Political Account Executive

London (Central)
£23-28k DOE
20 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

A top-tier UK communications agency is looking for a public affairs executive to bolster its public affairs offer. This is a fast-paced support role in which you would be working as an integral member of client teams, responsible for the administration and smooth running of the client programmes. 

The role is varied and some of the responsibilities include:

Research for client projects and initiatives

  • Provide political monitoring for clients
  • Maintaining evaluation documents for clients
  • Assisting in planning for events, including liaison with venues and suppliers
  • Attending brainstorms to develop ideas for client programmes
  • Drafting briefing documents to brief clients on forthcoming meetings with journalists
  • Attending weekly team meetings and being responsible for weekly actions document
  • Contributing to a number of accounts within the financial services and other sectors
  • Providing briefing notes and political monitoring for clients
  • Drafting responses to Parliamentary and stakeholder consultations
  • Networking and building your contact base within the industry
  • Identifying and contributing to new business

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • to be interested in public affairs, with some experience in politics and a view on it too
  • thorough understanding of parliamentary processes in Westminster with a developing network of contacts in public affairs and parliamentary worlds
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Proactivity
  • strong communication and collaboration skills
  • excellent organisation skills
  • An ability to handle and respond effectively to media enquiries
  • to identify new business opportunities and input into the pitch process
  • able to confidently communicate with senior colleagues and external individuals
  • good working knowledge and experience in using social media and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office.

If your skill-set matches the requirements for this role, send your CV to olivia@jflrecruit.com now!

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