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Junior / Business Development Executive - H+K Strategies

London, U.K.

Business Development Team


Business Development sits at the heart of the H+K business. We are the central team responsible for new business, marketing and communications activities for the UK agency.  We also work closely with the EMEA team and have regular touch points with parent company, the leading marketing services group, WPP.

We are currently looking for a smart, ambitious junior to join our small but perfectly formed team, as a Junior Business Development Executive. The role will offer you the opportunity to broaden your experience across a wide range of disciplines and activities ranging from new business, awards submissions and bid work, showcases of our work and people, full involvement in our marketing activities including our events programme, day to day management of our website, full engagement across our digital channels and creation of a range of different content.


  • Experience working in agency ideally in a new business, marketing or biz dev role (circa 2 years)
  • Excellent creating writing ability – from press releases, blog posts to award entries – with the ability to craft impactful narrative from the information at hand and impeccable attention to detail
  • A keen interest and experience in digital communications and traditional/social media with an informed understanding of the current landscape for brands
  • Proven organisational and project management skills and event management experience
  • An active interest in business and the marketing communications arenasas well as current affairs and politics, with media relations experience advantageous
  • Proactivity, ambition and a love of winning and seeing the agency progress as a direct and indirect result of your actions
  • A solutions-focused problem solver with the desire and willingness to turn your hand to a broad range of tasks and clients
  • A self-starter with energy and gravitas who works well within a small collaborative team and looks to add value at every opportunity
  • Personable and good interpersonal skills – able to interact at all levels and with different personalities and keen to build face-to-face relationships with teams across the agency
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritising skills, with the ability to manage and meet deadlines by ensuring that milestones are met and actions are taken to identify/resolve likely delays so as not to impact delivery
  • Passionate and enthusiastic, confident and curious
  • Thrives in a fast paced environment where delivering the extra mile is par for the course
  • A keen visual eye; savvy in Word and PPT, ideally with some Photoshop and creative editing suite expertise


  • The opportunity to sit at the heart of a large, top tier agency and play a key part in its success
  • The chance to work in a small, entrepreneurial team that is open to new ideas and allows you to develop skills across the full new business and marketing spectrum
  • The chance to work in a full-service PR/Marketing communications consultancy with all the career opportunities and wider benefits you would expect of working at an agency like H+K


H+K is a public relations and integrated communications agency with 90 offices around the globe.  H+K London is the first and only large agency to structure itself around sectors to deliver deep industry knowledge, supported by specialist areas of ideas and strategy, content creation and publishing. A recently launched Global Centre of Creative Strategy places change, innovation and creativity at the heart of everything we do. 

Through strategic counsel, creative thinking and effective activation, our deep sector expertise enables us to truly understand our clients’ perspective and transform our clients’ challenges into effective and award-winning solutions. Our purpose is to inspire more open, creative and curious conversations to help build a better agency and world. Our communications are driven by our clients’ desire to communicate their purpose and create a legacy in the world. 

We create ideas to believe in.


The Hub

Personal growth is at the heart of our culture. The Hub, our internal training academy, provides a range of required and bespoke training opportunities that enable our people to have more ownership of their career development.

As well as our locally-developed modules we also deliver training from the H+K University, our global training and development platform. The University curriculum combines best practice from around our network in core consultancy and communications skills.


  • 28 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
  • SMART pension scheme
  • Heavily subsidised on-site bar
  • WPP employee discount scheme
  • Group life assurance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme
  • Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries

Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter to: Laurie.West at [email protected]m

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