Viapublic / Diegem (1831) / Viapublic reference: VP/VIAPUBLIC/18
As a senior consultant, you will be responsible for selecting and recruiting experienced public affairs and communications professionals for temporary or permanent assignments. We are looking for a trilingual (EN/FR/NL) consultant with extensive experience in public affairs, ideally both at EU and at Belgian level, great enthusiasm for business development, a passion for people and a solid network of clients and candidates.
Viapublic was founded in 2014 as a boutique executive search firm, focusing exclusively on communications & public affairs talent.
We excel in finding experienced professionals, both for permanent positions and interim assignments. Our candidates are spokespeople or lobbyists (at all levels) who build the relevant networks to have credible impact and influence on the most important stakeholders.
Our clients are often in highly regulated industries with controversial policy issues and critical media scrutiny. We seek to understand their business and find out what is important to them. Viapublic is their trusted advisor to ensure that the right person gets into the right position.
Viapublic wishes to become a reference in Brussels and Belgium for the recruitment and selection of experienced public affairs and communication professionals as well as interim managers.
As we continue to grow on the Belgian and EU market, we would like to keep adding new talent to our team.
For more info on Viapublic, please visit www.viapublic.eu
Description of the vacancy
At Viapublic, we love to work with people. We love helping clients find the right candidate, and we love helping candidates find the perfect career.
As a Viapublic consultant, you will be responsible for executive searches of public affairs/communications/government affairs/investor relations/ regulatory affairs professionals, both for permanent and for temporary positions.
Together with the client, you will draw up the ideal profile of the candidate, conduct the preparatory research and interview selected candidates. You will regularly report to the client and you will draw up a shortlist of best suited candidates. You will do this bearing in mind the Viapublic values, including absolute discretion, service-mindedness towards the client and drive to help the candidate find a position that suits his/her needs.
In addition to the recruitment and selection aspects, you will also be actively involved in content marketing (incl. events, blogs and social media) and business development in close cooperation with the CEO of Viapublic.
There is no formal set of requirements but we value experience, a good education and, above all, passion for what you do.
A relevant degree in policy-making, law, communications, HR or equivalent
Solid understanding of the political decision-making process (and the media environment) at both the Belgian and EU level
Enthusiasm for business development: building and maintaining a strong network of (senior) business people
A passion for people and the ability to engage effectively with candidates and clients at all stages of their career
Outstanding writing skills and excellent presentation skills
High integrity, loyal and able to manage confidential information (discretion is key)
Flexible and pro-active
Passion for digital and social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogging, …)
Excellent written and spoken Dutch, English and French. Any other languages are an asset.
Being a consultant with Viapublic offers you the possibility to continue to build on your communications/public affairs knowledge. It is only by knowing the subject matter that you are able to distinguish the better from the good.
At the same time, your primary focus is not on advocacy or communications, but on the amazing people and clients you will be dealing with. You will have the opportunity to work across different accounts. And you will be able to meet new people every day, both candidates and clients, to conduct exciting discussions and help candidates to find a more rewarding professional activity.
If you are self-motivated team player and have a positive drive to succeed, you will enjoy working with us.
Viapublic offers flexible working conditions and a competitive remuneration, part of which is variable.