Consultant (Account Manager) - Manchester

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and energetic Consultant (Account Manager) to join our Manchester team. The successful candidate will be expected to support high profile communication and consultation programmes, media liaison, relations with clients and stakeholders and be an integral part of the team. The candidate will also provide a strategic and creative insight into planning and implementation of our clients’ communications programmes.

Manchester office — Start date Mar 2016

Consultant (Account Manager) -  Manchester

Key responsibilities 

  • Day-to-day management of client accounts;
  • Developing and implementing  communication and consultation programmes for PPS’s clients;
  • Drafting press office materials including press releases, feature pieces and white papers;
  • Attending meetings with clients;
  • Liaising with third party suppliers to ensure they deliver quality work on time and under budget;
  • Supporting new business development, including attendance at networking events and pulling together pitch materials and proposals.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent writing skills that can translate to a number of different corporate styles and target audiences;
  • An interest in or enthusiasm for the UK property industry;
  • 2-3 years relevant experience; 
  • Experience of delivering successful public relations campaigns;
  • A good understanding of Local Authorities and the local political landscape, particularly in relation to planning and development;
  • Experience of events management;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects to challenging deadlines;
  • Familiarity with digital channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube;
  • 2:1 degree or better.

Successful candidates can expect:

  • A fun and friendly office environment in Manchester;
  • A great working environment, including relaxed dress code on Fridays and free staff drinks;
  • 23 days annual leave, rising to 25 days after one year’s service;
  • One month’s paid sabbatical after five years’ service.

Apply with CV and covering letter to joinus@ppsgroup.co.uk  

NB:  If the position is filled before the closing date we will not take any more applications.  

Job details

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  • Location: Manchester
  • Start date: Mar 2016
  • Expires: 18 Apr 2016
  • Salary: To be discussed