Public Affairs Associate Director
About Hanbury Strategy
We turn insight into impact. Whether you face a communications challenge or have a policy goal, our exceptional team uses our understanding of public opinion, the press and politics to create campaigns that work. We have a relentless focus on achieving great results for our clients.
We are looking to bring on board an enthusiastic addition, with 3-5 years’ experience, to our Public Affairs team. You will be a UK public policy and regulation specialist. You may have experience working in Government, at a think tank, political party, trade body, charity or in Parliament. Wider public affairs experience is welcome but not necessary. The Public Affairs Associate Director will lead on policy development, delivering cutting edge insight and expertise for our clients.
- A UK public policy and regulation specialist
- Passionate about politics with a shrewd understanding of UK government and politics
- A strong writer with proven research skills
- Excited to be part of a dynamic team, working with clients from a range of industries
- Not afraid to break new ground and find new ways to solve old problems
- Dedicated to producing high quality work and going the extra mile
- Entrepreneurial in approach, with the ability to think on your feet
- Keen to work with people with a diverse range of backgrounds and opinions
- Personable, professional and a team player
- Keen to develop and grow with a growing business
You will be adept at leading on a range of tasks and projects which might include:
- Leading on policy development
- Working with a team of researchers and policy analysts to produce detailed pieces of original research and analysis
- Taking on project management responsibilities, ensuring a high standard of work for client programmes and helping to manage client relationships
- Effectively managing teams to deliver against tight deadlines and supporting the development of junior colleagues
- Assisting the firm’s Partners in spotting opportunities to develop and grow the business, and contributing ideas and taking part in pitches for new clients.
- 28 days’ paid leave plus bank holidays and time off over Christmas.
- Pension plan - 4% company contribution.
- Annual discretionary bonus scheme.
- Normal working hours are 9am - 6pm.
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.
- The opportunity to opt into Vitality including private health care and subsidised gym.
- Access to a full social and cultural calendar and employee wellness programmes - this summer/autumn we are adopting hybrid working practices and so the programme is part virtual, part face-to-face.
- A rich and diverse people development programme including fortnightly internal training sessions and a full annual programme of external trainers and inspirational speakers.