WA Communications is on the hunt for a brilliant Account Director to join its award-winning team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced consultant who wants to work on campaigns that make a difference, and who wants to be part of a company committed to sustainable growth.
Voted best consultancy in 2020 by the CIPR, WA is a market leading public affairs and corporate communications consultancy, based in Westminster. Our team is behind some of this year’s most impactful campaigns – extending the Stamp Duty holiday, protecting free access to cash, and expanding the Cycle to Work Scheme to include e-bikes are just three examples of our work.
Our highly regarded Strategic Communications Practice is growing rapidly and so we are looking for an exceptional candidate to join the team and play an important role in helping to drive our continued growth. As an Account Director you will play a pivotal role in the team –leading campaigns on an exciting range of issues and working with colleagues from across the business to help develop new business opportunities. You’ll play your part designing and executing strategies through creative tactics that grab attention and maintaining the team’s momentum towards goals. In return, we’ll provide excellent professional development opportunities and fun along the way.
Get in touch if you:
Have at least five-year’s experience of working in corporate communications/PR
Have a deep-seated interest in politics that goes beyond the news headlines
Are experienced in leading integrated campaigns that use creative tactics and cutting-edge communications tools
Are confident in unpacking complex issues and adept in communicating them in a simple and compelling way
Thrive on managing multiple projects and competing deadlines
Are known for having a very strong eye for detail and maintaining quality
Are a team player who will show initiative and roll their sleeves up to help
Really care about client service and you know what excellent client care looks like
Have very strong interpersonal and networking skills
Are naturally inquisitive and curious with a desire to learn and grow
Experience of working in a PR or PA consultancy would is desirable, but a track record of leading communications campaigns that influence public opinion is absolutely necessary, whether that’s been for a charity, an NGO, a trade association or in an in-house role.
In return we offer:
Excellent professional development opportunities and fun along the way.
A salary above industry average and involvement in the company’s incentive and reward bonus scheme
A tailored training package to help you develop specialist skills in consulting and communications
A lively, open and collaborative working culture, in which everyone is valued, listened to, and encouraged to generate ideas and opportunities; and flexibility, with a core hours policy and supported remote working
A wide range of employee benefits, including competitive pension scheme, subsidised gym membership, Cycle to Work Scheme, interest free travel loans and more.
Please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter should not be longer than one page, setting out your interest in the role and why you believe you are a good choice for it.
The deadline for applications is Friday 7th May. We will start interviewing strong candidates who apply early, so you are encouraged to apply soon. Start date immediate subject to notice periods.
We are WA
We look for people who share our intellectual curiosity and who love to work on interesting, knotty challenges. We are consistently driven by a desire to deliver outstanding results for our clients and attract people who truly care about providing an excellent standard of work.
Our diverse, high quality client base will allow you to get your teeth into exciting and important policy and business issues. What you do will have true, real world impact. There is enormous job satisfaction to be gained from that.
We think the best client service is one tailored carefully to the client’s individual needs. A service that can draw on the skills and expertise of specialist consultants. We actively encourage teamwork across our practices and place real value on collaboration to deliver on our clients’ communication objectives.
We are committed to professional development at all levels and want everyone to feel their career is consistently moving forward. This is underpinned by a culture of honest, constructive feedback and investment in coaching and training.
We think it’s important to enjoy your work environment too, and we all genuinely enjoy working together! We support flexible working, provide a generous holiday package and we are committed to wellbeing.
You can find more information about WA Communications on our website: www.wacomms.co.uk.
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