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Head of Public Affairs - Group

VMA Group
London (Central), London (Greater)
£65,000 - £70,000
Closing date
11 May 2022
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Head of Public Affairs (Group)

The past two years have had a huge impact on the aviation industry, and although borders have opened and customers are returning, a multitude of challenges remain and the aviation industry also needs to focus on returning to growth in a responsible way, minimizing their impact on the environment.

As Head of Public Affairs (Group) for this leading group within the aviation industry, you will be responsible for leading on Group-wide public affairs activity, policies and issues and leading on engagement with central Government in Westminster and Whitehall.

The Head of Public Affairs will be an effective and persuasive relationship builder, with an excellent grasp of the policy issues and challenges within a similarly complex, heavily regulated industry.

With a team of two direct reports and working within the wider Corporate Affairs team, alongside regional specialist public affairs leads, the Head of Public Affairs for the Group will be developing and delivering a programme of activities to achieve strategic goals. The role also represents the organisation in high-profile public forums and works closely with industry partners and trade bodies.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Developing and delivering public affairs strategies and influencing campaigns

Working with senior politicians, with examples of ability to influence policy development

Proven ability to understand policy implications and opportunities

Experience within heavily regulated and complex environments, including but not limited to; transport and infrastructure

Experience of leading teams directly and/or indirectly within a public affairs environment

Ability to operate and engage at executive committee and senior leadership team level

Based in London, with some travel in UK required.


VMAGROUP is a leading international interim and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist for communications, digital and marketing.

Our specialist practices cover: 

• Internal and Change Communications 
• External Communications 
• Investor Relations 
• Public Affairs
• Marketing 
• Digital
• Agency Services 

Over the last 40 years, we have focused on building strong and lasting relationships in the communications and marketing sectors, working with candidates who have become clients, and clients who have become candidates. We consider ourselves to be a true career-partner. 

None of this would be possible without the exceptional people within VMAGROUP who are fully committed to what they do. 

Our team, which includes communications and marketing specialists working alongside recruitment professionals, maintain long-term, commercially successful relationships with our international network of clients – from innovative, independent start-ups to large, complex multinational corporations, as well as public and not-for-profit organisations. Working on their behalf, we source the brightest and best communications and marketing talent. 

With offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris, we have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications industry supporting planning and decision-making. 
For more information, visit: 

Twitter: @VMAGroup

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020 7436 4243
23 Bedford Square
United Kingdom
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