Job vacancy: Consultant 

We are seeking a consultant (account manager) to be responsible for client management and delivery. You will join a small but growing team focused on supporting our clients to transform lives.

About Aequitas

Headquartered in London, Aequitas is a unique award-winning policy, communications and political consultancy with strong ethics. We provide political advice, policy, campaigning and communications support to visionary leaders, political figures, businesses and charities operating in both established and emerging global markets.

Job Details

Location: Based in London but occasional travelling

Salary: Up to £40k based on experience

Job Criteria

Minimum of 3 years agency or in-house experience, working with clients on a daily basis

Demonstrable global media experience:

High-impact, Tier 1 and specialist media delivery:

In-depth understanding of how the media works

Proven experience of delivering media coverage

Broad journalist contacts at Tier 1 and specialist media

Account Manager level experience being the day-to-day account management and point of enquiry for clients, providing strategic advice and developing solutions to communications challenges

Ability to handle clients working internationally and across a range of areas – political, commercial, and international affairs

Excellent writing skills for a range of mediums and audiences. Typical examples include strategy papers for clients; creating media materials such as opinion pieces and story pitches; and policy papers on a range of international affairs.

Project management – experience and ability to devise and manage communications grids for clients, ensuring activity is planned and delivered to strict deadlines.

Monitoring and analysis of international affairs and global trends across a range of public policy issues, using your insight and experience to advise clients on implications for their communications strategies.

Person Specification

You are a highly-motivated individual with a passion for communications, politics and international affairs. You are able to work as part of a small team and to drive engagement with clients, ensuring work plans are developed and delivered efficiently and ahead of deadlines. You are ambitious, eager for a challenge and keen to play a role in driving the growth of Aequitas and the expansion of our client portfolio.

Core Skills

Excellent client management skills

Media handling and media delivery

Excellent project management & organisation skills

Ability to lead and motivate teams

Excellent interpersonal, listening, written and verbal communication skills

Interest in politics and/or international affairs (African policy experience desirable but not essential)

Attention to detail

Ability to work entrepreneurially and drive client activity

Open to travel

To Apply

Please send a CV and thoughtful covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: