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Reference: 67407

Date Added: 17 August 2018
Closing Date: 17 September 2018

Job Title: External Relations Manager (UK)

Working For: Arriva

Location: London

Salary: £competitive

Job Details

The opportunity

  • Develop and implement integrated and joined up infuencing strategies across UK Bus and UK Trains that add demonstrable value to the business
  • Proactively shape the public transport regulatory, legislative and stakeholder environment (including those that influence policy makers such as media, think tanks and other opinion formers) to deliver positive outcomes for Arriva
  • Ensure that Arriva’s role as a provider of public transportation services and perspective on key issues is understood by policymakers and opinion formers
  • Manage Arriva’s reputation and build our credentials as the mobility partner of choice, which is passenger-focused and delivers value for money outcomes for our customers and clients.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Demonstrable experience of implementing public affairs and stakeholder strategies from working either in-house, in consultancy or for government, a public body or political institution
  • Strong knowledge of political issues and trends, possibly gained from working in politics, parliament or for a political campaign
  • Excellent political and communication judgement and solid understanding of the UK political process and systems across national, regional and local government
  • Accomplished writing and presentational skills
  • Analytical skills with a track record of working across complex policy issues and managing key issues
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities
  • Collaborative and collegiate, with good interpersonal skills.


  • Knowledge of the UK public transportation market and policy issues
  • Experience of media strategies and handling
  • Frontline experience of working in government or politics
  • Experience of EU or international policymaking

Closing Date: 17 September 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Please apply via the Ellwood Atfield website: 


Website: http://www.arriva.co.uk/

Additional Notes

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