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.

  • 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.

  • Budgetary principles

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • Show diplomacy

    Deal with people in a sensitive and tactful way.

  • 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.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

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

  • 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.

  • Communicate with media

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

  • 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..

  • Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances

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

  • 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.

  • Analyse issues

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

  • Perform public relations

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

  • Use communication techniques

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

  • Speak in public

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Represent special-interest groups' members

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

  • Recruit members

    Carry out assessment and recruitment of members.

  • Manage members

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

  • Represent the organisation

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

  • Advise on legislative acts

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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