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Director - Corporate and Public Affairs for premium brands

Ref 5099
Salary £90k - 120k per Annum + great benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This first class consultancy is strategic in its approach to communication challenges and executes integrated campaigns.  They have a great, forward thinking approach and an infectious hunger which retains staff and are looking for a director to challenge and excite the most intelligent corporate and public affairs professionals. The main part of the role would be supporting with UK and European PA work for their large corporate clients around M&A activities.

The Company

This consultancy is renowned in the industry for their professionalism and quality approach whilst working with prestigious, globally recognised companies to offer them a broad range of communications services. They have a global footprint, advise prestigious brands across industry sectors and have the appetite to be the number one for strategic corporate communications and leading the way on the deal table. They solve client’s communications challenges and build communications solutions which could encompass getting the company on an employee engagement programme, crisis management, financial communications and political policy insight. No day is the same and the breadth of this work is so wide and the learning curve for all is high. 

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Corporate and Public Affairs Director role:

  • Use your corporate and public affairs expertise to offer clients thoughtful political insight, first class issues management and influence broader stakeholder audiences
  • Ability to plan, lead and delivered the full range of public affairs and corporate communications activity including profile-raising events, creating policy and thought leadership and contact-building with Ministers and No 10 Downing Street
  • For exciting brands, you could be running a social media campaign to overturn a Government ruling, developing a stakeholder engagement programme or offering political advice
  • To impress you will need to demonstrate your strategic thinking, media handling abilities and breadth of communications experience
  • Play a key role in new business pitches and develop PR strategies, media positioning, thought leadership strategies
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to junior team members

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Corporate and Public Affairs Director role:

  • Corporate and public affairs experience agency experience working at least at associate director level
  • Extremely well connected with solid conservative contacts
  • Ideally have extensive network of contacts across government, politics, media, new media and think-tanks
  • Currently working in a corporate or financial communications agency, at Director level or a highly ambitious Associate Director
  • Any knowledge of capital markets and financial communications is ideal as you will be working alongside them in your role
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to grasp complex concepts and distil them relevantly
  • Must be excited about brands and desire to broaden your experience yet be adept at offering senior level counsel and fantastic political insight
  • To fit in the team, you will be bright with an engaging charm and able to demonstrate how you have gone over and above for your clients
  • You will have a good understanding of business issues and current affairs to be able to offer thoughtful advice

To be considered for this Corporate and Public Affairs Director role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 020 7559 6597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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Community Manager - promote this West London property company as employer of choice

Ref 5106
Salary £50k per Annum + great benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This award winning West London real estate company is looking for a PR & Community Manager to promote them as employer of choice. They are looking for their ‘expert in PR’ to lead on and strengthen their public profile through best practice PR initiatives and proactive community engagement. Reporting directly into the CEO, this role requires energy, enthusiasm and competency in all areas of PR and comms, as well as being open to ideas and an interest in real estate.

The Company

People at this 140 strong SME are industrious, energized and loyal. The environment is a fun and engaging place to work and they are amazingly passionate people to work with. The company is located in an amazing, purpose built business community, and are conscious about sustainability and the environment, rating their performance and impact. Under the CEO sit the marketing, events, PR and brand teams - all working alongside each other at manager level.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this PR & Community Manager role:

  • Working in close partnership with the CEO and Marketing Manager to develop a media and communications strategy targeting national, international and local media opportunities that you will lead on implementing
  • Manager the press office function for both reactive and proactive media engagement, including working with and managing retained agencies
  • Researching, writing, and distributing releases, articles and stories to media
  • Championing partnerships and engagement with the local community
  • Building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, to maximise press and engagement opportunities
  • Maintain, improve and build the company’s news and social media output
  • Develop and deliver ideas for compelling news, social media and thought leadership content that can engage all levels of audience
  • Support in developing crisis and issues management messaging protocols
  • Working closely with the branding, marketing and events teams
  • Pro-actively keep PR activity fresh and at the forefront of consciousness with key press and stakeholders
  • Acting as the spokesperson and brand ambassador where appropriate
  • Engage internally to enhance internal communications and any potential new stories happening across the business

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this PR & Community Manager role:

  • Real estate or commercial property experience and knowledge is an advantage but not essential as you can ‘grow into’ the role
  • It’s likely you will be working in an agency at Account Director or Senior Account Manager level or as a PR Manager in-house
  • A creative corporate communications professional with b2c experience
  • Perhaps you have previously promoted companies as ‘employers of choice’?
  • Someone with passion and energy who is articulate and enthusiastic, as well as presenting themselves well
  • The ability and confidence to interact with UK and international business, consumer, and property press
  • Ideally has a broad range of media contacts from business to lifestyle, and the ability to think laterally to reach a wide audience
  • A self-starter who can generate and deliver creative engagement strategies and always seek the competitive advantage
  • Ambition and drive to shape this new role
  • Someone that can work efficiently independently and as part of a team
  • Capable and create with social media engagement

To be considered for this PR & Community Manager role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 02075596597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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Director - issues expert for corporate and financial heavy weight

Ref 5104
Salary £90k - 110k per Annum + Generous bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

The purple patch has arrived! This entrepreneurial, highly successful corporate and financial agency are looking for a rather special crisis Director to join their impressive team in a leading role and use their blend of crisis and financial communications expertise to service existing clients and help build the business. Specific sector experience is not a requirement, though exposure to large FTSE 100 businesses is important as is having a great contact book at CEO and Chairman level. 

The Company

The work undertaken at this mid-sized powerhouse consultancy is a true blend of corporate communications, financial PR and crisis management. The people are credible, the clients are impressive and the focus is board level advice. They take on work for interest level and they have built a track record of becoming known as the go to place for CEO’s in the midst of a media crisis. The agency’s flatter and more flexible structure allows you to be more nimble than some of its structured peers and this is a company that is going places. So if you love litigation support and have the intellectual rigour to come up with creative solutions then this could be a place for you.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this crisis management Director role:

  • Stretch your brain matter advising CEOs in a media crisis as well as using your communications expertise on financial announcements
  • Use your analytical skills to support with high level litigation work and demonstrate your creativity solutions focussed abilities on a daily basis
  • Your writing expertise will be utilised as there is a fair amount of content creation
  • Grow existing clients and develop new business leads through your Chairman level contact book
  • Lead and direct across client teams (financial services, energy, technology, consumer industries, support services and aviation) working on a number of retained clients and projects
  • Mentor and train clever junior team members

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this crisis management Director role:

  • Working as an agency director in corporate and financial communications is ideal, however, financial PR expertise can be overlooked if you have an understanding of capital market in general
  • It’s likely you will be working for a larger firm, but looking for the opportunity to really make your mark and influence the future direction of a business
  • Or you could be wanting a step up from a small boutique, but it is essential you have experience of FTSE 100 companies
  • Former barristers or journalists with crisis expertise from an agency environment are also of interest
  • Able to provide evidence of handling high profile issues, crisis and litigation situations at senior level
  • Personality, energy and drive are fundamental to this role
  • Ability to manage junior team members
  • Strong writing abilities and intellectual rigour

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Associate Director - leading powerhouse - is it time to play in the major league?

Ref 5049
Salary £60k - 80k per Annum + great bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This independent cooperate and financial communications consultancy will define your career. They are looking for both Account Directors and Associate Directors with financial PR experience, ideally with FTSE clients. You will learn from some serious heavy-weights and handle clients in TMT and/or consumer industries. This highly successful, mid-sized agency consultancy will allow you to take up the reins on high profile, often listed clients. Your work will be a true mix of corporate campaigns, financial PR and issues management communications and you can work across industry sectors or focus on one sector if you prefer. You will adviseTMT and/or consumer industry clients. This role will take your experience to a superior level as the exposure will broaden your skills and you will get a lot of autonomy to advise at boardroom level and enjoy working with massive brands. 

The Company

This is an entrepreneurial, highly successful corporate, financial and issues-rich communications agency is now looking for rather special Account Directors and Associate Directors to join their super sharp-minded team to handle an impressive client portfolio. The consultants operate under a relatively flat structure and have a highly collaborative and innovative approach to their work. They pride themselves on building partnerships with Chairman and CEOs in key FTSE 100 and 250 companies so your exposure will be immense. In return, they will be looking at your appetite to get involved in new business, intellectual rigour to solve complex problems and the maturity to advice at a senior level.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Associate Director- Financial PR role:

  • Lead and direct across client teams - food & drink, luxury, gaming, automative as well as TMT, leading and supporting on a number of retained clients and projects
  • Stretch your brain matter advising CEOs in a media crisis as well as using your communications expertise on announcements, M&A and IPOs
  • Use your contacts to bring in business and in return you will be well rewarded
  • Grow existing clients and develop new business leads through your contact book
  • Mentor and train ambitious team members although it’s a pretty flat structure so you will be hands-on in approach
  • A lively, friendly personality with charm and influence is vital to fit into this charismatic team

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Associate Director- Financial PR role:

  • Working as an Account Director or Associate Director in financial PR with some large brands
  • It’s likely you will be working for a larger firm and looking for the opportunity to really make your mark or a smaller firm wanting to move up the food chain
  • You will have a good new business track record of getting stuck in on pitches and able to growth accounts
  • Able to provide evidence of handling high profile issues and crisis situations at senior level
  • Experience of working with both large market cap and unlisted businesses - some FTSE 100/250 company experience would be really beneficial
  • Current media contacts at a national level
  • Relish a flat and open structure and not too concerned about your title
  • Personality, energy and drive are fundamental to this role

To be considered for this Associate Director – Financial PR role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 0207 559 6597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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Corporate Associate Director - enjoy smart and forward thinking communications

Ref 5103
Salary £70k - 80k per Annum + superb benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This strategic communications consultancy focused on leadership undertakes global communications and they offer a broad range of communications services. Half of their business is corporate reputation advising high profile businesses worldwide and the other half is major cross boarder financial deals (M&A, IPO). They are now looking to boost their corporate team with a high calibre Senior Account Director or Associate Director with institutional financial services expertise to run large scale projects without too much hand-holding.

The Company

This strategic corporate and financial communications agency prides itself on being a market leader in financial communications. They help their clients achieve trusted leadership status and they help their own staff develop into leaders of the future. They are an inclusive, high-performance team where you will be given the flexibility, scope and autonomy to achieve great things. The culture is somewhat unique with training and development is taken really seriously, promotions are actively from within and they genuinely care for each other. This role will be looking after banks, asset management and private equity firms in the main although their client base crosses all sectors. The work doesn’t stop at media relations – it could entail reputation protection e.g. cyber-crime, enhancement and transformation (change management) to help businesses through their growth life cycle.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Corporate Associate Director role:

  • They are looking for a senior advisor to run large scale projects without too much hand-holding
  • Take on leadership in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment working closely with the management team
  • You will be advising banks, private equity firms and have great client management skills
  • Develop and implement innovative multi-stakeholder communications strategies aimed at enhancing and protecting reputation of prestigious influential corporate brands
  • The corporate reputation work encompasses crisis and issues management (frequently large-scale retainer work) and you will be working with companies of all sizes and thus handle all manner of situations
  • Play a key role in new business pitches and develop PR strategies, media positioning, thought leadership strategies
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to junior team members

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Corporate Associate Director role:

  • It’s likely that you know financial services rather well and you enjoy agency life – you are probably working as a corporate Senior Account Director or Associate Director
  • You will be an experienced, highly-accomplished communications practitioner who has worked in a big, top-tier agency and has run B2B and B2C corporate reputation campaigns both nationally and globally
  • You will have natural leadership skills and the ability to inspire and to build confidence in clients, client stakeholders and client teams
  • Big picture thinking - ability to think strategically, plan ahead for future issues and events, and recognize opportunities for clients and the agency
  • Enjoy working globally on large retained clients in the financial services sector – private equity banking experience is a plus
  • A grounded self-starter who is ambitious and business-minded- you must be confident with a hands-on approach
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to grasp complex concepts and distil them relevantly
  • Great attention to detail and a flair for the written word

To be considered for this Corporate Associate Director role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 020 7559 6597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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Senior Account Director- passionate about property and love luxury? - Immediate start

Ref 5091
Salary £50k - 60k per Annum + great benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

After several impressive new business wins, this incredibly-well connected communications consultancy is looking for an inspiring Corporate Senior Account Director to hit the ground running and take the lead with several high-profile property clients. This large team focus on property and luxury - the client portfolio is impressive, the momentum of their wins is outstanding and the ongoing commitment to making it a ‘great place to work’ is heartening.

The Company

This corporate and consumer luxury consultancy is leading the way in the luxury property, travel & leisure and consumer brands. They have developed a remarkable reputation which, teamed with their high-profile connections and expert senior-management, has helped to enhance their global reach and offering. Based in bright, open-plan and professional offices in the West End, this driven and talented team are going from strength to strength. They are really good at looking after their staff and have clear career paths for all and regular pay reviews. They house probably the best property client portfolio in the City.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this luxury property Senior Account Director role:

  • You will advise high profile property clients including a mix of house builders, developers, agents and international projects
  • Manage client relationships and strategy, leading on several accounts
  • Build strong and lasting relations with influential property journalists, analysts and other stakeholders in international markets
  • Successfully generate new business leads and pitches
  • Mentor and manage several members of the team, supporting and developing their skills whilst reporting to the Board Director

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this luxury property Senior Account Director role:

  • You will already be working at Account Director level or above at an established corporate communications agency
  • You will live and breathe all things property with a passion for luxury brands ingrained in your lifestyle
  • A black book of property media contacts is a necessity for this role
  • You will be think strategically and be incredibly driven and confident in all tasks you put your mind to, a real go-getter with an attitude to succeed no matter what
  • A solid and credible background with an outstanding ability in senior client counsel
  • Strong education credentials are required and you will have strong attention to detail

To be considered for this luxury property Senior Account Director role please click to apply.

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Corporate PR Manager - litigation, board room fraud, cyber security, Brexit issues

Ref 5084
Salary £50k - 60k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This leading ambitious US law firm has it all on offer. They have beautiful offices all over the globe and they are looking for an experienced PR Manager or Corporate Agency Account Director to lead on promoting two fast growing and successful practices - litigation and cyber security. This is a newly formed role working with two impressive senior communications operators who are amazing mentors. You will be expected to stand on your own two feet and develop the programmes and implement them. The great thing about this law firm is that they value comms, now that’s not to say that you won’t have to influence but there is a strong emphasis on getting the partners out in the media and producing interesting content and thought leadership. There is a need for a proactive individual to join the team, take ownership and help promote these practices which are very important and growing for the business.  Working as part of a wider comms and branding team you will work with various platforms and teams including social media, webcasts, podcasts to convey the company’s content. If you are a PR Manager or agency Account Director looking to ‘own’ the PR for key parts of the business and love talking ‘business issues’ then get in touch.

The Company

This high profile US law firm based in great offices in the City of London is having a sensational success internationally and is widely acknowledged for it. They are a major player and far from the usual law firm, having invested heavily in communications and representing an exciting place to work as they do things differently. Conversely to what most people think about law firms, the amount of dry work is very minimal within this organisation as they promote their view on business issues across Brexit, Cyber security, financial technology and high profile litigation. The company is filled with high performers who share a collegiate and friendly attitude towards work. They wins lots of awards in recognition of their pro bono efforts and work on behalf of various charities. The communications team is very close knit who value teamwork yet will offer you a great amount of autonomy to bring your ideas to the table.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in PR Manager role:

  • This newly formed role will lead the communications for litigation and financial regulation
  • Opportunity to make an impact and stand out within the firm by bringing your ideas to the table
  • Make a quiet and understated start and gradually build your credibility with some quick wins
  • Scope to build out the role and develop your skills across the comms disciplines
  • You must be interested in business and UK business issues as you will voice opinions on cyber security, Brexit and litigations.
  • There is lots of support available in the communications team
  • If you are moving from a listed or privately owned company to a partnership, it will be a significant change as your influencing skills come to the forefront

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this PR Manager role:

  • Must be an excellent writer who is capable to influence, charm and gradually win the trust of senior stakeholders
  • High performing, solutions focussed individual with the ability to communicate across teams
  • A credible individual able to provide counsel to senior stakeholders and management
  • Current national and business media contacts are preferred – litigation exposure/experience would be a huge plus
  • Currently working as a corporate communications/PR Manager or corporate agency Account Director ready to take on more responsibility
  • Due to the nature of the work it is likely that you are familiar with Financial services and Professional services.
  • Backgrounds within large, well-recognised companies are preferred.

To be considered for this PR Manager role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 020 7559 6598 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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Associate Director- Financial PR in one to watch agency

Ref 5042
Salary £65k - 75k per Annum + bonus, share options
Location London
Job Type Contract

If you are looking to hit the ground running and manage multiple high profile accounts, there is no better place. You will act as a link between the MD and the rest of the team and have opportunity to take ownership of small and major league clients in an entrepreneurial PR consultancy with strong financial backing.

The Company

This financial communications agency, based in the City of London, is led by a wealth of impressive experience and encourages ambition. The clients they work with vary in sector and size providing fantastic exposure and the opportunity to learn as you grow. They are looking for someone with a solid background in financial PR to further their knowledge and take on a more prominent position within a fast growing and exciting business with a clear plan.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Associate Director - Financial PR role:

  • Financial PR across industry-leading clients in financial services, consumer, energy and industrials
  • Play a significant role in regular and high-profile M&A mandates over multiple industry sectors
  • Material role in new business pitches where your contribution counts
  • Scope to work on corporate reputation campaigns
  • Great mix of proactive and reactive work, working alongside some of the industry’s best
  • Be part of their growth strategy and help to build the best client portfolio and team
  • Offer round advice to c-suite
  • Use your entrepreneurial spirit to add value to this exciting business and leverage your broker and banking contacts

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Associate Director - Financial PR role:

  • You will be an experienced financial PR professional with a background in agency ready to step up and challenge yourself
  • Great national and trade media contacts, bright with a strong understanding of current affairs and the City
  • A grounded self-starter who is ambitious and business-minded. You must be confident with a hands-on approach as no one is precious and everyone rolls up their sleeves
  • An analytical and numerate background is essential and you will possess good attention to detail
  • An interest in expanding your knowledge and gaining exposure to the broad sectors
  • Happy to consider generalist or specialist PRs

To be considered for this Associate Director – Financial PR role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 02075596597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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Corporate & Financial PR Director - entrepreneurial key senior hire

Ref 5079
Salary £100k - 150k per Annum + superb benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This entrepreneurial PR and corporate communications agency specialise in institutional financial services, banking and financial technology and are currently looking to extend their financial services team of experienced experts with a corporate and financial communications director to support this next stage of growth. Due to their strong reputation within the industry they have a very sought after client base in banking, professional services and technology which they are now looking to expand. The management team are looking for someone with a strong network and business builder, super client advisory skills and a great team manager in order to fit into the tight knit team. A fair amount of international leads come their way and they would like someone who has international campaign experience or an international mind-set to help leverage them.

The Company

This is a great agency to work for due to their reputation and professional approach – they receive an extraordinary amount of work through referral. The agency itself on their ability creates quality, engaging content and design on behalf of their clients. Their reach into the US is strong with an impressive network and they share clients across the pond. They pride themselves on this in-depth knowledge of the industry their clients operate in and look for people with like-minded technical knowledge. They are based in smart City offices and the team are clever, engaging people. The environment is relaxed and social yet they take their work seriously. They are really supportive and there is no hierarchy as every member of the team is equally valued - regardless of level. They are looking to take things up a notch and this next senior hire is key to this and having some financial PR expertise, alongside corporate and an entrepreneurial, driven approach is vital. 

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Corporate and Financial PR Director role:

  • Leading on existing client accounts within the financial services sector across banks, trading platforms, professional services and financial technology – they will gradually introduce you to their clients although they will expert you to bring in some too and help them build – leads and support abounds
  • Use your network to help bring in leads alongside jumping on the relevant pitches with proposals – the Chairman and owner are well connected internationally and will help bring in leads
  • Your advisory skills will be stretched as you will deliver premium advice at CEO and Chairman level
  • Use your contacts to bring in business and in return you will be well rewarded well
  • Enjoy the scope of influencing the future of a business and bring your commercial ideas to the table
  • Your strong management skills are required as this team runs like a well-oiled machine

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Corporate and Financial PR Director role:

  • Driven and entrepreneurial and looking for something which has the promise of a very shiny future
  • You will be an experienced agency director with financial and corporate PR experience – ideally you will also have some financial services client experience, ideally handling clients across banking, asset management, insurance and alternative investments, professional services (or one of these)
  • Must have strong new business track record and be a great presenter
  • Excellent advisory and crisis management skills
  • International mind-set, perhaps you have lived abroad before or enjoy international campaigns
  • Current media contacts at a national level as you will be hands on here
  • Happy to sell different disciplines and takes a more holistic approach to comms

To be considered for this Corporate & Financial PR Director role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 0207 559 6597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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Associate Director/Director - corporate and digital pro for one of the biggest and best in PR

Ref 5065
Salary £70k - 90k per Annum + great benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

Join this specialist hub for digital and integrated corporate communications and grow your expertise in online reputation strategies, managing a high calibre team with resources at your fingertips. They are slick, a ‘grown up’ major league player in PR and corporate communications. This global strategic advisory business is one of the largest and most highly regarded PR agencies in the world. Join this large digital team to lead and help grow on an active portfolio of multi-sector brands and bring your presentation, SEO and paid social media skills to the table.

The Company

Due to their size and reputation you will have the opportunity to work with the biggest names across all industries – be that of large corporates, FTSE 100 companies, professional services firms or innovative start-ups. The team are looking at how they can get better at integrated communications encompassing creativity and strategic planning. They partner with teams and their clients across the business globally as well as having their own portfolio of multi-sector brands. Their London headquarters are brand new, super smart with an entrepreneurial feel and they are looking for a self-starter to match this.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Associate Director/Director role:

  • This digital team is being invested in and they are looking to you to help them forge forward with integrated on-line corporate reputation strategies
  • You will be accomplished at client, programme and team management and have a part to play in new business
  • You will have SEO and paid social media experience with corporate PR and have clear digital communications expertise
  • Manage a super smart team - this role needs a pragmatic leader with excellent communication skills and momentum to drive forward the agencies huge growth trajectory by taking part in new business strategy and pitches.
  • Take ownership of some really exciting and major league FTSE accounts and deliver sound advice to senior stakeholders
  • Take advantage of the solid training structure provided and expand your skills in modern integrated communications

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Associate Director/Director role:

  • Ideally you will be available immediately or fairly quickly as they would like this person in place early next year
  • It’s a ‘corporate’ environment and you must have the polish and flair to fit with this culture
  • You will be a natural leader and establish strong relationships quickly
  • A confident presenter capable to hit the ground running
  • You will be working in an agency right now, have a track record of new business delivery and hungry to take ownership and learn from the best
  • You will be a driven and ambitious generalist with a background in agency or in house communications although you must have previously worked in an agency
  • A self-starter with digital technical abilities (social media rather than building websites)

To be considered for this Associate Director/Director role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 020 7559 6597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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Account Director- corporate campaigns at their best

Ref 5075
Salary £45k - 55k per Annum + benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This agency hire ahead of the curve which means as they are really well run and so they are on the lookout now for some seriously talented Account Directors. If you want to work in consultancy where every account you work on is huge and you no longer have to juggle hundreds at a time; where you are part of a well known brand and never feel like a cog in a wheel and where you can really be ahead of the game with your skills and learning, then look no further.

The Company

The agency is well respected in the industry and has some of the most well-known brands in the UK and worldwide on its roster. They pride themselves on being thought-leaders for the PR industry and they have set the tone in which many agencies have followed suit. They always want to improve so never feel stagnated and their PR is finished to an incredibly high standard as they look after their employees and make sure they aren’t stretched. They love corporate generalists with some big brand experience as many of the clients are consumer facing and you will work across sectors. The bar is high for entry and they will stretch your strategic thinking and challenge the way you execute integrated campaigns which cross corporate, consumer, public affairs and digital comms.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Corporate Account Director role:

  • Manage global campaigns for some of the largest corporate and b2b brands in the UK and worldwide and have your client servicing skills
  • Stretch your creative thinking with ground breaking and innovative campaigns that cross corporate, crisis, stakeholder engagement, digital and much more
  • Be part of the brightest team in the PR industry and always be ahead of the game by embracing firsts
  • Manage clients (although not many) across industry sectors as well as support your talented team who will keep you on your toes

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Corporate Account Director role:

  • Be a brilliant, creative, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic corporate PR professional with strong creative abilities
  • Have experience working on large corporate mandates is ideal to be considered
  • Ideally you will have exposure to corporate communications or want to undertake more creative corporate campaigns from an agency environment
  • Perhaps you are looking to stretch your ‘big picture thinking’ or your advisory skills or your global campaign management or take your issues management skills to the next level – this is the perfect place to do this
  • Training and support is on offer as they are a well-run business and internal promotions are at the forefront of the agenda
  • Generalists are preferred over specialists as you will work across industry sectors

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PR Director - Career defining role in modern thinking financial PR consultancy

Ref 4616
Salary £100000 - 150000 + benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This entrepreneurial firm are looking for a Director to join their impressive team in a leading role and use their financial communications exposure to both service existing clients, but also build the business. Specific sector experience is not a requirement, though exposure to large FTSE 100 businesses is as important as small cap company exposure.

The Company

While still in its youth, this consultancy has built an impressive client list and track record becoming known as the ‘go- to’ place for CEOs in the midst of a crisis and media storm. The agency’s flatter, more flexible structure allows it to be more nimble than its competitors allowing all members of the team the opportunity to be part of an evolving business and to influence the direction of the firm.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Financial PR Director role:

  • Building on your already established and credible relationships with clients across sector
  • Developing and converting new business leads
  • Varied remit encompassing both financial and strategic corporate communications
  • Making an impact on the shape and direction of the business
  • Involvement in high profile city transactions such as M&A, IPOs and takeovers
  • Supervising and mentoring junior members of the team

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Financial PR Director role:

  • A background in financial PR with experience working in a PR agency at Director level
  • Excellent contacts and established relationships at board level that will allow you to further grow this agency’s impressive FTSE 100/250 client list
  • Must have a strong new business track record
  • Flexible approach, able to work on a large variety of different projects and situations
  • Excellent academics and analytical ability
  • Must be able to embrace a flat and open structure
  • Experience of working with both large market cap and unlisted businesses
  • Confidence and natural leadership skills with the ability to build lasting professional relationships with clients and peers

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Associate Director- corporate generalist- immediate start

Ref 5045
Salary £60k - 65k per Annum + excellent benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

Working with the biggest mainstream brands, it’s a role that caters to all facets of a multi-dimensional PR professional.  This entrepreneurial firm are looking for an ambitious Associate Director to serve both service existing clients and also build the business and you will have resources at your fingertips to do this.   

The Company

This global agency boasts the most intelligent and warmest PR professionals in London, transcending discipline and sector and pioneering a truly integrated PR approach. Head and shoulders above the competition, this is a big consultancy with a difference, boasting a truly impressive client list. A sharp, warm and diversely intelligent Associate Director will find a challenging and happy home here.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Corporate PR Associate Director role:

  • Strategic media strategies and client handling across big-name clients, working to an industry-leading and award-winning standard
  • Leading big accounts for this agency on a wide variety of sectors
  • Oversee a talented team of colleagues, ensure they are delivering to a high standard, and when necessary getting your sleeves rolled up to make sure everything gets done
  • New business generation- this agency is constantly growing their impressive client list so you’ll need to lend a hand developing pitch proposals and being part of a winning pitch team
  • Understand the corporate PR landscape and be up to date with current affairs and what interests clients, and how you can reach and influence them

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Corporate PR Associate Director role:

  • Ideally you will be availoable to start quickly
  • You will be an excellent writer, confident with the media and comfortable generating new business and pitching
  • It is crucial you have experience working in a fast paced well known PR agency managing global market brands
  • You will be working at Associate Director level and on an upward trajectory in your career, looking to take on more responsibility and autonomy in your work and work with some of the best talent in the industry
  • You need to thrive working in a collaborative, work hard/play hard environment
  • You will be confident with a hands-on approach – ambitious, business-minded and looking for a fast-track to Director
  • Ideally you will be a ‘generalist’ and have experience across industry sectors

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Financial PR Account Director - career making FTSE brands - immediate start

Ref 4873
Salary £50k - 65k per Annum + Great bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This fast paced, highly successful, mid-sized corporate and financial PR consultancy is currently looking for a highly competent Account Director to take up the reins on some of its leading industrials and defence clients. This role will take your experience to a superior level as the exposure you will get will be hard to beat.

The Company

This is an entrepreneurial, highly successful corporate, financial and crisis consultancy is looking for a rather special Account Director who is available quickly to join their super sharp minded team to handle an impressive FTSE portfolio. The consultants operate under a relatively flat structure and have a highly collaborative and innovative approach to their work. They pride themselves on building partnerships with Chairman and CEOs in key FTSE 100 and 250 companies so your exposure to board level communications advice will be immense.

The Role

The challenges and opportunities in this Financial PR Account Director for this seriously successful agency with industrials expertise role:

  • Be the day to day contact for your board level clients and advise on complex situations and issues-rich communications challenges for industrials clients
  • You will be involved with M&A communications, financial results and take-overs alongside corporate profiling and crisis communications
  • Learn from credible, high profile players
  • Be responsible for inspiring, mentoring and showing your appreciation to more junior consultants

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Financial PR Account Director for this seriously successful agency with industrials expertise role:

  • Ideally you will be available immediately
  • Experience of corporate and financial PR working with clients in the industrials sector
  • A strong background and track record in corporate and/or financial PR agency and ideally one known to the market
  • Exposure to mentoring junior team members
  • Proven experience of providing advice to top notch clients
  • Highly confident consultants with lots of initiative thrive in this flatter and open structure

To be considered for this Financial PR Senior Account Manager- seriously successful agency with industrials expertise role please call Jon on 0207 559 6598 or email jon@the-works.co.uk.

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Account Director - talk about money matters - a mix of corporate and consumer

Ref 4783
Salary £45k - 50k per Annum
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This mid-sized consultancy is a leader when it comes to working on high profile issues and are experts in personal finance and financial services PR. The high profile campaigns are a mix of corporate and consumer issues. They are all about taking money matters that affect us all and putting them at the top of the consumer and media agenda. They work with a range of leading companies from leading retail banks through to major asset management companies and everything in-between. Renowned for their sociable and close knit culture, they do some incredible work for clients, both in the traditional and online media space. They are looking to invest in a Senior Account Manager who is eager to progress or an established Account Director to lead and inspire a team and will return the investment with great training and career development.                          

The Company

Based in light, bright and airy open plan offices this company are real experts in their field. They work across personal finance and broader financial services clients and focus on creating campaigns that have real media cut through to reach their target audiences. They are a very inclusive team and provide a supportive and nurturing environment, whilst encouraging people to push themselves and strive to achieve great things. The turnover is incredibly low as people enjoy the collaborative culture and attention is paid to progression and development.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Account Director- Financial Services - Issues led corporate and consumer mix role:

  • Day to day responsibility for client contact and running the PR campaigns for both b2b and b2c client work
  • Working autonomously, leading a team across a broad range of clients depending on your individual strengths and interests
  • This company have daily contact with a wide range of target media so you’ll be speaking to everyone from the personal finance trade press, to the national news and current affairs journalists as well as contacts in the online communities
  • You will be responsible for managing junior team members and getting the best from your team both as an individual and a collective
  • Proactively contribute to the PR strategies of clients and take on an advisory role to senior executives.

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Account Director- Financial Services - Issues led corporate and consumer mix role:

  • You will be an excellent writer, confident with the media and comfortable generating new business and pitching
  • It is crucial you have experience working in a fast paced PR agency with a core understanding and interest in personal finance and/or financial services PR – anything from high street credit cards through to private equity and asset management firms
  • You will be working at Senior Account Manager or Account Director level and on an upward trajectory in your career, looking to take on more responsibility and autonomy in your work
  • You need to thrive working in a collaborative, social environment
  • This role is ideal for someone who enjoys contributing as part of a team and is happy to get stuck in to support their colleagues

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