Join our client's award-winning public affairs practice, where dedication to delivering exceptional results is paramount. With prestigious accolades and reputation as one of the industry's top public affairs and strategic communications firms, our client fosters a culture of relentless collaboration and celebrating success together in a dynamic working environment.

Our client is seeking a Director of Public Affairs to join their team, focusing primarily on their Transport and Energy accounts, servicing some of the country's most prominent organisations. As part of their esteemed public affairs practice, you will have the opportunity to lead impactful campaigns and contribute to the firm's continued success. With expertise spanning public affairs and corporate reputation management, you will play a pivotal role in delivering outstanding work for a diverse range of clients.

As a leading communications agency, the organisation prioritises an open and inclusive environment, offering flexible working arrangements, generous holiday allowances, and an array of personal development opportunities. Employees are valued members of a supportive community. With regular social events, early finish Fridays, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, life at our client is both fulfilling and rewarding.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provide strategic guidance to clients, crafting innovative and integrated solutions tailored to their needs.
  • Develop robust crisis management strategies and advise clients on effective courses of action during challenging situations.
  • Stay vigilant of evolving political and industry trends to deliver comprehensive and forward-thinking solutions that surpass client expectations.
  • Drive business growth by identifying and capitalising on new opportunities, contributing to the expansion of the division and wider business.
  • Lead, inspire, and nurture account teams, fostering a culture of success and celebrating achievements along the way.

Key Requirements:  

  • Demonstrated expertise in politics and policy development, ideally acquired through experience in a public affairs consultancy or relevant government role.
  • Skilled in overseeing day-to-day client account activities, including meeting client requirements, delegating tasks, and working closely with senior teams.
  • Proven track record of successfully generating revenue from new business opportunities.
  • Demonstrates ambition and entrepreneurial spirit, with a talent for recruiting, mentoring, and empowering team members for success.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities, capable of managing multiple projects while remaining composed and authoritative during crises.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the political landscape and a keen interest in current affairs. Strong networking skills with established connections across politics, policy, and business spheres.

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with our team including a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. You can access our Diversity and Inclusion Policy here.

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