Global Public Affairs Executive – Global Corporate Affairs Team
Based in Corporate Head Quarters in Denham (UB9 5HR)
We have a purpose to create Great Hotels Guest Love through delivering our brand promise of True Hospitality for everyone.
We know there’s no one quite like you, your talents, dreams and interests make you who you are and that’s what we want at IHG.
The Global Corporate Affairs Team are searching for a pro-active Global Public Affairs Executive to join their team. You’ll be working alongside a fantastic team and join one of the biggest hotel companies in the world at our beautiful Head Quarters in Denham!
Does this sound interesting? If so, read on!
Who are we?
You may not have heard of IHG, but the chances are you aware of our brands! IHG is one of the largest hotel companies in the world, with a family of brands including InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza.
We believe the culture at IHG is unique as it’s created by our People and founded on strong values. These values are our Winning Ways and they are a set of beliefs and behaviours that are important to us and our customers – that’s one of the reasons why we’ve been certified as a Top Employer UK 2018 by the Top Employers Institute.
This role is predominantly focused on supporting the Global Public Affairs Director to carry out global public affairs activities and campaigns that can affect IHG’s corporate reputation as well as its commercial exposure to political risk. The role supports a range of business functions and internal stakeholders, including the Chief Executive and Chairman’s engagements at global and regional meetings and associations.
You will represent IHG to external stakeholders at cross-industry meetings, seminars and conferences as required, and deputising for the Director of Public Affairs as appropriate. As well as Coordinate support for IHG leaders’ international visits and activities, including schedules, briefings.
• Support the Director of Public Affairs on UK and European Public Affairs strategy development.
• With the Director of Global Public Affairs, develop IHG’s UK and EU public affairs campaigns, and deliver them in coordination with senior representations in the business and corporate functions, and by using and managing external groups and consultants.
• Draft briefing documents, letters, public consultation responses, and presentations for internal and external audiences.
• Manage UK and EU grassroots engagement activities, including leading on supporting materials (infographics) and liaising directly with IHG’s public affairs agency
• Assist with the delivery of IHG’s participation in the World Economic Forum and other association events.
• Proactively monitor developments in policy areas relevant tor IHG and identify creative opportunities for political engagement
What we’re looking for:
You will have strong evidence of work experience in a public affairs / agency policy environment. Alongside this, you will have the ability to influence at all levels, characterised through strong relationship building skills. As well as the Ability to collaborate with all levels of the organisation effectively and respectively.
The successful candidate should have excellent writing and editing skills, creativity, a background in monitoring and understanding policy development, and the ability to work flexibly to meet project deadlines. Corporate, government or public affairs agency experience is a significant advantage. Similarly, you will be proficient with intermediate PowerPoint and Excel skills.
You will be a proactive individual with the ability to work to tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects.
Why work for IHG?
At IHG, you enjoy a competitive financial and benefits package which will include healthcare support and hotel room discounts. We also have free parking on site, a free gym on site, a subsidised restaurant and Starbucks.
Our picturesque office in Denham, Buckinghamshire is easily accessible on the A40/M40.
Alternatively, many of our employees commute from London – there are regular trains from London Marylebone taking approx. 30 minutes, or the Metropolitan or Piccadilly tube lines go to Uxbridge where we provide a free shuttle bus.
But most of all… we’ll give you room to be yourself!
Hit apply if you think you have the skills we’re looking for!
- Job type
- Denham, United Kingdom
- Starting in
- As soon as possible
- Contract duration