Associate | Financial Institutions 

About Brunswick

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society.

We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds.

Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.

The Role 

Working within the Financial Institutions team, advising many of the world’s largest financial services companies. Associates advise clients and drive execution on accounts, focusing on delivery of workstreams and proactive development of ideas.

Associates nurture a wide internal network across offices and specialisms to share, develop and deliver the best examples of work for internal and external use; as well as broadening their external network.

Demonstrating an ability to convince media and other stakeholders of the client’s point of view in critical situations and –through strong relationships with your client –to explain how this is being achieved.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive execution on client accounts, managing workflow and key elements of client relationships (e.g. leading regular client calls and other interactions, preparing clients for financial calendar and other corporate announcements).
  • Advise Financial Institution clients, with support of Directors/Partners, on a range of issues – both specific to financial services companies and on broader areas such as ESG and Diversity & Inclusion. .
  • Manage complex media interactions, using advanced knowledge of the financial services and wider business media and of broader stakeholders including regulatory, governmental, and market audiences.
  • Take a significant role in internal team management and dynamics, and acting as a mentor to junior team members.
  • Play an active role in identifying new business opportunities, including drafting new business proposals and participating in pitch meetings.

Candidate specification

Candidates will have or be:

  • 5 – 7 years’ experience either working in a communications focussed role in a Financial Institution (Banking, Insurance, Private Equity, Asset Management, Market Infrastructure, FinTech) or agency experience, advising financial institution clients.
  • Deep understanding of business and finance.
  • Ability to operate effectively in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong understanding of the UK media landscape.
  • A strong verbal communicator with high EQ levels and an engaging presentation style.
  • Energetic team player with strong self-motivation.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask in high-pressure situations.
  • The ability to use financial knowledge and understanding of markets/financial transactions. and their specialist skills to give strategic advice and drive communication programmes.
  • Entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit.

How to apply 

Full details on this role can be found here. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV to Georgia Bryden [email protected]

The deadline for applications is the 19th July 2021

We are committed to embedding a culture and working environment that actively promotes diversity and inclusion and safeguards against discrimination and unfavourable treatment of our people in all aspects of employment including recruitment, promotion and training opportunities.

We recognise the differences that a diverse workforce can bring. We believe that we’re stronger and can serve our clients better when we draw upon the combined strength of all of our employees and we are committed to encouraging a working climate that respects and promotes equality.

We have a responsibility to ensure that there is no unlawful discrimination and that equal opportunities are available for all of our people.

Please mention in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.