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Honorary Prosperity Consul for the South West of Ireland

The British Embassy in Dublin is seeking applicants for the position in the South West of Ireland.

The British Embassy in Ireland is seeking to appoint an Honorary Prosperity Consul in the South West of Ireland to encourage greater business, research, civic and cultural connections between the South West of Ireland and UK regions.

This is a voluntary, part-time role, which involves working with the British Ambassador and Embassy team to:

  • build a strong network of contacts in the South West of Ireland.
  • identify opportunities for UK companies and researchers to succeed in the region.
  • assist companies and researchers from the region to bring high-quality investment to the UK.
  • act as a key support in the Embassy’s work to promote region-to-region engagement aimed at stimulating connections between our countries, economic growth and jobs.

The successful candidate will have strong networks in the South West of Ireland and a good understanding of the sectors that will offer opportunities for growth now and in the future. They will be experienced at engaging senior stakeholders, have a track record of delivery in their career and be enthusiastic about strengthening connections between the South West of Ireland and the UK.

The position will be for one year with the possibility of extension. Some travel and attendance at events may be requested. An annual honorarium will be provided and the Embassy will cover reasonable expenses related to carrying out the role.

If interested, please send your CV as well as a one page covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and how you see the opportunities to strengthen economic connections between the South West of Ireland and the UK to by Monday 6 February 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in February 2023 and the successful candidate will be appointed following this, subject to obtaining successful An Garda Síochána vetting.

For any enquiries relating to the role please email with the subject line ‘Honorary Prosperity Consul’.

Published 16 January 2023