SEC Newgate: Account Manager / Senior Account Manager, Advocacy (Cardiff / Bristol)

Salary: Competitive OR £30-40k based on experience

The role

We are looking to hire a first-rate communications professional to join our advocacy team.

Working for high-profile clients in sectors including housing, energy and infrastructure, and working on major regeneration schemes and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, you will be helping clients to understand the political and planning landscape both at local levels and in the context of the Welsh Senedd.

As part of a team providing integrated communications advice, you will also be supporting clients on broader communications requirements including media relations.

The successful candidate will work primarily with our teams in Cardiff and Bristol, although finding the best candidate is more important than a specific location, and there will be opportunities to work with colleagues around the UK including in the London office.

Working for a top 30 global communications group and having close interaction with the wider team in the UK and beyond, you will have the potential opportunity to broaden your skillset and be involved in providing advice to clients across our various specialisms from public affairs and stakeholder engagement to corporate, financial and consumer communications.

The candidate

With an interest in, or working knowledge of, housing, development and infrastructure, you will know your way around local and national political systems, probably with at least three years’ work experience in the local government or political communications fields. Experience and knowledge of the political landscape and systems in Wales, particularly of the workings of the Senedd, is essential. The ability to speak Welsh would also be desirable.

You will also have a grasp of strategic communications, with stakeholder engagement skills, media relations experience and very strong writing, organisational and research skills. You will be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and be comfortable producing high-quality pieces of work to tight deadlines.

The agency

SEC Newgate is a global strategic communications and advocacy group with 37 offices across six continents. With over 600 professionals across the globe, we advise some of the world’s leading organisations as well as growing businesses, industry bodies and individuals.


As well as an exceptional salary and benefits package, we offer 30 days’ holiday each year (plus a day off for your birthday and a day off for charitable activity), as well as opportunities to work flexibly and be part of a fun, friendly and high-calibre team.

For more information or to apply, please email with AM Cardiff in the subject line.