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Reference: 88765

Date Added: 10 May 2023
Closing Date: 2 June 2023

Job Title: Account Manager - Public Affairs

Working For: Grayling

Location: Cardiff

Salary: Dependent on experience

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The role, based for part of the week in our newly refurbished office in the heart of Cardiff, will require excellent political knowledge and judgement of the political landscape in Wales and the wider UK, including a sound understanding of parliamentary process and procedure. This will be an active client-facing role, so the successful candidate must also have a proven track record of advising senior executives, politicians or decision-makers in previous roles. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. The ability to speak Welsh would also be desirable.

Key accountabilities

  • Account management of top public affairs accounts across the Senedd and Westminster
  • Acting as a day-to-day point of contact for clients
  • Supporting Grayling’s senior team to provide strategic political guidance to our clients
  • Attending and contributing to client meetings
  • Drafting political briefing notes and parliamentary correspondence
  • Managing the organisation of client events and parliamentary receptions
  • Contributing to our departmental marketing strategy and set-piece Grayling events
  • Playing an active role in pitching to secure new business opportunities
  • Supporting Account Executives/Senior Account Executives in the delivery of their roles
  • Connects with colleagues from across the global Grayling network, leveraging opportunities to work together to enhance professional development and learning
  • Manages personal and team time meticulously, identifying and resolving time-based issues effectively, as well as assisting junior staff in managing their workloads

About you

  • Candidates will ideally have previously worked in-house within a public affairs team and/or have agency experience.
  • A proven track record of working in a client-facing role with experience of advising senior executives, politicians or decision-makers
  • Strong understanding of politics, politicians and political processes in Wales and in Westminster
  • Digitally savvy
  • Curious – a desire to learn, improve, apply new knowledge and develop self
  • Creative thinker and problem solver, with strong judgement
  • Commercially aware and decisive
  • Confident networker
  • Personal drive and passion for the industry
  • Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities
  • Experience and understanding of the energy sector is preferred but it is not an essential requirement

Closing Date: 2 June 2023

Interview/Start Dates


Application Details

Please see further details of the role here https://boards.greenhouse.io/grayling/jobs/5025691

If you'd like to apply, please send us your CV and a cover letter.

Website: http://grayling.com/

Additional Notes