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EU Affairs Intern

The Whitehouse Consultancy is looking for a highly-motivated and enthusiastic trainee to assist our EU team in its day-to-day activities. The position is based at our London office near London Bridge.

Whitehouse is an award-winning issues-led communications agency with decades of experience in EU and UK public affairs, press and media relations, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and training. This is a fantastic opportunity for an 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 the EU policy making processes, 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.

Job description

  • Preparing background notes, briefings, reports, and articles;
  • Assisting consultants in conducting research, analysis and monitoring activities for their clients;
  • Assisting consultants in the development and execution of Public Affairs, lobbying and communication strategies;
  • Assisting consultants in their interest representation on behalf of their clients, such as setting up meetings with EU policymakers and other stakeholders, preparing meeting documents, monitoring the Brexit process, etc.;
  • Supporting the team in the organisation of events;
  • Assisting the Whitehouse team with day-to-day administrative duties.

Background and qualifications

  • Graduated in a relevant field such as European studies, Political Science, Communications or other relevant education;
  • Previous internship experience within the European Institutions and/or Public Affairs highly desirable;
  • Language skills: Excellent spoken and written English (Native-speaker level or equivalent) any other languages are considered an asset;
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.). Social media skills are an asset;
  • Proactive and dynamic person with excellent communication and personal skills;
  • Flexible work attitude, hands-on mentality, able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Sound interest in food, health and digital related policies at European and UK level.

Terms and conditions

  • The post will be available starting from the beginning of January 2020;
  • Duration: 6 months; with possibility of extension / appointment.
  • We offer the London Living Wage

Procedure

To apply please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you would be the right candidate for this position to: laura.contin@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk. Applications should be sent with ‘Application EU Affairs’ as subject line and no later than 20th November, however early applications are encouraged.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Associate Director

This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership to a talented team across a range of UK accounts, drive forward business strategies as part of the Whitehouse senior leadership team, and take a proactive role in identifying and securing new business.

Whitehouse is a small, dynamic team with clients across the health, food and drink, energy and creative industries. The new Associate Director would thrive in a fast-moving entrepreneurial atmosphere, have a love of politics and a high level of professionalism. We’re looking for someone with substantial experience in public affairs, corporate communications or external relations either in agency or in-house, or with equivalent experience in government or the media.

About us

The Whitehouse Consultancy specialises in integrated communications campaigns across public affairs, policy analysis, media relations and crisis communications to engage with decision makers in Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved institutions and shape the issues agenda.

As Associate Director your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading on client accounts: devising integrated communications strategies that meet client business objectives and overseeing their delivery as head of the account team.
  • Delivering high-level client outcomes, achieving profitability and account growth with a view to developing a client cluster or leading on a particular policy area. Working with the EU team to identify opportunities across accounts.
  • Driving forward new business development, including development and delivery of new business strategies, identifying opportunities for potential clients, and oversight of new business proposals.
  • Working as part of the senior leadership team to progress Whitehouse business strategies and meet business targets, playing a central role in training and developing staff and in delivering the Whitehouse marketing strategy.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience in a political or policy-making role in Westminster, Whitehall, a think-tank, NGO or the private sector.
  • Substantial experience of delivering public affairs, media relations and social media strategies.
  • The ability to devise and carry out successful political campaigns for the public, private and voluntary sectors encompassing both media relations and public affairs tactics.
  • Experience in providing senior counsel to leaders at senior executive and C-suite levels.
  • The ability to operate in a collegiate manner and provide high-level and strategic advice and counsel to the Managing Director.
  • Desirable: a proven ability to retain clients over the long-term, a proven track record of winning new business and working independently and autonomously in overseeing and managing client accounts.
  • Desirable: a passion and expertise in a particular policy area.

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 Isabella Sharp via Isabella.Sharp@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

 

Intern

We are now recruiting an Intern to provide public affairs 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.

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.

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 George Smith – george.smith@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
t: +44 (0)20 7463 0690

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