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This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award-winning Public Affairs team within a fast-growing agency of over 200 employees, that works across brand, financial, corporate, health and public affairs.

In this role, you will play a role in helping set the direction of the Public Affairs function, which has seen year on year growth despite the pandemic, as well as helping to manage and motivate a 20 strong team. This vital role will require you to provide counsel across all industry sectors, make new connections and grow the existing client base. In the role, you will help to manage a portfolio of clients ensuring excellent service delivery and high levels of client satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Public Affairs leadership team in ensuring overall quality, client retention and delivery of important results and targets
  • Play a central role in new business growth, including developing and responding to briefs and growing the existing client base
  • Shape and steer public affairs strategies in order to ensure the team continues to grow, innovate and excel in its client work
  • Maintain key networks across politics, policy and business that enables continued development for clients
  • Help with the overall development of the team

Key Requirements:

  • Extensive work in public affairs with experience of major corporate clients across a range of sectors
  • Have a background in agency with a track record of working with marquee clients and delivering strategic counsel
  • Have a strong network and a proven history of helping to win new business for an agency
  • The ability to work as part of an ambitious team and a desire to help build it further
  • Consistently exceed client expectations in the development and delivery of client communication strategies.

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below. Please note, only relevant candidates will be considered.

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. 

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Consultant Peter Ferguson

As a Consultant in the Public Affairs Practice, Peter advises and supports some of the world’s most renowned communications consultancies, boutique public affairs agencies and global in-house clients. Peter has supported clients on mandates including Director of Public Affairs for a Global Communications Consultancy, Global Director of Government Affairs for an International Nuclear Energy Organisation, Head of Government Affairs for an International Trade Association and Public Affairs Manager for a global FMCG business. Knowledgeable, research-driven and determined, Peter provides clients with top tier talent that allows their organisation to prosper.

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