Associate | Public Affairs 

About Brunswick

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm. Our purpose is to help our clients play a more successful role in society.

We advise on critical issues at the centre of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds.

Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit centre. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.


Founded in London in 1987, Brunswick’s global partnership has grown organically to 24 offices in 15 countries. We began as an M&A and financial communications firm and, over time, expanded our capabilities and expertise to communications on other business critical issues. We invested in new offices, sectors and a wider variety of offers for clients, such as public and regulatory affairs, major litigation, business and society, cyber, employee engagement and digital. Our in-house creative agency, Merchant Cantos, delivers creative, visual content for clients.

The role

We are looking for a highly-motivated, ambitious Associate to join our growing Public and Regulatory Affairs practice in London.

The key responsibilities of an Associate at Brunswick are to:

  • Build trusted, meaningful relationships with client counterparts, working with and supported by Directors and Partners to offer informed, insightful advice and deliver flawless work.
  • Bring original and critical thinking to the challenges clients face, combining personal experience with the support of expert practitioners from across the firm.
  • Drive the execution of projects and retained accounts, supporting directors and partners to ensure we beat client deadlines and expectations.
  • Mentor and develop junior team members, both within client projects and within the firm more generally.
  • Play an active role in new business, in terms of cultivating relationships with prospective clients, curating leads, and supporting/leading the development of proposals and pitch presentations.
  • Work with colleagues across the firm to contribute to our evolving offers and services, taking opportunities to improve the way we approach and deliver work for our clients.
  • Play an active role in the development of the firm, contributing to internal initiatives and reinforcing our collaborative and supportive culture.

Candidate specification 

A candidate for this role must have or be:

  • A minimum of four years’ experience, working with clients and / or stakeholders on complex political, policy or regulatory issues.
    • We expect any candidate to have a proven track-record or transferable skills in the following: stakeholder mapping and relationship building; analysis and engagement on policy and regulation (including drafting consultation responses, select committee submissions, etc); campaigning for/against specific policy/ies; tracking policy development (including bill monitoring); and helping clients and / or stakeholders prepare for political conversations (e.g. select committee evidence sessions; ministerial meetings etc).
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, with excellent problem-solving skills and a high level of intellectual curiosity.
  • A deep-rooted interest in politics, public affairs and public policy is essential, together with a network in this area.
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills, including the capability to manage large/complex accounts comprising multiple workstreams.
  • An ability to assimilate and analyse information quickly, and the confidence to give an informed point of view on client issues.
  • An ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • A strong communicator both verbally and in writing, with an engaging presentation style.
  • Proven ability to manage upwards while also creating a supportive, learning working environment for more junior colleagues.
  • Energetic team player with strong self-motivation and a collaborative approach to work – both internally and with clients.

A candidate for this role would ideally have some of the following experience:

  • Healthcare (including pharma, life sciences, provider, med tech and devices) and/or tech policy.
  • Cross-border public affairs experience, including on multi-jurisdictional issues, e.g. Brexit, tax, competition, data/privacy.
  • Transaction and/or campaign experience.
  • An interest in geopolitics.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying or finding out more, please send your CV to Georgia Bryden [email protected]

The deadline for applications is the 19th July 2021.

We are committed to embedding a culture and working environment that actively promotes diversity and inclusion and safeguards against discrimination and unfavourable treatment of our people in all aspects of employment including recruitment, promotion and training opportunities.

We recognise the differences that a diverse workforce can bring. We believe that we’re stronger and can serve our clients better when we draw upon the combined strength of all of our employees and we are committed to encouraging a working climate that respects and promotes equality.

We have a responsibility to ensure that there is no unlawful discrimination and that equal opportunities are available for all of our people.

Please mention in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.