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Senior Account Manager – Public Affairs

Senior Account Manager – Public Affairs

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Circa £40,000

  • Contact:

    David Milligan

  • Contact Email:

    DMilligan@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    DM0002

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2019-02-10

  • Consultant:

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Senior Account Manager – Public Affairs, for a Westminster based, strategic communications consultancy.

Excellent opportunity for an experienced agency candidate looking to gain more responsibility working across a range of issues rich consumer, B2B and membership clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage client accounts across a range of policy areas and media specialisms
  • Liaise with key external stakeholders across Westminster and Whitehall – including running events in Parliament;
  • Be the main point contact across various clients – project/campaigns and retainers
  • Help develop campaigns and media relations strategies
  • New business opportunities – support in the development of new business proposals

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong experience of working in public affairs
  • Established political connections
  • Deep knowledge of the workings of Parliament
  • Strong understanding of the wider political landscape
  • Experience of deploying social media channels effectively
  • Ability to work flexibly, under pressure and to short deadlines
  • Experience of having managed a team, or keen desire to manage one
  • Commercial instinct, and desire to get involved in new business pitching