Public Affairs Junior Consultant, Financial Services

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13 Apr 2017
Account Executive 
Financial Public Affairs, Brussels
 
Public Affairs Junior Consultant, Financial Services (permanent offer)
 
FleishmanHillard in  Brussels  is Europe’s  leading  EU  public  affairs  and communications consultancy.  We  have  an  excellent  track record  of  advising  blue  chip  clients  as they  navigate regulatory,  political  and  policy  issues  of  substantial commercial  and  societal significance.   Our approach  hinges  on  close  partnership, offering  deep expertise  and  applying insight  as  well  as creativity to our clients’ issues. 
 
Within  our  Brussels  office,  our  Financial  Services  team  consists  of 19  full-time consultants advising over 30 clients spanning banks, investors, insurance companies, market infrastructures, data providers, corporates and credit rating agencies. Specifically, we advise these clients on the implications  of  legislative and  other  policy developments  for their  organisations,  and develop advocacy strategies that help them meet their objectives and enhance their positioning. 
 
The position
 
We  are  looking for a  Public Affairs Junior Consultant with some knowledge in  the Financial Services  sector,  to  join  this  established  practice.   The  Consultant will  assist in the implementation  of public  affairs  programmes  for  market-leading  global  accounts. Based on his/her daily monitoring  of  relevant  information  sources  and  reporting  on  key developments,he/she  will assist with preparing draft reports, presentations and issue analysis relevant to our clients.  He/she will further be  expected  to proactively  build  networks  around a number  of dossiers with key  relevant  stakeholders  from  the  EU  institutions  and  private sector organisations.
 
Experience required 
 
  • We  are  open  to  considering  candidates  coming  straight  out  of  University and  candidates with up to 2 years’ experience in EU Public Affairs
  • Good understanding  of  EU  policymaking  and  a  true  interest  in  economics  or  financial services 
  • Any  previous  experience  acquired  through  working  in  the  EU  institutions  or  national ministries  of  finance/regulators,  in  a  consultancy  firm  or  in-house in  a  financial  services organisation is a plus 
Skills & Competencies required
 
  • Basic understanding of financial markets and of policy issues most impacting that sector 
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English is a must; fluency in one or more other languages is a plus 
  • Commitment to the highest standards of service delivery
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and deadlines 
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting relationships 
  • Dynamic, supportive, collaborative and willing team player

Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motived by the opportunity  to  be  part  of  a  market-leading, high  caliber and culturally  rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation  for  quality, creativity,  and  results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. 

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send your cv (Europass cv’s are not accepted) and cover letter through our website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/.

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