Corporate Affairs Manager

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.
Contract type
Fixed term
12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Interviews will be held via MS Teams
Package circa £60k
Summary of vacancy

When you join SUEZ, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management. You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

Operating across the public and private sectors, and serving millions of customers every day, SUEZ has a wide and diverse range of stakeholders -  from politicians, regulators and the media to business directors, academics and householders.


About the role

The Corporate Affairs Manager is responsible for managing many of these relationships, by developing and rolling out the communications and public affairs strategy.

Operating with a high degree of autonomy, the Corporate Affairs Manager develops and drives delivery of a comprehensive communications strategy for the region – aligning the communications needs of internal and external stakeholders, at all levels, and integrating public policy, public relations and internal communications activities.

The role is responsible for the line management of a small team of communications managers that are passionate about working with local communities.

What are the requirements?

The successful Corporate Affairs Manager applicant will be a leader, strategic thinker and excellent communicator. Through experience and aptitude, they will be comfortable advising both SUEZ, and high-profile clients, from board level to shop floor, while operating with a high degree of autonomy.

Excellent diplomacy skills and political insight is essential, as is the ability to build a large and effective network of internal and external contacts.

The person in this role must take an engaged and active interest in the recycling and resource management sector, relevant policy issues and wider associated industrial developments.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Corporate Affairs or Public Relations manager with demonstrable  experience in a similar role either in-house or in an agency.  The candidate would preferably have experience in the B2B private sector and environmental services sector, but this is not essential. Furthermore, the ideal candidate would have prior experience of successfully managing at least one direct report and will have a demonstrable track record of communications strategy formation and delivery.

Applicants must be willing to travel across the region, (post covid restrictions)  as required, and will therefore need to hold a valid UK driver’s licence. 

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the globe is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. Over 90,000 likeminded people worldwide makes for an incredible team, where collaboration and trust are part of the way we work. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services

We thank our people for all they do with development opportunities, wide-ranging benefits and rewards that reflect their hard work. In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll be inspired to grow and play your part in creating a better future for all.   

**No agencies please**


Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.