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Reference: 73332

Date Added: 4 November 2019
Closing Date: 29 November 2019

Job Title: Account Manager: Planning and Property

Working For: Newington Communications

Location: London

Salary: £30,000 - 37,000 (depending on experience)

Job Details

The role will involve:

  • Leading a range of significant public affairs accounts – including but not limited to clients across planning, development and local government
  • Developing an intuitive grasp of how political and regulatory developments will affect your clients
  • Working with the team to formulate imaginative tactics and strategies for responding to political and regulatory developments
  • Working with the team to develop and execute long term strategies built around the objectives of your clients
  • Identifying creative ways to build momentum behind campaigns, including through utilising media channels
  • Drafting and developing a range of written materials, including position papers, policy documents, campaign plans and new business proposals
  • Developing more junior members of staff
  • Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, and generally promoting the strength of Newington’s offer
  • Organising events
  • Demonstrating well-grounded political knowledge in specific areas which are of relevance to the client accounts you work on
  • Producing informed, concise and high quality written briefings and reports

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be graduate level or equivalent
  • Have extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for business, politics and the media
  • Have a demonstrable background in politics, policy or communications, ideally with strong existing consultancy and management experience
  • Have some experience of developing and executing political and corporate communications strategies
  • Feel comfortable providing strategic counsel to senior clients and thinking on their feet
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills, research and organisational skills
  • Have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be a confident presenter, and be able to play a co-ordinating role in a pitch team
  • Be passionate about working as part of a team and developing junior staff
  • Have knowledge of planning and local politics
  • Have excellent research and organisational skills
  • Be actively engaged with a major political party (preferable, but not essential)

Closing Date: 29 November 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Due to the volume of applicants, unfortunately we will not be able to respond to each individual application. Please note that Newington reserves the right to appoint candidates to the roles before the closing date.

Application Details

All applications will be dealt with according to Newington’s equal opportunities policy.

To apply: email recruitment@newingtoncomms.co.uk with a one-page covering letter and CV.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working.

Website: http://newingtoncomms.co.uk

Additional Notes