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From Westminster to Washington, at Hanson Search, we are global experts at public affairs recruitment. Since our launch in 2005, we have built a successful track record of working across key markets in public affairs, policy, government relations and communications for businesses, trade associations, think-tanks and charities.

With Brexit events and international trade agreements disrupting the political landscape, demand for public affairs professionals has never been greater.

With a rise in global business, companies are lobbying their interests with key stakeholders at a national and international level. We help business to find lobbying and government relations experts that can help leaders navigate the complex and rapidly changing economic, political and social landscape in which they operate.

Our network includes ex government ministers and MPs, political journalists, in-house and agency professional across highly regulated sectors who can offer in-depth insights to support bold global ambitions of our clients. We have placed mid-to-senior-level roles in consultancies and in-house teams including: Policy and Public Affairs Managers, Account Managers, MDs, Directors, Heads of Policy, and MDs.

Our dedicated public affairs search team has in-depth industry knowledge and knows where to find the latest talent. We regularly host and sponsor industry events, most recently a panel discussion on the Future of the EU Post Brexit, a webinar discussing the Evolution of Public Affairs from an EU perspective and an APPC Young Consultants’ Committee networking session.

Through our global network, we can find the right talent to support your goals and policy objectives and communicate effectively with your political audience and wider stakeholders.

We are always here for you to call on for a confidential chat.

Whether it's about a job search, advice on the public affairs and policy market, how other businesses are structuring their marketing teams in London, the UK and globally, or for networking opportunities, don't hesitate to call on us.

PR & Communications

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PR & Comms Corporate

With over 10 years of experience in corporate PR recruitment, we have built an unrivalled network and reputation to source the best corporate PR leaders for your business 

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Our c-suite, board, and advisory practice provides executive search and consulting services to our global clients, supporting your CEO and leadership team in the identification and development of high-performing boards. 

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Our People

From our offices in London, Paris, and Dubai, our team of expert consultants source the best talent globally – from PR pros to digital marketing experts and beyond.

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Public Affairs Account Director, Paris

Salary: 50K€ - 65K€ + competitive bonus
Location: Paris, France Reference:
Posted: 11.08.2023

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Account Director, Communications Consultancy, Brussels

Salary: Competitive
Location: Brussels Reference:
Posted: 31.07.2023

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Senior Consultant Trade Policy and ESG, Brussels

Salary: 65K€ - 70K€
Location: Brussels Reference:
Posted: 25.07.2023

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Director of Public Affairs, Germany

Salary: 100K - 120K€
Location: Berlin, Germany Reference:
Posted: 24.07.2023

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