Associate - TMT (UK)
Global Counsel is seeking an Associate to join its Tech, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. The team helps organisations across various sectors to overcome policy challenges and maximise opportunity. These include social media, data, mobility and telecoms.
The successful candidate will have a background in public affairs or a political institution, and as such have existing knowledge about how the UK political system operates. Expertise in tech policy and/or prior experience of EU policymaking would both be an asset, but neither are essential. The ideal candidate will be an effective written communicator, and able to balance multiple work strands at once.
This role is a new position whereby the successful candidate's time will be split equally between Global Counsel's TMT clients on political analysis, policy support and stakeholder engagement, and in coordinating business development campaigns. There will be significant scope to shape the role and the priorities you pursue, as well as the commercial strategy of Global Counsel's TMT practice.
The role will be based in GC's London office.
Role and responsibilities
Client support: Play a key role in the TMT team supporting clients on their UK policy needs.
- Support the monitoring and analysis of key policy and regulatory trends in the technology space.
- Work with colleagues to develop and deliver clients' strategies as they seek to shape or comply with new legislation.
- Provide day-to-day contact for clients, building positive client relationships and delivering actions and projects to meet clients' needs and deadlines.
- Analyse policy and political developments, identifying clearly for clients in written and oral communications what the implications are for their business and their public policy strategies.
Business development: Work with the Senior Practice Lead to develop the business development strategy for the TMT practice.
- Identify companies and sub-sectors of tech and telecoms for business development campaigns.
- Develop new policy insights and analysis relevant to these sectors, including leading on and coordinating thought leadership projects and organising webinars and other events.
- Prepare and participate in pitches with new potential new clients.
- Act as an active ambassador for Global Counsel at relevant industry and policy events, and invest in developing the skills, expertise and reputation of yourself and others.
Skills and profile
- Degree in a relevant field.
- Strong knowledge of the policymaking architecture in the UK (Westminster & Whitehall).
- Commercial acumen and the ability to make inferences and draw conclusions about how politics and regulations affect businesses.
- Clear, objective and engaging written communication, including on sensitive and technical subjects, and a proven ability to synthesize complex material.
- Rigorous and entrepreneurial research skills.
- Experience in advocacy or political communications is an advantage, but not essential.
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English. Any other language skills are an advantage, but non-essential.
- A motivated self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team.
- Self-awareness and a strong commitment to professional and personal development.
What's in it for you?
- A competitive London-based salary with 20 days' holiday allowance plus bank holidays, 5 hybrid days, summer parties and discretionary Christmas office closures.
- A full package of benefits including pension, health & dental insurance, bonus programme, as well as company social activities, and EAP & wellbeing support.
- Access to our London office, and high-quality IT and ergonomic support for remote working.
- A strong professional development program including a personal training budget.
- The chance to learn from world-class advisers and political experts in a fast-growing firm.
How to apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role, for consideration by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 30 January 2022 through the web form below.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online or telephone interview and to complete a written exercise followed by a second round in our London office.
We expect the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.
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