Are you interested in community engagement, regeneration and communications? Are you looking to join a company with opportunities to grow and learn, with interesting, high-profile clients? Do you want a role which gives you flexibility about where you work, giving you the chance to find a balance between home working and office working? If yes, Kanda could be for you!

About Kanda

Kanda is a dynamic and exciting place to work. We are a multidisciplinary communications agency that focuses on the world of planning and regeneration. We work with developers, local authorities, housing associations and charities to provide a range of services in the spheres of politics, policy and consultation. We provide strategic advice and political counsel, deliver community engagement strategies, develop innovative consultation content as well as undertaking social value assessments and shaping regeneration programmes.

About the role

We are looking to hire account executives to work across the business on projects in and out of London, and across the UK.

As an Account Executive, you will be supporting the team by carrying out the following tasks:

  • Political and community research
  • Social media and website content writing
  • Drafting consultation and communication materials
  • Event management
  • Report writing
  • Preparing media monitoring reports
  • Preparing new business research and contributing to proposals
  • Compiling and updating stakeholder lists
  • Attending meetings with clients and stakeholders
  • Other ad-hoc tasks to support the team

About you

You will have an interest in community engagement, politics and planning, and excellent copywriting skills. You will be well organised and have a “can do” attitude. Knowledge of planning is not expected.

Applicants do not need a full driving license and access to a car, although this would be an advantage particularly if they are selected to work in our Outer London and Regions practice.

Equal opportunities

Kanda is an equal opportunities employer; we encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to attract a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We welcome applications from candidates regardless of their ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, disability, religious beliefs or age.

Salary and reporting

This is a full-time, permanent role, subject to a three-month probationary period.

Starting salary £24k to £27,999 (depending on experience)

37.5 hours per week

Please email by the closing date – Friday 30 June 2023 with a cover letter and CV to apply. Early application is encouraged.

Stage 1 – Successful candidates will be selected for interview (face to face) and asked to complete a writing task

Stage 2 – Shortlisted candidates will be invited for second interview

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