Government Relations, Safety, and Security Manager

03 Jan, 2022

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Government Relations, Safety, and Security Manager

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Brussels, Belgium

External relations and project management

  • Provide analysis, strategic recommendations on national and regional policy trends which could impact the industry
  • Manage public policy vendor.
  • Establish/coordinate creation and dissemination of written materials such as bulletins, policy papers, press releases, presentations for the members, etc.
  • Design concepts and develop strategic plans to protect and promote the industry’s image with external stakeholders, primarily focusing on policy makers.
  • Meet with external legislative and regulatory policy makers to help them establish policies that are favorable to the attractions industry.
  • Link external legislative and regulatory developments to the attractions industry helping members to understand the impact on their business and operations.
  • Represent the industry and enhance external perception of IAAPA in relevant industry groups, forums and at events.
  • Staff liaison to the IAAPA EMEA Safety Subcommittee, Security Subcommittee, and GR Subcommittee which oversee topics such as Security, Sustainability and further task forces throughout the year where applicable
  • Knowledge transfer from MEA region to inspire European policy development and vice versa
  • Contact members for input to contribute to government run consultations on issues that impact the industry
  • Serve as spokesperson on GR and industry-relevant issues

 Safety 

  • Manage and further develop the European Ride Safety Report
  • Work on safety whitepapers in collaboration with the regional and Global IAAPA Safety Committee
  • Develop and execute the Safety Institute at IAAPA Expo Europe and additional safety-related events
  • Staff liaison to the IAAPA EMEA Safety Subcommittee

Security 

  • Manage and further develop the Security Guidelines and other whitepapers
  • Develop and execute the Security Roundtables and other security-related events where applicable
  • Staff liaison to the IAAPA EMEA Security Subcommittee or Security Task Forces

Sustainability

  • Support the newly established Global Sustainability Committee and take its findings into regional action points

Member relations 

  • Build relationships of trust with members
  • Develop and manage the annual work plan of the above-mentioned subcommittees and task forces
  • Support task forces and committee members within topic-related subcommittees
  • Develop an annual program of profile-raising events / projects and visits to educate the membership about the value of activities
  • Maintain a network of stakeholder contacts within the industry.
  • Form good working relationships with all national associations and trade bodies throughout the EMEA region.

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

  • University degree or equivalent
  • Native speaker level in English required (in speech and writing), any multilingual background is beneficial – German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish etc.
  • Flexible – travel required
  • 5-7 years of relevant professional experience in the amusement park industry, European Affairs or both
  • Excellent written and spoken English and fluency in at least one other European Language
  • Proficient knowledge of IT applications
  • Knowledge / Experience of EU policy and structure
  • Experience in leading teams of up to 10 people

KEY SKILLS 

  • Self-starter with the required motivation and work ethics to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to further develop association and its products
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a small Brussels based team and be prepared to travel extensively throughout the European region
  • Confident and skilled communicator, who is able to simplify complex concepts or regulatory issues for a non-expert audience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the amusement park and attractions industry
  • Ability to work with press and speaking on front of large audiences

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Job posted: 2022-01-03