Head of Public Affairs

Company: Independent Recruiters
Job type: Full-time

Company Profile:

Looking for the Head of Public Affairs and Training for a company based in Amsterdam. This company brings together the world's leading companies that provide credit insurance and/or surety bonds. Almost USD 3 trillion in trade receivables insured and billions of dollars worth of construction, services and infrastructure. The members of this organization play a central role in facilitating trade and economic development on all five continents and practically every country in the world. 

Job Profile:

  • The Head of Public Affairs is responsible for managing the public affairs of the Association, in particular with regard to the various lobby initiatives aimed at the European Union and other bodies.
  • The Head of Public manages the training programme of the Association which delivers its training programme through a foundation and produces a number of specialised training seminars each year. The Head of Public Affairs closely with the Board of this foundation in the preparation, invitation, organisation and follow-up of each training seminar
  • The Head of Public Affairsthe Association’s Management, Members and Contacts. The Association’s website is the prime tool for sharing information
  • Statistical research; the Head of Public Affairs performs data research in support of the undertaken public affairs projects and with the aim to provide the associations members as well as the wider business community with relevant and reliable industry data
  • Planning, organisation and execution of the Association’s working programme
  • The Head of Public Affairs reports directly to the Executive Director


Analytical and able to see insights and connections within this dynamic organization, therefore a master degree is required

It is expected that public affairs and communication management will take up 70% of the assigned time while the remaining tasks will take up 30% of the assigned time. From time-to-time, the assignment will require work undertaken outside normal office hours, and travel to attend meetings. The Head of Public Affairs must be articulate and has relationship management and negotiating and presentation skills, for the purpose of promoting the work of the Association and the interests of its members. He/she has understanding of or familiarity with the credit insurance and/or surety industries. The official language of the association is English. He/she must therefore be completely at home with the language - both written and spoken. As the Association operates globally, in depth knowledge of another major language is desired. The Head of Public Affairs and Training is based in Amsterdam with frequent travel to Brussels.


The headquarter is based in Amsterdam and during the week it is possible to work half of the time in the office and half of the time at home. We are looking for someone who is available for 32-36 hours a week. Salary is based upon knowledge and experience. I am happy to tell you more about the company and the position.

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