Director | Industrials and Business Services |Strategic Communications

Zoek Pin London, Greater London, England


Permanent (Full time)

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

The ISS Team (Industrials & Business Services and Special Situations) is well established and has been the leading London based Industrials team for over a decade. The team supports a range of FTSE 100, 250 and fast-growing smaller companies across all their capital market needs; be it financial calendar work, M&A and / or wider reputational issues through corporate communications support. We also work collaboratively with other teams within FTI to provide a broader range of services including Digital, Public Affairs and People & Transformation.

We are currently seeking a Director with a mixture of financial and corporate communications experience to join a growing team of 17 professionals in London. A track record of working within a team, demonstration of account management / leadership across financial and corporate communications is required. The successful candidate should have established networks across media and other advisory groups. Whilst industrial experience is not required, it is preferable and the successful candidate must have an understanding of the ESG themes which are increasingly prevalent.

Whilst the role is focussed principally on clients within the Industrials and Business Services sector, there will be opportunities to work on special situations, including on M&A, crisis and broader project work, which may be outside the sector.

What You'll Do

Deliver to Clients

  • Manage / support on the execution of communications programmes, including both retained and project work, ensuring that client programmes are agreed and project plans are implemented
  • Advise a portfolio of clients, and develop excellent relationships with client group
  • Help to run results days and other financial calendar events
  • Highly proactive approach to sourcing and creating client media opportunities
  • Draft client plans and proposals
  • Develop content ideas, showing strong insights into the news agenda
  • Write press releases, commentaries and statements to a high standard
  • Handle preparation and planning associated with client financial results
  • Support issues management, including drafting of Q&A statements
  • One of the main points of contact for client handling, offering counsel and insights - and managing often tight deadlines

Team Involvement

  • Media relationships across print, trade and broadcast outlets
  • Corporate finance and broking relationships
  • Sell-side analyst relationships
  • 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
  • Helps clients identify and escalate risks in order to act and communicate with integrity.
  • Understands and lives by FTI’s values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice, and works with junior staff to embed these concepts within the firm’s culture. (Additional information about FTI’s values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice can be accessed here.)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent 2:1 (or equivalent)
  • Strong media relations skills
  • Previous financial communications experience
  • Experience in corporate communications/b2b
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team
  • Takes a pragmatic and ‘can do’ approach
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience in a PR agency role

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
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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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