Communication Consultant

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£30 – 45k depending on skills and experience
18 Apr 2019
09 May 2019
Business Type
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Can you make an impact for clients like Co-op, Channel 4, Royal Mail and Condé Nast?

Acteon is an agency that creates communication and learning to help people flourish.

We help people to make better choices, work more efficiently, be safer, embrace diversity, develop their skills – whatever it is that makes them, and their organisations, more successful. Our projects often address complex issues where an organisation needs external help to find its voice and make itself heard.

We work with clients to understand the specific objectives that underpin success, and then we design communication and learning campaigns that drive positive behaviour change. Our solutions succeed because they are aligned with our clients’ culture and values.

The role

Every project is different, so the consultant’s role is to create and deliver a solution that meets the client’s needs. We encourage organisations to reinvent their approach and to do more than just tick a box.

Projects often begin with stakeholder engagement and research, learning design and communication planning. Our consultants learn about a client’s processes, procedures, change requirements, onboarding information – whatever’s relevant – and then translate those messages into effective and engaging content. We do that in a range of formats: online, video, animation, music, print, face-to-face training, and communication campaigns.

Successful outcomes depend on excellent client relationships, active project management, stringent quality control and internal collaboration.

Where do you fit in?

Acteon consultants are an eclectic group. We’re from a range of backgrounds: communications, science, medicine, TV journalism, the arts – and we value the creativity and approach that each individual brings.

We’re looking for a new consultant who can add their own ideas, skills and experience. How can you help us innovate and find fresh ways to support our clients?

This role has some core skills:

  • You’re an excellent communicator
  • You write well and can tailor your style to a range of formats and audiences
  • You have the confidence to build good relationships with clients
  • You can manage projects effectively and enjoy organising your own workload
  • You have good commercial awareness, with experience in managing project budgets
  • You care that your work meets the highest standards of quality and professionalism
  • You’re self-motivated and you get things done

You’ll need to demonstrate all of this through at least three years of relevant professional experience.

Who we are and how we work

The company includes 16 consultants, 10 studio colleagues, a digital team of 15, three marketing staff and four administrators. We also work with a network of trusted freelance writers and artists. Our base is a converted Victorian brewery in central Cambridge. Beer-making stopped in 1972, but there’s still a pub next door.

We work in an informal structure and keep hierarchy and management to a minimum. It’s a working style that we value, but it requires colleagues to be mature, cooperative and self- directed. You can expect to be running your own projects early on as well as creating content and supervising its production.

We pride ourselves on the great relationships we build with clients and on our ability to exceed their expectations. Our strength is rooted in quality – the quality of our work, and the quality of the working experience. We have a strong reputation and have won multiple national awards.

What we offer

We offer the satisfaction of doing stimulating and varied work in a friendly and supportive environment. As a member of a small company you’ll have a chance to influence the development of Acteon and to contribute to and share in our success.

The role will give you the chance to work independently, whilst still having the guidance and support of an experienced and dynamic team. We offer a salary related to capability and experience, a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, gym membership and 25 days of annual holiday in addition to statutory holidays. In successful years we make bonus payments.


Interested? We’d love to hear from you. Click the apply button, send us your CV and tell us what you’d bring to our team. Thank you.

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