Strategy & Policy Manager

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T: 028 3083 4100


TEAM:                       Strategy Team
GRADE:                     Manager – £45,399 – £48,059 per annum 
REPORTS TO:           Strategy Director


We are a unique all island economic development agency and our mission at InterTradeIreland is to provide leadership, advice and support to businesses across the whole island and help them maximise export growth opportunities through greater cross-border collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurship, and trade. With 25 years’ experience supporting thousands of SMEs, we have a deep and practical understanding of how to help businesses address challenges and take advantage of new growth opportunities.


We are now looking for a Strategy & Policy Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will help us deliver on our strategic goal of ensuring that we continually enhance the opportunities for cross-border trade and innovation co-operation in the years ahead. 


As Strategy & Policy Manager, you will have a lead role in developing and implementing InterTradeIreland’s policy agenda which will have external and internal aspects.  By engaging with the policy environment in both Ireland and Northern Ireland you will gain a unique understanding of both and will be able to identify emerging opportunities for cross-border, trade, innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.  With this distinct knowledge it is anticipated that you will play a key role in proactive stakeholder engagement and representing the organisation on government policy steering and industry groups, detailing opportunities for cross-border policy alignment, co-ordination, and collaboration.

Further expectations of this exciting role are detailed in the Job description.


  • We have big ambitions, and we want you to help shape our future. Join our team and support the growth of economic development on the island of Ireland.
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements, including flexi-time and a blend of office and remote working, 30 days annual leave, as well as an attractive pension package.
  • Be part of a team that values flexibility, honesty and one which supports your professional growth, personal learning and development.
  • Join an organisation committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our employees. 


  • A third level, or equivalent, professional qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in the area of policy or economic business development and/or working with others to influence future policy.
  • Proven project management skills, in the context of leading or supporting policy and strategy development initiatives.
  • Experience of explaining policy concepts and their implications to both experts and non-experts, with the ability to produce clear conclusions.
  • Experience of establishing a network of key external contacts and developing effective working relationships with them.
  • Demonstrate a high level of oral and written communication skills with evidence of an ability to engage and communicate effectively in a range of formal and informal settings, including Statutory Committees, Conferences, and 1:1 senior meetings.

If you think you can demonstrate these skills, then click the Apply now button.

Closing date for applications is Monday 27th May 2024 @ 5.00pm. 


  • Permanent
  • Newry/Hybrid
  • Closing date: Monday 27 May 2024
  • Salary: £48399
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