Corporate Responsibility Adviser – Business in the Community Ireland

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is the network for responsible business. Founded in 2000 we are the only business network of its kind in Ireland.

From providing bespoke advice to some of the most progressive multinational and indigenous companies to helping smaller enterprises navigate and understand sustainability and CSR, we are the trusted advisers on responsible business practices in Ireland.

We are currently seeking a CR Adviser to join our high performing and diverse Membership Services Team to contribute to, develop and implement Business in the Community Ireland’s Development Strategy, particularly in relation to working with major companies on embedding responsible and sustainable business practices across the organisation.

As a CR Adviser you will work alongside specialist consultants with a broad diversity of professional backgrounds including public relations, sustainability and community development. You will deliver solutions-based support that will enable the development of the reputation, brand image and impact of Business in the Community Ireland’s member companies.

This is an unparalleled opportunity for anyone that would like to maximise the positive impact of business on the world’s most challenging social, economic and environmental issues.

Primary Responsibilities:
Managing a portfolio of client accounts as the main contact person interacting with senior people and practitioners.
Delivering membership advisory services on a one- to- one basis across a range of areas including corporate responsibility strategy and reporting, corporate responsibility communications, community and employee engagement.
Representing the organisation externally through speaking, writing articles, government meetings/submissions and media engagement.
Contributing to the development of the organisation’s thought leadership and knowledge base on corporate responsibility and sustainability issues through publication of research.
Recruiting member companies to our services and activities.
Managing the successful delivery of membership events including seminars
Develop and manage a specialist service to support responsible business in SMEs.

Educated to degree level, preferably in a business/management or environmental related discipline, ideally with a postgraduate specialisation in corporate responsibility, sustainability, sustainable development or related area.
Minimum of five years work experience in a similar role or significant business experience.
Knowledge of business operations in addition to corporate responsibility and sustainability as applied in large businesses, and/or understanding of its application in small to medium sized businesses.
Account management and relationship building experience in a consulting role.
Extensive project management experience.

Personal Competencies:
Excellent research and prospecting skills and experience
Highly motivated and enthusiastic
Able to work on own initiative and as part of a small dynamic team with multiple tasks and conflicting deadlines;
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Wednesday 7th September 2017.

Please e-mail your CV and covering letter to Steven O’Connell, HR Executive at

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