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We are always on the lookout for bright, curious people who show initiative, are natural team players and want to wow clients and colleagues with inspired ideas.

Get in touch if that sounds like you. We offer an impressive range of benefits like sustainable travel incentives, employee ownership and enhanced parental leave policies.

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Permanent role + benefits

We are looking for a PR Account Manager to join our team and help deliver stand out sustainability communications. You will be running a diverse portfolio of business and charity clients to deliver positive social and environmental change.

We use specialist insights and creative ideas to deliver strategic communications, thought leadership and flagship campaigns. Our clients’ aims vary from delivering global sustainability initiatives to changing behaviour on issues such as mental health, the climate crisis, food, biodiversity and responsible business practice. They include Patagonia, BMW Group, Danone, Penguin, NHS Charities Together, Prevented Ocean Plastic, Energy Savings Trust and Neighbourly.

We are a growing B Corp with 10 Best for the World awards. We won Edie Sustainability Consultancy of the Year in 2019 and 2021, with both our Climate Positive Plan and client work recognised, and were recently awarded Communications Agency of the Year for Third Sector and SME of the Year in the Global Good Awards.

What you’ll be doing as our PR Account Manager

Everyone in Forster is expected to actively live our company values (Curious Minds, Collaborative Attitudes and Pioneering Actions) and be ‘adding extra’ to our clients and company overall, regardless of level or professional skills.

Critical skills and expectations for a PR Account Manager are:

  • First port of call for client on delivery issues
  • Account planning – translating strategies into tactical delivery plans with supporting timeline and budget
  • Understanding of different tactics and how to use them to generate results
  • Delivering agreed tactics (eg media relations coverage, content creation or social media campaign)
  • Inspiring, timely, accurate, calm management of accounts
  • Strong writing skills in multiple formats (eg email, ppt, reports, content creation)
  • Ensuring 99% accuracy of materials before they are passed for sign off
  • Able to pattern research and insights in a relevant format (working with senior consultant to agree that format)
  • Growing strategic planning skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills, building client relationships and able to handle one to one conversations about key deliverables
  • Good pitch presence and starting to lead on key elements of proposal writing
  • Actively contributing knowledge and ideas to clients and business development processes
  • Able to co-ordinate a team and manage upwards and downwards
  • Building personal network (eg journalists, client contacts, suppliers)
  • A strong voice within the company and growing externally

As our PR Account Manager, you’ll be:

Responsible and in control of:

  • Managing client accounts, and taking appropriate and timely action to ensure expected outcomes are met
  • Growing personal knowledge of communications tactics
  • Starting to build PR plans for clients and new business proposals

Fully accountable for:

  • Delivery of agreed client plans to time and to budget
  • May have specific line management accountabilities
  • Actively consulting others
  • Using resources from across the company to deliver best results
  • Contributing knowledge and expertise wherever possible to support Forster overall

What experience you’ll need to apply

  • Proven track record in running PR programmes with activities including media relations, content creation, digital and social media promotion, ideas generation and outstanding project management.
  • Previous experience as a PR Account Manager, PR Account Executive or in-house PR role.
  • Self-motivation and commitment to excellence are critical. We are open to corporate or consumer background experience and expect you to bring a thirst for knowledge, a fascination for communications and a genuine interest in sustainability – although it is not a problem if you haven’t worked directly in this area before.

Inclusion and equality

We value and encourage diversity and difference and believe that we are a stronger company as a result. We are really keen to get applications from people from underrepresented or minoritised backgrounds.

To apply for this role, and to ensure we hire the most diverse team possible, please send a blind copy of your CV (with your name, contact details and places of education removed) along with something (it could be a cover letter, but we’re communications agency so enjoy a range of media) to and tell us about why you are the perfect fit for us.

Permanent role + benefits

We are looking for a PR Account Executive or Senior Account Executive to join our team and help deliver stand out sustainability communications. You will be working across a diverse portfolio of business and charity clients, supporting the team with media outreach, new business research, project administration and more.

We use specialist insights and creative ideas to deliver strategic communications, thought leadership and flagship campaigns. Our clients’ aims vary from delivering global sustainability initiatives to changing behaviour on issues such as mental health, the climate crisis, food, biodiversity and responsible business practice. They include Patagonia, BMW Group, Danone, Penguin, NHS Charities Together, Prevented Ocean Plastic, Energy Savings Trust and Neighbourly.

We are a growing B Corp with 10 Best for the World awards. We won Edie Sustainability Consultancy of the Year in 2019 and 2021, with both our Climate Positive Plan and client work recognised, and were recently awarded Communications Agency of the Year for Third Sector and SME of the Year in the Global Good Awards.

What you’ll be doing as our PR Account Executive

Everyone in Forster is expected to actively live our company values and be ‘adding extra’ to our clients and company overall, regardless of level or professional skills.

As PR Account Executive, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Managing own time and portfolio of work
  • Accurate writing skills in multiple formats (eg email, ppt, reports, press releases)
  • Growing knowledge of different tactics and how to deliver them to support client work (eg media relations planning and sell-ins or running social media accounts)
  • Strong research skills, finding and gathering relevant information and learning how to pattern and report them
  • Actively and accurately supporting accounts – from scheduling and organising meetings to writing reports
  • Confidently talking about specific activities in client meetings or as part of pitches
  • Contributing to proposal development and pitches

In addition to the above, you’ll:

  • Keep an active mindset – reading media and around, bringing in ideas and spots to support clients and business development
  • Maintain commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Be a positive part of a team.

What experience you’ll need to apply

  • We are on the hunt for someone who is actively interested in what’s going on in the world and wants to deliver powerful PR that will make a difference.
  • Experience as a PR Account Executive agency side, or in an in-house PR Executive role, is highly desirable.
  • This won’t be your first role in communications, but you’ll be looking to take your next step – and perhaps your first into sustainability.
  • You’ll love writing, have a hunger for news, experience in pitching to media and an eye-for-detail that helps accounts to run smoothly.

Inclusion and equality

We value and encourage diversity and difference and believe that we are a stronger company as a result. We are really keen to get applications from people from underrepresented or minoritised backgrounds.

To apply for this role, and to ensure we hire the most diverse team possible, please send a blind copy of your CV (with your name, contact details and places of education removed) along with something (it could be a cover letter, but we’re communications agency so enjoy a range of media) to and tell us about why you are the perfect fit for us.