Charlotte Street Partners

OPEN POSITIONS

We are recruiting for several roles and are looking for career minded, proactive, and talented individuals to join our growing team. We are looking for individuals with existing communications experience and with an excellent understanding of corporate communications.

We are a young, forward-thinking strategic communications agency that trades on our intelligence and ability to give great advice. We care about our people and offer a relaxed and welcoming working environment. We offer an enhanced benefits package, including pension, private health insurance, life insurance and much more!

Our company culture revolves around five values: difference, candour, mutuality, positivity and excellence. If these values resonate with you, we really want to hear from you.

To enquire or apply, please email a CV and covering letter to our managing partner Laura Hamilton on careers@charlottestreetpartners.com

ABOUT US

Charlotte Street Partners is a strategic communications agency based in Scotland. We believe that in an increasingly challenging operating environment, Scotland’s leaders value high level insight, confident strategic counsel, and expert communications advice.

Our clients value and trust the quality of our advice and senior counsel. They value the oversight and networks of our founding partners.

They value the fact that we are engaged across industry, media and government and the enhanced context that provides.

They appreciate being part of those networks.

They value our candour and our pragmatism.

They like our people.

They appreciate our lack of formality, but they value our professionalism.

SKILLS

All candidates must demonstrate strong, versatile writing skills, good organisational and project management skills. They will have the ability to multi-task and re-prioritise as needed, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously.

We are a fast-paced agency, so the ability to work in busy environments with a sense of urgency is vital. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and detail-minded, with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues, clients, and partners.

Associate partner

Salary £45,000-£55,000 + benefits

Associate partners focus on the outstanding service quality our clients expect. They are expected to demonstrate confidence in the creation of client strategy and delivery methods.

Associate partners are commercially astute and have experience of managing budgets. They proactively identify new opportunities for business growth and support the drafting of proposals and other strategic communications materials.

Associate partners motivate teams and project manage work streams to deliver excellence for clients. They take on a coaching role to support teams to activate and deliver communications strategies, campaigns, and events. Line management experience is beneficial, but not essential to this role.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Articulate and confident to lead senior level client meetings and presentations
  • Able to spot opportunities and sell ideas, concepts and work streams with conviction, enthusiasm, confidence, and full commitment
  • Able to oversee and manage account workflow effectively, with comprehensive understanding of agency and client procedures and systems
  • Commercially aware with a comprehensive understanding of all budgets, both client and the agency

 

Senior client manager

Salary £35,000-£45,000 + benefits

We are looking for a senior client manager with experience of working in communications, whether in-house, in an agency or public sector.

Senior client managers support the wider team in outstanding client service and delivery. They are responsible for leading workstreams day to day, or for specific client deliverables.

As a core team member, they offer analysis, evaluation and develop strategies for clients and the agency. They are talented at writing communications strategies and proposals, making recommendations based on desired outcomes, as well as building strong relationships with clients and partners.

The role will suit an individual with good client management experience and exceptional project management and project delivery skills.

They should be experienced in at least one of the areas of specialism from our service offerings, and capable of delivering this independently, and as part of a team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and delivering effective corporate, public affairs and media communication strategies and campaigns, including organising media interviews and other opportunities
  • Advising on stakeholder engagement and initiate/support engagement against strategic objectives, measuring impact and overall success on behalf of clients
  • Working closely with the agency team, as well as client’s own team and other agencies to provide context and counsel on communication strategies, tactics and outputs
  • Designing short and long-term campaigns to target specific audiences, placing an emphasis and discipline on campaign performance to help with recommendations for future work
  • Maintaining good networks and relationships
  • Developing and editing communication materials including press releases, annual reports, communications strategies, and other corporate literature
  • Developing an ongoing understanding of industry and corporate themes, trends, as well as corporate reputation drivers.

Client manager

Salary £30,000-£35,000 + benefits

We are looking for a talented and forward-thinking client manager to join our team. They should have consultancy, in-house or public sector experience.

Client managers are responsible for excellent client delivery and driving the team to ensure we are achieving objectives. They are responsible for planning, maintaining trackers and drafting reports and other related outputs for clients and the agency.

They are talented at writing communications plans and proposals and with other documents with support from colleagues.

Client managers are expected to work closely with partners and associates to deliver outstanding service to our clients, as well as events and other agency marketing initiatives.

They should be experienced in at least one of the areas of specialism from our service offerings, and capable of delivering this independently, and as part of a team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and delivering effective corporate, public affairs and media communication strategies and campaigns, including organising media interviews and other opportunities
  • Advising on stakeholder engagement and initiate/support engagement against strategic objectives, measuring impact and overall success on behalf of clients
  • Working closely with the agency team, as well as the client’s own team and other agencies to provide context and counsel on communication strategies, tactics and outputs
  • Designing short and long-term campaigns to target specific audiences, placing an emphasis and discipline on campaign performance to help with recommendations for future work
  • Maintaining good networks and relationships
  • Developing and edit communication materials including press releases, annual reports, communications strategies and other corporate literature
  • Developing an ongoing understanding of industry and corporate themes, trends, as well as corporate reputation drivers.

Senior associate

Salary £25,000-£30,000 + benefits

Senior associates have some communications experience. Their role is to support the wider team in efficient client delivery, including maintaining trackers and drafting reports and other communications materials.

Senior associates should be a source of intelligence for business development and to client teams through comprehensive research and consistent monitoring. They are adaptable generalists focused on delivering results.

They are resourceful and proactive team players who thrive on delivering quality outputs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Building good working relationships with client and agency contacts
  • Managing the day-to-day administration of the client account, including monitoring, delivery plans, estimates and client contact notes
  • Attending client briefings and gathering relevant data to support the development of communication strategies and creative briefs in response
  • Preparing materials for presentations, pitches, and proposals
  • Monitoring project deadlines, identifying and communicating potential changes that may be required.
  • Maintaining accurate records of meetings, decisions, and next actions
  • Develop communication materials including press releases, annual reports, communications strategies, and other corporate literature
  • Develop an ongoing understanding of industry and corporate themes, trends, as well as corporate reputation drivers.

Design associate

Salary £22,000-£28,000 + benefits

Supporting our work with a range of clients, the successful candidate will use their skills to ensure the Charlotte Street Partners brand is represented at its best.

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with strong design skills. They will be able to communicate effectively with stakeholders. They must be organised and able to manage multiple projects. They will be proficient in using the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. 

The responsibilities of the marketing and design associate include:

  • Drive alignment with agency-wide branding and design standards
  • Review and refresh the agency’s brand guidelines
  • Design tender and pitch documents
  • Create presentations for client teams
  • Design reports, infographics, and other client-facing documents
  • Create visual assets for the company website and social media channels
  • Create adverts for external websites and print publications
  • Create event assets, including email invitation banners, event visuals, social media visuals
  • Manage website updates using WordPress or similar CMS
  • Manage internal design files, folders, images, photographs, and templates.

INTERNSHIPS

We are now reviewing applications for our 2022 summer internship programme and are no longer accepting submissions. We aim to be back in touch with candidates in late March / early April.

If you have any questions about the application process, or any other aspect of the internship programme, please email careers@charlottestreetpartners.com.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our interns have the opportunity to work across a range of clients, projects and services. No day is the same but typical responsibilities include research, drafting briefings and analysis notes, supporting client teams, and writing the daily briefing.  

We are a small team and expect interns to tackle tasks with enthusiasm and diligence. 

WHAT OUR former INTERNS HAVE SAID

Scarlett Regan (2020) 

Six months and a global pandemic since I joined Charlotte Street Partners, I can safely say that I have had the most incredible experience as a researcher. Charlotte Street is at the heart of crisis management, politics, strategic planning and future thinking, and the client roster is so varied that you are always challenged to think differently. I have learned so much from the wide range of experts here and it has been wonderful to see their friendly faces (on Zoom) every day. The creative license and the level of responsibility you are given from day one is rare for an entry-level position, as is the daily contact with senior and founding partners. If you enjoy writing, researching, planning, and thinking big, I can’t recommend it enough.

Javier Maquieira (2019) 

I had already worked in corporate communications before joining Charlotte Street Partners summer intern programme but decided to change careers and pursue postgraduate education in international relations. At Charlotte Street Partners I have enjoyed the opportunity to use my previous experience in strategic communications while developing my interest in global affairs and social action. From writing on current events in the daily briefing to drafting bespoke briefings and reports, the intern programme is a great way to be both creative and analytical about the things that matter the most to clients in particular and society in general.

Daisy Penman (2018) 

My internship with Charlotte Street Partners was brilliant, I can’t recommend it enough. The highlight was being given the responsibility of writing the daily briefings that are sent out to subscribers – knowing my work was seen by hundreds of people was a lot of pressure but it was a challenge I relished. I’m so grateful for the opportunities Charlotte Street gave me, even just the application process was so interesting – I’ve never been asked to write an essay for a job application before! The internship was a great way to test myself and see what I could do, and everyone involved made me feel like part of the team right away. Definitely worth applying!

Katie Stanton (2018) 

After a year spent toiling away the hours on countless job applications, stewing over whether my “competencies” truly extended beyond a broad interest in current affairs and an even broader interest in reality television, I found solace in the Charlotte Street Partners internship. Truthfully, I didn’t know what I wanted to do until I came here. I also didn’t know how much I loved writing, so I have being given the daily briefing almost immediately to thank for that. Crucially though, this is an opportunity to work closely with some incredibly talented and experienced people; from creatives to economists, strategists to politics-buffs, third sector champions to financial experts. It really is a different kind of workplace: from day one, you will have the space and guidance to make a real impact.

Scott Reid (2017) 

Coming from a PhD, I’d never planned for a career in conventional “comms”. And three years on, that hasn’t changed! The thing that attracted me most to the internship, and Charlotte Street Partners more generally, is that they offer experience in so much more – from strategic counsel, to purpose, culture & values and sustainability. As an intern, I worked on the launch of a national tourism strategy for a FTSE 100 company, a book launch, and a UK minister’s trip to Edinburgh. So, apply if you want something creative, where you’re asked to bring your intellectual A-game, and where making a difference matters.

Juan Palenzuela (2018) 

One thing in particular that I really enjoyed about the internship is that it helped me vastly to develop my confidence. From the first week, you are given real responsibility to work on client material. While there is pressure to deliver, you are given extensive support to succeed: the team is always making sure that you are comfortable and able to perform at your best. The culture here is very friendly and relaxed. The associate partner team also gave me the freedom to tailor the internship to my interests, making it a challenging yet rewarding experience.