Account Executive – Public Affairs
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.
Please note that applications for this role DO NOT require a covering letter or CV at this stage. Please find more information on how to apply below.
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 UK is a communications agency with global reach. Our core teams cover public affairs, consumer brand marketing and corporate reputation management, public sector, digital marketing and content creation, crisis support, consultation and stakeholder engagement services. We have a great bunch of people across our nine regional offices, from Southampton to Edinburgh.
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 have regular team socials and finish early on Fridays. We also run regular Lunch and Learns where you can grab a free pizza and learn about a new topic. Other benefits include a competitive salary, flexible working, free fruit, a company pension scheme, discounted gym membership and an increasing holiday scheme up to 30 days.
We encourage personal development and will set out a clear career path for you. From day one you will be given autonomy and exposure to our interesting and varied clients. You’ll also be able to sign up to our range of training workshops, from writing courses to sessions on commercial finance, resilience, creativity and many more.
We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible as such we may conduct interviews and appoint before the closing date for the right candidate, so we would encourage early applications.
Starting at £23k pro-rata, depending on experience
How can I apply?
If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please send us a (maximum) 500 word written submission explaining what you consider to be the top three priorities for Boris Johnson’s Government over the coming year. In addition to this, in no more than 250 words please let us know how you best demonstrate our company values.
Please note that applications DO NOT require a covering letter or CV at this stage.
Please submit your applications here.
If successful, you will be invited to attend a first stage virtual interview with two of our team members. Please note due to the number of applications we receive; we are unable to inform candidates if they have not been shortlisted for interview.
Closing date for applications is the 23rd February 2021.
Grayling is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds. We highly value diversity at our company.
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