Position: Public Affairs Consultant

Working For: Political Intelligence

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Details: Political Intelligence is an independent public affairs consultancy that helps organisations participate in the policy making process. With a presence in all the key European markets and partners elsewhere, we have over twenty years’ experience in providing our clients with practical public affairs advice to help them navigate the political and regulatory environment and communicate their positions effectively to the relevant stakeholders. Our professional and dedicated team of consultants provide a range of services tailored to clients’ requirements in order to achieve their business objectives. We have experience and expertise in a variety of sectors, including the Internet, telecommunications and wider technology space as well as energy/utilities, healthcare and transport. We also have a strong heritage in managing industry trade associations and alliances.

The role: We are looking for a consultant to join our friendly London office based in the Old Street/Moorgate area. We are looking for someone with 2-3 years’ worth of experience in a political environment, with the right candidate ideally having some background working for a public affairs agency. Other relevant political experience is welcome, such as working for an MP, the civil service or a think tank but an understanding of how a consultancy works is desirable. Knowledge of specific sectors such as fintech, health, energy or local government would again be desirable but not essential, as would candidates with their own political network or who are politically active.

Following a combination of new business wins and expanded projects for existing clients, this new role will help support the increased workload and bring valuable expertise and ideas. The successful candidate’s primary role will be to support a range of these accounts, whilst contributing to new business and marketing initiatives. If the fit is right, there will be opportunities to lead on some accounts. We work with a mixture of well-known blue chip companies as well as SMEs, charities and trade associations and follow a number of interesting and challenging policy areas that are high on the political agenda. The role will encompass the full range of public affairs activities, from providing strategic counsel, messaging support, policy analysis, parliamentary monitoring, report writing and stakeholder engagement.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of UK Parliament, politics, procedure and policy
  • A degree in a relevant field (Politics, International Politics, History, Public Policy) is desirable but not essential
  • At least 2 years experience working in a political environment – ideally some time within a public affairs agency
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Confidence in using social media
  • Solid work ethic with a can-do attitude
  • Participation/interest in party politics is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in certain sectors (but not all) such as fintech, health, energy or local government is desirable but not essential

Closing date: Friday 10th August 2018 though please note we may conduct interviews and appoint before the deadline.

Starting date: This will be as soon as possible, accepting that the successful candidate may have to work through a notice period, with their current employer.

Contact: Please send a two page CV and a one page cover letter outlining how your experience meets the job criteria, to michaela@political-intelligence.com. Any questions, please call 020 3397 3300.