The Social Democrats are hiring a General Secretary to help lead the growth and development of the Party. This person will head-up the Party’s head office secretariat, and will have overall responsibility for organisational development, policy development, communications and administration. The successful candidate will report to the Party’s Executive Committee, and will work day-to-day with the leadership team.
The Social Democrats are a new Party and our immediate focus is on building a mainstream, progressive, social democratic force in Irish politics. As a senior member of our small but dedicated team, the General Secretary will play a central role in realising that aim by overseeing and driving the party’s day-to-day functioning and pursuing our longer-term strategic aims.
The ideal candidate will have strong political instincts and know-how, and will have a strong track record of leadership in a political, business, legislative or civil society context. We value a strong work ethic and a dedication to bringing about real and meaningful political change. If this sounds like you, and if you feel you meet the requirements set out below, we look forward to hearing from you.
The General Secretary will be Head of Operations for the Social Democrats. The successful candidate will manage our senior team including staff engaged in policy development, organisational development, communications and administration. They will report formally to the Executive Committee, and will work with the leadership team on a day-to-day basis. Responsibilities include: