Careers at JLA

JLA believe in employing exceptional people with a highly developed understanding of what’s going on in the world.

Agents and assistants are expected to have a breadth of knowledge across politics, business, current affairs, the media, entertainment and sport. They must also have the curiosity to learn more, the ability to assimilate information, the words to articulate what they see, the confidence to offer an opinion and the skill to negotiate with integrity on behalf of a blue chip client list.


JLA is “The UK’s leading Speaker Bureau” (FT). We are looking to recruit new account managers to join our 25-strong team in central London.  We advise our corporate and public sector clients and arrange bookings of keynote and after dinner speakers, presenters and performers for over 2000 events each year. If you have account management experience and would like to work in one of the most exciting and fast moving industries in the UK, then we would love to hear from you. You will need to demonstrate that you are both literate and numerate and have a broad interest in business, UK current affairs and entertainment. You will also need to have had experience developing relationships with people in many different industry sectors. If you have a genuine interest in everything from economics to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the confidence to express an informed opinion and the skill to negotiate with integrity, please get in touch. Our team of account managers may advise clients on booking Jonathan Ross, Rob Brydon or Dara O Briain to host an awards ceremony.  They may have to discuss the merits of Jimmy Wales, Justin King, or Bob Geldof to give a keynote address to a particular audience attending an industry meeting or whether Chris Hoy, Martina Navratilova or Clive Woodward would be appropriate to give a motivational speech for a company annual conference. JLA work with talent from all walks of life and our account managers will gain in-depth knowledge about the speakers, presenters and entertainers so they can effectively inform and advise clients on who will be the best person or people for their event. If this sounds like you have the right skills and you would be excited to join us please send a detailed covering letter (in plain English, not ‘corporate-speak’) along with your CV to

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