Senior Account Executive

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£28000 to £32000 per annum depending on experience
West Midlands
Apply by:
27th June 2019
Start date:
Job type:
Graduate job

The Company

My client are the UK's leading independent Corporate Communications and Public Affairs agency. With over 100 staff working out of three offices across the UK, my client work with clients across the entire nation to give them a voice and convey their messages to politicians, the public, businesses, the media and other stakeholders. This role is based in their Birmingham office. My client are experts in what they do; they know what works and what doesn't - they aren't just experts in PR/Comms, they're experts in business. Commerciality is at the heart of what they do.

"You're only as good as the company you keep" - their client base shows the quality of their work and the effectiveness of their campaigns; prestigious clients such as National Grid, BBC, Kantar and Whitbread have worked with them for years and have led to them having a name for doing things well.

Culturally, the word which sums up my client is intelligent - my client are a group of passionate, switched-on and motivated people who love what they do. They sit in the office discussing politics and current affairs, but we have fun, too - our office is never quiet and boring, and the drinks after work are always enjoyable.

My client are looking to hire a graduate into a Senior Account Executive position in the Birmingham office.

The Role

The Senior Account Executive role is one that is only suitable for, and open to, the very highest calibre of graduates. My client are experts in what they do and - since they are a very career-minded organisation - they only hire those who have the tenacity, curiosity, intellectual capacity and drive to become experts, too.

There are certain requirements that we use to shortlist candidates for this role, including (but not limited to!):

  • * 2:1 or above from a Russell-group (or thereabouts) university, ideally in a humanities-based subject.
  • * 12 months minimum previous experience in a communications/PR role or having worked for an MP
  • * Good people skills - the candidate is expected to be comfortable engaging with audiences from media to MPs and senior business execs to the community.
  • * Exceptional written communication skills - a lot of what my client do is writing-based, and so having flawless written English is essential.
  • * An interest in business, politics and publics affairs - my client are not a Consumer PR agency, we work with corporations, and so an interest in business and the commercial world is important.
  • * Strong analytical and organisational skills, managing information and coordinating

The basics

My client offer a competitive starting salary of £25k for candidates with the level of experience we require. The right candidate can expect quick progression and promotion in line with performance - they actively manage talent and are looking for people in whom they can invest and who will benefit their company and benefit themselves by being part of it.

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