Senior Associate, UK politics and policy

Global Counsel is seeking a Senior Associate to join our London office to support our UK politics and policy practice on a 6-month basis.

This role provides the opportunity to work across a broad range of UK public policy and political issues for a wide range of clients, including corporates in the FTSE 100, the Fortune 500 and significant investors.

The successful candidate will have at least three years’ relevant experience, either in the British political system, a similarly rigorous business advisory/consultancy or think tank, and/or experience of working in a Government Relations team. You will need an appetite for developing knowledge, networks, and skills in a fast-paced and collaborative working environment.

Role and responsibilities

  • Research and draft analytical reports and presentations for clients.
  • Help draw up rapid analysis of set-piece political events such as budgets and major policy announcements.
  • Actively contribute to business development meetings and preparing GC colleagues for client presentations and conference speeches.
  • Contribute to GC’s house view on relevant policy developments. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and a wider network of businesses and policymakers at senior levels.
  • Support business development by identifying potential clients, contributing to pitch processes and proposing business development outreach campaigns.
  • Participate in GC marketing campaigns that contribute to live policy debates, taking responsibility for helping to deliver events policymakers and writing content for the GC blog.

Skills and profile

This role is likely a good fit for candidates with:

  • At least three years’ experience of providing strategic and evidence-based advice on public policy in government, consultancy or corporate environments.  Experience of business, planning, transport and/or industrial policy is particularly welcome.
  • Attention to detail and attentiveness to political and policy developments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
  • A motivated self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team.

This is a full-time, six month fixed-term contract role based in London but with a mix of remote working given the ongoing impact of covid-19 on office-based work. Salary and other benefits are competitive and dependent on experience.

Although this is a fixed-term contract, Global Counsel is a growing company and is open to discussing a permanent role upon the completion of the initial term with the right candidate.

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Senior Associate, UK politics and policy
United Kingdom
30 Nov 2020
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