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Associate Director - special situations and crisis expert for high profile litigation cases

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Salary £70,000 - £90,000
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This vibrant strategic communications consultancy is currently looking to extend their special situations and crisis team with a PR associate director to supports its impressive growth. This is a career defining role where you will be working on the most high-profile litigation cases around and representing blue chip clients.

The Company

As one of the last remaining independent strategic communications consultancies, this firm can offer a PR associate director a free flowing, entrepreneurial environment, yet an impressive existing track record and a client portfolio which outshines larger competitors. Its special situations and crisis team has grown significantly in the past few years, advising high profile litigation and public inquiry cases and representing blue chip business clients and UHNWIs. This consultancy stands out from the crowd with a diverse team from banking, journalism, law and PR and an ‘eye watering’ client portfolio – the bigger the issue or deal, the better.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this special situations and crisis Associate Director role:

  • Lead and develop crisis and issues work, handling existing accounts and clients with minimal input from the Director
  • Grow existing clients and develop new business from identifying new opportunities to taking a leading role in pitches
  • Generate ideas and driving media campaigns and present to C-Suite level executives with confidence
  • Expand existing accounts and maintain a network of board level relationships
  • Cross sell company-wide expertise to existing and new clients
  • Work with Directors/ Partners to mentor and train junior team members, ensuring a balanced skill set for all team members


The Person

Key attributes and experience for this special situations and crisis Director role:

  • Reputational risk issues management and crisis communications advisory skills is essential
  • Experience in litigation PR, professional services communications and HNW private client sectors highly advantageous
  • It is likely that you are a PR agency Associate Director with specialising in litigation support or crisis management
  • Ability and confidence to liaise with and advise clients and senior professionals, often single-handedly
  • Demonstrable knowledge of key corporate stakeholder issues and reputational risk trends affecting domestic and international businesses
  • You must have a strong, proven network amongst the UK advisory community

To be considered for this special situations and crisis Associate Director role please click to apply