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Location: London
Position: Research
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Are you a motivated individual with a desire to gain experience in planning, development and the built environment sector?

Are you interested in politics, communications and how local government and development sector works?

If YES, this opportunity could be for you.

Previous communications, political campaigning and events management experience (employment or placement) is preferred but not essential. What is important is your ability to learn quickly, and develop relationships whilst working within a highly professional team. This is a multifaceted role, which involves providing research and communication support across a range of clients and projects as well as back office administration.

The successful candidate is expected to start immediately and will be based in their office in Surbiton, South West London.

**Please make sure you submit your CV and Cover Letter as one document**

The Employer

Our client is an award-winning communications agency that focuses exclusively on property, development and land issues. They have a successful record of promoting residential and mixed-use development.

The employer works with institutional investors, land owners, developers and local authorities throughout the development process, from influencing local plans, public consultations to people moving into new communities. They work with some of the best businesses and organisations in the sector and on some of the UK’s most important regeneration projects. They specialise in working on high-profile and politically sensitive development and regeneration projects, managing political, media and community audiences.

About you

We are looking for a driven and ambitious recent graduate to offer broad support to the existing team.

You will need to have:

  • Political awareness and an interest in local government and property regeneration and the planning process
  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to juggle several tasks simultaneously with significant attention to detail
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • The communication skills to explain complex situations to a number of different audiences.

About the Role

This role would suit a recent graduate with excellent organisational and time management skills interested in the property industry and local politics.

Duties would include:

  • Taking responsibility for all local, national and political media monitoring; Identifying and monitoring all relevant political stakeholders for projects;
  • Providing administrative support for the team on client projects and public consultation programmes, for example by carrying out data entry and managing databases and correspondence;
  • Providing key research support and intelligent analysis for the team;

  • Preparing written communications, including newsletters, briefings, leaflets and press releases;
  • Providing logistical support for the team including booking meeting rooms and conference facilities and helping to organise, publicise and attend public events;
  • Responding to client and customer queries in a timely and responsive manner.


£20,000 - £24,000

Interview/Start Dates

We are looking to appoint as soon as possible so early applications are encouraged.

Application Details

***Please make sure you submit you CV and Cover Letter as one document***

Interested candidates should send their CVs and a covering letter, stating how you meet the criteria, to CVs that are not accompanied with a covering letter will not be considered.

The letter should be no more than 250 words setting out specifically:

a)         Your interest in property and planning, and

b)         What you and your experience would bring the role.

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