CAREERS: Associate Director [Public Affairs]

Nudge Factory is expanding and we are looking to recruit an Associate Director (SAM/AD) to our talented team. Our ideal candidate will be an established public affairs consultant, with the confidence to lead clients and with a solid understanding of Westminster and Whitehall.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a broad base of public affairs skills including policy development and analysis, strategic planning, stakeholder mapping and campaigning. The candidate needs to be confident in providing senior level counsel to our clients, and will enjoy getting involved in multiple projects as part of a small and busy team. They will want to make a substantial contribution to the consultancy. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential.

The candidate will become increasingly responsible for growing and managing the account team members, as well as playing an essential role in supporting the business and client base. The candidate will continue to refine and enhance their public affairs knowledge, taking a sense of ownership and accountability on all client accounts and driving campaigns to successful completion.

This role reports directly to the Senior Partner or relevant Managing Partner and sits within the company’s Public Affairs Practice. This is a long-term role with opportunity for progression as the company expands.


The Associate Director will be expected to:

  • Manage the day-to-day mechanics of client accounts;
  • Oversee client contact whilst offering strategic client counsel and act as client lead on servicing;
  • Take an active role in the delivery of the strategy for clients;
  • Develop creative plans and fresh ideas to address a client’s strategic and commercial objectives;
  • Maintain an active network of contacts – political and corporate;
  • Provide clients with first hand political intelligence and insight highlighting the implications for the client’s business;
  • Mentor team members, ensuring all work is delivered on time and to a high standard;
  • Provide clients with advice and be able to take decisions in the client’s best interests;
  • Offer creative solutions towards delivering the best client service possible;
  • Participate in and, where appropriate, lead new business activities, including networking for leads;
  • Political contacts across the board.


The Associate Director will possess:

  • Confidence in presenting ideas to colleagues, elected members, journalists, and clients;
  • Experience in a consultancy setting;
  • Outstanding team-working, collaboration and interpersonal skills;
  • A strong knowledge of UK politics and current affairs;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • An appetite to build networks of contacts;
  • Excellent project and time management skills;
  • An ability to multitask and work under pressure;
  • An ability to use own initiative;
  • Financial management skills;
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills;
  • Excellent editing and quality control skills.


  • Location: Croydon (with travel occasionally required)
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 (D.O.E)
  • Benefits: Training, Pension Contributions, Cycle to Work Scheme, 25 days annual leave.


  • Please send your CV and Cover Letter to by 28th June 2019.
  • Interviews will be held on a continual basis and should the right candidate be found, we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

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