Connect is an award-winning public affairs and planning communications agency that helps clients secure planning consent for housing, educational facilities, and major infrastructure projects across the country.
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 a Senior 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. You will have around one to two years’ experience in providing research and political advice.
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 email@example.com. In the subject line, please state: ‘Senior Account Executive – Built Environment’.