Account Director – Corporate Affairs (Corporate Comms, Consumer and Brand)

Corporate Communications London, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Account Director, Corporate Affairs – Hill + Knowlton Strategies

ABOUT H+K

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is an international PR and communications agency based across 80 offices in 40 countries and working globally with many of the largest multinational companies. We structure and lead our business around industry sector teams to deliver deep industry knowledge for the benefit of our clients. These teams are supported by specialist areas of creative ideas development and strategy, data and analytics, content creation and publishing, corporate affairs and ESG. The people in our agency are constantly evolving and are expected to re-invent their skills and set new standards in the industry.

We are proud to have been awarded Provoke Sabre EMEA Awards: UK PR Consultancy of the Year 2022, EMEA Agency of the Decade, UK 202 Silver Agency of the Year: Campaign Awards, EMEA 202 Gold PR Agency of the Year: Campaign Award.

OUR TEAM

The Corporate Affairs + Advisory practice comprised of around 30 people who between them specialise in corporate affairs, public affairs, employee engagement, issues and crisis management and D,E+I. We sit in the heart of the UK business, collaborating closely with colleagues in the UK and globally.

We base our approach on proven methodologies to gather intelligence on regulatory and policy developments, plan and activate comprehensive engagement with stakeholders and analyse decision making processes to reveal opportunities to engage, deliver effective messages and measure their impact.

We understand the role of reputation as an important driver to influence decision makers, and we reflect this knowledge within each of our strategies. We design our strategies and campaigns to reflect the changing expectations of stakeholders – for greater transparency, frequency of communications, and levels of engagement with decision makers and influencers

The client portfolio will include a reseller platform, a global dairy and an international university – all leading brands within their sectors and significant clients at H+K.

THE ROLE + RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shape corporate communications planning and strategy
  • Be the day-to-day lead for well-established and disruptor consumer brands, managing client and team relationships.
  • Offer counsel to senior clients (be their ‘sparring partner’ when needed)
  • Opportunity to work across a diverse portfolio of clients and industry sectors on a range of high-profile projects
  • Lead multi-market, full-service accounts for major clients within a people-first global agency

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Issues management experience for B2B and/or B2C clients
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
  • Strong media relations and press office skills and high-standard writing skills; research, press releases, reports, briefs etc
  • Agency and big brand or disruptor brand experience are highly desired for the role.
  • Efficiency in project management, across multiple workstreams
  • Experience in reputation building and management across corporate, consumer and brand communications, and be interested in working with clients in a variety of areas from CEO comms and ESG strategy development, to media relations and brand engagement.

KEY H+K BENEFITS

  • 25 days + (3 days at Christmas) annual leave
  • Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
  • SMART pension scheme
  • Heavily subsidised on-site bar
  • WPP employee discount scheme
  • Group life assurance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme
  • Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries
  • Our dedicated interactive training academy - ‘The Hub’
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellness programmes
  • Weekly social events
  • 2 x volunteer days per year

OUR LONDON OFFICE

H+K employs over 300 people in the UK, and our stunning Clerkenwell offices run over two floors, encompassing a beautiful roof terrace and subsidised bar area, which is a great spot for client meetings and socialising with the wider agency. 

DE&I

We pride ourselves on creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone belongs. As a company and as co-workers, we are building a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential. We are an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We believe diversity is strength. Our Commitment at Hill + Knowlton Strategies is to combine our employees unique backgrounds, perspective, and experiences to build a more diverse and inclusive organisation that represents all of us and the businesses we work with.  We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and will consider all applicants regardless of age, gender identity ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, family or parental status, neurodiversity, and disability status.  We are also happy to provide reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process. Please refer to our Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Recruitment Charter to understand more about H+K’s commitments here.

H+K is Disability Confident Committed and a Dyslexia SMART organisation.  If you require any adjustments to the application or interview process with us, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected]

For more information on H+K: www.hkstrategies.com

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