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PR Manager - 12 month fixed term contract - prestigious law firm

Ref 5163
Salary negotiable
Location London
Job Type Contract

As PR Manager for this prestigious global law firm, you will provide PR and communications support including thought leadership, strategic content creation, directly manage media handling and messaging to support lawyers and partners across the firm. You will be covering M&A, private equity and real estate supporting the partners with media briefings.

The Company

This leading international law firm provide a full-service integrated offering with local knowledge and regional expertise at its core. They have specialist areas including M&A, litigation, dispute resolution and thought leadership across key market sectors including property, construction, telecom, media, technology, banking and finance. The partnership is proud to be an intensely client-focused organisation constantly operating in a fast-paced environment. The company offers an excellent work/ life balance and an impressive comms team who are well respected in the business.

The Role

This PR Manager role will demand a proactive self-starter who can use their initiative and take a flexible approach when tackling PR projects and media handling. Based in the London office and reporting into the Head of PR, you will also interact directly with key stakeholders including practice leaders, sector group leaders and managing partners. The PR team plays a vital role in creating relevant content to support thought leadership, media handling and strategic content and messaging for the M&A practice, private equity, real estate and HR on occasion. The role is to start at the end of June for a handover.

The key challenges and opportunities in this PR Manager – 12 month FTC role include:

  • Develop and implement media relations and work closely with the wider Brand, Communications and Marketing team to disseminate stories to other audiences across channels
  • Proactively track the news agenda, research and develop media contacts and keep up to date with relevant publications, looking for PR opportunities for the M&A, anti-trust and private equity practice
  • Work closely with Business Development teams, identify content that may be repurposed for media
  • Research and write press releases, briefings and media updates
  • Advise spokespeople on media handling so having confidence is key
  • Scope to work with the Heads of PR to defend the reputation of the company plus issues and crisis management when required
  • Support the international PR network by sharing content and advising teams on media handling

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this PR Manager – 12 month FTC role:

  • Experience of working in a busy public relations environment, either in a PR agency or in-house, focused on Corporate, B2B or financial communications – working with professional services or financial services clients would be an advantage=
  • Degree qualified with excellent academic record and analytical ability
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail as you are working with lawyers!
  • Confident and super friendly in order to fit into the team
  • Successful track record of managing high impact media programmes
  • Experience of issues and crisis handling and advising senior stakeholders on media engagement

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Senior Account Manager - premium Financial Services - fast track your career

Ref 5159
Salary £38k - 50k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This mid-sized consultancy are leaders when it comes to working on high profile issues work and are experts in personal finance and financial services PR. They are looking for an SAM with curiosity, drive and exemplary client handling skills who is looking to fast track their career. If you love current affairs, business issues and enjoy integrated campaigns, this role is for you.

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 work with a range of premium leading retail banks through to well-known asset managers, mortgage companies, credit cards 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 a very inclusive team and provide a supportive and nurturing environment, whilst encouraging people to push themselves and strive to achieve great things.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Senior Account Manager – financial services role:

  • Work alongside the website, editorial and design teams to create impressive campaigns
  • 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 Senior Account Manager – financial services 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 Account Manager/Senior Account Manager 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, work hard/play hard 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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Director - Financial PR - entrepreneurial independent consultancy with a big punch

Ref 5160
Salary £100k - 130k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This vibrant corporate and financial communications consultancy is currently looking to extend their industrials team of experienced experts with a Director to support their impressive growth. This consultancy stands out from the crowd with a team from banking, journalism, law and PR who only work with interesting clients – the bigger the issue or deal, the better.

The Company

As one of the last remaining independent financial and corporate communications consultancies, this attractive firm can offer a Financial Director a free flowing, entrepreneurial environment, yet an impressive existing track record and a client portfolio which outshines larger competitors. Clients cross all sectors including consumer and leisure, TMT, industrials, consumer and financial services and this PR director will be expected to offer consummate board level advice. They pride themselves on building partnerships with Chairman and CEOs in key FTSE 100 and 250 companies so your exposure will be immense

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Financial PR Director role:

  • Lead and direct across the industrials team, working on a number of retained clients and projects
  • Use your new business skills to bring in business – in return you will be well rewarded
  • Stretch your brain matter advising CEOs as well as using your communications expertise on financial announcements
  • Your writing expertise will be utilised as there is a fair amount of content creation
  • Mentor and train clever team members
  • Relish working within a flat, open structure and a friendly, collegiate team

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Financial PR Director role:

  • You will be an experienced Financial PR Director, some sector expertise across industrials would be ideal
  • Must have strong new business track record
  • Excellent advisory and crisis management skills
  • Experience of working with both large market cap and unlisted businesses
  • You will have current media contacts at a national level
  • A Russian speaker is highly desirable although not essential

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Senior Account Director with an entrepreneurial flair

Ref 5077
Salary £55k - 75k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

Are you experienced across asset management and have a black book of contacts to bring to the table? Due to exceptional growth this impressive corporate communications agency is looking to hire a Senior Account Director to undertake a hybrid of client work, some operations for the business and new business.

The Company

This specialist corporate PR and marketing agency takes pride in its close-knit and supportive environment. They are a small team of like-minded and talented consultants who all play a very important role in how the business is run and the direction it takes. They all feel ownership of the business. They have a high profile and authority in the investment management arena but also work within private equity, hedge funds and services to these industries. Ambitious team-players work well here who are well connected, super friendly and technically astute.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Senior Account Director role:

  • Stretch your asset management experience across alternative investment, property investment and financial technology and help build out the portfolio in these sectors
  • Collaborate under the expert leadership of a senior team and build on your operational skills as you will support with resourcing and recruitment
  • Take ownership of some really exciting and major league accounts and advise on an impressive portfolio of companies with access to C-suite level
  • Work at pace in a team with momentum to drive forward the agencies growth trajectory and learn from some lovely, big hitters
  • Take advantage of the solid training structure, share options as well as the bonus scheme
  • They execute media relations campaigns for clients as well as marketing perception and audits which will stretch your skills

The Person

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

  • Corporate communications experience in asset management is absolutely vital
  • You will be working in a corporate agency at Account Director level or at a manager level in-house
  • Pan-European media contacts are desired
  • Be confident to run client pitches and able to hold your own with converting new business leads
  • Excellent writing ability and presentation skills
  • Super committed to clients with an attitude that they come first
  • Hungry to take ownership and learn from the best- this agency will play to your strengths and give you huge exposure to desirable clients

To be considered for this Senior Account 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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Senior Account Director - Fintech and cryptocurrency expertise

Ref 5151
Salary £60k - 75k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This corporate campaigns consultancy is known for its integrated corporate campaigns across sectors. They are looking for an experienced Account Director or Associate Director to lead on corporate campaigns and big issues with entrepreneurial start-ups, Fintech businesses and crypto currency companies.

The Company

This corporate communications consultancy has trebled in size over the past few years and has continued plans for ambitious growth. They attract some of the biggest names in the communications industry including founders of competitor agencies and top flight journalists. They have a client list that puts them on a par with the global agencies which span most industry sectors and have the abilities to solve clients communications challenges whether is financial, reputation, public policy or regulatory. As a Senior Account Director, you can be a generalist or a specialist but you must be able to advise C-Suite and be proactive with making suggestions to what’s next on the agenda. Naturally they are digitally savvy and house some serious talent. They also take your career seriously and look after they team like few others out there. A well run business with a strong infrastructure, doing amazingly well and now looking for someone with some insights into cryptocurrencies.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Senior Account Director role:

  • Lead on high profile corporate campaigns and issues management for clients across practices such as Fintech, cyber security and data privacy and cryptocurrencies
  • Continue to build on the consultancy’s strong relationships with top City journalists
  • New business is key and your will be given ownership here – you will source new leads, manage the research and preparation process and lead the team in pitches
  • Manage relationships with board-level execs within the consultancy’s expanding, exciting client base
  • Mentor juniors in the team to ensure that everyone is reaching their full potential
  • Compose powerful arguments in written form and be a strong verbal communicator

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Senior Account Director role:

  • You are currently at Account Director or Associate Director level and can hit the ground running at this fast-paced consultancy
  • You will have some experience across financial technology which has led to an extensive network in the area including relevant journalists
  • Cryptocurrency experience is looked upon favourably although not essential
  • Some experience winning new business or being part of winning pitches would be necessary to secure this role
  • Have led and managed less experienced communications professionals to success
  • Outstanding writing skills

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PR Lead (Manager) - talk Brexit, Bitcoin and business ideas for seriously cool US law firm

Ref 5084
Salary £55k - 65k per Annum + benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

The firm is looking for an experienced PR Manager to handle the communications activities of two of its fastest growing practices in London - litigation and financial regulatory. This is a newly formed role working with an impressive senior communications operator who is super supportive. As PR Lead you will be expected to devise and deliver smart campaigns to further enhance the firm’s reputation in these strategically important areas. The Partners of these practices are keen to speak and get involved. You will be working as part of the wider Brand & Communications department, sitting alongside social media specialists, editorial services, video and broadcast experts which means you will learn how to leverage content effectively across channels. 

The Organization

This US law firm is widely regarded as the best in the business. They have an amazing collegiate culture too and you will be listened to. They are consistently ranked among the global leaders and have market – leading practices including transactions, corporate, litigation and the regulatory. Central to the firm’s success, its award-winning London office is recognised for advising leading corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms on their most significant transactions and disputes. They have a culture which is incredibly collegiate and the litigation and regulatory practices are keen to raise their profiles in the media and are keen for your support.

The communications team is close knit group who value teamwork and creative thinking. It is a high-performance environment, with a strong team ethos and shared commitment to quality across its offices worldwide.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in PR Manager role:

  • This role will lead the communications programmes for the Litigation and Financial Regulatory practices, and other closely linked practices such as Fintech, cyber security and data privacy
  • Opportunity to make an impact and stand out within the firm by bringing your ideas to the table by implementing business issues PR programs regionally
  • Scope to build out the role and develop your skills across the communications disciplines (social media/digital etc.) to advance the firm’s strategic communications goals
  • You must be a news-hound and interested in UK business issues, and will be expected to develop content and campaigns around a range of hot-topics so good writing skills are needed
  • Using your charm and influence will work to get things done although there is appetite in the practices and there are strong spokespeople
  • Proactively seek media opportunities for national business press coverage and manage all proactive press reach and reactive media relations for these practices

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this PR Manager role:

  • Enjoy ‘talking business ideas’ and finding stories worthy of the national press
  • 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
  • Must be an excellent writer with strong attention to detail who is calm, pragmatic and has a proven track-record as a trusted advisor
  • You are a high performing, organised and solutions focussed individual with the ability to communicate across teams
  • Able to deliver solid results under pressure, be proactive in your approach as the success of this role will rely on your ideas and action
  • Current national and business media contacts are preferred

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

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Director - board level - 'new school' operator with a smart approach to financial services communica

Ref 5137
Salary £100k - 130k per Annum + bonus + benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

What a great business! A consultancy who firmly sit in the ‘new school ‘ of thinking with creative, innovate corporate communications campaigns which influence business, political, investor, employee, policy-makers, regulators and the public. They have some serious expertise in retail and institutional financial services, banking, asset management as well as clients in Government, the public sector and healthcare to name but a few. All the names are recognisable. What makes them great is their integrated approach. They solve client problems with expertise from around the business yet no once in pigeon-holed into a team. This means consultants remain stretched and continue learning at pace.

The Company

London based modern offices house this large team of forward thinking communications professionals. They are known for financial services like few others although work beyond this sectors with ease. They are creative, forward-thinking and at the forefront of delivering forward thinking comms campaigns. This means you will be stretched and your breadth of thinking will be challenged on a daily basis as you will be cross-selling like never before. You will also have resource on tap like few consultancies out there and be able to build on your skills across a variety of disciplines such as public affairs, employee comms, digital or financial comms. Why work here? If you want to move in-house one day, this will sharpen up your skills, give you a portfolio of clients of envy and help ‘make you great’.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Board Director – corporate role:

  • Develop creative and exciting integrated communications campaigns and cross sell other disciplines
  • Huge scope, freedom and budget to lead institutional and retain financial services companies and work collaboratively with the board to build expertise and reputation
  • Use your sector expertise to keep the business forefront of developments and changes within financial services
  • Taking on a prominent and proactive role in new business means that means you will enjoy networking and presenting
  • Act as ambassador for this consultancy’s impressive track record
  • You will be responsible for motivating, coaching and steering the team at all levels, operating within an open no-silos structure so your people management skills will be stretched

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Board Director - corporate role:

  • Be a self-starter, ambitious and eager for the challenge of being a board level member
  • You will have experience of working within forward-thinking comms and thought of as a ‘trusted advisor’
  • Recent experience of working with a well-known corporate communications agency ideally at director level and know the financial services sector like the back of your hand
  • They will consider in-house corporate communications experience although you will need to have some consultancy experience to demonstrate an understanding
  • Either retail or institutional financial services experience will be considered and a fairly solid track record is desirable – b2b and/or b2c will be considered
  • Well networked and keen to use your contacts to help build the business
  • Have the ability to cross sell across communications disciplines
  • Proven track record of building teams and inspiring and motivating team members

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

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Account Director - broaden out your asset management expertise

Ref 5139
Salary £50k - 60k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This sizeable PR consultancy is is known in the asset management and financial services sector and they are looking for an Account Director with a proven and demonstrable track record in delivering a broad range of work within asset management, investment trusts, instituational and wealth management. More resource is needed within the team and they are in the market for an Account Director with a spark who enjoys asset management.

The Company

Based in ultra modern, smart offices in central London the real appeal of this PR consultancy is the opportunity to work in an area of expertise within a completely un-silo’d environment and teams built for clients from all disciplines. This ‘one company’ structure will give you the opportunity to stretch beyond your current area of focus into other comms areas. They are known for their work on challenger banks and currently do a lot around cryto currencies e.g. Bitcoin. There is a family feel and people get on really well and form long term friendships. There is opportunity to go after things and build on skills, working across a variety of disciplines if there is appetite. Benefits include yoga classes, sports teams and a strong ethos of promotion from within.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Account Director role:

  • Broaden your comms experience and lead on accounts across asset management, investment trusts, institutional and wealth management
  • Campaigns can encompass financial communications, change communications, public affairs, public policy and internal communications so this will stretch and challenge your thinking
  • Active involvement in new business opportunities – all the way through from identifying opportunities to pitching; you will be rewarded with a good new business bonus
  • Liaise with clients to ensure smooth running of campaigns and work closely with both senior and junior members of the team to deliver exceptional results
  • Step up and show your great client advisory skills
  • Enjoy developing a smart team

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Account Director role:

  • You will ideally have corporate agency experience although they will consider in-house experience within the asset management space undertaking ‘modern’ communications
  • A solid background of working across a broad range of financial services – previous integrated comms experience is highly desirable
  • A self-starter with a confident air and warm manner
  • You will be a great communicator, be able to sell across the business when you join and work well across a matrix structure

To be considered for this Account Director 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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Senior Account Director - financial comms expertise

Ref 5138
Salary £50k - 65k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This leading PR consultancy is is known in the field of the asset management and financial services sector and they are looking for an Senior Account Director with a proven and demonstrable track record in delivering a broad range of work within asset management, investment trusts, instituational and wealth management.

The Company

Based in smart offices in central London the real appeal of this PR consultancy is the opportunity to work in an area of expertise within a completely un-silo’d environment and teams built for clients from all disciplines. This ‘one company’ structure will give you the opportunity to stretch beyond your current area of focus into other comms areas. There is a family feel and people get on really well and form long term friendships. There is opportunity to go after things and build on skills, working across a variety of disciplines if there is appetite. Benefits include yoga classes, sports teams and a strong ethos of promotion from within.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Senior Account Director- financial communications role:

  • Collaborate under the expert leadership of a senior team to drive forward the agency’s communications initiatives forward
  • Deepend your skills across corporate communications, change communications, public affairs, public policy and internal communications – this will improve your skills ready to move in-house one day
  • Take ownership of some really exciting and major league accounts within financial and professional services
  • Work at pace in a team with momentum to drive forward the agencies growth trajectory
  • Take advantage of the solid training structure provided and expand your skills in the ‘modern’ investment world
  • Work directly and often at times be a primary contact for key clients

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Senior Account Director – financial communications role:

  • Relevant financial communications experience, most recently in agency, running day to day accounts
  • A background in financial PR (across capital markets) or corporate communications with a strong understanding of financial and professional services
  • A confident communications professional who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A natural communicator with the ability to communicate professionally, articulately and diplomatically with high profile stakeholders
  • An ambitious individual who is seeking a role that will offer rare levels of autonomy
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to grasp complex concepts and distil them relevantly

To be considered for this Senior Account Director – financial communications role please click to apply.

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Associate - corporate communications advisory work and litigation at its' very best

Ref 5131
Salary £45k - 60k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

Looking for issues-led, predominantly project based, dynamic independent corporate communications work? This corporate and political campaigning consultancy pride themselves on doing intellectually challenging work as opposed to a PR churn. They are looking to hire their next Associate to drive the development of the team and help build a strong pipeline.

The Company

They do communications advisory work at senior level across issues-rich corporate communications, internal communications and political campaigning. Work could include rebranding, advising on lobbying strategy, digital communications advice, internal communications and litigation work. It’s run by partners who have all had their own businesses and they describe the culture as grown up, flexible and non- bureaucratic. Clients include wealthy international business men, lawyers and universities through to major oil companies. They don’t tend to pitch for work as they are approached for it from relationships they have forged and there are no star partners.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in corporate Associate role:

  • You will be working alongside genuinely smart people who are able to offer senior level strategic advice across a huge broad range of disciplines
  • Working alongside a variety of nationalities, you will have the support of researchers and associates to execute content, premium campaigns and advise
  • Enjoy being stretched as you will be using your corporate reputation experience, political advice, litigation experience and internal communications expertise
  • Build trust with clients, advise them on the media landscape and support them through crises and issues
  • This role suits bright individuals with intellectual rigour who have the intellectual capacity to solve problems as every campaign is bespoke
  • You will be closely involved in business development and be confident to network and bring in leads with the view of sourcing new business very selectively
  • You will be managing other members of the team

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this corporate Associate role:

  • People who understand business and the corporate world who can hit the ground running so PR agency experience will be a must
  • Likely to be working at Senior Account Manager level in an agency and looking to become a bigger fish, or perhaps you are an Account Director looking for something more interesting
  • Must have broad, issues-rich corporate communications skills, be politically aware and perhaps has some litigation experience
  • Confident and able to advise at a senior level with good team management experience
  • Strong writing skills are required, a go getting attitude and resilience
  • Intellectually you need to be curious and have the ability to get up to speed quickly

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

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Account Director - data-driven consultancy with a disruptive approach to strategy consulting

Ref 5129
Salary £55k - 60k per Annum + good benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This management consultancy is like no other. They have a truly disruptive approach to strategy consulting and serve a host of big name companies to create acquisition, retention, growth and new product development within the financial services space and they are eager to find a corporate Account Director who is interested in a creative approach to a client’s problem. There is someone leaving the team in mid-April and they are keen to hire by then.

The Company

This entrepreneurial business originated from offering public affairs advisory work primarily for financial services companies. They are known for integrated problem solving with data analytics and strategies to transform clients’ businesses. Their central London based offices have a slick corporate feel and the team are hardworking, social and there is a culture of inclusion. Promotions are meritocratic and there is real scope to move up the ladder and you will be rewarded well for your achievements along the way.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Account Director role:

• Responsible for developing strategic and corporate communications plans for clients, and overseeing their execution within the corporate/B2B space
• There is opportunity to move up the corporate ladder as this consultancy are eager to invest in this person’s talent and training is on offer
• Build trust with clients and advise them on the media landscape
• Use your autonomy to run with building up industry sectors as they are always open to this
• You will be involved in business development and will be confident to use your network and knowledge of journalists
• You will be managing 4 members of the team with resources at your fingertips

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Account Director role:

• Corporate Account Director/Senior Account Manager ideally working in a PR agency now handling some institutional financial services clients
• Ambitious with a keen desire to head up the team in a few years and lead strategy of the PR business
• You will bring a good network and knowledge of journalists to the table
• Hungry, enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial spirit
• Happy working with media handling and excited about broader communications and a more data-led agency model
• Be able to approach each client problem with creativity and professional integrity

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Associate Director - your chance to get promoted to a Director fast

Ref 5119
Salary £70k - 100k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This global integrated communications consultancy is on an upward trajectory, looking to grow its corporate offering, expand its client list and double its revenue in less than two years. They are looking for an experienced corporate communications professional at Associate Director level to build up the management team. There is opportunity here to swiftly move up to a Director title. Clients are across leisure, financial services, business services, technology and professional services. You will be an essential part of the growth and development of the team, learning from a highly experienced, affable Head of Corporate, responsible for growing existing clients, helping to bring in new ones and advise on strategy and manage the team.

The Company

A profitable, ambitious and global consultancy with a full service offering across public affairs, corporate reputation, consumer branding, stakeholder engagement and crisis management. They are a large agency based in super smart, modern offices with a fantastic view. The people are welcoming and friendly, the culture is very open and everyone is made to feel part of the team. The company has a great reputation across the market and is moving forward strongly. This Associate Director is a key hire in their exciting growth plans. Campaigns are across multi-markets so if you like some international liaison then this work will interest you.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Associate Director role:

  • Be part of creating and shaping the corporate team – it’s going to be an exciting and challenging
  • You will get significant exposure and will be overseeing a percentage of the clients in financial services, professional services, financial technology, business services and leisure
  • You must have new business experience and the ability to contribute to the agency’s growth
  • You will be trusted to deliver on global campaigns and lead a team
  • Be a trusted advisor and use your strategic and consultative approach to impact reputations to reach commercial ends

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Associate Director role:

  • It is likely that you are a high performing corporate communications Associate Director with experience in professional services and/or financial services looking to join a global consultancy
  • You must have a successful track record of new business (even just one or two examples) and the ability to grow existing clients across sectors
  • You will have the ability to react appropriately in a crisis and get clients on international media
  • Ideally you will have handled multi-market campaigns
  • A confident, driven and ambitious professional who delivers to the highest standards
  • You will be an integral part of the growth strategy – you must hold an opinion and be happy to have open and honest conversations

To be considered for this Associate 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 - want more autonomy and better promotion prospects?

Ref 5115
Salary £70k - 90k per Annum + bonus + benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This leading strategic corporate and financial communications consultancy is one of the best out there, known for their client focus with a high bar for quality, a client list of envy and a team of talent to be admired.  It’s truly collegiate and offices work incredibly well together. There certainly isn’t one person bringing in the business as it’s a team effort and everyone is valued. They have some really exciting plans and have an entrepreneurial nature, a highly collaborative and collegiate culture and one of the best houses in the market. They have exciting growth plans in London and are interested in meeting seriously good talent. 

The Company

This international corporate and financial communications consultancy has a partnership structure and a long standing history of high profile successes. They advise major corporates, financial institutional, investment firms at the highest levels and practitioners class themselves as generalists. They have offices internationally and mandates include major cross boarder financial transactions communications, investor relations, corporate positioning, media relations, crisis and issues management, government consulting and digital communications. There are some exciting plans for the London office and they are now looking to build the team at Associate Director level which is where you come in. The business is highly profitable and everyone benefits from this. 

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Corporate and Financial Communications Associate Director role:

  • You will have the strategic abilities to shape campaigns and have exemplary client relationships building skills to advice and counsel C-suite counsel on complex, cross boarder deals and corporate campaigns
  • Capitalise on new business opportunities as well as organically growing existing business
  • Mentor and be a role model to the highly talented, well-educated team of corporate and financial professionals
  • It’s time to leverage you new business and presentation expertise to help generate business and contribute to the company growth
  • Only the truly collaborative will thrive as you support colleagues with work in offices across the world as clients and mandates are shared across the business
  • Demonstrate your expertise in issues management and whether you are a specialist or a generalist, your major corporation expertise will be utilised

The Person

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

  • It’s likely that you are currently working at a Associate Director level in a corporate and financial communications consultancy looking for more autonomy and want a place where you can shine
  • You will have a collaborative, ‘roll up your sleeves’ approach in order to deliver exceptional results working across client teams in multiple offices
  • Experience of issues management, M&A /financial transactions, corporate positioning at C-Suite level ideally with mid cap/FTSE companies
  • You could be a generalist or a specialist, this is not a concern but you must be willing to handle clients across industry sectors
  • Ideally you will be well connected in London and happy to network with the team
  • You must be hungry to move on and up, be credible, have client servicing at the heart of how you deliver and have an entrepreneurial drive
  • Good education credentials is ideal

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Associate Director - want more autonomy? A place where you CAN make Director

Ref 5111
Salary £70k - 85k per Annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Location Greater London
Job Type Permanent

This corporate communications team is housed in a well-respected, global entrepreneurial agency. You will be part of a large team who drive content led campaigns and have a flair for creativity to inspire b2b and b2c audiences. They have clear career paths so if you want to be a Director, then this will firmly be on their agenda.  They have an impressive portfolio of banking, insurance, consumer finance, asset management, technology, crowd funding and fin tech clients and is looking for a seasoned Associate Director to develop strategy and lead teams. They will love your analytical abilities, creative ideas and enthusiasm towards new business to help build revenue too.

The Company

This leading international PR consultancy specialises in corporate communications campaigns and is known for its entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture and impressively low-turnover. With top tier clients in the asset management, insurance, private equity, fin tech, insurance and more, you will become an expert at developing and building corporate brands with research at the heart of campaigns. Everyone comes out of a first stage interview excited and inspired by their people, their unique way of working and their rather smart office!

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities for this corporate Associate Director:

  • Working closely with the content team you will be able to develop creative strategies and deliver exciting campaigns with a thought-leadership approach
  • Utilise your analytical skills to distil large amounts of research and devise creative stories for primarily institutional financial services clients
  • You will be managing clients from day one so you must love exposure, getting stuck in and be able to handle major accounts across institutional financial services and consumer finance ideally
  • Rise to the challenge of bringing in new business together with the supportive team
  • Manage ambitious team members in this matric structure
  • Work in an ‘adult’ culture with training at the heart of their ethos

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this corporate Associate Director:

  • You will ideally have corporate PR agency expertise although in-house will be considered too – financial services experience is a must and ideally both b2b and some b2c experience
  • Likely to be working as an Associate Director in an agency or a Senior PR Manager in-house
  • The ability to hit the ground running in terms of understanding the issues in the asset management and insurance would be wonderful
  • Analytical/numerate abilities and strong writing skills to deliver content led campaigns and find the creative angles on data to turn research into reports is what they want
  • You must bring enthusiasm for new business
  • Fast learners and strong relationship builders fit in brilliantly into the team

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Associate Director - fast track to director, integrated agency

Ref 5127
Salary £60k - 80k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This global corporate reputation consultancy is looking to grow the corporate communications for financials services offering by adding a motivated and driven team-player to their well-established team. This is a great opportunity for an Associate Director looking for inspiring leadership and to make a step up to Director level and be part of the management team. The client portfolio is impressive and corporate communications for financial services is one of their strongest offerings.

The Company

This high flying, global agency has laid down its mark as one of the top corporate, financial and public affairs and engagement agencies in London. With constant new business wins and an entrepreneurial feel this company is one of the most exciting places to work in London right now and they are continually winning awards. There is no end of opportunity to develop your career and take that next step up if you are ambitious and entrepreneurial. Perhaps you would like to grow our a client niche of your own and would like the infrastructure, safety and resource to do so? There is a lot happening and plenty of clients for you to manage from day one but there is lots of scope for you to build and thrive here too.

The Role

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

  • Lead and advise clients from day one in the financial services sector from day one
  • Manage and mentor a bright and tenacious team
  • Take a leadership role and an advisory position with clients and use your proactive and creative approach to increase project and retainer revenues
  • Innovate creative corporate communications campaigns with financial PR, public affairs, digital and engagement resource at your fingertips – you can offer your clients a truly integrated approach
  • Enjoy working with your colleague in their international offices – perhaps you could spend some time abroad too at some point
  • Leverage your network of journalists to secure top tier coverage and place content that you produce

The Person

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

  • You will be from a PR agency with a corporate communications background working in financial services
  • It’s likely that you will be working at Associate Director level now looking to move up to Director level
  • An entrepreneurial flair, driven and love growing out business for yourself
  • You will have experience managing and mentoring a team
  • Be a creative thinker with original ideas to take the market forward
  • A grasp of digital would be an asset but is not essential

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Financial Communications Director - forward thinking comms with no big egos

Ref 5041
Salary £90k - 130k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This strategic communications consultancy have a global footprint, advise prestigious brands across industry sectors and are leading the way on the deal table. Half of their business is corporate reputation and change comms advising high profile businesses worldwide and the other half is major cross border financial deals (M&A, IPO). The culture is somewhat unique with training and development taken really seriously, promotions are actively from within and they genuinely care for each other. They are now looking to hire a high calibre Financial Communications Director with a generalist background to run large scale projects without too much hand-holding.

The Company

This award-winning global financial PR agency prides itself on being a market leader in financial communications. The firm offer a unique opportunity to be part of an inclusive, high-performance team where you will be given the flexibility, scope and autonomy to achieve great things. The firm are renowned in the industry for their professionalism and a quality approach whilst working with prestigious, globally recognised clients. This leading agency offers a unique work/life balance scheme and market-leading financial remuneration.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Financial Communications Director role:

  • They are looking for a senior advisor to run large scale projects ideally with some UK listed experience
  • Take on leadership in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment working closely with the management team
  • Proactively create corporate and financial comms strategies to meet clients demands across all sectors
  • Develop and implement innovative multi-stakeholder communications strategies aimed at enhancing and protecting reputation of prestigious influential corporate brands
  • Lead on the strategic direction of major mandates and feed into new business pitches to help build up the UK listed work
  • Undertake and win a lot of emerging markets clients which you will service locally and internationally depending on the need
  • Manage and lead a high-performance team
  • Develop client relationships; Identify potential leads and areas of growth within existing clients as well as broader opportunities from a prospecting perspective
  • Manage, support and advise an international client base, working closely with senior stakeholders
  • Maintaining strong relationships with key journalists relevant to the financial communications and capital markets to ensure media coverage

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Financial Communications Director role:

  • A background in corporate and financial communications and across capital markets and a strong understanding of UK FTSE listed businesses would be ideal
  • You must be a confident, mature communications professional who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • You must be an ambitious individual who is seeking a role that will offer rare levels of autonomy
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to grasp complex concepts and distil them relevantly
  • It’s likely you will be working as an established Financial Comms Director or a Financial Comms Associate Director looking to step up
  • A trusted, intelligent, strategic, thoughtful advisor
  • You must be able to communicate professionally, articulately and diplomatically with high profile stakeholders
  • Great attention to detail and a flair for the written word

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Corporate & Financial Associate Director - challenger brand

Ref 5124
Salary £70k - 80k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

With a broad offering, fantastic clients and room for growth this is an opportunity for an ambitious corporate & financial Associate Director to take a step up and relish the challenge of working on FTSE 100 clients. They want someone confident in financial services to undertake financial communications for the global client base. With a smart plan for this year this team has a lot to offer anyone with a drive to succeed and an ambition to be a part of something where they can have a real impact. You will be learning from some serious talent and have all the disciplines at your fingertips.

The Company

They have offices around the globe and have multi-discipline expertise including corporate and financial PR, public affairs, employee engagement, crisis communications and content/digital. It is an extremely exciting time for the business and there are ambitious development and growth plans at a time when many competitors are being conservative. They have some solid backing which enables them to move quickly, and it gives them scope to invest in great talent. They are also able to develop people at speed and let them make their mark, like this person will.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this corporate & financial Associate Director role:

• Take the lead on corporate and financial comms campaigns across industry-leading clients in the financial services sector from day one
• Play a significant role in regular and high-profile M&A mandates over multiple industry sectors
• Material role in new business pitches
• Take a leadership role and an advisory position with clients and offer rounded advice to a broad client base
• Scope to work on corporate reputation mandates – there is a great mix of proactive and reactive work on offer
• Leverage your network of journalists to secure top tier coverage and place content that you produce
• Take the lead on huge name accounts and carve your own area of expertise within the team at the same time as broadening out your skills working alongside public affairs experts, digital kings and change comms pros
• Manage and mentor a bright and tenacious team

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this corporate & financial Associate Director role:

• You are an experienced corporate & financial PR professional from a PR agency with a corporate communications background
• It’s likely that you will be an ambitious Senior Account Director now looking to move up or an established Associate Director looking to become a Director
• An entrepreneurial flair, driven and love growing out business for 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
• Some financial services experience is required
• You will have experience managing and mentoring a team

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Associate Director- corporate generalist in pioneering consultancy

Ref 5045
Salary £60k - 80k per Annum + bonus + 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 corporate communications 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 like few agencies out there.

The Company

This global agency boasts the most intelligent and warmest corporate comms 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 portfolio of clients. A sharp, warm and diversely intelligent Associate Director will find a challenging and happy home here.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Associate Director role:

  • Strategic media strategies and client handling across big-name clients, working to an industry-leading and award-winning campaigns
  • Leading big accounts for this agency across a wide variety of sectors means you need to enjoy being a generalist
  • 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 reputation landscape and be up to date with current affairs and what interests clients, and how you can reach and influence them – the broader your skills the better

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Associate Director 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 well known corporate PR agency or team managing global market brands or large UK clients in the mix
  • You will be working at Associate Director level looking to take on more responsibility and autonomy in your work and hungry to learn from 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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Director - leading the way in forward thinking comms

Ref 5123
Salary £90k - 130k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This global, independent financial services communications agency has a strategic and truly integrated approach to corporate communications and will broaden your expertise to encompass knowledge of marketing, digital comms, social media and design.  Working alongside savvy directors of these disciplines, you will have a creative approach to corporate reputation management and enjoy the merits of working with supportive colleagues. They are in a phase of growth and have opened two offices just this year and this is a great chance for a Director to be part of a forward thinking management team. If you’re feeling a little stale and looking for a challenge but with room to be entrepreneurial then this could be the very place.

The Company

This is global consultancy has one P&L worldwide and they put employees first. The leaders in the business are inspiring, super supportive and will ensure you are growing and learning throughout your career. They have a very commercial approach both to clients’ work and to the running of the business, so they suit people looking to do more than media relations 101. ‘New school’ comms for the forward thinking.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Corporate Director role:

  • Time to step up and hone your creative corporate communications skills
  • Provide clients with senior, tailored and strategic communications advice and talk confidently about asset management through to trading platforms and fintech
  • Capitalise on their global reach with the opportunity to travel as over half of their clients are international
  • Manage and mentor a super smart team help them be the best they can be
  • Develop corporate reputation campaigns that have cut through to reach international audiences
  • Support and pitch on new business initiatives using your flair and great presentation skills

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Corporate Director role:

  • Have strong corporate communications experience gained either in an agency or fast-paced in-house team
  • This role could suit an established Director looking to make more of a difference to clients and the agency they work for
  • You will be entrepreneurial with a hunger to try new things, a problem solver and solutions focused– able to look for creative solutions which are commercially viable
  • Have at least some experience of working with financial services /professional services clients and it is essential you have a keen interest in the sector
  • Intelligent, positive and proactive with a “can do” approach
  • Being a good team player is vital to them as they are a close kit team

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Corporate and Financial Director - financial consultancy with a difference

Ref 5115
Salary £100k - 160k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This leading strategic corporate and financial communications consultancy is one of the best out there, known for their client focus with a high bar for quality, a client list of envy and a team of talent to be admired. They are investing heavily in London and this Director hire is part of this growth. Perhaps you a frustrated financial communications Director looking for the opportunity to become a partner one day and can’t see it ever happening? Perhaps you would prefer a consultancy where it’s a team effort and not all about one person? This entrepreneurial, highly collaborative and collegiate culture is different to many out there. They are also one of the best houses in the market and they are looking for more seriously good talent. 

The Company

This international corporate and financial communications consultancy has a partnership structure and a long standing history of high profile successes. They have offices internationally and mandates include major cross boarder financial transactions communications, investor relations, corporate positioning, media relations, crisis and issues management, government consulting and digital communications. They advise major corporates, financial institutional, investment firms at the highest levels and practitioners class themselves as generalists. There are some exciting plans for the London office and they are now looking to build the team at a senior level which is where you come in. The business is highly profitable and everyone benefits from this. 

The Role

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

  • Your exemplary C-suite counsel will be called upon as a trusted advisor to existing clients with complex and compelling issues
  • Lead from the front, drive and inspire the team and together you will capitalise on news business opportunities as well as organically growing existing business
  • Mentor and be a role model to the highly talent, well-educated team of corporate and financial professionals
  • Leverage you new business expertise and strong UK network which include banking contacts to generate business
  • Only the truly collaborative with thrive as you support colleagues with work in offices across the world as clients and mandates are shared across the business
  • Demonstrate your expertise in crisis and issues management and whether you are a specialist or a generalist, your major corporation expertise will be utilised

The Person

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

  • It’s likely that you are currently working at a senior level in a corporate and financial communications consultancy looking for something better
  • You will have a collaborative, ‘roll up your sleeves’ approach in order to deliver exceptional results working across client teams in multiple offices
  • Experience of crisis and issues management, M&A /financial transactions, corporate positioning at C-Suite level with FTSE companies
  • You could be a generalist or a specialist, this is not a concern but you must be willing to handle clients across industry sectors which may include consumer, retail, industrials, transport and private equity
  • Ideally you will be well connected in London and hold relationships with bankers
  • You must have an established network of contacts in London; have a strong entrepreneurial drive to help build as there is a lot of momentum to grow
  • Good education credentials is ideal

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PR Manager - use your financial services expertise to step up to the best

Ref 5114
Salary £45k - 55k per Annum + bonus + benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

Based in outstanding offices in central London, this instantly-recognisable global accountancy and consulting firm have a fantastic reputation and staff culture that attracts the very best talent worldwide. They need a Corporate PR Manager to lead on a vast amount of PR coverage across financial services, asset management, banking, insurance, pensions and tax issues which guarantees the busiest programme and the hardest hitting front page campaigns.

The Company

This business consultancy giant are a household name and leaders in their field globally. They set the bar high for talent and frequently come top of people’s employer wishlist. Based in central London in swanky offices, this industry leader offer very competitive bonuses and benefits and everyone in the organisation is passionate about their work. The sizeable comms teams means there is plenty of collaboration around ideas and gaining better results compared to their competitors.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Corporate PR Manager role:

  • Work closely with the senior management to support all areas of FS including banking, asset management, insurance and pensions
  • Keep a proactive ear on the news to sell the company’s story and execute campaigns to gaurentee maximum exposure- naturally they talk a lot about Brexit and business issues
  • Build strong relationships with the head of financial services to maximise the position of this business consutancy giant
  • Clever positioning of stories which speak to a multiple of audiences- you will have exemplary proactive campaign communication skills
  • Expect to lead on a wide variety of reputational campaigns, working closely with the head of press
  • Opportunity to broaden out your expertise in social channels and amplify exposure for the company
  • Support internal stakeholders with social media

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Corporate PR Manager role:

  • You are currently a PR Manager at in a financial services organisation or sitting in a corporate agency as an ambitious Account Director specialising in banking, asset management, insurance, tax or pensions
  • You will have extensive experience ofworking across financial services specifically in banking and have a good network amongst relevant journalists
  • An understanding of the UK Financial Services sector and the issues it faces as highly desirable
  • You will have an interest in business news and an ability to break down complex issues into meaningful communications
  • A passion for generating coverage and a strong work ethic

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Associate Director - best in class professional services consultancy with a clever team

Ref 5078
Salary £65k - 80k per Annum + bonus + benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This corporate consultancy is a recognised leader in the field of professional services and financial services PR and has handled some high profile thought-leadership campaigns. They have exciting expansion plans and are looking for an Associate Director to help bring intellectual rigour, a supportive management style and impressive client advisory abilities. New business is a team effort although your success here is the key to being part of the management board.

The Company

This entrepreneurial corporate communications consultancy is on the cusp of greatness having put in place a board of high profile non executives and a COO to ensure the business runs smoothly. Campaigns are integrated, issues-based and target high level national media and key stakeholders. Professional services combined with crisis management is the name of the game for the team. Legal firms, accountancy practices, Plc property and the built environment, plus they support banks and investment houses.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Associate Director role:

  • You will use your intellect to give thoughtful advice across financial services and professional services
  • You will oversee the running of monthly roundtables and networking events to support the new business efforts
  • Strategic thinking is a must and being adept at spotting opportunities to get your clients into nationals
  • Rise up to be part of the advisory board as you will be part of the management team and help with the running of the business
  • Stretch your intellect with thought leadership campaigns and corporate and b2b work which encompasses crisis and public affairs
  • Use your nurturing management style to encourage your team

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Associate Director role:

  • Working as a PR Manager in financial/professional services or currently working at Senior AD or Associate Director level in a PR agency with a strong knowledge of financial services or professional services – must have had some recent PR agency experience
  • Relentless curiosity about the world, good knowledge of current affairs and wider social issues
  • You must have high standards of work and a thorough approach as expectations are high
  • Creative and want to get involved in new business development
  • Bags of energy and drive and ideally a successful track record of managing clients in the property sector
  • Excellent analytical and written skills as the team are super sharp
  • Hungry to network and support the team to bring in new clients – Tier 1 media contacts are ideal
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent is preferred

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

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Corporate PR Associate Director - entrepreneurial key senior hire

Ref 5110
Salary £70k - 80k per Annum + superb benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This entrepreneurial PR and corporate communications agency is currently looking to extend their financial services team of experienced experts with a corporate communications associate 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 corporate expertise, alongside an entrepreneurial, driven approach is vital. 

The Role

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

  • Driven and entrepreneurial and looking for something which has the promise of a very shiny future
  • You will be an ambitious agency account director or associate director with 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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