Job title: Trade Association Sector Head - Industrial Automation
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: London
Salary from: GBP £45,000.00
Salary to: GBP £50,000.00
Job published: 30-09-2019
Job ID: 30067

Job Description

The UK's Trade Association that champions the Industrial Automation sector, is looking for a Sector Head to join their senior management team.

The Sector Head is responsible for managing and developing all aspects of the Trade Association’s activities related to the Industrial Automation sector, in order to represent the industry to internal and external stakeholders.  

This role is based in London and some travel is required to attend meetings and events within the UK, Europe and occasionally internationally.  The Sector Head reports to the Chief Executive. 


You could be the ideal candidate for this opportunity if you have the following skills and experience:

  • Market knowledge of the Industrial Automation sector;
  • Previous experience working in or with any of the following: automation sector, manufacturing, government;
  • An appreciation of international standards and legislation;
  • Previous experience of trade association activity would be beneficial but not essential;
  • Pro-active and self-starter;
  • Ability to create own work plan and time management;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken;
  • Well-rounded with right balance of big picture / details appreciation - broad skills across commercial, technical, relationship management and communication;
  • Ability to communicate with wide spectrum of member representatives, from detail oriented technical staff to time-poor senior management;
  • Comfortable with public speaking, presenting to senior managers, government, media etc.;
  • Skilled in member recruitment, retention and management, including financial aspects, service review and engagement;
  • Management of sector budgets;
  • Numerate and analytical;
  • IT literate;
  • Able to travel within UK and Europe (UK approx. 3 days per month, Europe approx. 6 times per year) and international (approx. once per year).



  • £45,000 to £55,000 salary (depending on experience);
  • Attractive benefits.



The Trade Association furthers the successful development of four sectors of industry and promotes the competitiveness and profitability of member companies. It was formed almost forty years ago from the merger of three associations with long histories in the UK.