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Drive the future of stakeholder engagement with your vision at Deetu, an organisation at the forefront of delivering revolutionary digitally-led engagement and consultations.

You can help us form the engaged communities of today to create the informed places for tomorrow.

Ready to do things differently?

In 2016 Deetu was created from the question “What if we tried it this way?” and it’s still our guiding principle.

By combining industry knowledge and the latest technologies, we developed a methodology for digitally-led stakeholder and community engagement that has won multiple national industry awards.

Who we are & what we stand for

Deetu is part of the BWB Group, BWB is a multi-award-winning engineering and environmental design consultancy with a proven reputation for technical excellence and exceptional client satisfaction.

We’re rated Platinum Investors In People (IIP), a prestigious accolade that demonstrates our commitment to our people and establishes us as an employer of choice. We invest in our people and ensure they have everything they need to develop a fantastic career. We extensively research, benchmark and review all salaries and benefits against others within the industry.

Join Deetu and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will play an active role in defining!

At Deetu you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

Role Overview

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial and commercially minded Associate Director who can channel the Deetu approach of doing things differently, leading on engagement strategies that help form engaged communities and create informed places.

The role will have responsibility for business growth within the engagement team, creating new business opportunities beyond our current offering and strengthening existing relationships. The Associate Director role will require an innovative and commercially astute leader with substantial account management skills who will help grow Deetu’s Engagement, Consultation and Communications services both externally and within the wider BWB Consulting business.

The role will require an individual with a passion for delivering exemplar stakeholder engagement and public consultation, using Deetu’s digitally led approach to inform concepts and masterplans; ultimately to facilitate evidence-based place making.

What you’ll be doing

* Responsible for business growth of the engagement team, creating new business opportunities beyond our current offering and strengthening existing relationships.

* Working with the wider multi-disciplinary BWB Group, supporting the growth of the stakeholder engagement service.

* Mapping key stakeholders on projects, creating meaningful engagement strategies and execution plans.

* Developing themes, core messages and collateral for multiple audiences and stakeholders, including digital users, the media, local communities, statutory bodies, technical groups, and elected representatives.

* Liaising with internal and external clients, ensuring a high level of Client service and ensuring accurate, timely reporting.

* A requirement to provide support and line management of colleagues within the engagement team.

What you’ll bring

* A degree or masters in a relevant background subject

* A proven aptitude for building relationships, managing clients and delivering business growth.

* Experience in delivering communications and consultation activities on Development Consent Orders (DCOs) and large planning applications.

* A deep understanding of the planning process and how stakeholder and community engagement plays its part.

* Experience from delivering engagement and consultation services in the UK property, infrastructure or built environment industry is essential.

* Strong project management, organisational and line management skills.

* A demonstrable ability to understand, interpret and present complex information in a communications setting.

* Involvement in overseeing digitally-led engagement approaches is desirable, though not essential.

* Ability to manage multiple workstreams across various projects/clients/services within demanding timescales.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.

* Strong use of the basic suite of IT packages.

What We Offer at BWB Consulting:

* 25 days holiday (with the option to purchase more), pension, life assurance and healthcare.

* Perkbox, Cycle to Work, paid volunteering days, regular social events, rewards scheme and much more.

* Access to personalised fully funded Learning & Development opportunities including charterships and paid professional subscriptions.

* Hybrid working.