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We are working with one of the world’s biggest chemical companies with revenue figures in excess of €59 billion. This company operates in more than 90 countries and employs over 100,000 individuals. Our client is looking for an experienced Public Affairs Manager/Head of Public Affairs to manage their relationships with both the UK & Ireland Parliaments along with industry and political audiences.

In your role you will be responsible for the delivery of truly effective advocacy that promotes and achieves corporate strategic objectives for our client. It is a unique opportunity for an exceptional professional to join a substantial company that offers an inspiring working atmosphere as well as the highest levels in professionalism, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and identification of relationships with key stakeholders as well as strategic influence on specific policy or legislation proposals to promote the company’s policy concerns and achieve corporate strategic objectives
  • Support the Leadership Team for UK & Ireland and the Vice President with annual planning and strategy in order to deliver effective advocacy to achieve desired corporate and local outcomes
  • Maintaining awareness on key policy areas and issues whilst liaising closely with the company’s colleagues to ensure the greatest level of efficacy in delivering the company’s advocacy
  • Management, organization and attendance of relevant parliamentary events to provide opportunities to meet and influence stakeholders
  • Support and coaching of colleagues to deliver content on key issues at government level or trade associations and ensure communication and knowledge on current political affairs with UK & Ireland and other company stakeholders as well as delivering analysis and reports on key information

Key Requirements:

  • Significant experience in managing public affairs for a complex organization with experience within a corporate preferable – experience working with politicians and civil servants is a necessity and ideally a good understanding of the UK & Ireland parliament structures, committees and processes
  • The ability to prioritize and plan heavy workloads whilst maintaining the highest quality
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills and the capacity to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences
  • Effective team player with a skillset to fit a variety of situations
  • An understanding of the chemical industry is desired but not required and a background in energy or sustainability would be preferable

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting, then please get in touch with a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.   

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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