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PROJECT CONSULTANT

THE OPPORTUNITY  

We are recruiting for a Junior Account Consultant to join our London office, to work on our global client accounts. We are looking for graduate level candidates, who can hit the ground running and work across the business contributing to research, marketing and business development.  

Successful candidates will be bright, motivated, capable of working well under pressure and have an interest in world affairs. You will be able to quickly grasp a range of complex policy and client issues. You will be focused and committed, with excellent writing and analysis skills, the ability to work well in multiple teams, and have a creative mindset. This is a permanent, full-time role and may require some international travel. 

KEY TASKS

Monitoring and analysis:
> Maintaining and updating a comprehensive ‘client monitoring matrix’, incorporating all required sources (press, parliamentary, on-line, EU, NGO, etc.) search terms, frequency, distribution, etc.
> Media monitoring including conducting daily Google News and Factiva searches for current and potential clients; conducting searches on relevant on-line sites and sources (blogs etc.) and liaising with specialist on-line monitoring providers as required; analysing and distributing summaries to clients using a specified template.

Client Meetings:
> To help in the production of key account documents (advisory/briefing notes; media engagement outputs; briefing reports; speeches; and presentations).
> Attending meetings and recording minutes/action points.

New Business and Marketing:
To contribute to and initiate new ideas and fresh thinking on client communications strategies and tactics.
> Helping to organise and attending marketing and networking events.
> Continually looking for opportunities to develop their own and the company's business network, building relationships and maintaining database information for future use.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

> Experience or an interest in communications, public relations, public affairs, politics, or media.  
> Proven experience of working in teams and contributing to the development and delivery of the team objectives.  
> Excellent written and oral communication skills.  
> Demonstrable interest in UK and international media, politics, or business.  
> Online and social media experience.  
> Highly organised and able to work on own initiative.  
> Able to work across multiple accounts and juggle competing deadlines.  
> Excellent attention to detail.  
> Team player; willing to ‘pitch in’ and help out.  
> Although not mandatory, complete fluency in a second language would be a strong advantage (French, German, Arabic, Spanish). 

Date Added: 29 June 2022
Closing Date:  29 July 2022 
Job Title: Junior Account Consultant
Location: London
Salary: Competitive (dependent on experience) plus benefits.
Length of Contract: Permanent 

WHAT WE OFFER 

Project Associates offers a generous compensation package which includes competitive remuneration, discretionary bonuses, a companywide profit-sharing scheme, a pension scheme, fully-funded private medical insurance, and 25 days holiday per annum. We operate a hybrid working policy and are proud to offer enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. 

We are a dynamic, diverse, and fast-growing company which believes in supporting our team members both professionally and personally. In addition to our teams in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, New York, Washington DC and Nairobi, we have an Associate network of global leaders and experts in their fields who employees have the chance to work with and learn from.  

Project Associates has a friendly, non-hierarchical company culture with regular social events and a flexible working environment. We actively encourage employees to travel between our different offices and spend time getting to know colleagues in each country, as well as the cultures within which they operate. We have a formalised secondment scheme in place and due to the international nature of our clients, opportunities to travel are regularly available.  

Moreover, we give all our employees a high degree of autonomy and responsibility early on in their careers, accelerating their progression to the benefit of both the individual and the company. This is especially important because the pace of the work is often fast, in line with the critical issues and events we are involved in. We are a privately-owned family business, and our strength is in our people.   

ABOUT PROJECT ASSOCIATES 

Project Associates is a global strategic advisory firm. We deliver analysis, counsel, and impact. We advise corporations, individuals, and governments on a wide range of complex communication issues, usually at the nexus of the political, business, and media worlds. In all our work we are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, ambition and accountability. We are a company which participates in – and positively impacts – the great debates of our age. 

INTERVIEW/START DATE

Interview dates to be confirmed. Suitable candidates may be appointed before the closing date.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@projectassociatesltd.com with the subject line “Junior Account Consultant - London”. (No agencies please)  

In your cover letter please include the following information in bullet points. Any applications without these details will not be considered.

> 1-3 lines about your previous communications experience and its duration if applicable.
> Your notice period (if applicable). 
> Your current salary (if applicable) and salary expectations
> Confirmation of your eligibility for employment in the UK
> Fluency in other languages (if applicable)

Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to all applicants.

We value diversity and aim for our workforce to be representative of all sections of society. Our recruitment process is competency based and no applicant will be discriminated against regardless of their age, colour, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, race, religion or belief and/or sexual orientation.