Head of Built Environment 

We are recruiting for an experienced public affairs and corporate comms consultant with specialist expertise in planning communications, consultation techniques and property clients to become Head of Built Environment.  

In this newly created role you will lead a team of consultants, oversee line and account management, be responsible for significant client income and securing new business; and work with our colleagues in Belfast to develop their planning practice.

The role will suit an experienced consultant with management experience who is ready for a leadership role and excited about the opportunity to join a fast growing independent public affairs agency with offices in London and Belfast.

The role is linked to a restructure, following on from a major year of growth, that will see the creation of five new specialist business units. In this role you will have the opportunity to lead our award winning planning communications service, working with high profile clients, as well as heading our delegation to MIPIM in Cannes. Competitive remuneration package with excellent terms and conditions.

If you are interested, please contact us directly, rather than through recruiters, by emailing Sarah King at s.king@connectpa.co.uk to arrange an initial conversation.

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Account Executive – Built Environment

At Connect, we have a proud history of working with organisations and businesses that seek to improve our built environment. We work for some of the leading developers of new homes and employment space that make people’s lives better. With our in-depth knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of local government, community groups and local media we help our clients to engage, communicate and consult effectively. Our clients value our authenticity and commitment, going the extra mile and sharing their passion for improving our built environment.

As a growing, vibrant business, we are looking for an Account Executive to join our expanding Built Environment team. We are looking for an excellent communicator with an interest in the built environment sector. Additional experience of local government, planning, housing and consultation would be desirable.

In this role you will develop consultancy skills to maintain positive client relationships, identify issues which might impact on client activity, actively develop new business ideas and initiatives and contribute to profitable accounts.

The ideal candidate will be confident, outgoing, a great networker, knowledgeable about politics and policy making and keen to work in a commercial environment. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be well organised, highly motivated and able to work under your own initiative. You will have good interpersonal skills and you will be developing your own networks within both political and media circles which you will maintain and expand.

Connect is an inclusive workplace and employer. Our staff are our greatest asset and we are an Investor in People (Gold), committed to building and developing the skills of our growing team. You will be primarily based at our offices, close to Parliament in Millbank Tower, Westminster. We are happy to discuss flexible working, including working part-time or reduced working hours, job sharing and limited mobile/teleworking. Benefits include a pension and performance related bonus. We also offer the same enhanced parental rights to women, men, birth parents and non-birth parents.

Please send a CV outlining your skills and experience to info@connectpa.co.uk. In the subject line, please state: ‘Account Executive – Built Environment’.