Senior Consultant – International Development and Sustainability
Portland PR Ltd. London United Kingdom Global Impact Team
Portland is a fully integrated communications consultancy trusted by some of the highest profile organizations, governments and individuals in the world with global offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Washington D.C., New York City, Singapore, Doha and Nairobi.
We are pioneers in integrated communications campaigns help clients manage their reputation, improve their visibility and media coverage – and deliver global communications campaigns across multiple platforms.
Our teams of experienced and multilingual consultants invest time to understand clients from the inside out, work with them to set clear strategic direction, and then bring the whole of Portland’s abilities to bear to deliver their objectives.
At Portland we never rest on our laurels; we constantly strive to improve our work and be at the forefront of the industry.
Expertise: International development and Sustainability
In an increasingly complex international environment, we advise some of the most exciting purpose-led corporations, philanthropic organisations and development organisations in the world.
We help our clients achieve change and engage their audiences around the most pressing sustainability issues and the 2030 agenda.
Our team brings together experts from the highest levels of the media, political, advocacy and campaigning landscapes
We ensure the work we are doing is having the right impact with the right people. Our journalistic expertise means we know how to spot and hone a story. We understand how to make a story work across every possible channel. We provide expert advice and delivery in the digital world, engaging social audiences around ambitious campaigns.
In this senior role, you will lead teams and provide high-level counsel to clients; help drive the growth of the Sustainability and International Development offers; and support the management and development of the business.
The role is based in our London office with the opportunities to work with colleagues across Portland’s international offices and travel.
Strong background in policy, communications, media relations and digital campaigning, with experience in providing counsel to senior clients
Demonstrable expertise in developing creative and insight-led communication campaigns
Quick understanding and management of complex issues in the international development and sustainability space
Previous campaigning experience in emerging markets, particularly in Africa, would be beneficial
Industry experience, ideally at a leading communications consultancy or in a senior in-house role
Management experience, to help us to develop a talented and ambitious team in a fast-growing consultancy
Commercial expertise including planning, budgeting and financial management
Demonstrable success in business development and new business strategies
Excellent problem-solving capabilities with a strong point of view on the industry
What we offer in return
We are part of the Omnicom Group, the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company.
We have an unrivalled strategic and advisory council; a group that has held some of the hottest seats in politics and the media, from a cabinet minister who have had roles including Secretary of State for Defence, an OBE who had director roles at British Airways, British Telecom and British Gas to a Political Editor of The Sun, and Director of Communications at No.10.
Our clients benefit from their experience and expertise, but so too do our people.
We are committed to employee development and have an open doors culture where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced people in the business. We regularly reward and promote success, and actively encourage staff to take on new challenges and responsibilities to aid progression.
Our remuneration package also includes our competitive pension contributions, private healthcare life assurance cover, company contribution to gym membership, wellbeing workshops and activities, company parties (even in a virtual world!) and much, much more!
In addition, every permanent member of staff that works at Portland is eligible for our industry leading annual profit share. When Portland thrives, all of our people share in that success.