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Account Director/Senior Account Director | Advocacy | London

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  • You must have strong teamwork, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, along with public affairs experience in consultancy or government, a policy background, knowledge of UK politics, excellent communication skills, and a network of business, policy, or political contacts.
  • You will develop client relationships, provide strategic advice, oversee client work on multiple accounts, lead new business processes, cross-sell services, and expand your network through attendance at events.


  • Very strong team-working, collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Prior public affairs experience within a consultancy, government or in-house team is desirable
  • A policy background in one of the sectors specified above
  • Excellent knowledge of and a passion for UK politics, with a demonstrable understanding of its impact on business objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An existing network of either/or business, policy or political contacts. A network with Labour contacts is desirable, but not essential


  • Develop close relationships with senior clients, lead external client meetings and shape effective client strategies
  • Provide strategic advice to clients and develop your policy specialisms
  • Supervise the delivery of client work on multiple accounts – by running internal account management meetings, reviewing team progress against agreed milestones, monitoring capacity and allocating tasks
  • Lead new business processes, including marketing events and leading pitches
  • Identify opportunities to cross-sell services between Hanover teams and offices
  • Expand your personal network through event attendance and relationship building


What is the primary responsibility of the role of Account Director/Senior Account Director in this position?

The primary responsibilities include developing close relationships with senior clients, leading external client meetings, shaping effective client strategies, providing strategic advice, supervising the delivery of client work on multiple accounts, leading new business processes, and identifying opportunities to cross-sell services between Hanover teams and offices.

What are the requirements for this position?

The requirements include very strong team-working, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, prior public affairs experience within a consultancy, government, or in-house team, a policy background in specified sectors, excellent knowledge and passion for UK politics, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an existing network of business, policy, or political contacts.

What benefits are offered to employees in this role?

The benefits include competitive salaries, annual performance-related bonuses, healthcare insurance, company pension scheme, flexible and hybrid working policies, Summer Fridays, Employee Assistance Programme, family-friendly policies, support for menopause or fertility treatment, subsidised gym membership, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives, Trailblazer of the Month award, Cycle to work scheme, and more.

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For leaders of organisations, the current environment presents challenges and opportunities. The potential exists to drive change, build a stronger business and positively impact society at large. But this requires a fresh approach to the management of political, economic and social risks. One that encompasses a combination of cultural, commercial and communications expertise that helps bridge the gap between statements of purpose and concrete actions. And in a world where policies, regulations, markets and mindsets are in flux. Organisations and their leaders need to anticipate, understand, navigate and make decisions in real-time. Applying #uncommon sense in an uncertain world. Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on rewiring their strategies for long-term success. We design and deliver strategies that unlock insight, shape narratives, harness influencers, activate campaigns, navigate regulations and access markets. Our consultants, across Europe and the Middle East, form a collective of smart, curious people that think differently. We live by our shared values. These values guide our work and build our inclusive, open and collaborative culture. It’s this #uncommon attitude and approach that enables us to immerse ourselves in the detail, ask the right questions, and connect the dots across channels, audiences and issues. It helps us to balance intuition and intellect, ideas and execution, influence and impact, creative and commercial. We are on an uncommon mission and are looking for people to join us!