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Public Affairs Manager

​High profile organisation is looking to appoint a Public Affairs Manager to develop and manage its public affairs programme for the North in partnership with wider public affairs team. The successful candidate will work with business leadership team in the north to develop an ongoing programme of events and activities that will ensure it is positioned strongly with key political and wider business stakeholders across the North.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage public affairs, policy and stakeholder engagement

  • Ensure leadership team are briefed and attending right events

  • Develop relationships with politicians, councils, government departments, community, think tanks and business leaders and partner organisations - ensuring an engagement programme for leadership team

  • Ensure programme of activities is aligned to wider business’s long-term strategy and national political engagement programme

  • Monitor, advise and influence policy, identifying opportunities and threats to the organisation’s strategy

  • Assist with funding proposals, speeches, white papers, etc

  • Work closely with wider communications and public affairs team to align activities and ultimately maximise opportunities and relationships.

Organisation operates flex working and requires team to be in office/at events 3 days a week.

Due to a high volme of applicants, we are unable to respond to everyone. We will get in touch if you are successful in your application.


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

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, 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, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

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

VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is an Inclusive+ Recruiter.