About us

 

Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation.

From our offices across Europe and the Middle East, we adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues.

Our collective of smart, curious people think differently and live by a shared mission, purpose, vision, and values. These shape how we work, not just with our colleagues, but with clients and partners too.

Our mission is to ‘rewire communications for impact’ and harness its transformative power to advocate, trailblaze and make a difference.

We do this by igniting and empowering the potential of every individual within our company, recognising that each person is a unique spark, capable of creating extraordinary impact. We believe that by nurturing and harnessing the collective brilliance of our people, we can drive innovation, foster an uncommon work culture, and make a positive difference to society.

Embracing the complete range of skills and services across the communications spectrum without constraint, we create the best outcomes for our clients and deliver world-class work.

Hanover is looking for an experienced public affairs professional to join our growing Advocacy team in London.

The successful candidate will be a senior member of our market-leading public affairs practice and will have the opportunity to lead account teams, advise senior clients, contribute to new business activity and shape team management.

We’re a 25-strong team of political specialists who advise some of the world’s biggest brands on UK political and regulatory issues. Our consultants are policy experts who enjoy becoming genuine extensions of their clients’ in-house teams.

The successful candidate will be a keen networker with a passion for public affairs and a nuanced understanding of the relationship between business and politics.

We’re particularly keen to hear from candidates with prior agency or in-house experience and a passion for one or a mix of our key sectors, including Technology, Media, Telecoms and Financial Services

Hanover is one of the UK’s leading independent communications consultancies. We work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment, and our consultants are equally at home in the office, at a pitch or at a networking event.

You will be based at our London office but may have an opportunity to work on the clients we share with colleagues in Brussels, Dublin, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh, and across our wider network within the AVENIR group in Canada and the USA.

We believe strongly in career development. We offer regular training to all our staff and regular opportunities for promotion as well as a competitive benefits package.

We are committed to promoting inclusion and diversity in our business and believe our positive team culture underpins strong staff retention and progression rates.

We would be happy to discuss this role in greater detail if you would like to ask any questions before applying.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop close relationships with senior clients, lead external client meetings and shape effective client strategies
  • Provide strategic advice to clients and develop your policy specialisms
  • Supervise the delivery of client work on multiple accounts – by running internal account management meetings, reviewing team progress against agreed milestones, monitoring capacity and allocating tasks
  • Lead new business processes, including marketing events and leading pitches
  • Identify opportunities to cross-sell services between Hanover teams and offices
  • Expand your personal network through event attendance and relationship building

Requirements

  • Very strong team-working, collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Prior public affairs experience within a consultancy, government or in-house team is desirable
  • A policy background in one of the sectors specified above
  • Excellent knowledge of and a passion for UK politics, with a demonstrable understanding of its impact on business objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An existing network of either/or business, policy or political contacts. A network with Labour contacts is desirable, but not essential

Benefits

As well as competitive salaries, we offer employees a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Annual performance-related bonus, with additional bonuses linked to recruitment, new business and long service
  • Healthcare insurance and company pension scheme
  • Flexible and hybrid working policies, with eligibility to apply for a sabbatical after 2 years’ service
  • Summer Fridays – and early Friday finish all year round
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including Hanover Healthy Minds forum with trained Mental Health First Aiders and mental health coaching
  • Family-friendly policies, including full pay for 18 weeks during maternity/adoption leave, enhanced paternity and shared parental pay, parental coaching and clothing allowance for pregnant employees
  • Support for employees who are going through menopause or fertility treatment, including paid time off and monthly contribution towards HRT prescriptions
  • Subsidised gym membership and ‘LiveSmart’ wellbeing workshops
  • IN Network, a global working group dedicated to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - workstreams include gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, working parents and LGBTQ+
  • Trailblazer of the Month award for outstanding contribution, Lunch & Learns and an opportunity to win an Out of Office activity fund
  • Cycle to work scheme and interest-free loans

Hanover is an equal opportunities employer, committed to encouraging a balanced workforce within our company and the wider industry.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement + 

 

Hanover Communications is an equal opportunities employer, committed to creating and ensuring a fair, inclusive, and diverse work environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We believe that equality and diversity are essential to high performance and a thriving culture.

We maintain a strict no-tolerance stance against any form of discrimination and harassment, ensuring all individuals are treated equitably, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital or pregnancy status, genetic background, or any other attribute safeguarded under our company policies or federal, state or local laws and legislation.

We want to ensure that our hiring process is accessible. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an email to recruitment@hanovercomms.com with the nature of your request.

We are committed to transparency about how we collect and use your data, including ensuring we comply with legal obligations relating to data protection. You can view our data privacy policy here

Hanover is part of AVENIR GLOBAL’s powerhouse of specialist communications consultancies across EMEA and North America. Collectively we rank among the top 15 largest communication firms in the world.

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