Regional Executive – Southern Region

The Organisation

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is the voice of the Irish Construction Industry.  CIF is a member led representative organisation, providing a broad range of services that help our members in navigating the political, business, economic and regulatory environment.

The CIF operates 13 Branches throughout Ireland and comprises of 33 constituent Associations and provides a wide range of professional services and support to members.

The Southern Region

The Southern Region team services the Cork, South-East, Mid-West and Kerry branches in providing advice and specialised support to the CIF member companies within the region, while maximising engagement with stakeholders and ensuring member interests are represented on regional committees, state agencies and local authorities.

With the aim of strengthening its services, the CIF is seeking to appoint a Regional Executive in the Southern Region.  This individual will support the six branches in the region.

About the role

This role is primarily based in the Southern Region office in Little Island, Cork and will benefit from our remote working policy.  Attendance at meetings and events outside of Cork is an essential element of the role. The successful individual will report to the Director of the Southern Region and will work as part of a small team providing professional advice and support to member organisations.

This role will require someone with strong organisational capabilities and with a strong commitment to serving the needs of members. The ideal candidate will be an articulate, well-informed and an effective advocate on behalf of the CIF and its members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting individual members with issues and providing advice on Procurement, Tendering and Contractual Matters, Health & Safety, Industrial Relations/Human Resources, Planning and Development and Environmental, Sustainability and Governance.
  • Preparing submissions and reports to County Development Plans, Capital Works Programmes (e.g. Uisce Eireann, ESB, National Development Plan) and Development Contribution Schemes/Taking in Charge policies.
  • Organising and attending Branch Meetings, Breakfast Briefings, Networking Dinners and Conferences in the region.
  • Managing the branch’s bank accounts, including payments in and out and preparing annual statements on same.
  • Representing CIF’s interests in the Region ensuring that its views and contributions are recognised and understood nationally and locally with the various stakeholders (Local Authorities, Local TD’s, Educational Institutions, Chambers of Commerce)
  • Ensuring the CIF Southern Region is represented on relevant Committees e.g. the CIF’s National Subcommittees, Local Authorities Strategic Policy Committees and Regional Skill Forums.
  • Liaising closely with members and Branch committees providing leadership and direction within the Southern region.
  • Identifying problems and issues confronting members and defining policy and responses to address them.
  • Planning and coordinating with colleagues in the Membership department in the development and growth of the membership numbers and strengthening existing relationships.
  • Providing assistance to the Director across a range of policy and committee areas as required.

About the person

  • Candidates would ideally have a relevant degree in a related discipline with strengths in representation, negotiation and administration.
  • Experience in the construction industry or related sector would be a considerable advantage.
  • Familiarity with the range of current construction issues and the needs of construction companies.
  • Candidates must have a good understanding of the role of a representative organisation serving the needs of businesses, strongly committed to serving the needs of members and member Associations.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be energetic, self-directed and able to plan appropriately.
  • Be an accomplished communicator with strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Excellent organisational capabilities and a strong commitment to serving the needs of members.
  • Candidates must have the ability to build effective relationships with CIF members, industry professionals and public authorities.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work as part of a high-performing team while having the initiative to work and deliver independently and to manage and prioritise a considerable workload.
  • Candidates must have a full clean driver’s licence and ideally their own car, or regular access to a car.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected]

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and please quote the following reference in the email subject line Job Ref CIF202410 Regional Executive, CIF Southern Region

In your application, please include the following:

  1. A cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience and why you would like to be considered for the position.
  2. A comprehensive CV demonstrating your career achievements and experience to date.

In preparing your application, please consider the essential criteria required for this position.


Closing Date

Applications will not be accepted after midnight on Sunday, 7th July 2024.

The CIF is an equal opportunities employer.

In line with the Employment Equality Acts 1998 – 2015, the CIF is committed to equality of treatment for all those who engage with its recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

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