Date Added: 7 November 2019
: 22 November 2019
Job Title: Account Executive
Working For: Grayling Communications Ltd
Salary: Circa £20,000
Our Edinburgh team offers integrated communications, covering public affairs, public relations, crisis communications and digital. Our clients vary from large FTSE100 companies through to charitable bodies. The successful applicant would work across a variety of clients, helping to advise and implement public affairs and community relations engagement programmes. You will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the business, including writing for our blog, providing monitoring reports for clients, attending events, drafting briefings and media materials.
We are looking for an individual who:
• Has a passion for politics and governance issues
• Has some knowledge and understanding of the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government and political stakeholders
• Has excellent written and verbal skills
• Can demonstrate ability to communicate with stakeholders
• Can effectively use social media in communications campaigns
• Can work effectively in a team
• Understands commercial and business issues
A clean driving licence is preferable, though not essential.
Grayling has a strong training programme, which will seek to enhance your skills and you will have opportunities to work with our wider UK and international offices. Our client base covers a broad range of sectors including hospitality, transport, energy and technology. Grayling has a prestigious public affairs practice and was recently named Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year at the SABRE Awards 2019.
The role will require an eye for detail, excellent political knowledge and an enthusiasm for political debate, excellent written English, good judgement and a proactive mind set. A professional telephone manner is also important in the role.
Closing Date: 22 November 2019
We may conduct interviews and appoint before the closing date for the right candidate, so we would encourage early applications.
Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to Matthew Revett by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please detail in your cover letter your interest in Public Affairs and why you would like to work at Grayling.