SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER ADVOCACY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Salary: 36k to £46k depending on experience plus bonuses 

Location: Farringdon

 

Are you a public affairs and campaigns account manager? Do you understand the political and policy landscape?  Do you want to work on some of the most important issues facing humanity building winning campaigns in the UK and around the globe? If so then we can offer an amazing platform with a dynamic and ambitious leadership team which has been earning recognition driving policy change.  


We need a passionate individual who is willing to learn fast and take on complex global challenges. You will be the day to day point person for the client and will be expected to be over the granular day to day details but also be able to think ahead as to what’s coming next on an account. 


This is a key role within our fast growing Advocacy, Insights, and Mobilisation team. We will support you to grow and develop your skills. We love ambitious people and we want to help you hit your goals so you will get lots of support from senior leaders to do so.
This role is perfect for someone with agency experience who wants to use their skills to help the good guys win or a charity campaigner looking for their next challenge. 


This role will be challenging but we respect a work life balance and work from home some days a week (currently Monday and Friday).


Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of clients
  • Executing short and long term campaigns for your clients
  • Lead on our public affairs offering working with senior directors on public affairs strategy and execution of campaigns
  • Brainstorm with the senior team to enable us to communicate often challenging campaigns to inspire the public to take action
  • Undertake research for clients or new business proposals and present them to potential new clients
  • Stays abreast of current news, trends and insights, and their relevance to our clients, sharing insights and considerations.
  • Create a trusted relationship with clients through high quality deliverables - delivering expected KPIs on time and within budget.
  • Develops the ability to challenge the Client’s brief and thinking in an appropriate manner.
  • Exhibit resourcefulness knowing when to ask questions, and where to look for answers


Core Skills:

  • Interrogating briefs in order to help provide strategic and creative counsel
  • Pitching for new business and develop proposals for current clients
  • Contribute to the development of communications and public affairs strategies
  • Mentored and trained members of your team (and other 89up staff), identifying training needs where required, providing career counsel, professional development support, monitoring and performance reviews.
  • Bridge the gap between the Campaign Director and Account Executives.
  • Build relationships with new and existing clients
  • Understand advocacy and the political landscape
  • Lead on stakeholder engagement plans for our clients - from politicians, to senior civil servants, NGOs, journalists and influencers, advising clients on who to engage and how in addition to drafting supporting briefings.
  • English language fluency: You need to have excellent written and spoken English.
  • A passionate and compassionate networker.
  • Identifies opportunities to shorten project timelines or meet KPIs more rapidly while providing value to our client.

Stretch Skills:

  • Have an understanding of digital campaign techniques
  • Able to unearth key insights that help unlock the most effective strategy and approach. 
  • Support on focus groups, public polling and public sentiment analysis from social media 
  • Pro at budget planning, reconciliation and negotiation.
  • Undertake social media analytical work with support from social listening to social mapping

BACKGROUND


89up is Europe’s biggest impact agency. We are one of the FT1000 fastest growing companies in Europe.  We run campaigns for our clients to tackle the world’s most important causes. We work with many of the biggest names in the charity and non-profit space both in the UK but across the globe. At any one time we may be working with amazing people to tackle climate change, defend our free internet, combat the far-right, get school meals for kids, get the EU’s Green New Deal to work for national economies, take on dictatorships and shine a spotlight on corporate bad actors.