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Communications & Events Consular Officer

Communications & Events Consular Officer

Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney


Our mission is to promote and protect abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and its people. We do this under the political direction of our Ministers, through our staff at home and through our Embassy network abroad.


An opportunity is available to work at the Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney. The position is offered initially on a fixed-term basis of one year, and may be reviewed thereafter. The position is full-time working five days per week from Monday to Friday, with occasional out-of-hour requirements.


Role description:


The Consulate represents Ireland’s interests in New South Wales. This role will support public and economic diplomacy campaigns to raise awareness of Ireland. In addition, it will provide support for the provision of consular services. 


This is a public-facing role that requires regular interaction with Consulate stakeholders. The successful candidate will:


  • Prepare and implement communications campaigns for the Consulate; 
  • Coordinate and execute events at Consulate and externally (including out of hours);
  • Support the Consul General and Vice Consul with research;
  • Provide professional and helpful consular services and assistance (incl. duty officer);
  • Back-up support for passport service.  


Information about the work of the Consulate and the services we provide is available at


Essential requirements candidates must be able to demonstrate:


-          Fluency in English (native speaker level) is essential;

-          Background in communications/event management;

-          Working knowledge of social media and web site management;

-          Tertiary qualification in marketing/communication or related discipline desirable;

-          Strong attention to detail and excellent written communication skills;

-          Flexibility and ability to work within a team and autonomously;

-          The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in Sydney for the duration of the contract.


The initial contract term is for one year with the option of extending this depending on performance and workload. Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and be able to complete an initial contract duration of 1 year. The Consulate is not in a position to sponsor a visa application.



The annual remuneration for the post is AUD$57,000 p.a. based on a five-day week, with annual incremental increases upon completion of a successful performance review. In addition to the salary, the Consulate will pay superannuation into a scheme of your choice.


Working hours:

-          Monday to Friday: 0900 – 1300 / 1400 – 1700

-          Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will work early morning and evening events and provide occasional weekend cover. Time in lieu is granted.


How to apply:


  • Please submit a short cover letter outlining your interest and suitability in the role as well as your curriculum vitae.
  • Applications will only be accepted by e-mail to recruitment[dot]sydney[at]
  • The closing date for applications is Friday, 14th February 2020. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.


Applicants should also be prepared to provide references and to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances.


General Data Protection Regulation:

All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines.


Security Clearance for Local Staff:

Police security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for appointment resided. If unsuccessful this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for another position they will be required to supply this information again.


Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.

The Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity.

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