A fast-growing Corporate Affairs consultancy is looking for an experienced, dynamic and highly collaborative Corporate Affairs professional to help lead its fast-growing office in London as Deputy MD.

This role requires a strategically minded and progressive leader who works across both Public Affairs and Corporate Communications and someone who excites and inspires the team, clients, potential clients and all external stakeholders.

The agency has previously won the prestigious CIPR UK PR Consultancy of the Year award and based on a successful year this year, the Managing Director is looking for a second-in-command to take the business through a period of growth and improve its already strong position in the market.

Your success will be measured on the delivery of revenue and profit objectives for 2021 and beyond, the acquisition of new clients and growth of existing ones, gearing the agency up to meet ever-evolving market demands, and the leadership of a high-performing team, currently numbering 40+, working in a matrix structure. 

Key Requirements:

  • A highly experienced Corporate Affairs professional
  • Corporate Affairs agency experience is essential
  • The ability to work across multiple sectors
  • Strong understanding of insight-led, behavioral change comms campaigns
  • A strategic communicator that can take a well performing agency to the next level
  • Ability to execute a vision and strategy for the company both internally and externally
  • Experience of creating, nurturing and managing relationships with multiple, diverse clients
  • Proven experience growing existing business and winning new business
  • Gravitas and charisma – confidence and conviction in presenting ideas and providing smart counsel
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, strong leadership qualities and a team player attitude
  • Operational know-how and an ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Clear understanding of financial metrics and agency management
  • Natural collaborator and leader who inspires great work while leading teams and developing talent

If you are a seasoned professional interested in joining a high-performing, dynamic top 10 agency that has a big future please get in touch via the form below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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Managing Director: Corporate Affairs and Financial Katie Simpson

Having previously spent 10 years in communications, Katie has a slightly different string to her recruitment bow. Taking her experience of working on both UK and international advertising and PR campaigns for clients such as Sony, GSK, EA, BT, Unilever and Microsoft, she made the move into recruitment to seek out the best talent for an industry about which she’s hugely passionate. Within the Communications practice at Hanson Search, Katie leads the Corporate Affairs and Financial team. No shrinking violet, clients and candidates alike know Katie for her tenacious, ‘dog with a bone’ attitude, meaning she leaves no stone unturned in her search approach!

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