Head of External Affairs, Membership Organisation

Peter Childs
London (Central), London (Greater)
c £58,000 + bens
Closing date
30 Oct 2021
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A newly created role with a prestigious membership body with ambitious plans for growth, central to which is a recently restructured and revitalised communications function.

The need is for a highly proactive, innovative external affairs professional to take ownership of external affairs and bring together media relations, campaigns, policy and public affairs while leading and mentoring a talented team.

Significant experience of delivering external affairs strategies for complex organisations is essential and you'll be politically astute and media savvy, skilled in assimilating complex issues and distilling into clear messaging for diverse stakeholders, creating real impact..

Collegiate and collaborative in your approach, you’ll bring a track record in managing and motivating a cross-functional team and providing senior level counsel, with the confidence and impact to influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 

Central London offices with hybrid home/office working.


Peter Childs Ltd provides specialist executive recruitment into the public relations and government affairs sectors. That specialisation now encompasses:

  • Media Relations
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs
  • Stakeholder Relations
  • Internal/Employee Communications
  • Change Communications
  • CSR and Community Relations
  • Investor Relations
  • Digital Communciations
  • Events
  • Publications

We handle roles at all levels and we manage both permanent and interim assignments.

Clients include blue chip corporates (30% of the FTSE 100), public sector organisations and charities, as well as specialist Public Relations and Government Affairs consultancies.

With 50 years’ collective experience of recruiting into communications, we pride ourselves on being experts in our field and highly targeted in our approach with a keen understanding of our clients’ needs. We enjoy an exceptionally high level of return business with long standing clients of over 10 years.

We enjoy a reputation for providing even-handed advice to candidates and we provide extensive support on interview techniques, CV compilation and general career counselling.

Find Us
020 7420 6320
27 Maiden Lane
United Kingdom
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