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Reference: 73762

Date Added: 18 December 2019
Closing Date: 17 January 2020

Job Title: Account Director x 1, Account Manager x 2 (property and planning)

Working For: Newington Communications

Location: London

Salary: Account Director (£45,000), Account Manager (£30,000+)

Job Details

As Account Director, you will:

  • Provide strategic counsel to clients, ensuring that the strategy delivers the best possible outcome, whilst being prepared to deliver candid but constructive advice;
  • Develop an effective programmes of engagement and directing the delivery of programmes for our clients;
  • Have strong political knowledge, and be able to communicate how the changing political landscape affects your clients or prospects;
  • Have a strong commercial awareness, including a willingness to actively pursue new business;
  • Build a network of business and political contacts;
  • Lead a team of consultants, helping to develop their skills;
  • Identify what motivates each team member, and how to get the best out of them;
  • Be a role model within the agency, developing a collaborative culture, supporting specific work-streams as required by the Senior Management Team;
  • Demonstrate creativity in your approach to problem-solving, going beyond the routine to develop industry-leading campaigns on behalf of your clients.

At Account Manager level, the role involves:

  • Leading a range of significant public affairs accounts – including but not limited to clients across planning, development and local government – on a day-to-day basis, working closely with junior and senior staff
  • Developing an intuitive grasp of how political and regulatory developments will affect your clients – and an ability to rapidly advise them on what action (if any) to take
  • 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 – nurturing their understanding and skills
  • 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

Closing Date: 17 January 2020

Interview/Start Dates

All applications will be dealt with according to Newington’s equal opportunities policy. Due to the volume of applicants, unfortunately we will not be able to respond to each individual application.

For more details see: http://newingtoncomms.co.uk/careers/opportunities 

Application Details

To apply: email recruitment@newingtoncomms.co.uk with a one-page covering letter and CV, clearly stating which role you are applying for.

Please note that Newington reserves the right to appoint candidates to the roles before the closing date. Applicants are therefore advised to submit their CV at their earliest convenience.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working.

Website: http://newingtoncomms.co.uk

Additional Notes