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Executive – Policy & Research (SCSI)

24-10-23 09:10
Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

Job Description

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is seeking a Policy & Research Executive with experience, knowledge and a keen interest in the built environment. This permanent full-time role works with the Director of Practice and Policy on all aspects of the SCSI’s research, policy and professional guidance projects.
The SCSI is the independent professional body for Chartered Surveyors working and practicing in Ireland. Working in partnership with RICS, the pre-eminent chartered professional body for the construction, land and property sectors worldwide, the Society and RICS act in the public interest: setting and maintaining the highest standards of competence and integrity among the profession; providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues for business, society and governments worldwide.
This role plays an important part in the SCSI’s overall strategic development and will require the candidate to demonstrate a high degree of initiative.
If you are passionate about collaborating with senior leaders of the surveying profession operating in the property and construction industry across Ireland to understand market trends and help promote best practice and policies through research, we would encourage you to apply.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a committed team working across a wide range of highly topical projects (housing supply, construction costs, property market etc) and the successful candidate will be supported in their development, including training opportunities to advance their skills.


If you enjoy working within a dynamic, busy and customer focused environment the SCSI would welcome you joining our team!

The Opportunity

Job Title: Policy & Research Executive
Reports To: Director of Practice and Policy
Term: Full Time & Permanent
Hours: Normal hours of work will be Monday – Friday, 9 am till 5.30 pm
Location: 38 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. (Flexible work policy following probation)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Committees developing policy positions for the SCSI
  • Assist with the development of industry reports through qualitative and quantitative research
  • Assist with the development of ‘best practice’ professional guidance and consumer guides
  • Preparing online surveys and assisting with the analysis of data to inform policy papers across a range of policy & professional areas
  • Working with committee chairs and members to provide project support as required
  • Contribute to the delivery of the advocacy & communication programme
  • Representing the SCSI at external meetings
    Assist, when needed, with other areas of SCSI services to members
  • Providing secretariat support to several Committees

Development Opportunities

  • Access to a wealth of data and member knowledge to undertake unique research
  • Experience in the design and coordination of policy campaigns in line with a Communication Strategy
  • Receive training to develop technical skills to use and maximise the value of a CRM system
  • Build a strong network of contacts across the profession, industry and other bodies
  • Make a difference by addressing issues like housing and small-town rejuvenation

Key Competencies


  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent self-management and organisational skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Experience using Excel (other statistical packages a plus), PowerPoint, Outlook and Word


  • A minimum of two years’ experience in research and policy
  • Relevant 3rd level qualification
  • Experience in the construction, land and property sectors

Application Process

For queries on this role, applications including a cover letter and CV, please contact Edward McAuley, Director of Practice & Policy, SCSI.

T: +353 (01) 6445500

The SCSI is an equal opportunities employer.

Contact Phone: 01 6445500
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