Date Added: 6 February 2021
: 23 February 2021
Job Title: Account Executive, Public Affairs
Working For: Grayling
Salary: Starting £23,000 pro rata depending on experience
Length of Contract:
Grayling are looking for a candidate with a passion for politics and a desire to jump start their career as part of our award-winning public affairs team.
The role has a particular focus on UK politics and responsibilities will include client servicing, political monitoring, problem solving, researching and writing.
The successful candidate will need to be able to work well within a close-knit team, have an eye for detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be adaptable under pressure. You don’t need to have a specific educational background but a keen interest and understanding of UK politics is essential.
Daily tasks will involve:
• Monitoring parliamentary and government departments
• Providing daily and weekly intelligence reports for our clients
• Drafting political briefing notes and parliamentary correspondence
• Attending and contributing to client meetings
• Organising client events and parliamentary receptions
• Contributing to our departmental marketing strategy and set-piece Grayling events
Who we are?
Grayling is the UK’s best-connected communications agency. With nine offices across the UK and 70 offices around the world, we create advantage for our clients through insight-led campaigns that deliver tangible results. And our culture is friendly, diverse and inclusive – we’re proud to be one of PRWeek’s ‘Best Places to Work’.
We have a prestigious public affairs practice and were named Global and EMEA Consultancy of the Year at the SABRE Awards 2019. Our public affairs client base covers a broad range of sectors including construction, transport, energy, and technology, and we would encourage all applicants to review our client list before applying (a full list can be found on the Public Affairs Board Register).
What you can expect?
You can expect an exciting and dynamic working environment and our culture is driven by our values, which are to be Curious, Connected and Committed. We work hard and we play hard, with team socials and benefits including 4pm Friday finishes, regular training workshops, a company pension scheme and discounted gym membership. And we’re growing fast, winning pitches and looking for the best talent to join us.
Closing Date: 23 February 2021
We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible as such we may conduct interviews and appoint before the closing date, so we would encourage early applications.
Please note due to volume of applications, we are unable to inform candidates if they have not been shortlisted for interview
If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please submit a (maximum) 500 word written submission explaining what you consider to be the top 3 priorities for Boris Johnson’s Government over the coming year. In addition, in no more than 250 words please outline how you best demonstrate our company values.
Applications should be submitted here - https://boards.greenhouse.io/grayling/jobs/2532868
Note: applications DO NOT require a covering letter or CV at this stage.
Grayling is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds.