Consultant

Monday 24th June

What we are looking for

Pagefield is looking for an exceptional candidate to be part of a fast-growing full-service corporate communications agency, which specialises in public relations, public affairs and digital communications.

We are looking for candidates with first-rate experience of delivering high quality client work within an agency environment, with a growing network of contacts in the media, as well as creative flair and a passion for campaigning.

The ability to think freely, critically and challenge perceived wisdom – on your feet and in writing – is essential.

Our ideal candidate regularly attends networking events to grow their journalist network, as well as making connections that will bring us new business opportunities.

You will have a keen eye for a story alongside the ability to craft client narratives, execute journalist and third-party engagement strategies, and develop creative campaign plans to help clients achieve their objectives.

Our Consultants are crucial to our success – they provide intelligent challenge, and drive forward the delivery of creatively impactful campaigns for our clients, and bring a restlessly entrepreneurial streak to our approach to new business. We are looking for someone who acts as an ambassador for Pagefield, and is always seeking out new opportunities to grow the business.

They sit at the centre of our business, ensuring that we always deliver high-quality work to our clients, whilst mentoring and coaching junior colleagues, and learning from, and supporting senior colleagues with new business proposals and pitches.

 

About Pagefield

Pagefield is a fully integrated, cross-party, strategic communications consultancy that offers specialist expertise in corporate campaigning, public affairs, public relations and digital. We raise up our clients’ voices by delivering strategic communications designed for impact.

Founded in 2010 – and now proudly a subsidiary company within the international Public Policy Holding Company (PPHC) group – we’ve worked with hundreds of the world’s biggest brands, listed companies, fast-moving start-ups and challengers, inspiring charities, and extraordinary individuals. We provide our clients with best-in-class insight, creative thinking and we are strategically connected to the media and political stakeholders our clients need to help them navigate an increasingly complex world.

We deliver for clients across all sectors of the economy including Hitachi Rail, Klarna, London City Airport, Pennon Group, Pernod Ricard, and Warner Bros Discovery. We relish difficult challenges and have led the campaign to repatriate the Elgin Marbles to Greece; the fightback on behalf of the property industry against legislation undermining investor confidence; and the ongoing push to protect property rights in the telecoms market.

 

Key Responsibilities

Client / Account Management

  • Responsible for delivering and overseeing key elements of client programmes to high standard that aims to exceed client expectations
  • Produce final drafts of client documents and media materials including communications plans, briefing notes, press releases, op-eds, expert commentary, speeches and social media calendars
  • Lead client projects with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate strong account management skills, acting as the Lead running the account on a day-to-day basis to ensure the smooth running of the account and that all tasks are completed to a high standard in good time
  • Manage the work of Senior / Executives and Researchers, where appropriate and enhancing / adding to work produced before presenting to an Account Lead
  • Effective delegation and management within client teams; ensure rigorous oversight of Senior / Executives and Researchers work; reporting back to Account Leads to provide progress on all aspects of account management
  • Assist Account Lead with client strategy and identifying opportunities to grow client accounts and helping to bring creative solutions to issues

 

In addition, the Consultant is expected to:

  • Deputise for Senior Consultants and Associate Partners where required
  • Encourage and share best practice and ideas; to deliver strong new business performance and excellent client service
  • Ensure accurate record keeping including timesheets and expenses
  • Encourage, mentor and (where requested) line manage Senior / Executives and Researchers to support their development and delivery against objectives
  • Set a good example to junior members of the team demonstrating a positive “can do” attitude
  • Participate in peer group, company and skills training and development events
  • Develop a network of key clients, influencers and stakeholders – industry, political and media actively broadening and deepening internal and external networks; regularly attending marketing and industry events

 

New Business

  • Seek out, contribute to and drive new business initiatives, developing and following up on ideas and opportunities
  • Identify and generate leads and new business opportunities through a pro-active approach to networking and marketing activity – presenting new business ideas to Senior Consultant / Associate Partner / Partner
  • Active participation in new business development – helping to convert leads, overseeing research; leading and participating in brainstorms; drafting proposals or tenders and actively participating in pitch teams
  • Deepen understanding of the commercial drivers for your clients and the business as a whole

 

Core Behaviours & Competencies

In keeping with all Pagefield staff:

  • Live the Pagefield values
  • Deliver and uphold the highest standards of client service, strategic counsel and account administration to Pagefield clients at all times
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and a consistent commitment to excellence, from attention to detail to understanding the client’s perspective
  • Communicate effectively with every level of client and external contact, from CEOs to junior executives
  • Pro-actively look for, develop and convert opportunities to build out client accounts to deliver new offers, services and projects as appropriate to the client
  • Be a confident, committed advocate for Pagefield and its clients

 

Our offer

Pagefield was born out of a desire to bring something different to the communications industry. We are an open-minded and inclusive workplace, and welcome applications from like-minded people who share our desire to bring something different to our industry. We offer flexible and remote working as standard to all roles, so you can arrange your diary in the way that best suits yours and your clients’ needs.

Other benefits we offer include:

  • Central London office in the heart of Soho with outdoor terrace and communal space
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, plus an extra day off on your birthday or work anniversary
  • Company-wide discretionary bonus scheme
  • Monthly personal allowance to cover your choice of gym, private healthcare or private members’ club membership
  • BUPAcash (Health Cash Plan), including Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Annual personal development budget
  • Access to development coach, and/or mentor
  • An active social calendar and encouragement of networking during and out of office hours

 

This is a unique agency looking for a special new team member. If you think that might be you, please contact talent@pagefield.co.uk, with your CV. Please let us know if you would benefit from any specific support to enable you to take part in our recruitment processes.

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How can we help you?

We build lasting relationships based on trust and a thorough understanding of your world. If you would like a conversation about how we can help protect and promote you, your brand, your business or your new market challenger, please do get in touch.

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