Account Director – Public Affairs (Dublin)

by Cicero/AMO

H/Advisors Cicero, part of Havas Village Dublin, designs and implements national, regional, and global public affairs and communications campaigns for some of the world’s largest listed businesses, new entrant challengers and technology disruptors.

H/Advisors Cicero works across multiple markets which means our staff gain invaluable experience in international communications from a PR and policy perspective.

As a rapidly expanding PR and public affairs consultancy, we are now looking to hire an ambitious Public Affairs Account Director to oversee multiple client accounts and manage account handling teams in Ireland. This person will oversee domestic public affairs accounts and international accounts. Previous international public affairs experienced not required to apply for this role.

This job is for an ambitious public affairs account manager ready to move up a step or for an existing account director that wants to move over to a rapidly growing team, gain international policy and communications experience and be part of one of the largest communications companies in the world – Havas. See below for more information on Havas Village.

The role:

  • Playing a senior role in the public affairs and corporate communications arm of H/Advisors Cicero team within Havas Village Dublin
  • Taking an active role in developing and winning domestic and global new business. Playing a key role in pitches, identifying, and converting perspective new business targets.
  • Leading accounts and managing your account handling teams and account delivery.
  • Developing and managing strategic and creative public affairs campaigns (legislative and non-legislative)
  • Helping to grow the team and supporting junior member’s progress
  • Key support for the Ireland Director.
  • Helping to grow H/Advisors Cicero and Havas Village Dublin in Ireland

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 4-6 years’ experience in public affairs, preferably in agency but in-house also accepted.
  • A working knowledge of Irish political and regulatory system.
  • Experience in new business and actively winning and growing new accounts
  • Experience in healthcare public affairs a bonus and should be highlighted on application
  • Experience in corporate communications in Ireland and/or other markets
  • Good knowledge of EU public affairs a bonus

Key Competencies:

  • An ambitious person who has the drive to drive a high growth potential part of the business
  • A “get up and go” attitude.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven management and leadership skills with the desire to manage a team.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • A strategic and entrepreneurial mind-set.


Competitive and dependent on experience.


Depending on where you are based, you will be required to travel to Brussels, Dublin, and London on an ad hoc basis.

Remote Working

You would begin your career with H/Advisors Cicero working remotely part-time and in the office two days a week. This is negotiable depending on the right candidates’ circumstances.

Equal opportunities

At H/Advisors Cicero, we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

About Havas Village Dublin

Havas Village Dublin offers a unique proposition in the Irish market as it provides marketing, consulting, and communications services under one roof with the ability to bolt on international capabilities through an extensive global network under one PLN.

In Ireland, we offer a range of services within Havas Village delivered by our network of dedicated teams.

  • Public affairs and corporate Communications delivered by H/Advisors Cicero
  • Business Transformation consulting delivered by Gate One
  • Media buying and advertising delivered by Havas Media
  • Creative and digital delivered by Havas Creative

The Village model gives us the distinct advantage to both create and capture value for clients across the total marketing, consulting, and communications ecosystem.

About Havas Group – the Global Network

Havas Dublin is linked to 75 other Havas Villages across the world which gives us access to global talent, skills, and knowledge. We are owned by the French entertainment giant Vivendi which also allows us to draw on the groups’ media and creative content insights from the music, gaming, and film industries.