Consultant for Public Affairs and Strategic Communications

Brunswick Group LLP
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 02

Position description

Join Brunswick in Brussels and help national and international clients navigate the complex policy and stakeholder environment in Europe and globally.

At Brunswick, we help the world’s foremost companies communicate what they do, why that matters, and how they can transform to meet the needs of society. These businesses must demonstrate the value they create, manage critical issues, and respond to extraordinary events - including systemic risks to their business.

We create expertly defined public affairs and communications strategies that get to the heart of specific opportunities and challenges faced by corporates around the world. Our team in Brussels operates across the spectrum of EU activities with in-depth knowledge of policymaking in the EU and at Member States level and with industry expertise in banking and financial services, telecoms, new technologies, media, consumer industries, food, healthcare, energy and transportation.

We offer you the opportunity to work with exciting clients in an international team of bright minds. We allow individuals to thrive by empowering you with a great deal of freedom and creativity in your work, while operating in a dynamic and international environment.

As a Consultant (“Executive”), you will deliver timely updates and analysis – from policy and politics to media – and in doing so you will develop a strong understanding of our clients’ businesses. Brunswick Executives are the eyes and ears of their teams; they prepare key client documents, in particular briefings, stakeholder lists and policy analysis, and often lead on monitoring and research.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor EU institutional news and/or media; client and client industry-adjacent news, often in real-time, and alert internal teams and clients to key issues; provide research and analysis;
  • Keep colleagues informed of project status; develop action plans/meeting notes as appropriate;
  • Prepare background notes, briefing books and stakeholder lists;
  • Identify and analyse media coverage on industry trends;
  • Effectively handle logistics around client meetings, engagement programmes, and other client events;
  • Identify and assess media and visibility opportunities for clients;
  • Begin to nurture your network outside of the firm;
  • Collaborate with peers and senior team members to understand their expectations, identify best methods of working and so that the work is delivered properly and on time.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • One to two years of relevant work experience in EU public affairs, communications and/or policy-making, either in another consultancy or in a relevant in-house role for an organisation actively engaged in EU advocacy;
  • A high interest in business and political issues and an understanding of the influence of the media, politics and the public on companies and other organisations;
  • Curiosity and awareness of current and relevant global issues;
  • Ability to operate effectively in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment;
  • Prepares well written, organised and thoughtful documents and correspondence;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, with strong problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise, and attention to detail;
  • Ability to exhibit discretion with confidential client matters;
  • Engages team members in a positive and productive manner; works collaboratively with teams locally, regionally and internationally.

Our offer

We offer a competitive reward package, private health insurance, flexible working hours and the opportunity to earn a yearly bonus related to business success and individual performance.

At Brunswick, you'll find endless opportunities to put your talents to use, to develop your own skills and those of your colleagues, and to grow with a firm that takes pride in its work and its culture. We will support your personal development through internal training programs and regular feedback.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Maintaining and strengthening a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace are pillars of Brunswick’s culture and key to our future success. Valuing and supporting every colleague as an individual while helping them reach their full potential is critical to attracting and developing our greatest strength - our people. By embracing our differences and diverse perspectives we create richer experiences within our firm and enhance the quality of the ideas and advice that we deliver to our clients.

Brunswick is an equal opportunities employer, and our Equal Opportunities Policy is available on request.

About Brunswick Group

Brunswick is a critical issues firm. We advise the world’s leading companies on how to navigate the critical issues they face and engage with their critical stakeholders.

Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world more successfully. We help the leaders of the world’s great value-creating organisations operate successfully across the increasingly complex and fast-changing arenas of finance, politics, and society at large.

Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit centre. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.

Application instructions

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