Policy Officer

Airlines for Europe (A4E)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 06

Position description

Launched in 2016, Airlines for Europe (A4E) is Europe’s largest airline association, based in Brussels. The organisation advocates on behalf of its members to help shape EU aviation policy to the benefit of consumers, ensuring a continued safe and competitive air transport market. With more than 720 million passengers carried each year, A4E members account for more than 70 per cent of the continent’s journeys, operating more than 3,000 aircraft and generating more than EUR 130 billion in annual turnover. Members with air cargo and mail activities transport more than 5 million tons of goods each year to more than 360 destinations either by freighters or passenger aircraft. Current members include Aegean, airBaltic, Air France-KLM, Cargolux, easyJet, Finnair, Icelandair, International Airlines Group (IAG), Jet2.com, Lufthansa Group, Norwegian, Ryanair, Smartwings, TAP Air Portugal, TUI and Volotea. In 2019, A4E was named “Airline & Aviation Business Development Organisation of the Year” by International Transport News. Read our A4E Manifesto and follow us on Twitter @A4Europe.

A4E is looking for a motivated and experienced Policy Officer to join its team in Brussels. S/he will support the policy team in implementing advocacy campaigns on behalf of A4E’s members – in particular in the fields of aviation sustainability, passenger rights, airspace/ATM efficiency, aviation taxation, safety and airport charges – ensuring that their interests are effectively represented and that the association’s voice is heard. S/he will report directly to a Policy Director.


  • Excellent communicator (oral and written) in English with a proven ability to conduct policy research and analysis. Knowledge of an additional European language (e.g. French/German/Spanish) is a plus
  • A passion for, and knowledge of, the EU, its processes and policies
  • A strong interest in aviation and the airline industry as well as in government affairs
  • Flexibility to multi-task, ability to perform under tight deadlines and a hands-on mentality
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team in a multicultural environment
  • Good knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative processes, gained through working in industry, government relations or EU affairs. Prior experience in the aviation industry or transport sector is a plus
  • A minimum of 2-3 years proven work experience
  • An academic background in international relations/European affairs, economics or political science (Master’s degree or similar)
  • Skilled organiser, capable of managing a challenging agenda with competing priorities

The selected candidate will:

  • Work in a dynamic, diverse and international team in the heart of the EU quarter
  • Be uniquely involved with the aviation industry and European airlines in particular
  • Contribute to the visibility of airline industry priorities in the EU policy landscape
  • Help to coordinate initiatives with other associations
  • Help draft association positions, interact closely with airline members, support and help coordinate the work of assigned A4E Working Groups, Expert Groups and Taskforces;

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position and match the above-mentioned criteria, please apply by sending a CV and cover letter (max. 350 words). Please mention in the subject line “A4E Policy Officer 2020”.

Please also indicate if you consent to A4E processing your personal data for the purpose of this application and until this position is filled.

Deadline for application is 24 January 2020.

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