Associate Director

Posted 1st September

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We have an amazing opportunity for a senior public relations or engagement professional to join our talented South West team. Based in Bristol, we’ve grown from having no clients when we set up in 2017 to supporting more than a dozen exciting, high profile clients and projects that make a tangible difference to the communities in which they are based.

Last year, the team promoted development sites with capacity for more than 12,000 homes. We are supporting the £85m regeneration of Gloucester city centre and emerging plans for Gravity smart campus in Somerset, which is one of the region’s most high profile clean growth projects. We also provide campaign and media support for house-builders, affordable housing providers, land-owners, local authorities and charities.

Life Happens: purpose beyond profit

We are proudly underpinned by our company value, Life Happens. This value sets out our commitment to our employees that when the unexpected happens in life, whatever that is, we have their backs.

Our purpose goes beyond profit. We have made a commitment to make a positive difference to improve people’s lives. That purpose stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our commitment to develop and grow our people and become an employer of choice in the communications industry.

If your values match ours and you want to make a positive difference in a company that cares about its colleagues and invests in their success, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’d like a chat before applying, please drop our South West managing director Ben Lowndes a line.

You will ideally be:

  • Brimming with ambition, empathy and courage, you’ll be an agency account director or associate director who delivers superb results for clients.
  • Or you’ll work in house, leading teams, managing budgets and delivering successful outcomes.
  • You’ll know what good looks like and be principled and collaborative in your approach to achieving it.
  • Above all: what’s important for us is a passion for what we do and for the impact of good communications, for clients, communities and society.

Check out the job description for more details.

What we offer:

We pride ourselves on our flexible, supportive approach and are committed to helping our teams be the very best they can be.

Flexible working is a given for us, and this helped us adapt to lockdown. We will move back into our Bristol office soon and open a new office in Exeter in 2021, which you will help us to grow.

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Thirty days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays), representing one of the most generous provisions in our sector.
  • A competitive salary and access to discretionary and new business bonus schemes.
  • Support for flexible and remote working.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and development.
  • Enhanced sickness, compassionate, maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
  • Access to the company’s healthcare and pension schemes and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Support for volunteering.
  • Regular team get-togethers and socials.
  • Company mobile phone and laptop.
  • Support and equipment to enable safe and productive working from home.

Everyone's welcome

We’re all from different backgrounds and aspiring to be the best version of ourselves – but we are striving to do more and better in terms of our diversity and inclusion.

While all applicants will be treated equally regardless of race, gender or other status, Social is under-represented by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and by disabled people. Candidates from these groups are particularly encouraged.

And encouragement doesn’t end once you’re on board. Inclusion is not just for job ads. We’re committed to ensuring that we all have equal opportunity to thrive, succeed, fail and learn.

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Please fill out the form below to apply for the role as Associate Director in Exeter/Bristol. Once submitted, our team will get back to you if we would like to take your application further.

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