Senior Director / Managing Director | International Campaigns and Issues Management |Strategic Communications

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Senior Director - Strategic Communications - London


The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies. We offer a broad base of disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, public affairs, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

FTI's London-based International Campaigns and Issues Management practice advises multinational organisations on international reputation management, across a range of communications disciplines. The team works with clients across Africa and the Middle East in particular, and across a range of sectors including financial services, FMCG, industrials, energy and natural resources and technology.

We are currently seeking a Senior Director with a background in global public affairs, campaigns and issues management to join our growing team.


Deliver to clients:
  • Devise and oversee the delivery of high quality, integrated and innovative communications programmes that draw on a range of communications disciplines, on behalf of multinational organisations - with a particular focus on global public affairs, political/policy-focused campaigns and issues management.
  • Trusted strategic counsel to clients, overseeing and driving exceptional delivery across the team.
  • Own and build client relationships in partnership with the wider senior team.

Team development:
  • Play an important mentoring and line management role with junior members of the team, formally and informally.
  • Demonstrate desire to share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues. Help foster a strong team culture.
  • Ability to lead learning and development initiatives for junior team members, particularly relevant to global public affairs - including political campaigns, public policy and regulatory affairs.

Build the business:
  • Seek out new business leads and help convert relationships to develop profitable client relationships.
  • Work alongside other senior members of the team on business development activities, including overseeing the development of RFP responses, proposals and pitch materials.

Basic qualifications:
  • 7 years' experience in a consultancy environment, with a particular focus on global public affairs and issues management
  • Proven experience advising on complex and high-profile issues and working with multinational organisations.
  • Track record in advising at a senior level on global public affairs, issues and crisis management.
  • Educated to BA/BSc degree level or equivalent, 2:1 (or equivalent).

Personal requirements:
  • Intellectually strong and a nuanced thinker, demonstrating an ability to navigate highly complex issues.
  • Displays both forensic attention to detail and a clear ability to see and analyse the bigger picture.
  • Committed team orientated mindset, with a positive and collegiate manner.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills.
  • Confident in advising on the use of new and established channels as part of integrated and impactful communications programmes.
  • Demonstrates energy and desire to provide exceptional client service.
  • Takes a pragmatic and 'can do' approach.
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels within FTI Consulting and clients.
  • Leads busy team effectively, especially during issues or crisis management situations.
  • Displays high levls of gravitas, confidence and maturity.


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 6,250 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 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.

Job information

Firm: FTI Consulting

Location: London



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