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Reference: 76116

Date Added: 7 October 2020
Closing Date: 31 October 2020

Job Title: Job Role 1: Account Executive / Job Role 2: Consultant

Working For: Connect

Location: London

Salary: Job Role 1: £20,000 - rising after six months / Job Role 2: Competitive

Job Details

Connect is a top 100 UK PR agency and one of the UK’s main specialists in public affairs and corporate communications. We are a fast-growing team of 35 consultants with offices in London and Belfast, and a diverse range of clients including FTSE 100 companies, leading trade bodies, trade unions, coalitions and charities.


Job Role 1: Account Executive

To support our continued growth, we are looking for candidates who are interested in working in public affairs, ready to start from day one and with potential to become excellent consultants. The most important quality we are looking for is a passion for politics and a desire to make a career in public affairs, as well as some work experience.

You will be working with a cross-party, dynamic team with experience in Parliament, the political parties, trades unions, charities, local government and business across a range of policy areas. You will be working directly for our clients from day one, as a member of our monitoring team and as a consultant on client accounts.

We give our recruits experience across the business including public affairs, corporate communications and the built environment over their first six months. 

Job Role 2: Consultant

We are recruiting for consultants at all levels to join our growing team. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with experience of consultancy or who are very familiar with the consultancy model. Our main current need is at account manager and account director level.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Experts in UK politics with a strong understanding of political and decision-making processes in Westminster, Whitehall and town halls.
  • Dynamic and highly flexible, able to juggle a range of clients, issues and priorities
  • A team player, able to work with colleagues with different styles and ways of working
  • A self-starter, and highly motivated, able to use your initiative to deliver strong consultancy support for clients
  • Entrepreneurial, able to grow client income and win new business
  • Confident in media (including social media) relations and able to support clients to gain or manage media coverage and reputation
  • A good writer, able to produce compelling content for reports, proposals, and client outputs such as correspondence, briefings and press articles

Closing Date: 31 October 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Job Role 1: Account Executive: Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a virtual assessment day in early November.


Job Role 2: Consultant: Interviews will take place in early November.

Application Details

Job Role 1: Account Executive

Applicants should complete the application form https://connectpa.co.uk/about-us/join-our-team/  and send it to Pav Basra, Operations Manager at p.basra@connectpa.co.uk 

Job Role 2: Consultant

Please send CV and covering email to Pav Basra, Operations Manager at p.basra@connectpa.co.uk 

Website: https://connectpa.co.uk/

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