Global Counsel is seeking an Associate Director in our UK Politics & Policy practice. This role is based in UK and designed for a senior consultant with the personal drive, UK political insight and commercial awareness to manage the needs of an exceptional portfolio of clients. The ideal candidate for this role would have the relevant political and policymaking experience to support the team through a busy period ahead of the UK general election.
Provide expert, strategic, actionable advice and thought leadership to GC clients on the risks and opportunities arising from politics, policy and regulation.
Tailor advice to clients ranging from the C-suite to public policy teams across the UK.
Ensure the successful delivery of client work that will include policy analysis, guidance on political brand strategies, the development of cutting edge thought leadership and innovative approaches to public policy engagement and advocacy.
Manage junior colleagues, providing support to a talented team in this practice area across our global offices.
Build and maintain partnerships and relationships with a wider network of stakeholders at senior levels.
At least six years’ experience in a political party, parliament, within the UK government and/or private sector public policy advice at a consultancy or corporate.
Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of the UK policy landscape and experience of navigating the UK political and legislative processes.
A track record of effective team leadership and development.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
An opportunity to work with world-class advisers and political experts in a fast-growing firm, alongside a strong professional development program including a personal training budget.
A competitive salary and bonus structure, a robust benefits package and opportunities to work from our offices across the world.
A commitment to work-life balance, with flexible working, 25 days holiday allowance plus public holidays, enhanced parental leave, discretionary winter holiday office closures, and sabbaticals.
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About Global Counsel
Global Counsel brings together a team with diverse experience across the public and private sectors. Since our establishment in 2010 we have developed a wide range of services and capabilities for corporates and investors.
Global Counsel helps companies and investors across sectors to anticipate the ways in which politics, regulation and public policymaking create both risk and opportunity, and to develop and implement strategies to meet these challenges. We provide them with due diligence support to build compelling, evidence-based campaigns to engage in policy debates.
Our work is supported by high quality analytical content and collateral that is politically and economically informed and which builds quickly into executable strategy.
Our team is led by former public policymakers and political advisors with experience at the highest level of government. We have offices in London, Brussels, Washington DC, Singapore and Doha and are supported by a network of partners in other key markets.