Director - Public Affairs

London Permanent £80,000 - £140,000 per year
  • Provide specialist advice and services through an elite team of specialists
  • Colleagues have a diverse range of political, media and policy backgrounds

About Our Client

My client provides specialist advice and services through an elite team with a diverse range of political, media and policy backgrounds.

They also work very closely with their sister agencies who elevate their offer, bringing clients communications a new level of authority and impact.

They are looking for a Director - Public Affairs to join their team.

Job Description

The Director - Public Affairs will need:


  • Provide leadership to the business, including on company strategy, recruitment, staff management and new business development

Client and account management

  • Provide senior counsel and strategic advice on client accounts, including regular client contact and directing and contributing to the work of account teams
  • Deliver expert advice in person to senior people across a range of industries
  • Direct, commission and where appropriate conduct research and analysis on political and policy issues relevant to clients

Skills and Expertise

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the political, business and media environment in general, with provable expertise in one or more areas relevant to clients
  • Present to clients and external audiences and develop an external profile
  • Write to a high standard for external publication, including reports, press releases, op-eds and blog posts
  • Maintain and grow an active network of business, political and/or media contacts

New business

  • Contribute to the commercial future of the business, including helping to retain and grow existing clients and bring in new leads
  • Lead on new business activities including networking and pursuing leads and leading pitch processes and pitches
  • Provide direction to marketing activities

Team management

  • Support members of the team at all levels, including through leading by example and providing coaching and support across account teams

The role is based in London.

The Successful Applicant

You will have extensive experience of working in a comms/public affairs agency in the UK

What's on Offer

Generous benefits, excellent work life balance and great colleagues.

Amy Cox
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2214

Job summary

Job function
Commerce & Industry
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Amy Cox
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2214
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