Blakeney is looking for an Associate Director to join our team at a time of exciting growth. We are looking for someone who enjoys working at a fast pace, has an excellent eye for detail and a passion for crafting the perfect strategy. If you enjoy politics and public affairs, and love working with interesting clients to solve complex problems, then Blakeney is the right place for you.

You will:

What we are looking for
You will need to be confident, sharp, creative, and energetic. We are especially looking for originality and personality. Therefore, the following are guidelines, not strict prerequisites:

  • Have experience in developing and implementing corporate communications and/or public affairs strategies
  • The ability to run day to day accounts; supporting client leads when it comes to client reporting, contact and counsel
  • Confidence and gravitas to be able to advise clients on complex challenges
  • A strategic thinker who can devise and implement creative and impactful campaigns
  • A deep understanding of how government works and how policy is developed
  • A strong writer, able to pen anything from a communications strategy to a detailed policy document or thought leadership piece
  • A team player, great interpersonal skills, and someone who brings a sense of fun to their work
  • Great time management and ability to multi-task
  • A stickler for detail, someone who doesn’t miss an opportunity to correct grammar or spelling and is a formatting guru
  • A passion for news, culture and current affairs

Our Values

  • Curious
  • Courageous
  • United
  • Unique

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Act as counsel to clients, supporting the development of their communication strategies
  • Shaping and steering creative policy engagement programmes
  • Building and maintaining networks across policy and business to stay abreast of relevant trends and developments
  • Writing and editing communications materials including but not limited to thought consultation responses, policy proposals and thought leadership
  • Running account team, providing leadership and guidance to peers and colleagues
  • Being the eyes and ears for clients; being hungry for opportunities and helping us demonstrate added value
  • Assisting senior colleagues in fulfilling their responsibilities to keep accounts on track and within budget
  • Being a key part of the Blakeney team

What you can expect

  • Flexible working.
  • A highly competitive salary.
  • An industry-leading benefits package with you in the driving seat.
  • Generous discretionary bonus.
  • Training budget tailored to your overall career – not just our business plan.
  • Pension scheme.
  • A progressive approach to work-life with a focus on your physical and mental health (including mental health training, ‘Recharge Days’, time back to you for keeping fit and ways of giving back to society
  • After work socials and company events.
  • Active focus on personal development and your part in building our culture.

How to apply

Please email with your CV and a short cover letter.