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Vacancy: Senior Account Manager

2nd February, 2018

Senior Account Manager

Who are you?

Are you in need of a change? Do you enjoy using your initiative and forming new partnerships? Working on a wide variety of projects? Enjoy dealing with all sorts of people, with all sorts of views?

Is charm your middle name?

A series of new clients and business wins means we need more talent on board. So, if you are energetic, interested in politics and public affairs, and like a good old challenge then we want to hear from you.

Who are we?

Coast is a lively public relations agency based mostly in the South West but with national and international clients in both public and private sector. We work across critical infrastructure and the built environment, providing clients with exceptional communications and public relations consultancy. Specialising in stakeholder management, were looking for someone to join our friendly, ambitious team.

We provide a generous benefits package, including 36 days holiday, health care, a training allowance and pension. Based in a lovely rural office, the office dog is at your command. Shes certainly not at ours.

Interested? More details are here. Send us a covering letter with your CV, telling us what you can bring to Coast and why you should be part of the team. Look forward to it.

Job spec

As a Senior Account Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for devising and implementing communications strategies for clients, organising and undertaking engagement activities, including consultations, parliamentary events and launches. You should be happy doing research and analysis, understanding, anticipating and responding to issues. Client relationships will be key to your work, as providing support across all areas of activity.

From politicians to the public, Coast works with communities, business and government to help people communicate and listen. Consultation will be an important part of your job, and ensuring that stakeholders can be heard will also be critical. You will be working with local and central government, departments and agencies, as well as private sector developers, technology providers, engineers and contractors. You could be working on a major construction site one day, to the House of Commons the next. Its certainly never boring.

Experience in planning or infrastructure preferred.


Ability to plan and manage campaigns and communications strategies

Relationship management confident communicator, able to build and maintain client, media and internal relationships

Political insights anticipating issues, providing briefings and responses, and creating campaigns around political and public affairs

Ability to research accurately, providing reports, analysis and briefings to clients and team

Events management management and attendance at a range of events

Content creation copywriting in a range of formats for a variety of channels, including report writing, press releases, digital and social media

Good understanding and experience of stakeholder engagement

Full drivers license


Ability to plan and manage communications for public consultations

Science background or interest



Professional qualification desirable but not essential


Over 5 years in a PR agency (or in house role equivalent)


Effective and accurate writing skills

Strong inter-personal, communications and presentation skills

Strong project management skills

Ability to support communications strategies across a variety of channels

Ability to work confidently under pressure, to deadlines and to budget

Demonstrate creative thinking


High level of self-motivation and positive approach

Happy to work outside core hours and away from home, when required

Ability to work well in small teams