11 December 2017

Job Title: Consultant

Working For: Aequitas Consulting

Location: London, with international travel

Salary: £32-38,000 dependent upon experience

Responsibilities

Client Management

• Day-to-day management of client accounts and serve as day–to–day client contact
• Responsible for management and delivery of client projects as per the client work plan with the oversight of the Senior Consultant/Associate Director
• Preparing client-ready materials (i.e. reports, press releases, proposals) for client and internal meetings
• Oversee and manage the work of assistant and junior consultants
• Prepare strategic planning and communication plans for clients
• Oversee project administration including establishing project timelines and ensuring deadlines are met

Media & External Relations

• Liaise and form good relationships with key media, including both UK-based and journalists operating internationally
• Deliver targeted international media coverage in Tier 1 media
• Demonstrate in-depth understanding of key communications skills, e.g. what makes a news story, how the media works, how to engage with journalists
• Develop creative story ideas to secure media coverage across international, national, trade and specialist media
• Understand and engage with global policy-making institutions, e.g. EU, UN, World Bank and other international institutions
• Analyse and produce policy briefings on complex issues for clients

Business development

• Actively participate in pitches and demonstrate knowledge of issues by contributing ideas and strategy
• Contribute to the preparation of proposals, tenders, briefings and reports
• Identify new business opportunities and grow new business from existing clients

Person specification

Skills & Experience

• Minimum of 3-5 years’ agency experience – preferably in a small to medium sized agency, or multiple agencies
• Specific experience of working in West African countries, including Sierra Leone and Nigeria
• An experienced Account Manager who has acted as the day to day point of contact on several (2-4) accounts simultaneously
• Experience of working with complex clients operating in an international context
• Experience of handling clients working across a range of areas – e.g. politics, commercial, international development, philanthropy
• Experience of handling crisis communications situations
• Excellent client relationship and project management skills
• Ability to lead and motivate teams

Education

• Educated to at least degree level or equivalent professional qualification

Application Start Date: Friday 15th December 2017

Application Closing Date: Friday 19th January 2018

Interview Dates

Interviews will be conducted week beginning Monday 22nd January 2018.

Application Details

Qualified applicants should submit a thoughtful cover letter outlining how you meet the person specifications/qualifications, complete with CV to info@aeqglobal.com. Note, applications without a cover letter will not be considered.