PR Account Manager – Corporate

Cicero Group’s Corporate Communications team is looking to recruit an Account Manager to support its rapidly expanding client base; mainly within the financial services sector. The role will involve autonomous client account management, providing strategic advice and creating PR and communications plans, content creation and copywriting, media engagement and account team coordination.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading meetings with clients and taking responsibility for client account delivery across accounts.
  • Building relationships with clients and prospects.
  • Attending journalist briefings and translating this into what it means for clients.
  • Writing and editing final copy of press releases, new business proposals, evaluation reports, speeches, presentations and feature copy for trade, corporate and business publications.
  • Alerting clients to PR risk.
  • Advising junior members of the team.

Skills required

The ideal candidate will have:  

  • Previous agency experience.
  • Experience and interest in consumer finance and corporate PR.
  • Creative and strategic approach to thinking about campaign ideas.
  • A proactive and collaborative approach to finding solutions.
  • Strong account and client management and relationship building skills.
  • Exceptional writing ability.
  • Exceptional attention to detail. Experience and a desire to manage junior members of a team
  • A complex understanding of how the media works, media landscape and key journalists (in the Competent understanding of social media strategy.
  • An ability to learn about a broad range of topics quickly.
  • An interest in new business and commercial awareness.
  • A willingness to multi-task and support the wider business wherever necessary.
  • Exceptional account management skills, with a flair for ensuring documents, plans and written materials are perfectly crafted.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • An acute eye for the detail – in both devising news stories and analysing campaign briefs.

Why join Cicero

At Cicero, there are no limits to opportunity. Our people, opportunities to learn and grow and access to senior management were recently cited as the top three things about working at Cicero. When asked what we all have in common, our employees quoted: ambition and drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity in current affairs and a work hard, play hard attitude. We also have a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone is encouraged to come to work as themselves and a great set of employee wellbeing benefits.

We are open to discussing flexible working opportunities.

Please email Parisa Namazi to apply for this position.

Research Manager

Cicero Group’s Research team are looking to recruit a Research Manager to support its rapidly expanding client base. The selected candidate will join a creative and motivated group of research, communications and marketing professionals working across a wide-range of projects and clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicating with clients to understand and document the business objectives of research projects
  • Account management, isolating upsell opportunities, writing proposals, requesting feedback and looking to continually build stronger relationships with existing clients
  • Oversight of project management to ensure timely delivery of high-quality deliverables across several client projects. Building and delivering end to end project plans from design to reporting of research projects
  • Creating high-level written report content using primary and secondary data to form a clear narrative, as well as create strong presentation slides that showcase a keen eye for detail
  • Some responsibility for the oversight management of other team members

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience in the market research industry
  • 1 to 3 years of financial services experience
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Ideally experience of working in marketing/communications research
  • Strong verbal communication abilities
  • Strong analytical and data visualisation skills
  • Very proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint – and demonstrates a high degree of creativity, care and attention to detail in all outputs
  • Preferably some experience in managing other team members

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Personable – fits into a team environment with ease and has the confidence to contribute to the team across all aspects of the role.
  • A team player – understands their role in supporting the research team and takes ownership of their responsibilities.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • A good listener – able to take direction from senior colleagues and implement it across the wider team.
  • Meticulous – shows a keen eye for detail and holds high-standards across all deliverables.

Benefits: 

  • Competitive Salary and benefits including; Employer pension contribution, private medical insurance, life assurance, Individual CPD training budget, Flexible benefits programme including; dental insurance, annual health assessment, technology loans, cycle scheme, tastecard, shopping discounts
  • Employee volunteering days
  • Free weekly Friday drinks at 4.30pm
  • Free fruit in the office
  • Fundraising and pro bono opportunities
  • On-site yoga classes
  • Social events

To apply, please send your CV to parisa.namazi@cicero-group.com

Senior Account Executive – EU Public Affairs

The role:

Cicero Group’s EU Public Affairs team are looking for a dynamic Senior Account Executive. The role will be in a fast-moving consultancy environment helping our clients stay on top of the busy EU legislative landscape.

You can be based in London or Brussels with travel in either direction!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and managing client deliverables on a daily basis
  • Monitoring the policy environment
  • Providing analysis and informed opinions on monitored policy/news as described above both in written form and verbally
  • Preparing regular client reports, drafting and attending client meetings
  • Helping to develop public affairs plans and strategies
  • Taking a proactive approach to networking to create new client connections as well as maintaining existing relationships
  • Working as part of an account team to assist colleagues in developing pitch proposals and take ownership for production of appropriate sections of the pitch proposal as required
  • Helping to direct Account Executives

Experience required: 

  • 2-3 years’ work experience in an EU Public Affairs role – consultancy and/or European institution, trade association or equivalent organisation is essential
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of EU legislative and policy landscape is essential
  • Experience of working in a Brussels context

Key Competencies:

  • A “get up and go” attitude, ready to assist in a wide range of tasks, build networks and lead on specific projects, tasks or policy areas
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Client focus
  • Research skills
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Please ensure you attach a CV to your application, which should be sent to Parisa Namazi.

Account Manager – EU Public Affairs

Cicero Group’s EU Public Affairs team are looking for a dynamic Account Manager/Account Director (dependent on experience) to work as a leading member of our EU Public Affairs client account teams.   The role will be in a fast-moving environment helping our clients stay on top of the busy EU legislative landscape.

You will be based in London, Brussels or Dublin; whichever city works best for you! The role will involve some light travel between these locations.

Responsibilities: 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Building and managing public affairs campaigns (legislative and non-legislative).
  • Developing a detailed knowledge of policy and legislative issues.
  • Monitoring, tracking and analysing the EU legislative agenda.
  • Helping to develop Cicero Group’s external presence including drafting briefings for public distribution, generating content for our website and supporting the development of our social media profile.
  • Supporting new business activity including working on pitches, and identifying and converting prospective new business targets.
  • Day to day team management.

What your profile will look like:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a consultancy and/or European institution, trade association or equivalent organisation is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of the EU legislative and policy landscape is essential.
  • Experience of managing public affairs campaigns and interacting with clients is preferred although comparable experience is also welcome.
  • Experience of working in a Brussels context.
  • Experience of managing and developing junior members of a team.
  • University degree and/or masters.

Key competencies: 

  • A “get up and go” attitude, ready to assist in a wide range of tasks, build networks and lead on specific projects, tasks or policy areas.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Research skills.
  • Planning and organisation.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The working language of the office is English, an additional language would be an asset but not essential.

To apply for this job, please email Parisa Namazi.

Account Executive – UK Public Affairs

Cicero Group is the UK’s largest independent public affairs agency and we are looking for an entry level Account Executive to join our expanding UK Public Affairs team. The purpose of the role is to work as a key member of our client account team, assisting with client management, account delivery, research and monitoring the busy UK Public Affairs landscape and writing briefings to delivery excellent insight and strategic direction to our clients.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinating and managing client deliverables on a daily basis.
  • Organising meetings and client calls; writing and circulating meeting agendas and taking notes and action points in client calls and meetings.
  • Monitoring the policy environment and media; including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs, for relevant opportunities for clients.
  • Political analysis on monitored policy/news as described above both in written form and verbally.
  • Keeping up to date with political and current affairs and flagging important developments to team and clients.
  • Preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings.
  • Helping to develop public affairs plans and strategies.
  • Taking a proactive approach to networking to build new client connections.
  • Working as part of an account team to assist colleagues in developing pitch proposals and take ownership for production of appropriate sections of the pitch proposal as required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of UK Parliament, politics and the parliamentary process.
  • 6 months – 1 year experience in a relatable role (such as internships in Parliament, working for an MP or in a Public Affairs agency).
  • Client focus with knowledge of the agency and client business model.
  • Highly competent in all written communications.
  • Highly competent in communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to research and analyse.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Organisation and prioritisation.
  • Ability and desire to continuously learn new areas of policy.

To apply, please send your CV to parisa.namazi@cicero-group.com

Intern – EU Public Affairs

Just finished university or a traineeship? Interested in European politics? Want to learn from our EU public affairs experts and get involved in political consultancy in a turbulent and interesting time for European politics?

Cicero Group are looking for an intern to join our EU Public Affairs team.   

 The role:

Cicero Group is looking for an intern to join our EU government relations team. Based in London, the placement will last for an initial period of three months with the possibility of extension. The role will be in a fast moving environment supporting our client teams staying on top of the busy EU legislative landscape. The position will offer the candidate the opportunity to gain exposure to a multitude of policy areas and serve as an introduction to public affairs. The position will be based in London with the potential opportunity to travel to Brussels.

 Main tasks: 

  • Providing detailed policy and legislative background briefings
  • Monitoring and tracking the EU legislative agenda
  • Building and maintaining stakeholder maps
  • Drafting engagement correspondence
  • Broader support for client teams in day-to-day account delivery 

  The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A keen interest in EU policy, politics, economics and business; with any prior experience of EU policy or politics a significant asset
  • A “get up and go” attitude, ready to assist in a wide range of tasks and take the initiative where possible
  • Aptitude to learn new topics quickly
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English; an additional language would be an advantage
  • Available to start immediately
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

To apply, please send your CV to parisa.namazi@cicero-group.com

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Parisa Namazi

Director of Talent

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