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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing and award winning UK Public Affairs team within a leading integrated communications agency.

Working in this team, you will play a key role in developing and enhancing client relationships while overseeing the overall direction and delivery of strategic UK public affairs client activity. In this role, you will play a leading role in the Financial Services sector, but may also gain exposure to a range of clients and sectors. These sectors span: FS, FinTech, Technology, Energy and Transport and Infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The ability to motivate and engage account teams to deliver outstanding performance and service to clients.
  • Providing strategic overview of accounts and proactively advising clients on new issues/external environment and contributing to strategic planning meetings with the client.
  • Building and maintaining key relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and policy makers.
  • Overseeing and leading client marketing and retention.
  • Identifying and expanding new opportunities for growing existing business and developing new business opportunities
  • Managing junior account teams

Key Requirements:

  • Experience in a related role with some prior consultancy experience
  • Strong parliamentary knowledge and understanding, as well as Financial Services regulatory knowledge and experience
  • Highly competent in all written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to organise regular and timely meetings with colleagues to ensure service levels are maintained.
  • The ability and desire to continuously learn new areas of policy.

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.

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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