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Head of Corporate Relations – Membership

​A leading global ‘think tank’ is seeking a Head of External Relations for their London office, handling corporate membership.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Relations & Development, the successful candidate will line manage a team of two. The work of the Institute is important and wide ranging providing objective facts and independent analysis for its core audiences in government, the private sector, and the expert and opinion-forming communities; its research helps companies understand political risk and its publications shape the international strategic debate.

This is a key role in the Institute and to be considered applicants must have demonstrable experience in the management and co-ordination of corporate memberships and sponsorships from recruitment to renewal. They will also need to be able to develop and lead delivery of a proactive strategy to attract and retain corporate members and event sponsors.

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach and be able to take on a wide variety of tasks with tact and efficiency. The position will suit a person with strong intellectual qualifications, an international outlook, and an established record of accomplishment in Government, the ‘think tank’ community and/or business.


VMAGROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, digital and marketing communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert 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 and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMAGROUP has offices in London and Manchester and in Europe, VMAGROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.