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Head of External Affairs

Reference No.: EA


  • Date of placement: 05.09.2019
  • Localization: Santiago, ()
  • Category:
  • Position: Head of External Affairs

Our client is one of the kewy developers and investors in the South Cone. Based in Santiago the Head of External Affairs, Communities & Communications will be responsible to develop and manage the company’s reputation and licence to operate in Chile, and in other relevant regional markets, manage our community relationships and communications.   The permanent role will be responsible for creating and delivering external engagement for the company with a range of stakeholders including government and regulators, industry peers, opinion formers and the wider public. The role is part of the LATAM Senior Management Team and reports directly to the General Manager, LATAM, as well as being a senior member of the company’s global corporate affairs team. \

Among other duties you will

  • Lead on all external engagement on behalf of the LATAM business, targeting government and other external stakeholders
  • Engage with regulators, politicians, media and industry peers on all established and upcoming regulatory developments in our sector within Chile and in our other markets in LATAM.
  • Represent the company at external engagements, and prepare other colleagues for relevant external engagement, including media and industry events.
  • Provide proactive and reactive PR and media relations support, alongside colleagues, to establish regular coverage in Tier 1 media
  • Engage with the group Corporate Affairs team to report on and manage political and reputational risk
  • Seek out opportunities to deliver thought leadership and industry advocacy in support of renewable energy and climate change mitigation across our marketsthe successful candidate will oversee the community relations team and the stakeholder relations process for all Chilean projects, ensuring that they are carried out effectively and aligned with the corporate community strategy and corporate values.  
    • Develop the community relation strategy, advising Project Managers on stakeholder relations and community initiatives for their projects and propose community budgets.
    • Internal collaboration and the ability to work cross-functionally with all departments will be require

      Our preferred candidate will be educated to degree level.

      We are looking for experience of 8+ years working in public affairs, stakeholder engagement, regulatory affairs and communications within a regulated industry, with individuals and organisations at board/government level to build relationships. This will include engaging government, regulators and policy influencers.

      Your project management skills have been well honed through your career and in addition to your superb written and verbal communication skills you are a self-starter, highly organised, able to turn complex concepts into clear, simple and structured messages and able to present to internal and external audiences with knowledge, confidence and passion.

      Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English is mandatory. 
OFFER> our client offers excellent bonus and benefits, including stock options, yearly bonus, privae health insurance



Head of External Affairs


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