Public Relations account director

About the company: We are a creative, responsive and forward-thinking PR agency specialising in food, farming and rural industries. Established in 2005, we pride ourselves on our long-term client relationships and offer a broad range of services. We provide a fun working environment with an ethos for team working, professional development and being the best we can be.

Job purpose: The role requires a curious mindset to drive and develop client accounts and to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced agency environment, with exceptional time management and people skills. Strong agricultural, animal health or arable sector knowledge is an advantage.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Head-up and provide direction to a portfolio of clients, including consulting upon, developing and driving major campaigns
  2. Lead and mentor a team showcasing strong management, leadership and people skills
  3. Build relationships with clients to become a trusted confidant
  4. Strategically approach client campaigns, showcasing a depth of comms and industry knowledge
  5. Take a pivotal internal role, including a position within the senior management team
  6. Take over-all control of client budgeting and responsibility of fees within the client portfolio
  7. Ultimate responsibility for all client outputs, will require press, copywriting and proofing skills, with strong attention to detail

Person profile:

Personality: Self-driven, highly motivated and results focussed, the candidate will require high quality standards and be able to manage their own workload. Must be a team player who can effectively delegate with outstanding interpersonal skills

Specific job skills: Must be an experienced communications professional and have in depth knowledge of the marketing matrix and off-line and online channels. A passion for the rural industry is key and previous agency experience would be an asset

Personal situation: The role may require the candidate to spend one or two nights away per month and on occasions work hours may be extended. Must have a driving licence

Computer skills: Must be adept in use of MS Office

Literacy and numeracy: Must be confident in budgeting and relish having responsibility for client budgets

Management ability: People-management skills vital. Experience in coaching teams in writing skills and proof reading is preferred

Package:

Salary: £40,000+ experience depending plus performance-linked bonus

23 days holiday + Bank Holidays with additional +1 day for each year of service

Private health care

Flexible home working policy