Account Director - Public Affairs

We are recruiting for a proactive and enthusiastic Account Director to join our specialist, rapidly growing Public Affairs practice. This dynamic team leads political and stakeholder engagement campaigns for clients in an exciting range of sectors including technology, health and sustainability.

The Public Affairs practice supports clients in engaging with the political process to build and enhance reputation, drive regulatory change and generating commercial opportunities in the public sector. By forging strategic relationships, advising on policy change and campaigning on high profile issues, we maximise the impact of clients’ communications across a range of sectors.

We are looking for a driven Account Director to take a major role in the day-to-day management of programme direction and client consultancy. You will shape powerful stories, execute winning communication strategies and maintain a network of stakeholder relationships.

This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding team at a very exciting time. The chosen candidate should have proven experience of working in a Public Affairs practice in an agency. Experience in Technology, Healthcare, Environment or Sustainability policy would be beneficial. As part of our wider integrated agency offering, you will have the opportunity to work with a fantastic range of clients and develop wider communications skills.

The chosen candidate will have:

    • An excellent understanding of the external policy and current affairs environment

 

    • Excellent written and presentation skills

 

    • Strong client facing skills and confidence to lead meetings with clients where necessary

 

    • Excellent project management skills with the ability to oversee several workstreams across clients, and an ability to prioritise work

 

    • The ability to think creatively and to drive campaign ideas to deliver client outcomes

 

    • An ability to provide guidance and support to junior colleagues, including quality assurance and on-the-job training

 

    • The ability to build and manage budgets

 

  • A willingness to go the extra mile and be a proactive self-starter

In return we can offer you a fantastic working culture with excellent long-term career development and highly competitive benefits, including healthcare, dental care, flexible working, industry leading training, a fantastic buddy scheme, paid sabbaticals and lots more.

You will also benefit from our Brands2Life Comms360: a holistic training programme designed to offer people in their second or third jobs a broader insight into all aspects of PR, Communications and Marketing. The comprehensive training covers Introductions to Consumer, Tech, Corporate, Public Affairs, Crisis & Issues, Digital, Social, Integrated Marketing, International and more.

Brands2Life is ‘the agency for the brands transforming our world’. We are an independent,  majority employee-owned agency, led by Co-Founders Giles Fraser and Sarah Scales with 175 staff in London, New York and San Francisco. In the last year, we have won multiple awards including, PRWeek’s and PRCA’s ‘Large agency of the Year’, and were #1 in the PRWeek Tech League Tables for the third year in a row!

If you would like to apply to this position, then please send your CV directly to Laura at laura.blyfield@brands2life.com. Alternatively, if this role isn’t for you but you like the sound of working at Brands2Life then you are welcome to contact us at recruitment@brands2life.com.

*Brands2Life is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances our ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or citizenship status.

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