WA Communications is hiring an Account Executive to join its industry-leading Investor Services practice. This is a brilliant opportunity for a recent graduate looking for a role that combines fast-paced policy research and insight with an understanding of the commercial drivers for business in the UK.
WA is an award-winning public affairs and corporate communications consultancy based in Westminster, recently named the CIPR’s Consultancy of the Year. We focus on outstanding results for our clients and creating a dynamic, collaborative team that enjoys working together.
The role will see you quickly get involved in researching, analysing and drawing out commercial insights from government policymaking to support clients’ M&A transactions, and gain experience in marketing and business development. In return, we’ll provide excellent professional development, including a comprehensive training programme, and support to help you to build your own network.
What we are looking for
You’ll be a recent graduate with a genuine interest in policy, and how policymaking affects the commercial decisions of businesses in the UK. Qualities we also value include:
Good understanding of government and policymaking, and an interest in business, politics and the media
Ability to analyse, summarise and communicate complex policy, regulatory and commercial issues in a simple and compelling way
A client-centric attitude that prizes accessibility, responsiveness and quality
Strong interpersonal and networking skills
Organisation and attention to detail
A clear and engaging writing style
Curiosity and willingness to learn
A self-starter with a great approach to teamwork
In return we offer:
Starting 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, in your first year and beyond
A lively, open and collaborative working culture, in which everyone is valued, listened to, and encouraged to generate ideas and opportunities
A wide range of employee benefits, including competitive pension scheme, subsidised gym membership, cycle to work scheme, interest free travel loans and more
We are WA
We look for people who share our intellectual curiosity and 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 in public affairs, healthcare, corporate communications and investor services. 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.
To apply, 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 10th September. We may interview strong candidates early, so you are encouraged to apply soon. Start date ASAP.
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