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Manager, Public Affairs

IAAPA EMEA | Brussels, Belgium | Full Time

Job Description

Overall Responsibilities:

The Public Affairs Manager coordinates the external government relations function of the IAAPA EMEA region.

Specific Duties:

External Relations

  • Provide analysis and strategic recommendations on national and regional policy trends which could impact the industry.
  • Coordinate written materials such as government relations bulletins, policy papers, press releases, related to government relations, presentations for the members on government relations, etc.
  • Design concepts and develop strategic plans to protect and promote the industry’s image with external stakeholders.
  • Link external regulatory developments to the amusement park industry helping members to understand the impact on their business and operations.
  • Coordinate / contact members to gain input to contribute to government run consultations on issues that impact the industry.
  • Represent the industry in relevant industry groups and forums.

Member Relations

  • Build relations of trust with members.
  • Develop and manage the work program of IAAPA Europe’s Government Relations Committee.
  • Develop an annual program of profile raising events and visits to educate the membership about the value of government relations activities.
  • Maintain a network of government relations contacts within the industry.
  • Execute an annual program of park visits to stay in touch with member needs and issues related to government relations.


  • University degree or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in the amusement park industry, European Affairs or both.
  • Excellent written and spoken English fluency and at least fluent in one other European language.
  • Proficient knowledge of IT applications.
  • Knowledge / experience of EU policy and structure
  • Self-started with the required motivation to work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work flexible as part of a small Brussels based team and be prepared to travel extensively throughout the European region.
  • Confident and skilled communicator able to simplify complex concepts or regulatory issues for a non-expert audience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the amusement park and attractions industry.