To support our ambitious plans for growth, we are seeking to expand our public affairs and policy team, which provides expertise across a range of client accounts. The Public Affairs Associate Director will lead teams engaged in policy development, delivering cutting edge insight and expertise for our clients. The successful candidate will have a passion for politics and a shrewd understanding of the UK policy landscape.
You will have interest and experience in public policy and regulation. You may have experience working in Government, at a think tank, political party, trade body, charity or in Parliament. Wider public affairs experience is welcome but not necessary. You will be adept at leading on a range of tasks and projects which might include:
- Leading on policy development
- Working with a team of researchers and policy analysts to produce research and analysis
- Taking on project management responsibilities, ensuring a high standard of work for client programmes and helping to manage client relationships
- Effectively managing teams to deliver against tight deadlines and supporting the development of junior colleagues
- Assisting the firm’s Partners in spotting opportunities to develop and grow the business, and contributing ideas and taking part in pitches for new clients.
Hanbury is looking for a driven individual, an analytical thinker who is:
- Experienced in public policy and regulation
- Passionate about politics with a shrewd understanding of UK government and politics
- A strong writer with proven research skills
- Excited to be part of a dynamic team, working with clients from a range of industries
- Not afraid to break new ground and find new ways to solve old problems
- Dedicated to producing high quality work and going the extra mile
- Entrepreneurial in approach, with the ability to think on your feet
- Keen to work with people with a diverse range of backgrounds and opinions
- Personable, professional and a team player
- Keen to develop and grow with a growing business
Further Information and Benefits
- 28 days’ paid leave plus bank holidays and discretionary days over Christmas, pension plan, discretionary bonus and competitive pay
- Normal working hours are 9am - 6pm
- Complimentary Employee Assistance Programme and Dr Care Anywhere.
- Access to a full social and cultural calendar and employee wellness programmes - we are currently working remotely so this programme is virtual
- A rich and diverse people development programme including fortnightly internal training sessions and a full annual programme of external trainers and inspirational speakers
Please send both your CV and cover letter. Should you be considered for interview, we will contact you by email within two weeks of receiving your application.