Account Executive

Seahorse Environmental

London office (Southbank) and home working
£30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

seahorseenvironmental.co.uk

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Thursday, 6th June 2024  


Title: Account Executive
Salary: £30,000
Holiday: 25 days’ holidays and bank holidays
Reporting to: Account Manager
Hours: Account Executives start at 8am to carry out daily news monitoring and finish at 4pm.

To apply for this job please submit your CV and a short cover letter to Tatiana Yates [email protected]. Please get in touch with any questions in advance of submitting your application.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the environment and communications sectors.

About Seahorse

We’re an award-winning public affairs, strategy, and communications agency. We help our clients advocate for a net zero and nature positive world by providing insightful policy advice, delivering impactful campaigns, and building collaborative relationships.

We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of the environment movement, politics, and media. We work across a wide range of environmental and sustainability topics, including nature restoration, ocean conservation, renewable energy deployment and low-carbon technology development, providing evidence-based and results-driven solutions to create positive change. Dedicated to our clients, our close-knit team, with strong connections across government, civil society, and business, are passionate about our impact and thoughtful about our approach.

About the role

The Account Executive plays a critical role in supporting the Seahorse team and clients by keeping abreast of current affairs, policy, and political developments related to Seahorse’s work.

In this role you will carry out daily morning monitoring that is shared with the team and used for client updates. You will also have a key responsibility for helping deliver client work, including through tasks like drafting agenda and actions notes for meetings, producing briefings, and writing press releases. Further, the Account Executive has a valued part to play in Seahorse’s administration and marketing, such as drafting and posting social media content and maintaining databases of key stakeholders.

The role is well suited to a strong communicator, with a passion for delivering meaningful change for the environment during this vital pre-election period and beyond. You’ll have a willingness to learn and ability to show initiative. You should feel comfortable juggling different topics and priorities and have an enthusiasm for research and getting to grips with developments across a variety of issues.

Responsibilities

Half of this role will be focused on monitoring parliamentary news, events and media coverage and reporting findings to the wider team and clients.

The other half will be spent supporting client accounts and Seahorse with research and writing, including social media posts, press releases, briefings, and reports.

Other tasks include:

  1. Contributing to developing new business and creative pitches
  2. Attending events on behalf of clients (where appropriate)
  3. Leading on producing content for Seahorse’s social media (X and LinkedIn)
  4. Helping with general Seahorse administration, such as marketing materials, website content and maintaining contact databases

Knowledge, skills and experience

Essential

  1. 1-2 years previous working in the communications sector with experience of client delivery
  2. PR and social media experience
  3. Strong passion and enthusiasm for a net zero and nature positive world
  4. Basic understanding of the environmental and decarbonisation landscape
  5. Excellent time management
  6. Strong written and verbal communication
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Ability to work as part of a team and show initiative when needed

Desirable

  1. Experience of working with political, media and environmental stakeholders
  2. Strong understanding of the UK’s political system
  3. Experience working in the environment sector

Benefits in kind

The role offers benefits including 3 cause days, bike and travel loans, a discretionary bonus at the end of the financial year and flexibility to work abroad for four weeks per year.

Closing date: Thursday 6th June
Start date: ASAP