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Job Description:

Our client is seeking an interim Head of Corporate Affairs to lead our client’s engagement across all areas of external / corporate affairs at Westminster, Wales and EU level.

You will be responsible for:

  • developing and delivering a co-ordinated stakeholder engagement strategy by engaging members and their representatives so it has their support;
  • working with the Media Manager in delivering the strategy and consistent messaging on key priorities across the media and public affairs channels;
  • Understanding and managing key industry risks;
  • driving and delivering effective stakeholder mapping, engagement and prioritisation;
  • cultivating and managing relations with journalists with the aim of raising our client and the industry’s profile;
  • maintaining an effective presence in Brussels, delivering communications outcomes and initiatives.

Essential skills:

  • Successful track record in delivering public affairs and stakeholder engagement programmes;
  • Experienced at influencing government in the UK at all levels and has detailed understanding of working of Westminster and Whitehall;
  • Knowledge of interplay between Brussels institutions and the EU policymaking process;
  • Experienced people manager, with proven track record of developing a high-performing team;
  • Good knowledge of key issues affecting the food and drink manufacturing and wider FMCG.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 3rd August 2018