Careers

The Whitehouse Consultancy is committed to providing our team members with opportunities to develop their skills and take on responsibility. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us.

While we try to respond to recruitment enquiries, unfortunately, due to the large number of enquiries we receive, this is not always possible.

We are currently advertising for the following positions:

Job Title: EU Political Consultant / Associate Political Consultant

Working For: The Whitehouse Consultancy

Location: London

Salary: £25,000 – £35,999 and generous bonus scheme

Job Details

The Whitehouse Consultancy is an issues-led communications agency, specialising in public affairs, policy analysis, media relations and crisis communications. We advise clients on how to effectively, and positively, engage with key decision-makers and influencers in: Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and devolved and local government.

Whitehouse is looking for a consultant to join its EU team dealing primarily with food and nutrition policy, public health, digital policy and issues arising from Britain’s departure from the EU. The successful candidate would have detailed knowledge and understanding of EU politics and policies and workings of the European institutions.

We are looking for candidates who can hit the ground running in building strong relationships with our clients, working with a good degree of independence and contributing enthusiastically to business development.

Core responsibilities:
• Assessing the effects of European and national policies on existing and potential clients, using public sources, political intelligence and personal contacts;
• Providing detailed guidance to clients on the interplay between a variety of European laws across a number of sectors;
• Liaising with the European institutions, stakeholders, trade associations and other external bodies on a daily basis;
• Attending client meetings with European Commission officials, European Parliamentarians, their equivalents in the UK, and other Member State officials and carrying forward action, briefing clients before or after each meeting and actively contributing during discussions.
• Drafting and overseeing the production and quality control of written correspondence, briefings, research, meeting packs and reports, public policy position statements and target lists of elected representatives and officials;
• Organising events for clients and attending meetings with potential clients;
• Undertaking research and preparing background documents for new business proposals.
• Supporting internal communications, in particular where our role is to provide Secretariat services to a trade body or other coalition of companies and organisations.
• Support on media strategies including writing press releases and copy for social media campaigns, identifying media opportunities for clients, and pitching to journalists;

Closing Date: 1 January 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held in January. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Application Details

Please send a CV and a covering letter to viviana.spaghetti@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

If you have any further questions about the position then please do use the same email.

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Job Title: Associate Political Consultant/Political Consultant

Working For: The Whitehouse Consultancy

Location: London

Salary: £25,000-£28,000 per annum (plus bonuses)

Job Details

The Whitehouse Consultancy is an issues-led communications agency, specialising in: public affairs, policy analysis, media relations and crisis communications. We advise clients on how to effectively, and positively, engage with key decision-makers and influencers in: Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and devolved and local government.

We are looking for a candidate who can hit the ground running in building strong relationships with our clients, working with a good degree of independence and contributing enthusiastically to business development.

Core Responsibilities:

• Acting as a central point of contact for client activity, including managing some clients, as directed.
• Developing creative and effective public affairs strategies for clients.
• Monitoring policy developments from Government Departments and public policy announcements, consultations, calls for evidence and press releases, highlighting issues of relevance for clients and keeping up to date with issues in the sectors which affect your clients.
• Drafting correspondence to, and stakeholder lists of, Parliamentarians, officials and bodies within the UK education and health sectors.
• Preparing briefings, policy audits, research papers, reports, Select Committee submissions and consultation responses under guidance.
• Support on media strategies including writing press releases and copy for social media campaigns, identifying media opportunities for clients, and pitching to journalists.
• Attending client meetings with Parliamentarians and/or civil servants as requested, participating in discussions and advising the client, where appropriate.
• Arranging and scheduling Parliamentary meetings, receptions or other events.
• Supporting internal communications where our role is to provide secretariat services to a trade body.
• Developing and driving new business activity supported by the Senior Team.
• Working more broadly, as directed, including participating in event management, handling press enquiries and undertaking social media and website activity for clients, if required.

Closing Date: 31 January 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and we may decide to appoint before the closing date, should an excellent candidate be identified, so early applications are advised and encouraged.

Application Details

Please submit a C.V. and covering letter, detailing why you would like to work for The Whitehouse Consultancy and the experience and skills you are able to bring to the role, to our Associate Director, Paul Church, via e-mail: paul.church@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

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Job Title: Internship

Working For: The Whitehouse Consultancy

Location: London

Salary: £10.55 per hour (London Living Wage)

Job Details

The Whitehouse Consultancy is an award-winning communications agency with decades of experience in public affairs, press and media relations, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and training.

We support long-term business and policy objectives; and run high-profile campaigns for clients in the private, public and charitable sectors that influence public opinion, impact policy, legislation and regulation and build support among key opinion formers and decision makers. We have offices in London and Brussels covering our clients’ communication needs at the local, national and European level.

We are now recruiting an Intern to provide support to our office based near London Bridge.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a keen interest in politics and public affairs to gain an insight into work in a consultancy environment.

The internship will provide the successful candidate with a thorough understanding of Parliamentary processes, including legislative work, as well as research, campaigning and public affairs techniques. We pay all our interns the London Living Wage and the majority go on to secure full-time jobs in public affairs.

Requirements:

– Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject;
– Able to demonstrate a strong interest and some experience in politics and public affairs;
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
– A good team player, willing to contribute at every level.

Closing Date: 31 January 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and we may decide to appoint before the closing date should an excellent candidate be identified. Therefore early applications are encouraged.

Application Details

Please submit a CV and covering letter, outlining why you would like to work for The Whitehouse Consultancy and the experience and skills you are able to bring to the role, to Stephen Roberts – stephen.roberts@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

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Contact us

For more information about how Whitehouse can help you, please contact:

Isabella Sharp
t: +44 (0)20 7793 2536
m: +44 (0)7813 307490
isabella.sharp@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

Viviana Spaghetti
t: +44 (0)20 7463 0668
m: +44 (0)7583 051119
viviana.spaghetti@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

For media enquiries, please contact:
Mayar Raouf

t: +44 (0)20 7463 0698
m: +44 (0)7502 327092
mayar.raouf@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

For general enquiries, please contact:
info@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7463 0690

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