Director Financial Services Strategic Communciations

Posted 3 days ago by FTI Consulting Ltd

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 is the largest in the London office. It builds and protects reputational value for the full spectrum of UK and international businesses, from banks and investment banks, to insurers, asset managers, private equity companies, hedge funds and governments.

You will be joining a fast-paced team which delivers both financial and corporate communication services to its clients and values hard-work, an entrepreneurial approach and the capacity to take on new ideas and develop knowledge. We think holistically about the industry and address media, analyst, investor, employee and customer audiences from within our team. We are currently seeking Director's to join a growing team of over 25 professionals in London, with corporate and financial comms experience focused on financial services. An interest in or experience advising insurance companies would be advantageous to help support the team's growing insurance client portfolio, but it is not a prerequisite.

What You'll Do

Deliver to Clients

Lead / support on the execution of communications programmes, including both retained and project work, ensuring that client programmes are agreed and project plans are implemented

Own client relationships with limited senior supervision; creatively preparing and delivering the client programme

Demonstrate strength and breadth of the team to clients

Provide strategic advice to a portfolio of clients, manage accounts on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with client group

Highly proactive approach to sourcing and creating client media opportunities

To draft client plans and proposals

Develop content ideas, showing strong insights into the news agenda

Writing of press releases, commentaries and statements

Supporting on issues management, including drafting of Q&A statements

Deliver research proposals

One of the main points of contact for client handling, offering counsel and insights

Build the Business

Support new business opportunities and produce fresh ideas

Help expand the Financials portfolio through business with existing clients and the broader FTI group

Proactively network with media and industry contacts, as well as potential clients

Team Involvement

Strong journalist relationships across print, trade and broadcast outlets

Share ideas and client information with the team

Share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues

Develop relationships with other teams within FTI

Support in managing team processes and in the training / development of junior team members

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

  • Experience in Financial Services related sectors (insurance experience would be advantageous but not a prerequisite)

    Our Benefits

    Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
    • Competitive salary and bonus plans
    • Generous paid holidays and paid time off
    • Annual paid volunteer hours
    • Corporate matching for charitable donations
    • Free snacks and drinks

    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 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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