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Reference: 88782

Date Added: 12 May 2023
Closing Date: 28 May 2023

Job Title: Account Executive – Public Affairs

Working For: The Public Affairs Company

Location: Hybrid - 3 days in our Leeds office and 2 from home

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 depending on experience

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic Account Executive to join our busy team. An ideal opportunity for someone wanting to start a career in public affairs, you will gain hands-on experience across our consultancy and political intelligence services.

The Public Affairs Company is a long-established, Leeds based government and parliamentary relations consultancy founded by a former MP. We deliver insight, advice and strategy on how to engage effectively with political stakeholders at all levels. 

As an Account Executive, you will work on a number of client accounts across the housing, health and energy sectors.

Key tasks will include:

  • Monitoring developments from Government and Parliament to provide daily and weekly reports for our clients
  • Undertaking research to contribute to reports and political briefings
  • Drafting correspondence to MPs and Ministers
  • Organising meetings and parliamentary events
  • Contributing to new business development ideas

We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for accuracy and detail
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to tight deadlines
  • Willingness to work in a small office environment as part of a team
  • Great research skills including being able to identify the key points from large amounts of information
  • Effective time management and strong organisation skills, including being able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Experience of working in Westminster or in public affairs (consultancy or in-house)
  • A keen interest in and understanding of UK politics
  • Good working knowledge of parliamentary procedures
  • Enthusiasm and ability for putting forward creative ideas

Our offer to you:

  • A small, friendly team based in the north but with clients across the country, largely focussed on activity in Westminster and Whitehall
  • Hybrid working with up to two days working from home
  • Hands-on experience from the start
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Additional day off for your birthday after one year of working for the Company
  • Monthly office yoga

Closing Date: 28 May 2023

Interview/Start Dates

A first interview will take place online w/c Monday 5th June with a second, in person interview for those shortlisted taking place w/c Monday 12th June. We aim to appoint someone to start as soon as possible in agreement with the successful candidate.

Application Details

Please send a brief cover letter outlining why we should choose you together with your CV, addressed to Mia Briggs at pac@publicaffairsco.com

For any further information about the role, please contact Mia Briggs, Director by emailing mia.briggs@publicaffairsco.com

Website: http://www.publicaffairsco.com

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