Director | International Campaigns & Issues Management | Strategic Communications

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Director - International Campaigns and Issues Management

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

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 Director to join a growing team to manage and deliver international affairs and corporate reputation programmes on behalf of our clients, and help to contribute towards the practice's growth.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Deliver to clients
  • Lead the execution of clients' communications programmes, including both retained and project work.
  • Adept at developing and delivering both media relations and stakeholder engagement programmes.
  • Drive forward day-to-day client activity with limited senior supervision.
  • A proactive and creative thinker, continually bringing new ideas to client engagements and encouraging the team to think laterally and strategically around external developments relevant to clients.
  • Provide day-to-day communications advice to a diverse portfolio of clients, manage teams on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with clients.
  • Developing campaign strategies and content (messaging, op-eds, reactive press office materials) with limited senior oversight.
  • Manage issues and crisis communications situations, working with senior colleagues to provide strategic advice, and leading on the execution of proactive and reactive media and/or stakeholder relations programmes.

Team development
  • Share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues.
  • Develop relationships across FTI.
  • Support in managing team processes and in the training / development of junior colleagues


Build the business
  • Manage and develop written new business proposals, RFP responses and pitch materials.
  • Proactively network with media, stakeholder and industry contacts, as well as potential clients.

Basic qualifications
  • 5 years experience in a consultancy environment, with a particular focus on global public affairs, international corporate communications and issues management
  • Educated to BA/BSc degree level or equivalent, 2:1 (or equivalent).
  • Experience working on complex issues and working with international organisations.


Personal requirements
  • Displays high levels of gravitas, confidence and maturity.
  • 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.
  • Excellent media and stakeholder relations 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 rapport/relationships at all levels within FTI Consulting and client organisations.


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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 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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