday 9th December 2019

All applications and queries to:

Core Duties

To proactively manage the day to day and strategic operations of the Green Party in conjunction with the Management Committee, Executive Committee and other party organs, in accordance with the Party Strategic Plan.

To lead the Head Office team in target-led delivery of Strategic Plan goals and objectives.

To ensure optimal readiness of the Green Party to contest elections and to contribute to Green governance at local, national and European levels.

To carry out the instructions of the Executive Committee and to ensure timely action on Party developments.

Please click here for a detailed Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

Please note applications that do not follow the specifications below will not be considered.

Please email, in .pdf format only:
  • A cover letter – maximum two pages 12 pt font in .pdf format. The cover letter must demonstrate how a candidate meets the criteria specified in the job description and person specification.
  • A CV – maximum four pages 12 pt font in .pdf format.

Applications will be shortlisted based on evidence supplied.

All applications and correspondence should be directed to

The deadline to submit an application is 12 noon on Wednesday 4th December 2019. Applications received beyond this deadline will not be considered.

The Green Party is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse cross-section of the entire community.

Secretarial Assistant to Deputy Joe O'Brien

Our newly elected TD Joe O’Brien is recruiting a Secretarial Assistant. The role is multi-faceted and involves administrative, phone, database and political work. Suitable candidates should have a minimum of twelve months office based, political or administrative experience.

Secretarial Assistant to a TD – Role Description

• Dealing with all incoming and outgoing correspondence
• Dealing with all constituents’ problems on the telephone. This
involves getting full and accurate details of the problem, contacting
the relevant Government Department/Local Authority or
organisation, and communicating the result to the constituent
• Liaising with other Oireachtas Members (Deputies & Senators) as
• Assisting the Deputy with the organisation of meetings/events in the
• Assisting the TD with social media communications, preparing
information for public dissemination
• Managing the TD’s diary and organisation of meetings
• Coordinating speaking time and political activities and campaigns
• Coordinating weekly work, communications and media schedule
and other liaisons with the Green Party team in Leinster House to
ensure coherence across activities and campaigns
The successful candidate should be proficient with basic office software, have
excellent writing skills as well as inter-personal, communication skills and an
ability to work on their own initiative.


This is a fixed-term (Dáil to Dáil) contract of employment and would terminate automatically following the dissolution of the 32nd Dáil. The contract is subject to a salary scale, dependent on the candidate’s experience. Overtime is available and the role will be based in Leinster House.

Please apply to by submitting your CV (maximum 2 pages) and a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role (maximum 2 pages) both in 12 pt font and in .pdf format.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, December 12th 2019 at 17.00. Please indicate in your application the date that you are available to commence work. Interviews will be held on Monday the 16th of December.

This post is held directly with Joe O’Brien TD and not the Green Party. It is advertised here on behalf of Deputy O’Brien.


From time to time, the Green Party will facilitate internships in our Head Office, or in Leinster House.

Internship Policy

The Green Party follows three principles when it comes to interns:

  1. Interns should be compensated for their work. This means that when we take on an intern, they either must be benefiting in terms of gaining an academic credit for their time here, or they go onto our payroll as a temporary employee.
  2. Interns should gain a rounded experience of the work of the Green Party, its staff and its representatives. Intern work can sometimes involve more basic office tasks, but it shouldn’t always be this way. We will try to provide interns with a varied experience – including time in Leinster House, time with Councillors or time with Members/Volunteers.
  3. When and internship is finished, interns should be able to point to something to say ‘I did that’ or ‘I contributed to this’. We prefer interns to have something meaningful to put on their CV.

Current Internship Vacancies

We have no open internship spaces at present.