Current Openings

Account Manager (EU projects)

Carr Communications is one of Ireland’s leading communications and training companies, providing PR, Public Affairs, European Projects, Behavioural Science, Training, and HR and Careers services to a range of clients in the public and private sector, both in Ireland and across the EU. Our client portfolio is expanding so we’re looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our team and work with our Horizon Europe clients on a full-time basis. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, creative and hardworking with experience in project management, communications and stakeholder engagement. Meticulous attention to detail and excellent communication and presentation skills are a must, and experience in European Affairs or with clients in the EU would be an advantage.

Those interested in applying for the role should have a minimum of one year’s experience at Account Manager level, either in-house or with an agency. You must be self-motivated and confident in managing multiple projects, experienced in dealing with Senior Management Teams, as well as having the ability to delegate effectively across your team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious team player with a strong interest in Europe and an eagerness to learn. In return, we will offer you a competitive salary, career progression opportunities, access to our best-in-class training programmes, flexible working (both in the office and at home), and the opportunity to join a team that prides itself in its innovative, inclusive, collaborative and connected culture.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manage multiple Horizon Europe research projects;
  • Research, write and distribute communication materials;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and the EU;
  • Event management;
  • Manage client social media profiles;
  • Attend plenary meetings and prepare reports;
  • Manage dissemination budgets;
  • Update databases;
  • Conduct desk research;
  • Administrative tasks.

The person we’re looking for will have:

  • A ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to learn;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently;
  • Effective time management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Interest in, and understanding of European affairs;
  • Strong knowledge and experience of social media and online communications;
  • Eagerness to learn and develop new skills, and assume more responsibility over time;
  • Willingness to travel (Covid-19 permitting).

We are hoping to fill this position quickly, so if you would like to join our team, please send your CV to Eimear Hurley, Head of PR at Carr Communications, eimear@carrcommunications.ie by Friday 23 July.

Account Executive 

Carr Communications is looking for an Account Executive to join its Public Relations team with an immediate start. We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic, creative and hardworking. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate in media, communications, public relations, or related area with a keen interest in public affairs. The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, and meticulous attention to detail. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious team player with a strong interest in current affairs and eagerness to learn.

The person we’re looking for will have:

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently;
  • Effective time management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Interest in, and understanding of issues-based public relations;
  • Strong knowledge and experience of social media and online communications;
  • Eagerness to learn and develop new skills, and assume more responsibility over time;
  • Excellent computer skills.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Support senior team members across a number of key client accounts;
  • Research, write and distribute press materials;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and the media;
  • Event management;
  • Manage client social media profiles;
  • Attend client meetings and prepare reports;
  • Monitor media coverage;
  • Update databases;
  • Conduct desk research;
  • Event management support;
  • Administrative tasks.

How to Apply
If you’ve got what it takes to join our team, please send a current CV and cover letter to Dawn Lonergan at dawn@carrcommunications.ie

Customer service sales administrator

Overview of Role

The current vacancy is in our Administration team supporting our Career Development Services and Training Unit.  Our team of Training and Careers consultants provide a range of services including; business and management training, interview coaching and tailored career development training programmes to leading public and private sector clients.

We need a highly motivated, experienced individual with excellent administrative, organisational and business support skills, and the ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure.

As the first point of contact for our clients you will have a friendly, positive personality and be able to:

  • Provide excellent support to a team of consultants; manage multiple consultant schedules; organise travel arrangements; produce notes and handouts.
  • Respond quickly and positively to all internal team and client needs.
  • Provide a first class sales and customer service to individual and corporate clients booking our services on the telephone, face to face (when a return to the office allows), and via the internet.
  • Liaise and build relationships with a range of clients, marketing and selling our services and programmes to achieve sales targets.
  • Ensure clients receive outstanding and memorable service.
  • Provide administrative support to the team; maintaining the diary, preparing professional tenders, proposal documents, client presentations and course handouts.
  • Prepare material for our website and documents for publication.
  • Co-ordinate the diary for the Unit – schedule trainers, rooms, equipment and client appointments for all courses.
  • Update and notify trainers of all diary commitments. Handle all associated administration – course notes, handouts, evaluations and client documentation.
  • Use the company’s database to input, track and manage all client contacts and identify opportunities for cross-selling.
  • Ensure correct entry of invoicing details for all scheduled training and ensure the client database is updated.
Key skills and Experience required
  • Proven track record as an effective administrator in a professional services or similar organisation with a minimum of 2 years experience.
  • Excellent technical / I.T. skills – MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and CRM database knowledge.
  • Minimum of 65 wpm. and proven ability in professional document design and preparation.
  • Great interpersonal skills – excellent telephone manner and customer service skills with a proven ability to interact professionally with clients in a sales environment.
  • Strong team-working skills – to work comfortably and professionally with a group of busy and pressurised consultants and colleagues.
  • High level of initiative – the ability to recognise what needs to be done and to be committed to delivering results.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills – ability to prioritise among competing deadlines and plan the best use of resources to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • A high level of commitment and flexibility – we need someone who has the ability to respond to challenging deadlines realising that delivery may not be achieved between 9.00 and 5.30.
  • A high level of professionalism with an eye for detail.
  • Someone who enjoys being part of a lively, committed and supportive team.
  • A person who wants develop: we are a busy and demanding organisation, and we invest in people who are willing and want to learn.

How to Apply

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, please send a current CV by email to info@carrcommunications.ie

We do not currently have any other positions available. However, we are always interested in hearing from talented people. If you feel you would be a great fit for our team please email your cover letter and CV to info@carrcommunications.ie

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