Job Description

Government Relations Assistant Manager

Location: UK

Career Level: Assistant Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skills and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

Accenture's Government Relations (GR) practice works to build a political and policy environment to advance the business objectives of our leaders in their markets. We develop meaningful relationships with the top decision-makers and influencers in government and business; engage and advocate on important policy matters; facilitate a leadership position within industry bodies; and position the company as part of the local fabric of our communities.

Assist GR colleagues and leaders to develop and implement effective political, legislative and regulatory strategies aligned to their objectives. Establish and maintain organisational relationships with government officials, industry trade associations and industry government relations representatives. Provide insight on political and legislative developments that impact Accenture's business objectives. Support business to build strategic relationships, align to market positions and lead reputation risks.

UK GR is part of the wider European GR practice and the person in this role will report to and primarily support the UK GR Lead. Depending on their strengths, personal interests and team needs, an element of their time may also be used to support the wider EuroGR team.

Client team support - contribute to our success in the marketplace based on political and policy insight, advising senior colleagues within and across Accenture on political, legislative and regulative changes, that could shape business opportunities.

Policy advocacy – help advise a policy landscape that supports our business, by supporting the delivery of proactive, innovative and responsible advocacy programmes. This will include the coordination, development and dissemination of thought leadership and research on key policy topics to improve our leaders’ external engagement, including delivery of roundtables and other events.

Proactive positioning – position Accenture as a leading professional services firm and as a responsible business with policymakers and clients, by identifying and shaping opportunities to position Accenture as a thought leader on digital policy and support the business to build strategic relationships that align to market positions, create business opportunities and handle reputational risks.

Research and monitoring – Monitor, supervise and provide timely and targeted insight on political and policy developments likely to impact Accenture, our clients and our offerings.



Qualifications

Person Specification

  • Shown curiosity about – and good solid understanding of – politics, public policy and the issues important to Accenture. Likely to have been gained through three or more years of relevant experience.

  • Outcome-focused with a consistent track record to organise, handle and deliver projects on time and to budget;

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to summarise sophisticated information optimally for a senior leadership audience;

  • Experience in research and development of thought leadership and management of policy campaigns, across the range of media and platforms, an asset.

  • Demonstrated ability to see opportunities to effectively position companies and their policy agenda i.e. speaking opportunities, partnerships, collaborations.

  • Strong network and track record of building relationships.

  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-cultural, multinational environment.

  • Team player, flexible and pragmatic, with strong interpersonal skills.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Song, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

 

Closing Date for Applications 30/06/2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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