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Senior Account Director | Corporate Affairs | Dublin

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    Senior Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Dublin
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  • You need experience in PR, journalism, or government with a strong grasp of Irish current affairs. Must excel in crisis management, budgeting, and new business development. Strong writing and management skills are a must.
  • You will lead client meetings, provide strategic counsel, manage media engagement, drive new business, mentor team members, and stay up-to-date on industry trends in corporate affairs.


  • Prior experience from either a PR/public affairs consultancy, the Oireachtas, journalism or in-house communications team
  • A developed understanding and keen interest in Irish current affairs
  • Strong experience in advising clients in crisis situations and managing potentially negative issues
  • Strong understanding and experience of budgeting, managing pipelines and developing new business
  • Background in one or a mix of the sectors specified above
  • Experience in line management and developing talent
  • Excellent verbal and creative writing skills
  • Experience working within a close-knit team, with the ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organised and ability to think creatively


  • Develop strong relationships with clients, becoming their trusted advisor and ensuring Hanover is their go-to for strategic counsel. Lead client meetings with confidence and authority, and serve as the primary liaison across various client accounts
  • Deliver insightful and forward-thinking corporate affairs advice that not only meets but anticipates the needs of both current and prospective clients, helping them navigate complex environments with ease
  • Direct and manage comprehensive media and stakeholder engagement programs, providing robust support during interactions to facilitate productive outcomes and strengthen client-stakeholder relationships
  • Build and maintain a network of influential contacts within key stakeholder groups and sectors, positioning Hanover as a leader in public and corporate affairs
  • Leverage your active business network to uncover new opportunities, cross-selling Hanover's services across different teams and offices to drive growth and collaboration
  • Take charge of new business initiatives, orchestrating marketing efforts and managing pipelines to ensure a steady flow of opportunities and engagements
  • Ensure the seamless execution of client work across multiple accounts by conducting internal account management meetings, tracking team progress, managing resources effectively, and delegating tasks to meet client objectives
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to junior team members, fostering their professional growth and development
  • Keep a finger on the pulse of media outlets and parliamentary activities, identifying prime opportunities for client coverage and engagement that align with strategic goals.
  • Active participant in championing the mission, vision, purpose, values and behaviours of Hanover
  • Recognise and value the diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives of all individuals at Hanover.


What industries does the client base of this role heavily concentrate on?

The client base is heavily concentrated in the healthcare, technology, and energy and mobility sectors.

What is the primary responsibility of this role in terms of client engagement?

The primary responsibility is to develop strong relationships with clients, become their trusted advisor, and serve as the primary liaison across various client accounts.

What opportunities are available for professional growth and development in this role?

Opportunities for leadership and mentorship to junior team members are available, fostering their professional growth and development.

What benefits and perks are offered to employees in this role?

Benefits and perks offered include annual leave, subsidised gym membership, private healthcare, bonus potential, pension plan, training opportunities, social calendar events, free breakfast, and more.

Uncertain times require uncommon sense

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Mission & Purpose

For leaders of organisations, the current environment presents challenges and opportunities. The potential exists to drive change, build a stronger business and positively impact society at large. But this requires a fresh approach to the management of political, economic and social risks. One that encompasses a combination of cultural, commercial and communications expertise that helps bridge the gap between statements of purpose and concrete actions. And in a world where policies, regulations, markets and mindsets are in flux. Organisations and their leaders need to anticipate, understand, navigate and make decisions in real-time. Applying #uncommon sense in an uncertain world. Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on rewiring their strategies for long-term success. We design and deliver strategies that unlock insight, shape narratives, harness influencers, activate campaigns, navigate regulations and access markets. Our consultants, across Europe and the Middle East, form a collective of smart, curious people that think differently. We live by our shared values. These values guide our work and build our inclusive, open and collaborative culture. It’s this #uncommon attitude and approach that enables us to immerse ourselves in the detail, ask the right questions, and connect the dots across channels, audiences and issues. It helps us to balance intuition and intellect, ideas and execution, influence and impact, creative and commercial. We are on an uncommon mission and are looking for people to join us!