Senior Consultant | Financial Services | Strategic Communications 

About the Role

The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world’s most highly regarded communications consultancies. We offer a broad base of disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, public affairs, real estate, professional services, people & change, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

The 40-strong Financial Services team builds and protects reputational value for the full spectrum of UK and international businesses, from banks and investment banks, to insurers, asset managers, private equity firms, hedge funds and governments.

You would be joining a fast-paced team which delivers both financial and corporate communications support and advice to its clients and values hard work, an entrepreneurial approach and the capacity to take on new ideas and develop knowledge. Equally, the team places great emphasis on its close-knit culture, which has been a key driver of its successful growth over the last 10+ years. 

What You’ll Do

You will play a fundamental role within the account teams, delivering high-quality work to an array of financial services clients. Responsibilities will include:

  • Daily news monitoring and delivering news reports and analysis both internally and to external clients
  • Deliver corporate communications programmes, helping to develop and maintain media relationships and managing news hook calendars
  • Support account teams to deliver financial calendar PR including analyst mapping and logistics around financial results reporting
  • Keeping abreast of media moves and role/beat changes for journalists
  • Track client peer group financial reporting
  • Work alongside colleagues to ensure timescales and quality assurance are adhered to
  • Compile client activity reports, helping to keep account teams on track with deliverables
  • Focus on client retention through exemplary service delivery
  • Assist senior team members in creatively preparing and delivering the client strategy including draft press releases, draft media statements, media pitches and award entries

How You’ll Grow

In addition to day-to-day client responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the team and broader FTI Consulting through new business development including:

  • Deliver research and contribute to new business pitch documents for the team as requested
  • Contribute fresh ideas to team marketing meetings
  • Proactively network with media and industry contacts, as well as potential clients
  • Participate in weekly team meetings by contributing ideas and client information with the team
  • Share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues
  • Develop relationships with other teams within FTI

Basic Qualifications / Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • At least a years’ experience in an in-house communications or PR agency role is vital
  • Possess or have the desire to develop excellent contacts with the media in the Financial Services sector
  • Experience in the Financial Services and related sectors is an advantage.

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent organisational, planning and people skills
  • High personal energy
  • Ability to build strong rapport/relationships at all levels within FTI Consulting and client organisations
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise a varied workload and plan ahead
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team
  • Takes a pragmatic and ‘can do’ approach
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

Our Benefits 

We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life cover, income protection, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans and much more.

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 5,000 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

How to apply 

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FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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