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As our Public Affairs Manager, you will help shape and deliver the Public Affairs and stakeholder engagement plan for London Stansted. You will fulfil an essential role as an advocate for London Stansted Airport, engaging the Government and Parliamentarians on business-critical policy issues from zero carbon growth, to transport connectivity, to promoting its role as an international gateway to the East of England.

You will also support the Head of Public Affairs in creating and driving high-quality stakeholder engagement programmes and campaigns that showcase the airport’s values and assets e.g. our respected Stansted Airport College.

Critically, you will build a network of advocates for the airport, helping them understand how London Stansted Airport operates as an economic driver and connects the region to the world. Your first-rate relationship-building skills will help us spread our message across the wider region.

About the Company

MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports, as well as our MAG USA business based out of Chicago. Our airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! Contributing more than £3b to the UK economy, our airports are 24/7 self-contained towns, with 6 million square feet of office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, parking, event locations and hotels (to name just some of our services) these are all accessed by great transport links and supported by our dedicated team of c.5000+ MAG Colleagues working across a myriad roles from HR, Finance, IT to Airport Operations, Engineering, hospitality, Digital Tech etc. Learn more about MAG.

About You

Ideally educated to degree level, you will demonstrate solid prior experience from within a public affairs or policy role. You will have strong commercial awareness and have ideally gained this experience from within a large and complex organisation.

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the working of Government and be able to show how they have personally secured positive results  for their employers. 

You will be a team player with a proactive approach and ability to make things ‘happen’.

Prior knowledge of or work experience in aviation or transport policy is not a requirement for the role. The priority is candidates with a highly proactive attitude and willingness to learn.

The role will be based at London Stansted Airport, with some travel between MAG’s airports, and time spent at our central London office and in Westminster.

What we offer:

  • A company that is inclusive and tolerant to all;
  • Flexible working approach for a better work/ life balance;
  • Strong base salary (on experience) + CC pension;
  • Bonus;
  • Free parking and significantly subsidised public transport;
  • Discounts on company products e.g. holiday parking;
  • Salary sacrifice options on lifestyle/ finance/ health products;
  • 24 days Holiday entitlement + bank holidays (plus the ability to buy more);
  • Newly refurbished modern offices;
  • Based at the airport for an exciting work environment;
  • Free coffee/ break out areas/ great company culture and approach.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Monday 31st January 2022