WA Communications is looking for a Senior Account Executive to join our growing team.
The successful candidate will 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.
WA is a top ten public affairs and corporate communications consultancy based in London. The business has seen great successes, and this new role provides a unique opportunity to support our continued growth. Our continued growth and success has been acknowledged through our awards and we are very proud to have been named ‘Consultancy of the Year 2020’ in the prestigious CIPR Excellence Awards.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark and make a difference within a truly fast-paced and people centred culture.
Job Title: Senior Account Executive
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Position
Reports to: Account Director (Investor Services)
Location WA Hybrid working – 2 days in office, 3 days working from home
You’ll be in your early career with a genuine interest in policy and how policy making affects the commercial decisions of businesses in the UK or a recent graduate with some experience in an office environment, this may include previous work experience or as part of an internship programme.
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
JOB ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducting high-quality research for political due diligence reports, using qualitative and quantitative research methods
Supporting with meeting preparations, including scheduling, preparing agendas, minutes and updates for client calls
Arranging and attending meetings with private equity investors, corporate finance advisors and political stakeholders
Liaising with clients to discuss and identify their requirements
Supporting in the creation and delivery of pitches, along with other WA staff, with the aim of securing new business for the agency
Conducting research to support new business lead generation amongst existing clients and in support of our wider service offer
Daily monitoring of newspapers, magazines, key digital and social media outlets to identify potential new business opportunities and developments of relevance to our client base
Delivering presentations, as part of the wider team, to clients on the conclusions of our in-depth policy research
Supporting the delivery of insightful, targeted marketing initiatives (including research reports and associated events) by the Investor Services team.
REWARDS & BENEFITS:
25 days holiday + bank holidays and your birthday day off
Hybrid working plus core working hours, to allow for greater flexibility and work life balance
Discretionary bonus: up to 10% of salary paid quarterly annually based on performance
Flexible benefits including private healthcare and heavily subsidised gym membership
Competitive pension plan
Wellbeing benefits such as weekly yoga sessions, team, and all office social events
Focus on your personal development, including external training and professional coaching
Opportunities to connect, network and work with pioneers in our industry
Become part of a growing and award-winning people focused agency
Feel confident you are making a strategic impact on the biggest challenges for our clients and supporting the WA vision and growth
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT
WA Communications is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. At WA, we welcome all to apply for roles with us, as we appreciate the great value of diversity. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our People centred approach and welcome all applications from diverse backgrounds.
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com. Your cover letter should not be longer than one page, setting out your interest in the role and why you are a good fit for this role.
The deadline for applications is 8th April 2022. We may interview strong candidates early, so you are encouraged to apply soon.
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