Account Manager

Employer
Headland Consultancy
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing date
4 Dec 2020

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Discipline
Account Handling
Seniority
Manager / Mid-Management
Sector
FMCG, Retail, Technology, Energy
Business Type
In-house
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Job title: Account Manager
Working for: Headland Consultancy
Location: London 
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package

Job details:

Headland is looking to appoint a proactive Account Manager with a passion for business and politics to join our fast-growing team. We are an integrated strategic communications consultancy, providing advice to clients across all aspects of corporate communications. This role would primarily be to support Headland’s public affairs clients, joining a high calibre team advising businesses facing challenging political and regulatory environments. We are looking for a driven individual that can help further strengthen and grow our public affairs offer. 

Headland is lucky enough to work with some of the world’s best-known brands ranging from listed multinationals to leading challenger brands across sectors including financial services, tech, retail, energy and FMCG. 

As an Account Manager at Headland, you will:

  • Manage the day-to-day mechanics of client accounts
  • Lead projects, working closely with senior team members of the team and take responsibility for some client relationships
  • Manage and mentor team members, ensuring all work is delivered on time and to the highest standard
  • Provide clients with advice and insight, and be able to take decisions in the client’s best interests
  • Offer creative solutions towards delivering the best client service possible
  • Be a competent media/stakeholder handler
  • Take an active role in new business processes, including pitching
  • Have the opportunity to experience and learn from all aspects of Headland’s offer

Ideally you will possess the following experience/skills:

  • Experience working in Parliament, or sufficiently strong parliamentary knowledge to be able to advise a client on parliamentary procedure and engagement
  • Experience in consultancy, in-house, think tanks, or other relevant political roles
  • Proactivity, taking responsibility for the smooth running of account teams
  • Confidence in presenting ideas to colleagues, clients, MPs, and journalists
  • Outstanding team-working, collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Curiosity and flexibility to learn about a range of sectors and businesses
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of UK politics and current affairs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to learn from the breadth of experience across the Headland team
  • Appetite to build your network of contacts

Closing date: 4th December 

Interview and start date details:

The recruitment process will include interviews via video link. 

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a written exercise. 

Start date is as soon as possible so applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

Application details:

Please send your CV (one pages max) and covering letter (one-page max) setting out what motivates you about public affairs and why you would be a good fit for Headland. 

 

Too often, organisations are given a false choice between strategy and delivery, or they find that ‘integrated’ agencies are cobbled together from ill-fitting parts. Headland was built from scratch to challenge convention – bringing the right mix of skills and experience together in one team. 

We never take an old solution out of the box, use a fixed template or predetermined team. Our clients get a nimble, purpose-built combination of specialists in financial and corporate communications, public affairs and campaigning.

This range of abilities means we combine commercial acumen and creative talent to deliver strong advice and powerful results – in the most challenging situations.

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