Are you someone who enjoys working with people?   And interested in working with the best in the business to shape the new homes, offices and places for the future in both our London and Regional teams?  Community engagement is a big part of this process, and we are looking to hire the next generation of talent from diverse backgrounds representative of our clients and the communities we work with.

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, digital and 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 London, and across the UK.

Our eyes and ears:  Our Account Executives primary role is to prepare first versions of client collateral, monitor the political environment and flag emerging external issues effectively and quickly to the wider Kanda team.

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

  • Attending events involving a diverse range of communities including fun days, school and youth events, resident meeting, business forums, door knocking and exhibitions
  • Social and community based 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 event invitation lists
  • Attending meetings project meetings
  • Other ad-hoc tasks to support the team

** The above is not an exhaustive list and will develop as the business grows and evolves**

About you

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

Kanda is a flexible working employer, applicants selected to work in our Regions team will need a full driving license and access to a car on account of the travel involved.

Key Attributes and Skills:

  • Enthusiastic and approachable with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Works collaboratively; good team player
  • High quality of work with strong attention to detail
  • Competent copywriting skills
  • Demonstrates agility and responsiveness
  • Strong ability to assimilate, analyse and summarise written material quickly
  • Excellent research and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Excellent time management – managing the Urgent vs Important
  • Desire to grow knowledge of planning policy and relevant communication skills including policy, political, stakeholder, media and public consultation engagement

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, 37.5 hours per week.  Subject to a three-month probationary period.

Starting salary £25,642 in line with the London Living Wage (depending on experience).

Please email by the closing date – Friday 19 July 2024  with a cover letter and CV to apply. Early application is encouraged.

Stage 1 – Successful candidates will be selected for interview

Stage 2 – Shortlisted candidates will be invited for second interview and asked to complete a writing task

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