Account Director - Corporate Affairs

MHP Communications helps its clients to navigate change at pace. We deliver highly effective and impactful communications programmes by combining insight with sector expertise, and an understanding of the media and business landscapes.

The firm is built around a simple proposition: by employing the right people to do smart thinking, we deliver tangible results and business benefits.

Our expertise spans brand PR, corporate communications and media relations, CSR and sustainability, financial and capital markets communications, health and public affairs.

MHP Communications has 140 consultants working in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, and is part of Engine, a global marketing and communications group operating across 4 continents with over 2500 staff. Not only is over 59% of Engine’s revenue derived from digital, we also work with one in four of the world’s biggest marketing spenders and more than half of our clients hold relationships with two or more Engine businesses. Thanks to Engine's unique collaborative model, at our Great Portland Street HQ, many of us sit, work and play together under one roof. Other businesses within the group include WCRS, Trailer Park, ORC International, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Deep Focus, Synergy, Calling Brands, Mischief, Fuel, Transform and Slice.

What is the role?

We are looking for an Account Director to join our award winning Corporate Affairs team. The role includes responsibility for shaping and overseeing the delivery of client programmes, advising clients on the content and overall strategy of programmes and contributing to the smooth running of client accounts. The role will suit someone who enjoys working in a forward thinking fast paced environment.

You will have direct experience of working in the public affairs arena and have a broad and diverse network of contacts. You will be an effective communicator with strong written, verbal and analytical skills and have an excellent knowledge of UK parliament, politics and policy.

New Business development is an important element of the role and so you will be required to develop new opportunities and assist on pitch development as well as start to generate your own proposals and leads. You will be confident handling and delivering client programmes / actions, have good budget management skills and build strong relationships based on trust and respect.

What are the main responsibilities?

  • Oversee all client contact whilst offering strategic client counsel and act as client lead on billing and servicing
  • Deliver agreed client programmes / actions with responsibility for providing timely and clear reporting on progress
  • Participate in and, where appropriate, lead new business activities, including networking for leads
  • Have a strong political/media network, contributing to intelligence and insight on policy issues and the media and wider business landscape
  • Actively contribute content for digital channels for both MHP and client and demonstrate a good understanding of the overall shape and role of social media
  • Manage & guide more junior members of the team and play an active part in delivering internal training

    What we offer

    At MHP, you can expect a great working environment and superb benefits to match, including: Free breakfast at the in-house cafe, gym discounts, childcare vouchers, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and much more!

    Our unique structure and culture has meant we’ve featured in The Sunday Times’ Best Company To Work For Top 100 list six years in a row too.