Join Our Team! We’re looking for a Senior Public Affairs Consultant (closing date extended)

About Belmont Strategy

Established in April 2020, Belmont Strategy is a public affairs, PR and stakeholder engagement firm that specialises in the energy, planning and infrastructure sectors.

We advise market-leading clients on all aspects of engagement with elected representatives, government officials, the media, local communities and other stakeholders. This can be in relation to significant development projects or on broader policy issues affecting entire industries.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced public affairs/stakeholder engagement consultant who can join the business at a senior level to help manage client work and drive our growth in the time ahead.

The role will involve a range of leadership responsibilities and is perfect for someone with a proven track record in Northern Irish government relations, political communications and stakeholder engagement who wants an opportunity to take the next step in their career.

This position brings a unique opportunity for progression and the successful candidate will play a central role in our exciting plans for continued growth and expansion.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A key senior member of a growing team, helping to shape our services, work and culture
  • Responsible for managing client accounts and projects
  • A creative thinker, providing innovative public affairs-based solutions on challenging assignments
  • Well-networked across NI’s political and business communities
  • A team player who encourages and supports the growth and success of their colleagues
  • Commercially astute
  • Responsible for contributing to the commercial growth of the business by growing existing client briefs and winning new clients
  • Based at our office in Belfast city centre with a mix of in-office and remote working

We’re looking for:

  • An experienced public affairs consultant/ lobbyist looking for a unique opportunity for career progression
  • A strong track record of success in a consultancy setting
  • Proven ability to manage client relationships and provide strategic advice to senior clients
  • Experience in the energy, planning or infrastructure sectors
  • Excellent understanding of the political and business landscapes in NI with strong contacts across each area
  • Ambition to play a leadership role in a growing consultancy with plans for further expansion in the coming months
  • Commitment to first-class client service
  • Creative thinker not afraid to bring new ideas
  • Full driving license with access to own vehicle

What you can expect in return

At Belmont Strategy we are building a results-focused and talented team that delivers the best outcomes for our clients. We also want to create an environment where people thrive while enjoying success. You will play an important role as we continue to develop our culture and client-offering.

As our Senior Public Affairs Consultant you will receive:

  • Competitive (dependent on experience) and benefits
  • Flexible working environment (mix of working from home and office-based working)
  • 2.30pm finish on Fridays
  • 25 days annual leave, plus standard holidays
  • Company issued laptop and mobile phone contribution
  • Annual CIPR membership
  • Excellent career development opportunities

How to apply

To apply, please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter with the subject ‘Application: Senior Public Affairs Consultant’ by 5pm on Friday 17th March  2023 via email to [email protected].

If you require any further information, please contact us in confidence at [email protected] or call Daniel McLaughlin on +44 (0)28 9044 6744.