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Associate Director - time to play in the major league?

Ref 5339
Salary To £90k + IMPRESSIVE bonus and benefits
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This independent corporate and financial communications consultancy will define your career. They are looking for Associate Directors with financial OR corporate comms experience, ideally with FTSE clients. You will learn from some serious heavy-weights and handle clients in financial services and property. This highly successful, mid-sized agency consultancy will allow you to take up the reins on high profile, often listed clients alongside fast grow start-ups and family-owned businesses. Your work will be a true mix of corporate campaigns, financial PR and issues management communications. 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 well-known brands.

The Company

This is an entrepreneurial, highly successful corporate, financial and issues-rich communications agency now looking for rather special 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 advise at a senior level.

The Role

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

  • Lead and direct across financial services and/or property companies, 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 be part of a driven team supporting the business growth
  • 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 - corporate and financial PR role:

  • Working as an Associate Director in financial PR or corporate PR, ideally with some large brands- financial services OR property
  • 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 be able to grow 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

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Canace Wong on 07917 875 669 or canace@the-works.co.uk