public affairs consultant




Public affairs consultants function as representatives for a client's goal. They attempt to persuade legislative bodies and policy makers to implement laws or regulation in accordance with the client's wishes, and negotiate with parties with potentially conflicting interests. They perform analytical and research duties in order to ensure that the client's cause is being addressed in an appropriate way to the appropriate parties. They also consult their clients on their causes and policies.

Alternative label

  • public affairs agent

  • corporate and public affairs consultant

  • public relations consultant

  • external relations consultant

  • external relations specialist

  • public affairs and communication consultant

  • public affairs specialist

  • public affairs officer

  • corporate & public affairs consultant

  • communication and public affairs specialist

  • public affairs activist

  • public relations specialist

  • public affairs & communication consultant

  • public information consultant

  • press and public affairs specialist

  • lobbyist

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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