What it’s all about
We are looking for a talented individual with a background in public affairs, politics, communications and / or public consultation. The suitable candidate will ideally have experience 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.
What you’ll need to have
- 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.
There will be a strong emphasis on new business development in order to grow the BECG’s presence and client base.
This role presents the opportunity to develop an exciting career with an award-winning, national specialist communications agency.
Who we are & What we do
BECG is a sector specialist communications consultancy for the built environment. We provide our private and public sector clients with expert counsel and communications services including public affairs, planning communications, corporate communications, public relations, and marketing. We use our expertise to promote a better understanding and acceptance of the built environment and deliver value to our clients by maximising opportunities, managing reputations and reducing risk.
Operating from nine offices across the UK, our people are sector specialists that champion the built environment sectors. They manage 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 been awarded the Best Places to Work in Property accolade by Property Week, ICCO EMEA Independent Consultancy of the Year Award, ranked No 3 in Property Week’s UK Public Affairs consultancy rankings, and named one of the top three fastest growing PR consultancies in the UK by PR week.
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.