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Public Affairs Manager - London Stansted Airport

Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG


  • We are proud to promote diversity in our teams and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds
  • Essential role to act as an advocate for London Stansted Airport, engaging the Government and Parliamentarians on business-critical policy issues
  • Role based in London Stansted Airport
  • Flexible working approach for a better work/ life balance
  • Great base salary (on experience) + bonus + pension contribution + free parking + a range of corporate benefits



Learn more about MAG:





MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports, as well as our MAG USA business based out of Chicago. Our airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! Contributing more than £3b to the UK economy, our airports are 24/7 self-contained towns, with 6 million square feet of office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, parking, event locations and hotels (to name just some of our services) these are all accessed by great transport links and supported by our team of  c5000+ MAG Colleagues working across a myriad roles from HR, Finance, IT to Airport Operations, Engineering, hospitality, Digital Tech etc.




London Stansted Airport, with its unrivalled route network across Europe, is enjoying the strongest recovery from the pandemic of any major UK airport. Part of MAG, the UK’s largest airport group, it contributes to a set of infrastructure assets that offer huge potential in supporting the Levelling Up agenda, driving inward investment and economic growth. As Public Affairs Manager, you will fulfil an essential role as an advocate for London Stansted Airport, engaging the Government and Parliamentarians on business-critical policy issues from zero carbon growth, to transport connectivity, to promoting its role as an international gateway to the East of England.



Typical duties include (but not limited to):


  • Managing Stansted’s day to day stakeholder engagement activity, including key workstreams and campaigns designed to reinforce our commercial priorities.
  • Producing and delivering key materials for regional and airport stakeholders, ranging from private briefings to regular policy updates
  • You will manage your own key relationships throughout the region, helping influencers understand our policy priorities and values.





You will support the Head of Public Affairs in creating and driving high-quality stakeholder engagement programmes and campaigns that showcase the airport’s values and assets, such as Stansted Airport College.


The ideal candidate will:


  • Show a strong track record as a self-starting and highly motivated colleague and possess experience in Public Affairs.
  • Have a good grasp of policy
  • Enjoy strong advocacy skills, representing London Stansted in meetings with MPs and at key external events; and your first-rate relationship-building skills will help us spread our influence right throughout the catchment, from North London to Norwich, through Essex and Cambridgeshire.
  • Ideal candidate will demonstrate commercial awareness


Prior knowledge of or work experience in aviation or transport policy is not a requirement for the role. The priority is candidates with a highly proactive attitude and willingness to learn.

The role will be based at London Stansted Airport, with some travel between MAG’s airports, and time spent at our central London office and in Westminster. 



What we offer: 


  • A company that is inclusive and tolerant to all
  • Flexible working approach for a better work/ life balance
  • Strong base salary (on experience) + CC pension
  • Bonus
  • Free parking and significantly subsidised public transport
  • Discounts on company products e.g. holiday parking
  • Salary sacrifice options on lifestyle/ finance/ health products
  • 24 days Holiday entitlement + bank holidays (plus the ability to buy more)
  • Newly refurbished modern offices
  • Based at the airport for an exciting work environment
  • Free coffee/ break out areas/ great company culture and approach


Equal Opportunities

MAG is a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Reasonable Adjustments 

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.