Account Director

London / Southampton

What it’s all about

BECG is a multi-award-winning, national specialist communications agency looking for talented individuals who are keen to develop their careers.

We are looking for a ambitious candidates with a background in public affairs, politics, communications and / or public consultation. You will ideally have experience over a number of years working within the built environment and property sectors, with experience of working with a network of political contacts.

You will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic and self-starting individual with a passion for operating across the public affairs, stakeholder engagement and community consultation sectors. You are outgoing and adaptable and able to build rapport quickly both internally and externally. With a commercial focus, you are driven to build client accounts and develop new business across a range of sectors.

We take a modern and flexible approach to work, and provide you with the opportunity to work from our London and South offices, as well as through home-based working.

What you’ll need to know

  • Experience advising clients in relation to public affairs, public consultation, stakeholder engagement and media relations strategy
  • Excellent communications skills, with strong writing and inter-personal skills
  • Clear understanding of the local planning and/or public affairs sector
  • Existing relationships with politicians, media, and prospective clients
  • A strong commercial understanding, and experience of working in an agency setting
  • Demonstrable background in growing client accounts and securing virgin new business wins

What you’ll need to do

You will be responsible for supporting Directors in executing creative engagement strategies to help achieve your clients’ objectives across a range of sectors.

You will be required to liaise directly with clients, ensuring the effective delivery of all projects within your portfolio, advising on and executing effective strategies on time and within budget.

Supported by Account Executives and Account Managers, you need to have a broad communications skill-set in order to deliver work across a range of mediums whether that be liaising with the media, politicians or producing written consultation collateral.

Who we are & What we do

BECG Group is a group of companies specialising in communications, incorporating Crowd Technologies, Cavendish Advocacy, and Liberty One. We provide private and public sector clients with communications services, including public affairs, planning communications, corporate communications, government relations, public relations, marketing, and social media management software 

Operating from twelve offices across the UK, our people are communications specialists who manage the political, media and community relationships for some of the UK’s most respected companies. We pride ourselves on having one of the largest, most experienced stakeholder and community engagement teams in Britain.

BECG has recently been awarded the Best Places to Work in Property accolade by Property Week, was named PRCA UK Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year 2020 and is ranked No 1 in PR Week’s UK Public Affairs consultancy rankings.

BECG is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. 

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