Director | Financial Services | Strategic Communications

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Location
London
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About the Role

We provide our clients with a comprehensive view of strategic communications that leverages our integrated suite of services, including financial communications, corporate reputation, transaction communications and public affairs in all the major markets around the world.

The Financial Services team consists of around 35 people and is the leading FS-focused communications advisory in the UK. It builds and protects the reputations of a full spectrum of UK and international businesses including banks and investment banks, insurers, asset managers, private equity companies, hedge funds and governments.

You will be joining a fast-paced team which delivers intergrated communication advice and support to its clients. Our dynamic team values hard-work, an entrepreneurial approach and the capacity to take on new ideas and develop knowledge. We think holistically about stakeholders and address media, analyst, investor, employee and customer audiences with our work.

We are seeking a Director to join our growing team in London. An interest in the investments industry and strong experience in corporate communications is favourable, although the role will give the candidate exposure across the financial services sector. The role will involve collaboration with colleagues across the firm - including digital, public affairs and employee engagement, and internationally. The role will support existing clients as well as involvement in the development of new business.

What You'll Do

Deliver to Clients

  • Own and manage client relationships alongside senior team members; creatively prepare and deliver the client programme
  • Provide strategic advice to a portfolio of clients, manage accounts on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with clients
  • Developing planning documents across clients which target multiple stakeholder groups, through media (although multi-channel experience is favorable)
  • Supporting on issues management, including drafting of Q&A statements
  • Deliver research and thought leadership proposals across B2B and D2C audiences
  • Writing of press releases, commentaries and statements
  • Highly proactive approach to sourcing and creating client media opportunities
  • Ensure client programmes are agreed and project plans are in place

    Build the Business

  • Seek new business opportunities and working closely with senior team in developing new business proposals
  • Proactively network with media and industry contacts, as well as potential clients

    Team Involvement

  • Mentoring and training junior team members
  • Support senior management in ensuring team processes are in place and regularly share ideas on ways to evolve these
  • Share industry and media insights across the team, based on journalist and industry contacts as well as thorough reading of the news

    How You'll Grow

    Alongside opportunities to learn on the job from some of the leading professionals in the industry, FTI Consulting offers extensive internal and external training opportunities.



    Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent 2:1 (or equivalent)
  • Strong media relations skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to build strong rapport/relationships at all levels within FTI Consulting and client organisations
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise a varied workload and plan ahead
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team
  • Takes a pragmatic and 'can do' approach
  • Has established media contacts in the Financial Services sector
  • Experience in the Financial Services and related sectors, particularly insurance.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • 4 years of previous experience in an in-house corporate communications or PR agency role



    Our Benefits

    Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

    We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, income protection, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans, paid volunteer hours and corporate matching for charitable donations, and much more.

    About FTI Consulting

    What makes us unique? With more than 5,000 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

    FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

    FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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