Graduate PR Account Executive – Political & Stakeholder Comms Ref: 15136

£25,600 including a car allowance + Benefits

Are you an articulate graduate looking to start an exciting career in PR & communications? Maybe you have already started working in communications and would like a new challenge? Want to break into the fast-paced world of public affairs and learn from an industry-leading team? If so, we would love to hear from you. An interest in either local politics, communications, planning and development would be a real bonus.

Role Info:

Graduate PR Account Executive – Political & Stakeholder Engagement Consultancy
Thame, Oxfordshire Office / Remote split
Salary of £25,600 including a car allowance + Benefits

The Company:

We are a political and stakeholder engagement consultancy, specialising in the property development sector. We create and deliver targeted communications strategies to promote and ensure the success of challenging development proposals through the planning system. Our clients include Taylor Wimpey, Countryside Properties, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge and Churchill Retirement Living, amongst many others.

Your Benefits:

+ Salary of £25,600 including a car allowance
+ Christmas and New Year shutdown
+ Ongoing training opportunities
+ Excellent career progression opportunities
+ Pension
+ 20 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
+ Flexible working

You’ll be mentored by a talented team with over 75 years’ experience working in the more complex areas of the industry to deliver customers’ aspirations.

Our client fosters a stimulating and supportive environment, so you’ll be encouraged to voice your ideas, get involved with strategic meetings and contribute to the outcome of key projects.

Your Role:

As an Account Executive, you will support a range of communications projects.

In this key role, you’ll carry out research and prepare written materials, including letters, brochures, media releases and adverts. Externally, you will liaise with the public and attend meetings with your Line Manager.

Specifically, you will:

+ Attend meetings and presentations with politicians, local interest groups and residents
+ Respond to enquiries from the public
+ Communicate with local authority councillors and officers
+ Analyse feedback from public consultation exercises
+ Prepare formal reports
+ Liaise with the Support Team regarding mailings, public exhibitions and other key events
+ Monitor relevant media and committee meetings and report on coverage

About You:

+ A degree level qualification (Politics, Built / Planning or PR / Journalism) or one year’s experience working in communications/PR
+ A proactive mentality and readiness take on new challenges
+ An excellent communicator

Desirable skills:

+ An interest in either local politics, communications, planning and development

Essential requirements:

+ A full, clean driving license and access to a car
+ Fluent in speaking and written English
+ Proficient with IT

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and identities, and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

Application notice… We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.