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Careers at Forster


We’re always on the lookout for bright, curious change-makers with the skills, experience and commitment to help us create positive change.

Benefits of working at Forster? Find out more here. Interested in joining the team? Send us your CV and a cover letter to

Current openings:

 

Salary: £22-24k + benefits, depending on experience

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, confident and media savvy account executive. You will be working across a diverse portfolio of social change clients, supporting the teams with media sell ins, new business research, project administration and more.

We are an award-winning, fast-paced agency that uses creative ideas and smart strategy to help our clients create positive social change. Our clients and their aims are varied, from delivering global sustainability initiatives to changing attitudes and behaviour on issues such as the ageing population, mental health, food and nutrition and responsible business practice. We work with businesses such as Tesco, DP World and KPMG and not-for-profit clients like Alzheimer’s Society, Stroke Association, Breast Cancer Now and Samaritans.

Apart from loving what we do to deliver social good with our clients, we’re committed to doing the same through our own business (we’re a certified B-Corp). We also value our supportive and engaged culture; as an employee-owned business we work hard to give our staff a great work-life balance alongside a fulfilling and challenging career. Not only by gathering together for breakfast and news in the mornings, and offering flexible working and early finish Fridays in the summer, but also through our commitment to developing the careers of all our employees. We value and encourage diversity and difference within Forster and believe that we are a stronger company as a result.

We are looking for bright, intuitive people who show initiative, are natural team players and who want to wow clients and colleagues with inspired ideas. Our ideal candidate will be someone with a minimum of six months experience in an account executive role, with media relations skills, the drive and energy to work across multiple accounts and the confidence to take on a client facing role from the off.

To apply for this role, 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.

Salary: c £42k + benefits, depending on experience

We’re on the hunt for an energetic, inspiring and media savvy Senior Account Director to join the team who has a keen understanding of PR and communications and experience of leading complex and varied accounts. If you’ve got a passion for social change and creating a big impact for your clients we’d love to hear from you.

Forster Communications is a motivated, fast-paced, specialist agency based in lively London Bridge. We’ve established a strong reputation and won awards for working with our clients to deliver positive social change through bold ideas and smart strategies. Our clients are as varied as the issues we help them address; from corporate brands such as DP World and Astellas Pharma to charities like Stroke Association, Alzheimer’s Society and Young Women’s Trust. Our work changes behaviour, raises awareness and improves lives.

Now we’re looking to add to our dedicated, core team. We’re offering a varied portfolio and the opportunity to help us shape our culture and continue to deliver positive social impact. We value difference and are actively seeking people from a range of backgrounds and life and career experiences.

About us

Apart from loving what we do to deliver social good with our clients, we’re committed to doing the same through our own business (we’re a certified B-Corp). We also value our supportive and engaged culture; as an employee-owned business we work hard to give our staff a great work-life balance alongside a fulfilling and challenging career. Not only by gathering together for breakfast and news in the mornings, and offering flexible working and early finish Fridays in the summer, but also through our commitment to developing the careers of all our employees. We value and encourage diversity and difference within Forster and believe that we are a stronger company as a result.

You’ll have:

  • Experience in developing the pipeline of new business
  • Experience on B2C or B2B campaigns (or ideally both!)
  • Proven results in delivering and evaluating high impact campaigns
  • A proven ability to shape and direct complex accounts to deliver results on time and to budget
  • Experience in managing teams and people
  • Ability to juggle accounts while keeping an eye on quality and deadlines
  • You love PR in all its forms and are happy diving in to lead media sell ins, campaign launches and events, and inspiring your teams to achieve great results
  • A confident presenter, keen to share ideas and pitch projects internally and to clients
  • Excellent writing skills, able to produce thoughtful and engaging content for a range of audiences and with an instinct for what makes a strong story for media
  • A love and understanding of all things social and the ability to think beyond traditional media relations when it comes to ideas and communications to drive action
  • An established network of media contacts and the enthusiasm for getting ‘out and about’ to make new connections and stay up to date with industry developments

To apply for this role, please send a blind copy of your CV (with your name, contact details and any details on 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.

Salary £30 + benefits

We’re on the hunt for a confident and energetic Executive Assistant to join our team of 20 who has a sharp eye for detail and a can-do attitude. If you’re a great communicator, organised and IT savvy then we’d love to hear from you.

Forster Communications is an award winning, fact paced social change PR agency, dedicated to creating powerful communications that helps our clients to protect and improve lives. Apart from loving what we do to deliver social good with our clients, we’re committed to doing the same through our own business (we’re a certified B-Corp). We also value our supportive and engaged culture; as an employee-owned business we work hard to give our staff a great work-life balance alongside a fulfilling and challenging career. Not only by gathering together for breakfast and news in the mornings, and offering flexible working and early finish Fridays in the summer, but also through our commitment to developing the careers of all our employees. We value and encourage diversity and difference within Forster and believe that we are a stronger company as a result.

Responsibilities will include managing a major office move project and supporting senior management with front of house duties, meeting, scheduling, IT and human resources, reporting in to the Head of Operations.  Excellent IT and project management are critical, alongside attention to detail and a proven ability to meet deadlines and work as part of the team.

Responsibilities

  • Manage our office move, which is scheduled to take place in December 2018, including liaising with suppliers and contractors
  • Support the Head of Operations with the smooth running of the business and help the team deliver sustainability targets
  • Organise and schedule meetings
  • Book business travel arrangements, couriers, conferences and events
  • Maintain office correspondence, including franking and receiving post, crafting routine electronic correspondence
  • Perform reception duties such as answering phones where necessary
  • Manage the diaries and schedules of senior management
  • Liaise with clients and business guests
  • Solve simple IT problems and work with the IT department when necessary
  • Maintain electronic filing system, ensuring processes and software are up to date and in working order
  • Manage specific projects – for example organisation of company events – and follow-up with team members where required
  • Maintain office style
  • Maintain office supplies including stationery and consumables
  • Handle HR, Health & Safety and recruitment duties,  on-boarding new staff members and tracking staff holidays

Critical skills

  • Proven executive support experience including: administration, organisation, clear communication skills, time and workload management, and full use of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Work with discretion, professionalism, and complete attention to detail
  • Able to use your initiative and have the confidence, persistence and motivation to get things done

To apply for this role, please send a blind copy of your CV (with your name, contact details and any details on 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.