Account Director, Advocacy

We are looking for a first-rate communications professional to join our advocacy team. Working for high-profile clients in sectors including housing, energy and infrastructure, and working on major regeneration schemes and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, you will be helping clients to understand the political and planning landscape in which they bring forward development proposals, identifying community support and working to achieve consent.

SEC Newgate Manchester office — Start date May 2021

Account Director, Advocacy

The role

As part of a team providing integrated communications advice, you will also be supporting clients on broader communications requirements including media relations.

Working for a top 30 global communications group and having close interaction with the wider team in the UK and beyond, you will have the potential opportunity to broaden your skillset and be involved in providing advice to clients across our various specialisms from public affairs and stakeholder engagement to corporate, financial and consumer communications.

The candidate

With a primary focus on housing, development and infrastructure, you will know your way around local and national political systems, probably with at least six years work experience in the local government or planning communications sectors.

You will also have a grasp of strategic communications, with media relations experience and very strong writing skills.

The agency

SEC Newgate is a global strategic communications and advocacy group with 37 offices across five continents. With over 600 professionals across the globe, we advise some of the world’s leading organisations as well as growing businesses, industry bodies and individuals. 


As well as an exceptional salary and benefits package, we offer 30 days’ holiday each year (plus a day off for your birthday and a day off for charitable activity), as well as opportunities to work flexibly and be part of a fun, friendly and high-calibre team. 

Aligned to our Manchester team but working closely with colleagues in London and other UK teams, the role will involve a flexible blend of remote and office-based working, and travel to London and elsewhere from time to time.

For more information or to apply, please email with AD Manchester in the subject line.

Job details

  • Job code: ADV270421
  • Location: SEC Newgate Manchester
  • Start date: May 2021
  • Expires: 11 Jun 2021
  • Salary: TBC