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Corporate & Financial PR Director - entrepreneurial key senior hire

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

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

The Company

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

The Role

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

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

The Person

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

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

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

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

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