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Consultant: Job Specification

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.

We are seeking a Consultant (account manager) to be responsible for client management and delivery. The role will work across several accounts. The primary client is a significant humanitarian charity operating globally. 

Job Details

Location: Based in London but occasional travelling

Start Date: We are seeking a formal start at the beginning of January 2019, but ideally with a 1-2 day handover period in mid-December. 

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. 

  • Experience or willingness to work with a small team and associated responsibilities

  • Experience working with international development issues and international institutions. 

  • 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 experience with issues relating to international development & Africa

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work entrepreneurially and drive client activity 

  • Open to travel 

To Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter to

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 13th November 2018 (please note that interviews may be held prior to this date for relevant candidates).