The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) is looking for a Head of Public Affairs to join our team in Brussels.

14 February 2023

The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) is looking for a Head of Public Affairs to join our team in Brussels.

The objective for EIGA is to proactively build and deepen relationships with relevant institutions, stakeholders and partners to increase the visibility of EIGA and raise awareness of the position of EIGA and its sector among target groups.


Working with EIGA’s broader team and members, you will coordinate the external advocacy of the Association. You will focus on policy areas relevant for the industrial gases sector (including energy transition and hydrogen) at the EU level.
You will also advise on the necessary communication strategies to increase the visibility of EIGA and achieve its advocacy objectives.
The position is  based in the EIGA offices in Brussels where you will report to the General Secretary.



  1. Public Affairs and advocacy engagement at EU level:

You will offer direction, advice and support in the implementation of EIGA’s advocacy objectives in Brussels and promote policy issues of relevance to EIGA and its members. You will:

  • Monitor, analyze and report on relevant legislative and regulatory developments at EU level that have relevance to the interests of EIGA members,
  • Identifiy opportunities for EIGA to engage and drive policy and regulatory change; to influence such developments
  • Coordinate with the relevant EIGA-staff (and external consultants), as well as working groups, taskforces etc to develop and execute appropriate and timely actions ; as such you will animate a group of members composed of their public affairs representatives
  • Promote EIGA’s interests by attending events of the EU Institutions and other relevant stakeholders
  • Organize and attend meetings with relevant policymakers and their staff ;
  • Respond to inquiries from members of the EIGA.


  1. Supporting Communications:

You will support and implement EIGA’s communication objectives:

  • Contribute to EIGA’s communication strategy;
  • Prepare newsletters and draft website/social media communications;
  • Address as required the press & media



 Ability to identify policy developments relevant to EIGA members

  • Ability to transform complex technical matters into language that will resonate with and persuade various stakeholders
  • 5+ years of real world experience with the European Institutions, associations, companies, think tanks and/or PA/PR agencies;
  • A relevant Master degree
  • Fluency in English with excellent communication and drafting skills. Knowledge of any other EU language is an asset.
  • An interest in industrial gases, the energy transition and hydrogen;
  • Self- starter, flexible, intellectually curious.