Account Manager

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Job Title: Public Relations Account Manager
Working For: Higginson Strategy
Location: London or Manchester
Salary: £32,000 – £40,000 depending on experience

Job details
We are looking for a confident and experienced Account Manager to join our creative, friendly, and
forever growing team, working with a wide range of clients, supporting them with powerful purpose
driven public relations, public affairs and campaigns strategies. The role will involve delivering
campaigns and media strategies on various inspiring client accounts.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years agency experience in PR, strong attention to detail
and accuracy. The ability to confidently manage multiple client accounts and oversee the work of
account executives. A keen desire to make an impact in a forward-thinking agency and to make the
world a better place!

About us
Higginson Strategy is an award-winning communications agency specialising in delivering engaging and
impactful campaigns for purpose-driven organisations. We are a small but fast-growing ambitious team,
passionate about driving positive change for society and the environment. Our clients share this vision
and include charities, NGOs, and commercial companies looking to do business in a way that means
better outcomes for all. We empower clients by putting purpose at the heart of their organisation and
spreading their message in a bold and attention-worthy way.
In addition to our client work, we deliver in-house campaigns on female empowerment and the
environment, as well as our own thought-provoking podcast.

The role

  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day delivery of PR programmes with efficiency and
  • Manage the junior team through solid forward-planning and coordination, acting as the key
    lynchpin between the junior and senior team
  • Plan and implement a media strategy through well-timed tactical interventions
  • Proactively contribute creative ideas to develop exciting and engaging campaigns for existing
    clients and prospects
  • Plan and lead routine client meetings, offering coherent and concise advice, and instil in the
    client confidence in your oversight and command of the account
  • Think and act independently, taking the initiative when appropriate
  • Provide concise and high-quality advice on the significance of external developments and the
    consequences for the client, making robust recommendations for a response
  • Be the client’s advocate within the agency, identifying needs in advance and reacting promptly
    to challenge to protect the agency’s relationships and partnerships
  • Established in the role of Account Manager, with at least three years’ PR agency experience
  • Confident team player with strong communications skills and the ability to form effective
    working relationships with colleagues, clients, partners and suppliers
  • Understanding and management of the competing pressures of client needs and profitability
    of the business
  • An excellent grasp of the news agenda and a solid grasp of how to reach both corporate and
    consumer target audiences


  • Hybrid working environment (3 days office-based, 2 days at home)
  • Training budget
  • PRCA membership
  • Car and bike salary sacrifice schemes
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 2 spontaneous half days
  • Christmas and family and friend’s bonus
  • Regular team events/socials
  • Application Details: If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a covering letter (max 1
    page) outlining why you are interested in this position and responding to the criteria outlined above
    to: [email protected]
    Please note we do accept job sharing applications and flexible working is considered.

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