Airlines for Europe

Airlines for Europe

Coverage Director

Airways for Europe

Brussels, Belgium


Based in 2016, A4E represents the united voice of Europe’s main airways in Brussels. Our 17 airline group members symbolize over 80% of European air site visitors and carried over 718 million passengers in 2023. Main world plane producers are additionally members of A4E. Airways with cargo and mail actions transport greater than 5 million tons of products yearly. For additional info:


A4E is in search of a Coverage Director to hitch its group in Brussels. The profitable candidate will develop technique, construct trade positions and execute advocacy campaigns on key points for A4E members. You’ll symbolize the pursuits of European airways in the direction of the EU establishments, nationwide governments and authorities. You’ll report on to A4E’s Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director. Additionally, you will work intently with A4E’s Communications Director to make the affiliation’s voice heard in Brussels and past.


  • A tutorial background in politics, legislation, economics, worldwide relations, or European affairs;
  • Not less than 7 years’ expertise working in EU affairs, e.g. in trade, commerce associations, the EU establishments, different authorities our bodies, or public affairs consultancies. Prior expertise in aviation or transport coverage is a plus;
  • Good information of the EU establishments, the political processes and legislative procedures. A monitor file of influencing related stakeholders on coverage and laws;
  • Good understanding of public coverage points associated to move/mobility and local weather/sustainability. Information of the aviation trade is a plus;
  • A powerful curiosity in EU coverage and politics, the airline sector or transport extra broadly;
  • Robust communication abilities (oral and written) in English. Information of an extra European language (e.g. Spanish or German) is a plus;
  • Glorious interpersonal abilities and the flexibility to work in a multicultural group and fast-paced atmosphere;
  • Robust organisational abilities and the flexibility to deal with a number of duties and meet tight deadlines. A versatile and hands-on mentality, with the flexibility to shift priorities and tackle new duties as wanted;
  • A monitor file of constructing and sustaining a community of contacts in authorities, trade and different related organisations;
  • The power to construct consensus amongst corporations or stakeholders with totally different views and pursuits.


  • Be answerable for A4E’s work in particular coverage domains, e.g. airports or client affairs;
  • Chair and handle the work of A4E working teams or knowledgeable teams composed of airline members;
  • Set priorities and determine dangers and alternatives arising from political or legislative developments;
  • Suggest and develop trade positions on related points in shut cooperation with A4E members;
  • Construct and execute advocacy plans to attain A4E’s coverage targets. Handle and lead brief or long-term campaigns;
  • Interact with officers and legislators within the Council of the EU, European Fee and European Parliament in Brussels, and the identical within the nationwide capitals;
  • Construct coalitions and coordinate initiatives with different stakeholders which have shared pursuits;
  • Characterize A4E in coverage boards, knowledgeable teams, public occasions and hearings;
  • Plan and execute coverage occasions in Brussels and particular person EU international locations if relevant;
  • Contribute to A4E’s exterior visibility and promote trade positions within the media in cooperation with the Communications Director.


  • A novel alternative to advertise the political pursuits of a strategically vital trade within the EU coverage panorama, as a part of a dynamic and worldwide group on the coronary heart of the EU quarter;
  • A versatile work atmosphere and an area to develop and problem your self;
  • This can be a Brussels-based position, with occasional journey in Europe.


In case you are on this place and match the profile, please apply by sending a CV and a canopy letter to [email protected]. Please point out within the topic line “A4E Coverage Director 2024”.

The deadline for purposes is 5pm, Friday 19 April, 2024.

A4E is an equal alternative employer. Solely short-listed candidates might be contacted.

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