Date Added: 27 August 2022
: 30 September 2022
Job Title: Account Executive - Public Affairs
Working For: Grayling
Salary: Starting £23,000 pro rata depending on experience
Length of Contract: Permanent
We 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 focus on UK politics and responsibilities will include client servicing, political monitoring, problem solving, researching and writing.
Please note that applications DO NOT require a covering letter or CV at this stage.
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.
The position of Account Executive is varied but 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 32 offices around the world, we create advantage for our clients through insight-led campaigns that deliver tangible results.
Our teams’ skills are broad, ranging from consumer communications, corporate reputation and political engagement to design, digital and social media. 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 PA Consultancy of the Year at the PRCA Awards 2021. 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 list can be found on the Public Affairs Board Register).
We're now operating a hybrid working practise, whereby employees work three days in our newly refurbed office and two from home.
Grayling is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds.
Closing Date: 30 September 2022
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. First stage interviews will be held virtually. Second stage interviews will be held in person.
If this sounds like a great opportunity, please submit via this link (https://boards.greenhouse.io/grayling/jobs/3617863) a maximum 500 word written submission explaining what you consider to be the top three priorities for the Government this year. In addition to this, in no more than 250 words please let us know how you best demonstrate our company values of being Curious, Committed and Connected.
Due to the number of applications, we are unable to inform candidates if they have not been shortlisted.