Policy and Communications Research Consultant
Lexington Communications is looking for a first-rate Policy and Communications Researcher to join our successful and growing public affairs and communications team.
You will be part of a dynamic, hard-working and high-achieving team working across a number of accounts in Lexington’s global client portfolio. Our clients are drawn from sectors spanning education, the creative industries, transport, health, infrastructure, financial services and charity.
You will play a key role in the team, involved in a wide variety of work including public affairs, campaigns, digital communications, responsible business, and issues management.
While no two days are the same, key responsibilities will include:
- Political, parliamentary and media monitoring;
- Drafting policy reports and meeting briefings;
- Contributing to client meetings and brainstorms;
- Event planning and organisation;
- New business development.
The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in the UK political system and the interaction between politics, the media and business.
We are looking for someone who is:
- An excellent writer, capable of writing in a number different styles e.g. reports, speeches, analysis;
- Positive, with a can-do attitude;
- Organised, with strong time management skills and excellent attention to detail;
- Proactive, good at developing ideas for creative campaigns;
- Able to contribute to devising political and communications strategies;
- A good understanding of UK politics and the issues affecting businesses and charities;
- Able to understand, summarise and communicate complex issues for different audiences;
- Prepared to work hard and always carry out tasks to the highest possible standard.
- Previous experience in a political, research or communications role;
- Understanding of UK parliamentary processes;
- Understanding of the UK media environment.
At Lexington, we believe in creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. We will give proper consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.