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A brilliant opportunity for a clever, committed, articulate and well presented graduate to join the rapidly growing corporate comms and public affairs practice of the London office of Acuitas Communications.

This role provides an amazing opportunity to learn the ropes in a fast-paced and exciting consulting environment. The successful candidate will possess a business-literate ability to learn about new issues and sectors at speed, with absolute accuracy and attention to detail, and a desire to succeed.

An appetite for hard work, and the ability to work within a team, will also be crucial in this friendly but busy central London-based agency which has offices in Europe and Africa.

Responsibilities

We’re looking for a bright, personable and committed graduate to:

  • Undertake daily media and political monitoring duties and prepare briefs to senior team members and to clients;
  • Undertake ad hoc research in support of client account teams;
  • Undertake key administrative tasks and functions;
  • Ensure the effective management of the diaries of senior team members, organise meetings and conference calls, taking meeting minutes and chasing action;
  • Preparation of briefing materials, in discussion with more senior colleagues;
  • Managing correspondence (editing, sending and managing flow of correspondence, including between offices);
  • Client contact;
  • Support the organisation and planning of travel (including setting up meetings, arranging transport and accommodation);
  • Help with other key tasks such as event management, new business planning and electronic filing of key data.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to make a positive impact and begin to start a successful career in corporate communications and public affairs in a really dynamic workplace environment.

Requirements

  • A degree or higher;
  • Relevant experience – previous political or communications experience in a similar role or in Parliament will be particularly welcome;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Demonstrable reliability and time-management through past work or related experience;
  • Flexibility in working hours (includes regular early starts);
  • Excellent IT skills – excellent MO skills and familiar with social media;
  • Excellent oral communications skills;
  • Immaculate personal grooming and presentation.

To Apply

Please submit a CV and covering letter to Fraser Schurer-Lewis with the job title and reference '570/17/PubAffairs' stated clearly in the subject of the email.

Interviews to commence immediately. Start date Jan 2018 but may be earlier, dependent on candidate availability.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Sunday 31st December 2017