Public affairs talent to build and protect your business

With recent events leading up to and around Brexit, public affairs professionals have been in high demand. Organisations are concerned with ensuring they have all the information and advice they need at hand to help achieve their organisational objectives whatever the outcome of negotiations. Great public affairs talent is crucial right now. 

We’ve covered the public affairs recruitment market in the UK since 2005. Shortly afterwards we took on the European market, placing our first public affairs MD in an international agency based in Brussels in 2007. We have since built a successful track record of working with our partners to consistently source the best public affairs talent in the market, delivering on-brief and on time.

We focus on mid-to-senior-level roles across public affairs, policy, government relations and communications. We work across the consultancy and in-house space at a range of levels, policy and public affairs managers, account managers, MDs, directors, heads of policy, and EDs. 

We regularly host industry events, most recently a Brexit briefing in partnership with the Ivy Club as well as an event on Leading a Communications Team with an all-star panel that we sponsored in collaborating with Women in Public Affairs, Women in PR and News UK.

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Talent that gets your brand in the spotlight.

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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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Report 2019 Salary Guide: Comms, PR, Public Affairs

The Hanson Search 2019 Salary Guide is an extensive report of the latest remuneration and benefit trends across the UK communications, public relations and public affairs agencies.

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Board and Advisory

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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Interview Iain Anderson, Cicero Group

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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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Researcher at Hanson Search

Salary: Competitive
Location: Greater London, United Kingdom Reference:
Posted: 22.07.2019

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Account Manager

Salary: £32000.0 - £42000.0
Location: Greater London, United Kingdom Reference:
Posted: 15.05.2018

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