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A leading strategic communications consultancy is seeking a driven, public affairs/ corporate communications Account Director in London, with a solid background in financial services and a demonstrated passion for integrated communications.

As a strategic communications consultancy that specialises in helping organisations achieve policy and reputational goals, their approach is comprehensive, integrating public affairs, corporate communications, digital strategies, research, and creative services. They excel in sectors where government policies, media attention, and public impact converge, including energy, education, financial services, healthcare, and transport.

This position presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced public affairs/ corporate communications consultant with FS client's experience. You will have the chance to engage with their diverse client base, while gaining valuable experience in business development. As part of the team, you will contribute to solving client challenges, shaping innovative campaigns, and managing client programs.

Key Requirements:

  • Relevant experience in public affairs, strategic communications, and/or related fields.
  • Knowledge of government, financial services, and other sectors such as transport, energy, and education.
  • Experience and achievement in integrated public affairs and communications campaigns
  • Ability to absorb, communicate, and navigate complex policy, regulatory, and commercial issues quickly.
  • Familiarity with and flair for business development.
  • Ideally have experience working in consultancy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Impressing clients with structured advice, strategic thinking, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Taking initiative, creating programs, and leading projects towards results.
  • Enthusiasm to network, influence, and share insight.
  • Maintaining a client-centric attitude that anticipates needs and prizes high standards.
  • Excelling in relational, team-working, and people management skills.

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with our team including a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.

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Managing Consultant Peter Ferguson

As a Managing Consultant in the Public Affairs Practice, Peter advises and supports some of the world’s most renowned communications consultancies, boutique public affairs agencies and global in-house clients. Peter has supported clients on mandates including Managing Director of Public Affairs for a Global Communications Agency, Director of Healthcare Public Affairs for a Communications Consultancy, Global Director of Government Affairs for an International Nuclear Energy Organisation, Head of Government Affairs for an International Trade Association and Public Affairs Manager for a global FMCG business. Knowledgeable, research-driven and determined, Peter provides clients with top tier talent that allows their organisation to prosper.

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