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Public Affairs Specialist

  • CAF - Corporate Affairs
  • Shenzhen, Chinese mainland
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    30 Sep 2023
Company Description

At Cathay Pacific, we share one common aspiration: to be the world's best airline. We believe in looking for the best in our people, in working as a team, in doing the right thing by our shareholders and our communities.


With a global team, we offer a diverse range of career choices and opportunities - in the air, on the ground; in customer service, in the office; managerial or professional roles. Our team of great people each plays a key role to deliver the quality service that we are famous for.


  1. All Chinese mainland based positions are subject to local terms and conditions.
  2. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Chinese mainland.
  3. Once employment is confirmed, the employment contract and personnel file will be arranged through local FESCO/ FASCO.
Role Introduction

  • The role reports to the Public Affairs Manager and provides support in all engagement activities involving political parties, strategic partners, government and regulatory officials.
  • To identify, evaluate, recommend and deliver political and regulatory activities designed to positively influence Cathay’s ability to achieve regional and national business goals.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of stakeholders’ engagement programmes and action plans for fostering public/government support and mitigate risks, so as to facilitate the implementation of corporate projects and initiatives.
Key Responsibilities

Government Relations

  • Responsible for maintaining and expanding the resources of relevant government departments, industry associations, university relations, and scientific research institutes. Improve the archives of important personnel of relevant government functional departments and institutions in the region.
  • Master and study government management ideas and policy dynamics.
  • Assist in handling crisis emergency.
  • Cooperate with and organise participation in the company's daily communication with the government, including daily reception, meeting participation, event organisation, etc.
  • To carry out manuscript drafting, policy research, government-enterprise cooperation, government honours and project declaration.
  • Getting hold of the CPPCC and Democratic Party policy information, tracking, analysing and researching the formulation and application of relevant policy information; and being responsible for the research and preparation of CPPCC proposals and other written materials.



  • Emergency and Accident and Crisis Response responsibilities as required

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, 985/211 is preferred, journalism is preferred, civil aviation graduation institutions are preferred.


Knowledge, skills, training and experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience, with more than 2 years of experience in government affairs or the system.
  • Familiar with government relations work, with the CPPCC and Democratic Party resources or relevant work experience is preferred.
  • Familiar with government organizational structure and workflow, with strong government document writing skills
  • Strong policy research ability and keen industry observation are required.
  • Strong communication skills, with continuous learning ability
  • Possess strong political sensitivity.
Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

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