Connect is an award-winning public affairs and planning communications agency that helps clients secure planning consent for housing, employment, 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, a range of opportunities have opened up to expand our Built Environment Team. We are looking for three excellent communicators with an interest in the built environment sector. Additional experience of local government, planning, housing and consultation would be desirable. You may be looking to start out in communications in the built environment sector or have around one to two years’ experience in providing research and political advice. For more experienced applicants, work on strategic land and construction communications projects and/or projects outside of London would be advantageous but is not essential.

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 candidates will be confident, outgoing, great networkers, 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 communications 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. Our office base is close to Parliament in Millbank Tower, Westminster but we are fully adapted for remote working. We are happy to discuss flexible working, including working part-time or reduced working hours, job sharing and some remote working. 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.

Salary: Account Executive – c £24,000; Account Manager – c £35,000

Location: London (with some remote working)

Closing Date: Please contact us as soon as possible. This is an active recruitment process and we are keen to meet with suitable applicants.

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience to p.basra@connectpa.co.uk. Please indicate if you are applying for the Account Executive role or the more senior Account Manager role. In the subject line, please state: ‘Built Environment opportunities’.