PR Account Director

One of the UK’s top 150 PR agencies

  • Location : All London, Central London
  • Salary : £50,000 - £60,000
  • Contract : Full Time
  • Reference Number : wuNjLkFd
  • Application Closing Date : 1 July 2019
  • Placement : Graduate Job ( permanent )

Company Description

Voted as one of the UK’s top 150 PR agencies (PR Week 2016), the agency is made up of two teams; corporate & professional services, and community & not-for-profit.

Their clients are from all over the world and have experience in a wide range of sectors including technology, professional services, community and not for profit, financial services, high net worth individuals, energy, natural resources and consumer industries.

Job Description

Leading a team of ambitious communications professionals, the successful candidate will be responsible for a portfolio of accounts spanning a range of organisations, campaigns and issues.

Summary
  • Responsible for strategic direction of accounts
  • Cultivate and maintain senior client relationships, providing senior level consultancy
  • Overall responsibility for the delivery of client activities
  • Overall responsibility for professional development and management of team members
  • Demonstrate leadership throughout agency and willingness to develop, manage and lead in process areas
  • Demonstrate ability to win or grow new business
  • Understanding and use of social media. Able to advise clients on the relevancy and benefits
 
Experience required
  • 5 - 7 years related experience of communications in a charity or not-for-profit context, preferably agency-side
  • Business/client winning presentation skills
  • Significant experience of managing and leading teams
  • Significant experience of advising senior staff, from trustees to chief executives, on all aspects of the communications mix, including reputation and crisis management issues

Client Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate ability to motivate, inspire and develop relationships with clients, partners and media through quality consultancy, strategic thinking and overall delivery
  • Responsible for client’s ultimate satisfaction and consults and earns respect at the highest levels of client organisations, being regarded as the most senior contact and key extension of their publicity/marketing team
  • Ability to influence strategic direction of campaign/account, anticipate issues and be intuitive to client/account needs to ensure accurate and effective long-term planning
  • Delivers consultancy across a broad range of communication disciplines and provides clients with appropriate advice on tactics and implementation
  • Thorough understanding of utilisation and profit of accounts under management
  • Handle all client and stakeholder-facing meetings/enquiries with minimal or no support
  • Ability to handle crises with minimal support and provide consultancy on damage limitation
  • Leads, directs and/or supports cross-company initiatives and/or client activity and encourages cross company teamwork throughout the organisation
  • Leads teams by understanding and influencing media – delivering both the client and the media with an exemplary service
  • Demonstrates a broad range of sector contacts, including target media, partners and stakeholders, which extend and strategically influence campaign results
  • Ability to identify and follow through new business opportunities, both organic, within the sector and through the new business process
  • Works to secure and/increase project fees and mark-up opportunities to support profit centre business plan
 
Agency Responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of the company's history, values and USPs and good understanding of full services offered, cross selling where appropriate
  • Demonstrate clear leadership qualities including ability to motivate, inspire, delegate and develop relationships with staff
  • Ability to develop relationships and establish contacts beyond the day-to-day account management, that benefit the agency as a whole
  • Oversee personal and professional development of all team members (with line manager)
  • A clear understanding of client service levels and an ability to manage these and ensure they are appropriately resourced in line with fees.
 
Benefits
  • Private health insurance effective immediately
  • Tailored personal development plans – full 360 review process once a year, quarterly check ins if requested
  • Regular training sessions and external training sessions as required
  • Two team days out per year  
  • Work from home on a Friday
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Annual salary reviews and discretionary performance-related bonuses
  • Half day to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Smart phone
  • Season ticket loan
  • Birthday half day leave
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  • Location : All London, Central London
  • Salary : £50,000 - £60,000
  • Contract : Full Time
  • Reference Number : wuNjLkFd
  • Application Closing Date : 1 July 2019
  • Placement : Graduate Job ( permanent )
Apply now