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ICOS – We’re Hiring!

Agri and Food Policy Executive

Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd


The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd (ICOS) is the central representative organisation for farmer controlled co-operative businesses in Ireland.  Our co-operative members and associated businesses have a combined turnover in the region of €14 billion, with some 150,000 individual members, employing 12,000 people in Ireland, and a further 24,000 people overseas.

The Position

ICOS is seeking to recruit a highly motivated, articulate Agri & Food Policy Executive.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist ICOS and our members in the formulation and implementation of agricultural and food policy
  • Act in a Secretarial/co-ordination role for various industry working groups
  • Be located in the ICOS Head office, but will be expected to travel throughout the country as required

 The Candidate

Ideally you should have:

  • A third level higher degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least two years’ post qualification experience
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and computer skills
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative within a flexible team structure
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills

A competitive salary commensurate with experience and the importance of the position will be offered.

Candidates should apply via email or post in strict confidence, attaching a CV and covering letter to:

Seamus O’Donohoe,CEO, ICOS Ltd, The Plunkett House, 84 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 or email: info@icos.ie  

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 6th March 2015