Profession special-interest groups' official

Special-interest groups' officials represent and act on behalf of special-interest groups such as trade unions, employer organisations, trade and industry associations, sports associations and humanitarian organisations. They develop policies and ensure their implementation. Special-interest groups' officials speak for their members in negotiations about topics such as working conditions and safety.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Artistic
  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Communication principles

    The set of commonly shared principles in regards with communication such as active listening, establish rapport, adjusting the register, and respecting the intervention of others.

  • Budgetary principles

    Principles of estimating and planning of forecasts for business activity, compile regular budget and reports.

  • Public relations

    The practice of managing all aspects of the image and perception of a company or individual among stakeholders and the society at large.

Skills

  • Manage members

    Oversee that members pay their fees and that they get information about union or organisation activities.

  • Represent special-interest groups' members

    Replace and speak for the members of special-interest groups in negotiations about policies, safety and working conditions.

  • Identify policy breach

    Identify instances of non-compliance to set plans and policies in an organisation, and take the appropriate course of action by issuing penalties and outlining the changes which need to be made.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Collaborate in the drafting of policies

    Provide specific knowledge and relevant considerations (e.g. financial, legal, strategic) on matters which should be considered when drafting policies.

  • Ensure compliance with policies

    To ensure compliance with legislation and company procedures in respect of Health and Safety in the workplace and public areas, at all times. To ensure awareness of and compliance with all Company Policies in relation to Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities in the workplace. To carry out any other duties which may reasonably be required.

  • Advise on legislative acts

    Advise officials in a legislature on the propositioning of new bills and the consideration of items of legislation.

  • Speak in public

    Address a group of listeners in a structured, deliberate manner to inform, influence or convince them.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Analyse problems for opportunities

    Identify and anticipate problems in order to choose a course of action, come up with appropriate solutions or even identify opportunities for further development.

  • Present arguments persuasively

    Present arguments during a negotiation or debate, or in written form, in a persuasive manner in order to obtain the most support for the case the speaker or writer represents.

  • Negotiate health and safety issues with third parties

    Consult, negotiate and agree on potential risks, measures and safety procedures with third parties.

  • Realise health and safety policies

    Ensure updating of health and safety (HSE) policies for their application in organisational procedures.

  • Use communication techniques

    Apply techniques of communication which allow interlocutors to better understand each other and communicate accurately in the transmission of messages.

  • Keep updated on the political landscape

    Read, search, and analyse the political situation of a region as a source of information applicable for different purposes such as information, decision-making, and management, and investments.

  • Perform public relations

    Perform public relations (PR) by managing the spread of information between an individual or an organisation and the public.

  • Communicate with media

    Communicate professionally and present a positive image while exchanging with media or potential sponsors.

  • Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances

    Strive to achieve objectives despite the pressures arising from unexpected factors outside of your control.

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Represent the organisation

    Act as representative of the institution, company or organisation to the outside world.

  • Interact with the board of directors

    Present the results of the company, answer questions in regards to the organisation, and receive guidelines on the future perspectives and plans for the company.

  • Analyse issues

    Examine social, economic or political aspects in order to deliver a report or briefing.

  • Recruit members

    Carry out assessment and recruitment of members.

  • Show diplomacy

    Deal with people in a sensitive and tactful way.

Optional knowledge and skills

election law humanitarian aid actors statistics trading law manage sport competition programmes build international relations business law evaluate humanitarian programme proposals sports ethics graphic design circulate information liaise with local authorities trade union regulations time management develop trade policies analyse membership develop employment policies manage sports events advise on consumer rights write leaflets visit places of work apply diplomatic principles labour law check payment develop manufacturing policies identify hazards in the workplace develop membership strategies interview people politics promote free trade influence legislators use databases advise legislators develop economic policies international human rights law liaise with sports organisations manage fundraising activities prepare speeches prepare presentation material study topics identify research topics defend human rights handle complaints protect employee rights government policy implementation develop communications strategies employment law write work-related reports promote equality in sport activities

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