New Political Associate Director Role

Associate Director

Ref: 922Thursday 12 May 2022

c.£95k + bonus + amazing benefits

Exceptional Political & Regulatory Associate Director required for a well-respected global integrated communications consultancy, providing all aspects of strategic counsel to business leaders and CEOs.
Salary: c.£95k + bonus & amazing benefits.
Our client works with some of the world’s biggest brands across a wide range of sectors and issues, including energy, tech, FMCG and financial services. Their clients include a significant number of the FTSE 100 and Fortune 100, as well as other global public and private corporations.
Hybrid working – 2/3 days in the office, the rest of the week WFH
The Role
  • This role is primarily to support our client’s political clients, joining a thriving team advising high-profile businesses navigating challenging and highly regulated environments, helping to shape company narratives and influence the political and policy landscape.
  • It’s key for our client that the successful candidate can cut across sectors and switch seamlessly between all their disciplines, from reactive issues management to proactive storytelling.
  • As an Associate Director the candidate will be responsible for providing the highest quality of service to clients, playing a pivotal role in leading multiple, high-profile account teams, giving strategic counsel to senior clients, regularly providing political insight and analysis across the business, and proactively contributing to and fostering the development of junior team members.
  • Although this role is to primarily support the political and regulatory clients, our client actively encourages employees to grow and develop their advisory skills across all our disciplines, including financial and M&A, digital, creative campaigning and corporate communications, change and employee engagement, leadership coaching, sustainability, strategy and research, issues and crisis management, and restructuring and management consultancy, to solve complex business issues for clients.

Key Responsibilities
  • Leading large and often integrated teams to develop and deliver political campaigns and strategies that have real impact for clients
  • Responsible for client servicing, profitability, forecasting and budgeting
  • Generating new business leads through networks and proactive opportunity spotting
  • Providing political insight and intelligence through political, media and industry networking
  • Proactively contributing to and fostering the development of junior team members, including line managing 1-3 colleagues 
  • Challenging the status quo with new thinking, new product development, and new ways of working
Skills and Experience
  • 6-9 years’ experience of working in a senior role in public affairs consultancy or in-house
  • Demonstrable experience in managing large teams
  • Excellent understanding of local and national government
  • Excellent ability to shape and deliver strategic advice to senior level clients
  • Able to manage and mentor junior staff
  • An engaging self-starter with high attention to detail
  • Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A collaborator who is able to foster good working relationships
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise a varied workload
  • Comfortable taking the lead on driving performance and revenue
Benefits
Our client has an excellent environment and culture that is focused on supporting the candidate’s development and career progression, even at this senior level. 
As well as this our client offers a whole host of benefits and rewards including;
  • 28 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Annual salary review
  • Pension (with company contribution: 5% of annual salary)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave (depending on length of service) and shared parental leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Group Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work schemes
  • Season ticket loans
  • Regular social, cultural and charitable activities
  • Flexible working with office laptop and phone provided
If you feel you have the suitable experience and skill to complete these roles, please submit your CV for consideration.
 
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