(Government and Public Affairs Manager)


Surrey, South East


Attractive salary + benefits


An exciting opportunity to join an international trade association as Government and Public Affairs Manager. The association promotes the responsible and sustainable use of their members’ substances; a key part of this work is to represent the views and positions of the industry to global, EU and national policy makers and regulators. To further develop this continued engagement and advocacy, they are looking to recruit a Government and Public Affairs Manager to work closely with the VP of Government and Public Affairs and play a key role in developing their influence and profile, and ability to drive forward positive policy change.

This role will have a both EU and global aspects; key duties will include monitoring of policy, legislative and regulatory developments, analysis of the developments and their impacts, assisting in the development of communication strategy, maintaining in-house tools and processes, management of working groups, representation in industry bodies, maintenance and development of relationships with key stakeholders and contribution to the development and execution of advocacy positions and strategy.

This role would be an ideal opportunity for a policy / public / government affairs officer who has knowledge and interest in policy making processes how to influence such systems. An awareness of chemical regulatory policy and processes would be useful but is not essential. You are likely to have proven political judgment along with a good understanding of politics and ideally a track record of making change happen through policy, advocacy, campaigning and communications work on difficult issues. You will be a highly strategic thinker and have significant interest in developing and driving effective advocacy strategies. You must be an excellent communicator, be analytical, have first-class attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills, excellent negotiating skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity in a growing industry; the role offers significant growth potential with a competitive salary and benefits.

For further information and an immediate confidential discussion, contact John Sherratt at VRS Regulatory, quoting job reference VRSREG1723

Key Skills

Public affairs, policy development, chemical regulatory affairs, chemical management policy, government affairs, advocacy, communication, strategy, politics.

VRS Regulatory is the Regulatory Affairs and Risk Assessment division of specialist scientific recruiter VRS. We focus on recruitment in Regulatory Affairs, Registrations, REACH, CLP, SDS Authoring, Product Safety, Compliance, Risk Assessment, Regulatory Toxicology, Regulatory Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate in the chemicals, agrochemicals and biocides sectors