Associate Director - Financial + Professional Services

Financial + Professional services London, United Kingdom


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Associate Director, Financial + Professional Services – Hill + Knowlton Strategies


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 2022 Silver Agency of the Year: Campaign Awards, EMEA 2022 Gold PR Agency of the Year: Campaign Award.


The Financial + Professional Services team is a team of motivated and industrious consultants with specialist sector knowledge all dedicated to helping clients large and small to navigate the changing world around us. We work with up-and-coming brands, international networks and global institutions.

We have had a highly successful 12 months, winning multiple new accounts and growing remits with existing clients. Our approach is based on a successful strategy of providing clients with both the depth of expertise in financial and professional services they expect and the breadth of experience they require in multi-stakeholder, multi-channel communications.

A few of our clients include, Standard Bank, OC&C Strategy Consultants, Equifax, Raymond James, BitPanda and more!


  • Create and deliver powerful corporate campaigns and develop high-impact content for brands across a variety of channels and markets
  • Lead high performing clients and new business teams. Able to earn the respect of the team as well as motivate and develop junior team members.
  • Pitching and winning new business of significant size and scope.
  • Be able to act as counsel to clients, maintaining strong relationships with them and being a trusted advisor on their business needs.


  • Experience in creating and leading multi-channel, multi-market corporate comms campaigns, gained through experience of working with financial and professional services brands.
  • Strong client handling skills; experience in delivering decisive corporate counsel to senior clients based on solid understanding of their business objectives and challenges.
  • A track record of pitching and winning new business of significant size and scope.
  • We want someone to be proud of the work that they do and are excited to work in a sector that intellectually challenges and satisfies in equal measure.
  • Financial/Professional Services expertise essential.


  • 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


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. 


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.


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:

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Twitter: @hk_london