We are looking for a Director to join a leading agency's crisis team to lead on an exciting portfolio of clients and help develop the team’s rapid growth. This role requires a seasoned crisis practitioner who can help lead crisis preparedness projects and deliver crisis response for our growing roster of high-profile international clients.
You will be an established Director in with a thorough understanding of the risks facing organisations and individuals in the public eye, and an outstanding track record of providing counsel to senior leaders of organisations. This team is stakeholder and channel agnostic - as such, you will be able to demonstrate a versatile and consultative nature up to senior level.
Play an integral role during crisis response – senior counsel and strategies, material development, client liaison, stakeholder liaison
Lead crisis related training exercises for c-suite clients
Track industry trends and develop business opportunities for the crisis practice
Act as an integral part of the client’s strategic advisory team to provide senior counsel and strategy input
Help to oversee new business and strategic development of the wider agency whilst maintaining and growing relationships with the wider industry
Shape and steer stakeholder relations strategies, maintaining longstanding relationships within the media and lead major issues and crisis management
Proactively create new opportunities and confidently effect introductions to develop other areas of business
Development of blogs and marketing materials which emphasise our expertise and advice
Confident in articulating analysis of the overall shape and role of digital and social media in a crisis
Responsible for growing existing and winning new business, leading on development of pitches and proposals and networking for leads
The successful candidate will:
Be a confident self-starter with a proven track record of leading at Director level in an agency environment
Have a strong network and track record of sourcing and winning new business
Be a seasoned crisis practitioner who has led crisis preparedness projects and delivered crisis response for high-profile international clients
Be able to lead response teams and provide senior counsel in high stress environments
Be an enthusiastic team player, ambitious to help build a team and offer
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Please note due to the high volume of applicants if you have not heard from one of us here in team London you have unfortunately not been selected on this occasion, we may be in touch in the future with other opportunities
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