Junior Consultant Financial Services Public Affairs Consultancy, Brussels

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard in Brussels is Europe’s leading EU public affairs and communications consultancy. We have an excellent track record of advising blue chip clients as they navigate regulatory, political and policy issues of substantial commercial and societal significance. Our approach hinges on close partnership, offering deep expertise and applying insight as well as creativity to our clients’ issues.

Within our Brussels office, our Financial Services team consists of over 20 full-time consultants advising over 40 clients spanning banks, investors, insurance companies, market infrastructures, data and payments providers, Fintechs, corporates and credit rating agencies. Specifically, we advise these clients on the implications of legislative and other policy developments for their organisations, and develop advocacy strategies that help them meet their objectives and enhance their positioning. ‎

The Position

We are looking for a Public Affairs Junior Consultant with some knowledge in the Financial Services sector, to join this established practice.  The Consultant will assist in the implementation of public affairs programmes for market-leading global accounts. Based on his/her daily monitoring of relevant information sources and reporting on key developments, he/she will assist with preparing draft reports, presentations and issue analysis relevant to our clients.  He/she will further be expected to proactively build networks around a number of dossiers with key relevant stakeholders from the EU institutions and private sector organisations.

Experience required

  • We are considering candidates with some relevant previous work experience or internship
  • Good understanding of EU policymaking and a true interest in economics and/or financial services
  • Any previous experience acquired through working in the EU institutions or national ministries of finance/regulators, in a consultancy firm or in-house in a financial services organisation is a plus

Skills & Competencies required

  • Basic understanding of financial markets and of policy issues most impacting that sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English is a must; fluency in one or more other languages is a plus
  • Commitment to the highest standards of service delivery
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting relationships
  • Dynamic, supportive, collaborative and willing team player

Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motivated by the opportunity to be part of a market-leading, high caliber and culturally rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry.

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