Senior Public Affairs Officer

For amsterdam&partners and Amsterdam’s cultural institutions, we are looking for one

Senior Public Affairs Officer

20-24 hours – Amsterdam

We are looking for a Senior Public Affairs Officer with great love for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and someone who likes to contribute to the sustainable and inclusive Metropolis for all. Do you have a good political network at national and regional level and in the municipality of Amsterdam? Do you want to work with the Metropolis’ quality of life, attractiveness and broad prosperity in various policy areas, such as art and culture and the visitor economy? So read on quickly!

What do you want to do?
In close cooperation with the director of amsterdam&partners and the coordinator of the corporate communication team, you work to promote amsterdam&partners’ interests in various policy areas relevant to the organization, such as arts and culture and visitor economy. It includes topics such as the sustainable visitor economy, the role of public transport, combating nuisance and congestion in public spaces, guides for different target groups to improve the quality of life, increased cultural participation among residents and visitors, access to the city center and making the conference market more sustainable. You contribute to the development and implementation of a lobby strategy, advise on this and know how to translate this strategy into concrete actions at local, regional and national level. You actively build and maintain a professional network with various stakeholders and in the city council of Amsterdam. You follow committee meetings, council debates and possibly parliamentary committees and debates in the area of ​​art and culture and the visitor economy.

In your CV it says:

  • HBO/WO working and thinking level
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience within Public Affairs
  • A relevant network in politics
  • Knowledge of the work area in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, knowledge of the cultural sector and the visitor economy
  • Knowledge of the working method and interest in municipal and national administration
  • Excellent command of at least the Dutch and English languages ​​in words and in writing


  • Communication features: You are able to quickly use and maintain a relevant network.
  • To affect: you have the creativity and patience to explore new avenues and then act accordingly. You have an excellent sense of political-administrative relations.
  • To advise: you know how to convince others of the correctness of certain insights and you know how to get support and involvement for views and plans
  • Situational awareness: you know how to effectively use knowledge of social and political developments for your own position and our organisation.
  • Proactive: you look for opportunities, take action to exploit them and see long-term opportunities for internal and external development for our organization and stakeholders.
  • Discretion and Diplomacy: you handle confidential matters with great care.

The department
The Corporate Communication & Press department works closely with the rest of the organization and is responsible for the reputation management of our amsterdam&partners organization. We are working on a unique corporate image of ourselves. We develop and convey a coherent story and engage in dialogue with various stakeholders on topics that fit our core mission. Our tasks include press information, public affairs, corporate communication, corporate identity management and internal communication.

What can you expect from us?
An employer that gives you a lot of freedom in the way you do your work. We find flexible working hours and an informal working environment very important. As a talent, you are in the right place with us. Continuous development is part of our corporate culture. We organize ongoing (online) drinks, lunches, development days every month and also knowledge sessions by internal and external speakers. Do you also want to contribute to tomorrow’s Metropol? Then you fit in with us!

We offer you a salary of approximately €3000 to €3800 per month (based on full-time employment of 38 hours per week). A personal budget for education

More information or apply directly?
Is the Senior Public Affairs Officer vacancy exactly what you are looking for? Then answer directly via our application page.

Do you want to know more about the position first? Please contact Carina Noordervliet, Corporate Communication Coordinator at:

May we introduce ourselves again?
amsterdam&partners contributes to the quality of life, attractiveness and prosperity in a sustainable and inclusive metropolis. We do this by building a better reputation on a daily basis and by guiding residents, businesses and visitors through the unique offer of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. By using the right data and insights, new technologies and stories that stick (storytelling), we influence image and behaviour. In our vision, the resident is central, and companies, conferences and visitors are still welcome. Assuming they add something to the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. And the focus has shifted from quantity to quality. Of course, we cannot achieve this on our own. That’s why we connect people, organizations and initiatives to exploit opportunities and solve problems together. Our network consists of approximately 850 partners, all of whom give form and substance to the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Governments, cultural institutions, business and knowledge institutions. Together with our partners, we are building a livable, attractive, prosperous, inclusive and sustainable Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Our organization has almost 80 passionate employees who are fully committed to the city and its surroundings. Our organization is characterized by an open culture and an informal working atmosphere, where there is plenty of room to use your talents. As a guide to a city with more than 180 nationalities, we believe it is important that we represent the city’s residents properly in our media and resources. We are also working towards an ever better reflection of the city with our staff composition.

Do you want to know more about our organization? Check out our website

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