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A4E seeks Policy Director

Airlines for Europe 3-5y Mid Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 21 Okt 2017

Job Description

Policy Director

A4E is looking for a motivated and experienced Policy Director (M/F) to join its team in Brussels. S/he will lead key policy campaigns on behalf of A4E’s members, ensuring that their interests are effectively represented and that the association’s voice is heard in Brussels and Europe. S/he will report directly to the Managing Director. In particular, he/she would be at the centre of advocating A4E airspace and safety policy matters at the EU and national level.


  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written – in English with a proven ability to conduct policy research and analysis, develop advocacy strategies and translate complex technical concepts into policy-ready tools. Knowledge of an additional European language is a plus.
  • A track record of influencing stakeholders on policy and legislation.
  • Excellent knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative processes, gained through working in industry, government relations or EU affairs.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with government (EU/national) officials, policy makers and experts over time. Capacity to network in different settings and at multiple levels of decision making.
  • Ability to work with diverse airline members and to build consensus among stakeholders with different perspectives
  • Skilled organiser, capable of managing a challenging agenda with competing priorities.
  • Excellent understanding of the aviation industry and airline sector, in particular.
  • Good knowledge and experience in working with operational aviation policy issues, in particular airspace and safety, and in dealing with the European Commission, EASA and Eurocontrol.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.

Job description

The selected candidate will:

  • Work in a dynamic, diverse and international team in the heart of the EU quarter;
  • Be uniquely involved with the aviation industry and European airlines in particular;
  • Contribute to the development of airline industry priorities in the EU policy landscape;
  • Manage and lead policy campaigns in line with the association’s objectives;
  • Deliver in line with pre-set annual performance plan and KPIs
  • Develop and assert association positions;
  • Interact closely with airline members;
  • Lead and coordinate the work of assigned A4E Working Groups and Expert Groups;
  • Maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the EU institutions and Member States.


If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending your CV + letter of motivation to by 3 November 2017.

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