Have you got what it takes to lead Ryanair's communications department?
Ryanair is Europe's only ultra-low cost airline, operating more than 1,500 flights per day (over 500,000 per year) from 57 bases and 1,500 low fare routes across 28 countries, connecting 178 destinations and operating a fleet of 305 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Regulated by the Irish Aviation Authority, Ryanair currently has a team of more than 8,500 people, will carry over 79 million passengers in the current fiscal year (ending 31 Mar 2013) and has an unblemished 28-year safety record.
Ryanair, Ireland's favourite airline, today (Dec 14th) announced that Stephen McNamara, after 4 years of being battered and abused by Michael O'Leary on one side and the European media on the other, has decided to pursue an easier life and will, in February next, join the IRFU as their Director of Communications. Stephen can expect to take far fewer hits working for Irish rugby than he does working for Ryanair. Having joined Ryanair four years ago as its Head of Communications, Stephen has played a leading role in the successful growth and development of the airline, which has now become the No.1 carrier in Spain, Italy, Poland and the UK, as well as the world's favourite airline, with 79.4m passengers in the current year.
Ryanair confirmed that it will now advertise for its Head of Communications vacancy, and see how many PR luvvies apply for what some in the media have described as "the worst job in PR". Working as Ryanair's Head of Communications has proven to be an incredible platform for previous incumbents being head hunted to become Director of Communications for Kellogg's, the FAI and now the IRFU. Perhaps the GAA or the Irish Olympic Committee will come looking for Ryanair's next Head of Communications?
Closing Date: 21/12/2012
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