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London, England, United Kingdom

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04/09/2024

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Here at United Minds, we are always looking for great talent to join us. If you don’t see an open role that matches your skillset at this time, please send us your CV and we’ll keep in touch about future openings in London, and remotely.

Who is United Minds?

At United Minds, our purpose is to make business more human. We get to the heart of organisations – the people – to put them first. Helping leaders shape the future of their organisations with their people and for their people. That’s not because we don’t believe processes aren’t important, but because we know it’s people that really make change happen.

Our core services include organisational transformation (M&A and spin-offs, restructures, marketing and digital transformation), leadership alignment, talent strategy development, culture change and employee experience.

We are led by our values: Big Thinking; Little Details; Giant Heart. We thrive on bringing original ideas to the table, but know this only comes alive in the details. And most importantly, we do this with our whole heart – giving ourselves permission to care for each other, for the work, for our clients and ourselves.

What’s more, with our access to the wider Weber Shandwick Collective, unlike many of our competitors, we’re able to tap into creative capabilities, the latest in AI thinking, and research, data and analytics to supercharge our solutions for clients.

What’s our ambition?

In a world defined by “extreme change”, we’re uniquely positioned to help our clients navigate the myriad of challenges they face. Our outside-in mindset means we’re constantly incubating new offerings around change and transformation, organisational culture, and leadership impact, to ensure we’re future-orientated and can offer our clients a new perspective.

We’re thought partners to big international organisations such as Pfizer, Novartis, Olympus, Nestle and GSK, as well as less well-known (but equally mighty in their impact) companies like Inalfa, RS Components and Skipton Building Society.

As we continue our growth trajectory, we’re on the hunt for talented people to join our team. We’re interested in hearing from you if you’re comfortable flexing across different types of change programmes, happy to adapt to different ways of working, and enjoy navigating multiple client industries and topics.

What’s it like to work for us?

We’re a small team in the UK. Our interactions are built on trust, empowerment and compassion for each other and our clients. And because we’re small, everyone has the opportunity to get involved in nurturing the business as we scale and shape our future, regardless of seniority.

We believe personal growth is important. Everyone gets their own Learning and Development fund to use in line with their career objectives and passion points, and we do regular inspiration sessions and training activities as a team – keeping curious minds engaged and ensuring we stay at the forefront of industry trends.  

United Minds is a global company, meaning we also have regular touchpoints with our US, LATAM and APAC teams, often working on projects together. And we also get the benefit of being part of the wider Weber Shandwick Collective and all the benefits you’d expect from working for one of the world’s biggest and best communications networks. If you’re interested in finding out more about who we are, check out the team bios on our website.

Note from the Talent Team:

We  appreciate the time take to apply for the role and your recent interest in United Minds. 

At IPG DXTRA we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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Our talented team build brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses such as HSBC, Unilever, Ebay and IBM to name a few.

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Note from the talent team:

At IPG DXTRA we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

 

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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Who is Weber Shandwick? 

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team builds brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. HSBC, Unilever, eBay and IBM to name a few.  

We earn affection, attention, affinity, and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across energy, automotive, sports sponsorship, and entertainment & lifestyle. We are known for:  

  • Developing data driven insights and strategies to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impactful campaigns that tap into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first yet deliver for paid and owned

 

What’s happening?

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What will you be doing?

  • Policy and stakeholder research, and drafting analysis for our clients
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  • Managing and delivering political engagement programmes
  • Drafting briefings for politicians and other stakeholders
  • Managing outreach to the political and business media as part of integrated campaigns
  • Building your network of political and business contacts
  • Media relations, including pitching to journalists
  • Managing political and stakeholder events
  • Working with polling companies, academics and other research organisations

Who are you?

  • Previous experience working in Public Affairs, either within agency or in-house
  • Knowledge and awareness of developments in the public and national media debate on issues concerned with corporate governance and reputation
  • An analytical mind with an ability to cut through information and find what really matters to clients, political stakeholders and media
  • An excellent communicator with exceptional writing skills
  • Good organisational and project management skills

Even better if:

  • Campaign experience, either for a political party or campaigning organisation
  • Experience working in both Public Affairs and Corporate PR, either at an agency or in-house

 

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  • Private medical insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Personal pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Flexible Benefits:

  • Buy or sell holiday
  • Additional life assurance cover
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Health screening
  • Gym discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Flexible working with our 3:2 hybrid work model
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • Equivalent of $250 USD for new joiners on 6 month + contract to support home working setup
  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays) plus 2 volunteering days, birthday day off work and Christmas period off
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Sweets and snacks in the office
  • Exclusive shopping discounts and perks
  • Headspace membership
  • Annual eyecare voucher
  • Season ticket loan
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Long service bonus
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Inclusive and invisible health policies

 

Note from the talent team:

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, down to volume, we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us, unfortunately, you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

 

We have recently become aware that individuals not associated with The Weber Shandwick Collective have fraudulently used our name – and the name of some of our employees – to solicit applications for fake jobs, to conduct fake job interviews and to make fake job offers. Any request to schedule an interview and any bona fide offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of The Weber Shandwick Collective with an email address “@webershandwick.com”. We will never require an applicant to provide credit card or banking information to cover any supposed advance costs.

If you have provided personal information in connection with a fake job offer or interview and you are concerned, we suggest that you take appropriate action.

The Weber Shandwick Collective takes these activities very seriously and are taking appropriate steps to shut down this fraudulent activity.

We urge you to be careful when sharing your personal information and to be aware of scams involving fake job postings and job offers.

 

#LI-JG1

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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Who is Weber Shandwick?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team builds brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. eBay, Ancestry, Direct Line and Pinterest to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity, and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across energy, automotive, sports sponsorship, and entertainment & lifestyle. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategies to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impactful campaigns that tap into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first yet deliver for paid and owned

What’s happening?

The Consumer Practice at Weber Shandwick creates world-class work for favoured brands including Pinterest, eBay and Ancestry.com. Our reputation for delivering engaging events and hard-working media narratives that consumers and brands means we’re working with an enviable client list across a diverse range of sectors including; entertainment, consumer health, food & drink and beauty. 

The team is growing and we’re looking to bring in a passionate and enthusiastic Junior Associate (Junior Account Executive) with media relations experience to bring the heat. 

As a leading global PR firm and PR Week’s #1 Consumer PR agency in 2021, we can offer you real opportunities for development early in your career and somewhere to cultivate your passion.  

What will you be doing?  

  • Developing strong media relationships, proactively identifying and driving media opportunities which support the client’s business objectives 
  • Meet with key media contacts face to face, to form relationships and build your little black book
  • Building relationships with influencers and working across influencer activation campaigns, as well as bigger integrated campaigns 
  • Drafting various pieces of content including: press releases and media alerts, media pitches and assisting the team to ensure copy is prepared, approved and submitted in line with deadlines
  • Supporting with events and media launches, maintaining budget trackers and managing media lists

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  • Ideally previous experience (academic and/or internship) in PR, marketing or journalism with strong interest in the consumer world
  • Social media and/or digital experience – and be excited to explore the ample opportunities to develop these areas of the business 
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  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Presenting skills – whether internally or to a client 

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Our Consumer Team works hard and celebrates its successes in a number of ways, including: 

  • End of month drinks 
  • Quarterly socials 
  • Monthly sandwich club to road test the great food offering around nearby Spitalfields Market 
  • Star of the Month, celebrating great work of individuals  
  • Birthday / anniversary celebrations 
  • Christmas and Summer parties 
  • Daily snacks and soft drinks 

Core Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Personal pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Flexible Benefits:

  • Buy or sell holiday
  • Additional life assurance cover
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Health screening
  • Gym discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Flexible working with our 3:2 hybrid work model
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • Equivalent of $250 USD for new joiners on 6 month + contract to support home working setup
  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays) plus 2 volunteering days, birthday day off work and Christmas period off
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Sweets and snacks in the office
  • Exclusive shopping discounts and perks
  • Headspace membership
  • Annual eyecare voucher
  • Season ticket loan
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Long service bonus
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Inclusive and invisible health policies

Note from the talent team:

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

At IPG DXTRA we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

*** JOB SCAM ALERT***

We have recently become aware that individuals not associated with The Weber Shandwick Collective have fraudulently used our name – and the name of some of our employees – to solicit applications for fake jobs, to conduct fake job interviews and to make fake job offers. Any request to schedule an interview and any bona fide offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of The Weber Shandwick Collective with an email address “@webershandwick.com”. We will never require an applicant to provide credit card or banking information to cover any supposed advance costs.

If you have provided personal information in connection with a fake job offer or interview and you are concerned, we suggest that you take appropriate action.

The Weber Shandwick Collective takes these activities very seriously and are taking appropriate steps to shut down this fraudulent activity.

We urge you to be careful when sharing your personal information and to be aware of scams involving fake job postings and job offers.

#LI-LM1

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.